Grand Tour

4.7
133 Reviews
$50 and over
French
Grand Tour is a Parisian inspired bistro from Chef Michael Serpa on Newbury Street in Boston's Back Bay. This cozy spot features modern bistro fare, a curated wine list showcasing American wines by the glass, New England craft beers, all housed in a sleek brownstone. Patio dining available seasonally on Newbury Street.
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4.7
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ClaireH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated two lovely ladies birthday. Have never been here before. It was fabulous. Both the cauliflower and mushroom small plates were superb. Entree equally delicious. Best lunch I’ve had in a very long time. Highly recommend Gran Tour!

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CarlosL
London
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious endive salad.
Excellent sole
Excellent service

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vipmicheleS
New England
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

No ambience. No music. Food taste, quality and
presentation was mediocre. Server was friendly but inexperienced.

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Jona
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grand Tour was fantastic. It's exactly what you would expect from a French Bistro in the best possible way.

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PhilR
New England
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night and great meal. Super attentive service, great food, great wine and wine suggestions.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply amazing! The food was incredible, service was outstanding and the wine list awesome!

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MaryR
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We ate outside in the "parklet" outdoor seating and had a lovely evening. The food was interesting and delicious; I hope that in the future they can expand the menu to include dessert. Our waitperson did an outstanding job, especially since she was the only staff I saw and had to take care of the outdoor seating area by herself. I know restaurant staffing is tough to come by right now, and I really appreciate how hard she worked to serve us. Great job!

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JoanB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outside space is enjoyable, good people watching. Food is excellent, many good choices.

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Mooooran
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Foie gras and crudo small plate were delectable. Mushrooms were excellent.

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Valtheepicureous
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The hostess was very nice. Extremely delicious food---I definitely recommend this place, the fish was especially amazing.

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vipGabrielleH
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service, and the food was delicious. We sat outside on their sidewalk terrace which was comfortable and relaxing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and ambiance were amazing and every staff member took such good care of us.

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vipTriplemom
New England
51 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I love this place! Service was outstanding and food was wonderful. Only issue was no dessert or coffee… not sure why… they ran out of French bread, and menu needs to be expanded. We had mushrooms- amazing, steak frites - amazing and sole… all terrific. Can’t wait to go again!

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MariaN
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at Grand Tour and it didn’t disappoint! The waitstaff was very attentive, the food was delicious and the ambiance was just right for an after work dinner.
Our server gave great food and beverage suggestions, everything was delicious. We didn’t feel rushed or hurried, thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. Only drawback was no desserts!!

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AlexL
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

|Food was on point. Wine selection is good. Service was great! Will come again!

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MarilynW
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Grand Tour is a jewel of a restaurant. It is visually so beautiful and classy, and in such a pretty location on Newbury St. The waitstaff was very friendly, polite, and attentive. Wine selection was great, and the food tasty. The only suggestion I would make would be to turn down the volume on the music. Great selection, but just too loud for my taste. Would definitely return and recommend to others.

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terence
New England
46 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience2

The room is all hard surfaces and though there were few people in the area where we were seated the noise level was loud.
The sweetbreads were delicious and I would return for those. But the shaved peaches were unidentifiable. The duck breast was perfectly cooked but the garnishes sounded better than the offering Artichoke Crema? Didn't know it.
My companions had the bavette with a ton of tiny French fries was good
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The leg of lamb was liked by the diner but again the he was not thrilled with the sides.

But what stunned me was the cheapest paper napkins. When you are paying these prices it is an insult.
I might recommend it but with warnings.

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vipPCD3
Dallas
73 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely bistro, solid execution, good win selection. We’ll go again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely staff. Excellent food. Really enjoy eating here.

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AlisonT
New England
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an exceptional dinner. The staff were lovely and engaging. I'm not a big meat eater so I got the bass which was to die for. But honestly, I could have made a meal out of all the veggie sides and starters. Each one was divine. My only request is to have some French wines by the glass. Absolutely will return. Such a nice addition to the restaurant scene!

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vipAnonymous
New England
221 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always! John was on the bar and took great care of us. GT is a great place to go with a group so you can try lots of dishes. I love that vegetables are featured prominently and done so well there (too often, they’re an afterthought at other restos). The wine selections are good, and the list isn’t overwhelming or too pricey. We love everyone there, too. Great food, great people.

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Erika
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

This place looked great and we had high hopes but were very disappointed. We dined on a Friday night and there were only 2 or 3 tables of patrons which should have been our first warning. We were sad to discover there was only beer and wine, no cocktails (assuming they don't have a full license) so ordered some wine from their minimal by the glass list. Ordered the charcuterie which presented well but was slightly off and served with a bread that was so tough it couldn't even be cut with a steak knife. For our entrees, the mussles were a bit fishy and our steak was raw in the middle. They did have a special salad which was delicious but looked like it had been plated from a salad bar. At the conclusion of our meal our server informed us that they did not serve coffee or dessert (strange) and that the gratuity (20%) was already included in the bill. Needless to say, we ended up going elsewhere because we were still hungry and will not be back.

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vipLeoRuiz037
New England
14 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service & food were excellent.

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LaurenW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is consistently excellent. The cauliflower is not to be missed. Service is also great--everyone from the host to the servers is super helpful and welcoming. Evan (server) was a delight!

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vipOney
New England
13 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding meal. Food was outstanding , service was excellent . We enjoyed hearing several of the vegetable sides as starters , as our waitress suggested (mushrooms and corn were both excellent ). Excellent wine list . Bit surprised there was ‘t a bit more reasonable Burgundy offering, but several excellent Willamette Valley alternatives were great . One minor suggestion - adding a NA beer to the offerings as well ! But loved our meal and visit and we will return !

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Kindness4TheWin
New England
16 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Grand Tour is a charming little spot on Newbury and our party of 6 enjoyed a delicious, relaxing dinner. To begin, we shared some starters and vegetable plates, and most of us got the steak frites for the entree. The food was very good and the prices were fair. Our waiter was personable, knowledgable and friendly. Our only complaint is that the narrow dining space became very loud once the room reached capacity, and we were literally screaming across the table to hear one another by the end of the evening. Despite the noise level, it was a positive dining experience overall and we would happily return for another meal.

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Stus
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The duck breast was sensational!! The endive salad and the bass crudo were also outstanding.

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vipJohn
New England
30 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great restaurant: good food and ambiance, great service by friendly staff.

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vipGillian
New England
7 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this new neighborhood gem!! The steak tartar is the best I have ever had!!!

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LaurenT
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second time dining at Grand Tour and the second great experience. The service at this restaurant is impressive - everyone we've interacted with has been friendly, welcoming and on the ball. The food is excellent and the menu is very accommodating for vegetarians. They also have a great outdoor setup on Newberry street. Will definitely be going back.

Shoutout to our server Candice - she was fantastic and fun to talk to!

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vipCkelly
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING FOOD AND STAFF

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Andrea
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great location. Perfect for a date night!

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vipsandy
New England
26 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

I got vegetables. My cauliflower was delicious and the leeks were awful and should be taken off the menu or re-imagined. The cauliflower was a rainbow variety with the crunch and nuttiness of almonds, the sweetness of sultanas and the fieriness from a creamy harrisa type dip. The leeks on th other hand were terrible. I was expecting some carmelized savory notes. What I got was cold watery leeks that literally squeaked like a squeegee on glass when I bit into them. They were watery, limp and bland, but the worse offence was the overpowering mustard sauce they were drenched with.

We waited quite a while before being seated, despite staring at empty tables. It seemed like there may have been a standoff between servers or perhaps just poor communication. One came over and said our table was being readied for us, then 15 minutes later the other asked if we were waiting to be seated.

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vipFrequentBostonDiner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding.

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DONH
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great dining experience..Dodd was done great. Nice dining ambiance.

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vipMchef67
New England
10 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fabulous meal and service was outstanding. A great evening outside!!

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vipbgourmand
New England
291 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice new place with open kitchen and long bar, and a casual atmosphere. The food was artfully prepared - and my striped bass perfectly cooked. I did not like what it came with, particularly - a kind of oily white bean puree with some olives and tomatoes - which sounded much better than it turned out to be. Also, both my salad and entree were topped with mounds of dill fronds, which seemed kind of ridiculous and impossible to eat. So, the chef has a great way with protein, but the accompaniments need simplification! I think their menu would be improved with some simpler choices, and perhaps a couple of specials - that way, people would return more often.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fantastic!

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vipvealparmesan
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu with choices that don’t make many menus.
Very well prepared and a mixture of classic and creative. Very good value.
The service was excellent as well. I will try to return on my next visit to Boston. We were a party of three and all of us were happy. Not for kids.
Also, no dessert.

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vipBinky1979
New England
32 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner and service! For an appetizer, the hubs has a cheesy Munster special and I had the foie gras, both were absolutely amazing. For the main course the hubs has the steak frites and I had the veal, both were cooked perfectly and mouth watering! Wine selection was wonderful and our waitress was attentive. We will be back!

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Grand Tour is rated 4.7 stars by 133 OpenTable diners.

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