Mistral - Boston

4.7
4400 reviews
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French
The design of Mistral is both elegant and casual, resonating with the ambiance of Provence as arched floor to ceiling windows drench the room with light.
Mistral’s dramatic dining room serves dinner nightly and Sunday Brunch. In our bar and comfortable lounge area we also offer craft cocktails and fine wines to compliment Chef Mammano’s menu.
Mistral’s private dining room, Le Salon du Mistral, accommodates 60 seated and up to 80 guests for a reception.
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J
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excelent food, nice ambient steaks are really good!

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BS
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

This was our second visit, and we found the food to be delicious. Meats were all prime and perfectly cooked. That said, pan roasting sirloin and grilling tenderloin are well-established cooking techniques, not demanding that much of a kitchen. The menu seemed not to have changed in five years, and it’s frankly a bit too traditional, lacking in innovation. The bar scene was loud around 7:15 but quieted down, otherwise, we would have wanted to be moved to a different table, away from the bar. Service was a bit harried and sporadic. For the money, Mistral could do significantly better.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

50th Birthday

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New England
143 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants in Boston. Literally my ONLY gripe if they never change the menu except for very very few seasonal changes. Food is great but some items been on menu for 20 years. Come on.... :-) fillet mignon pizza is insane as is the tuna tartare. Beef carpaccio was way over dressed this time though.

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Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Ambience was great, food was great, wine was even better!

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

First time at Mistral, my wife and I, a Sunday night. Nice ambiance, relaxing unpretentious bar for drink before dinner, all staff seem to like working there. Many menu choices, good value to price and most of all the food was delicious from apps thru dessert. When having such an enjoyable time even the more minor things stand out so if I had to be nitpicky it was difficult to locate our server a couple of times but others seemed to notice and cover for him with a smile. We look forward to going back and recommend Mistral.

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JT
New England
46 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter Patrick was outstanding

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New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is my favorite spot for brunch in Boston. My mother loves the Belgian Waffle and the potatoes they serve with every entree. The waffle is served with three types of berries and chantilly cream. I've tried several different menu items and I've never been disappointed. This time I had the ham, rosemary and gruyere omelet which was delicious.

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e
New England
174 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a perfect Sunday Brunch in every regard! Brian , our server, was professional and helpful.
The food at Mistral is consistently inventive and amazing. The graham cracker coated challah with nectarines was stellar.... and the farro and veggies and mushrooms dish with eggs and roasted potatoes was fantastic!

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Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The waiter delivered dessert with “congratulations” on it for the special occasion. That topped off great food, and delicious wine

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Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

Food not as good as usual

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l
New England
40 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Our food was fantastic, but we were disappointed in a few aspects of the service. First, we were very rushed! We ordered a salad that came within 5 minutes of ordering. It was an heirloom tomato and mozzarella salad, so it would have been nice to have bread with it, but they forgot to bring us our bread. They cleared those plates as soon as we were finished and then our entree came out immediately. We had ordered a very nice bottle of wine and weren't even done our first glass, but our meal was done. Can't say enough great things about the food itself and its presentation, but to be rushed like that in a restaurant of this caliber was disappointing.

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F
New Orleans
61 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is amazing. We are from New Orleans and fine dine a lot and Mistral ranks up there with any of the better restaurants we have visited. I had the tuna tartare, which may be the best I've ever had. My husband had the foie gras, which he will get whenever it is available and was blown away. I had dover sole for my entree and ate every bite. This is truly a great restaurant.

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New England
16 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Service was good and food was delicious

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Naples
4 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect as always👍

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IP
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

looking for french food with a twist? This is the place to come! Food is amazing! we had the escargots (definitely not your typical recipe, be prepared to be suprised!) and the prime sirloin carpaccio (delicious!), next we had duck (very generous serving!) and the shrimp risotto and crab ravioli (very fresh and yummy flavors). Dessert was good too, we had small desserts and they were good! Our waitress was very friendly! Definitely worth recommending

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great! Everything is delicious. I now visit that restaurant once a week

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k
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday brunch with 2 small children. Service was impeccable. Matt did an outstanding job taking care of us. We love dining here for special occasions and will be back!

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NC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went to Mistral for a romantic dinner to celebrate my boyfriend's birthday. It is pricey but if you want an escalated experience it is worth it. The food was delicious and the ambiance was wonderful. Will definitely go back for another special occasion in the future!

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SH
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Very nice! Service is probably what makes this place exceptional. Food is delicious too, except for the Escargot (they put some black bean (?) sauce, not nor just garlic butter like elsewhere, which did not taste great to me. Other than that the duck and crab ravioli were delicious.

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NN
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

As usual the food was fabulous at Mistral. Our table was terrible, however, despite the fact that we reserved in advance and that we are local business people who frequent the restaurant often. The table was next to the hostess station, near the door, not very nice, I expected better.

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l
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic in every way- always consistently wonderful- food and service.

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ED
New England
11 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful evening ! All of the staff were extremely Accommodating, Professional and Friendly ! The room was magnificent and I appreciate a quiet atmosphere with respectful patrons. I have hearing loss and difficult to hear conversations in a noisy room. Mistral selected a perfect table for my wife and me. The dinner was quality and also pleasing to the eye. Truly a culinary adventure ! Did I say they also have a wine list for the beginner to the well educated Sommelier ? There was a wide variety of main courses foe every taste. We will definitely be return to Mistral. Also,the bar looked classic and inviting. The staff made our Anniversary Dinner truly enjoyable and the deserts . . . Oh my ! Thank you Mistral, you definitely lived up to your reputation.

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New England
16 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Used to be a lot nicer. Felt tired. Great apps/wine, entrees not that exciting.

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New England
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner was excellent and food and service was superb as usual

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JC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome everything was just spectacular

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SF
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I no longer dine out regularly but when I do my go to place has always been Mistral. Place is terrific; people, ambiance, service and food all top shelf. Price point is too high of course but it is high end Boston; hopefully the service staff is well compensated from the high end pricing. Last visit my date left her car keys in my car when I checked it with the valet. Valet took both my keys and hers. When we left the restaurant at 10:30 and drove back to north shore we realized her keys must still be with valet. Called, keys were at valet. Hostess grabbed the keys and waited until 12:30 a.m. for us to drive all the back from north shore and ran the keys out to my car. YOU CAN'T FIND BETTER SERVICE AND COMMITMENT TO AN EMPLOYER THAN THAT. THANK YOU DANA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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MK
New England
55 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Food was very good. Service was just ok. Table was in a terrible place so hard to go to the restroom.

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New England
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in Boston.

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New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at this restaurant... food was delicious. Only complaint would be to close to other diners. Good bar and good drinks. Excellent service.

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f
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration dinner. Highly recommended

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K
Washington DC
53 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, the atmosphere, the servers were all top notch. Mistral is one of my favorite places to dine.

Also, the valet service was friendly and caring of my auto.

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E
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

We thought we were going to the French restaurant... but it’s not a French! there was no French soup on their menu... corn soup was available ! The service was good, the tuna tartare was okay; i ordered lamb , medium rare($58), it was not prepared right temperature - medium well; but the most surprising was the side dish: it was a cold green beans salad with row onions , olives , feta cheese and tomatoes — horrible!!! Horrible!!! I hope the chef will read more cooking books about the French cousin. Will not recommend this place as a French restaurant. I think it is a Mexican or Greek cousin.. Sorry,..

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SA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great staff and welcoming decor. Very attentive and knowledgeable wait staff. I’d definitely recommend for a lovely experience.

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New England
7 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food , service and atmosphere

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r
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic dinner. The food and the service was superb.

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1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outrageously good. From service to food one of the best dining experiences ever. We had a 6PM reservation so the dining room was just starting to fill in as we were finishing. We had escargot, Dover Sole and beef tenderloin all prepared perfectly. Desserts were spot on. All of the servers were attentive and super friendly. One of the managers stopped by our table at the end of our meal for genuine feedback on our dinner experience. Even though we did not valet park the valet helped keep an eye out for our Uber ride. After a bunch of good to very good experiences at other high end restaurants, this dinner stands head and shoulders above them all. I really can’t say enough good things about our experience there.

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TT
New England
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Everything was perfect
Made a very enjoyable evening with family

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SC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WOW! I have been wanting to go to this restaurant for a long time and so saved it for a VERY special occasion. Mistral was a perfect setting to celebrate my boyfriend's birthday! The waiter was so attentive and fun as were the backwaiters. The food was TO DIE FOR - try the tuna tartare and the duck! And the special scallops main dish was soooooo yummy! The desserts were beautiful and tasty. Thank you for making our night special. Oh - and I am sad I missed the Mistra fries - next time! And I wish I could have your cappucinos every day - the foam was so light, overflowing, dry and PERFECT!

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f
New England
62 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a special occasion (wife's birthday) and was a great choice. Wife had salad and salmon which she exclaimed was the best ever. I had white asparagus and scallops. Both fine. The white asparagus very fresh and crunchy. The scallops cooked just right over a colliflower pure and morel mushrooms and a beurre blanc sauce. Shared profiterole for desert. Each had a nice sauveignon blanc and finally coffee.
Service was outstanding.
Just the right place for a special occasion. Not cheap but worth it.

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