Mistral - Boston
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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Areas that could be better: Food was good, but maybe for the price we had higher expectations. Cheese platter was an individual portion - that should have been disclosed on the menu (we expected that a $22 app would be to share). Tenderloins requested to be medium were served medium well.
Service: Asked to celebrate the special occasion but I don’t think Mistral cared to read our note :) Also, I don’t think it’s elegant when servers ask if they can take your plate when clearly there is still food on them. It was funny because the cheese platter was so tiny that when we ate 3/4 pieces they asked if we were all set with it. We felt rushed out.
Pros: Presentation of all plates was beautiful. The lava cake at the end was spectacular! Environment is nice.
Great spot for date night or business meal. Excellent food and service with quiet, sophisticated ambiance.
Went here after seeing the Downton Abbey exhibit. Perfect location as it was a five min walk. First time dining here. It was amazing. Very expensive, however, the service , food, cocktails were all wonderful. There were 3 of us and we had crab raviolis, gnocchi, and a cold soup, Dover Sole, Lamb, Haddock. All were perfectly cooked with delicious accoutrements. Desserts were also delicious. Highly recommend. Dinner for 3 including cocktails, bottle of wine, appetizers, mains, desserts was about $450 before tip.
The service was excellent: prompt and attentive without being overbearing. The food was delicious. The noise level was due to loud patrons at the next table rather than the restaurant.
We had a wonderful dinner at Mistral. It was our anniversary and they were very attentive to us and each member of staff congratulated us. The food was wonderful. Great flavors, fresh ingredients, we were very impressed. Our waiter was really wonderful, he gave us a lot of attention and explained items on the menu for us, and even recommended and non-alcoholic cocktail for my husband who does not drink. The blueberry tart for dessert was to die for. Overall it was a wonderful experience and we would definitely go back.
Our previous visits were much better than our latest. The servers seemed maxed out. Delays with service and not as attentive as in the past. I ordered an egg white frittata that was very disappointing. It did not resemble a frittata but rather lumps of white food. It was supposed to be cooked with goat cheese but what I saw was unclear. You could not discern what was cheese or egg. A bite of what I thought was egg was a glob of goat cheese!
A disappointing brunch but I am hopeful this was an off day. However, avoid the frittata!
Terrible food. Terrible service. I was shocked. We ordered a bottle of wine appetizers and entrees. Appetizers came and I had to ask for and wait for wine as our appetizers got cold. My sole was soggy on a soggy thick layer of spinach.
Always delicious! Totally consistent.
We had great time !
Alexis was friendly and helpful and food was amazing!
Wonderful food and service.
Always my favorite restaurant to visit when I’m in Boston. The food is always amazing. The bread is perfect. The chilled corn soup with lobster is a a must. The duck is divine. Great drinks and food wine list.
My second dinner at Mistral, one year after the first, left similar impressions. This is a good restaurant, but not a great one. The atmosphere is friendly, warm and inviting. The servers and staff are uniformly excellent -- from the greeting to the finish line, they make you feel as if they truly care about the quality of your experience and your enjoyment of your meal. I thought the food was good, but not great. Both my friend and I had Dover Sole, which is expensive everywhere and worth the price when it is as good as it can be. Mistral's version was decidedly undistinguished -- not just compared with a gourmet version like Le Bernardin's or the superb, venerable edition that La Grenouille has been serving up for generations, but below the standard of most New York City restaurants (which presumably recognize that an entrée priced at $60 - 75 had best leave the diner very well satisfied). The foie gras appetizer was much better, an interesting preparation with a tasty duck confit. The profiteroles were delicious. The wine list had a number of very good white offerings; we enjoyed an excellent Chablis 1er Cru from Laroche, which was very fairly priced for the quality level. We didn't drink any red wine -- in part because the list offered virtually nothing that was even close to maturity, at nosebleed prices. On balance, it was an enjoyable and tasty meal, but this wonderful staff deserves stronger support from the kitchen and the wine list needs some good quality reds that are ready to drink.
Upscale French bistro cuisine. Not as swanky as its sister restaurant, Sorrellina, but good food and service. Had mushroom carpaccio and crab ravioli as starters that were superb. Probably the best rack of lamb entree I've ever had. The duck entree was a bit dry but still good. Good selection of world wines albeit a bit pricey.
It was a good experience. Our server was great. Food was okay, nothing mind blowing honestly. One thing I would like to mention that this is "NOT A HALAL" restaurant. I am not sure why it showed up in the result for halal. We stuck to the seafood menu and it was okay.
SUPERB. The food and ambience were outstanding. Our waitress was efficient, kind, friendly and helpful. This was TRULY a PERFECT dining experience. Thank you!!!!
I can’t wait to return!
Went to Sunday Brunch.Service was impeccable,attentive but never rushed.Food was outstanding.Large portions well prepared.Enjoyed all of our dining experiences In Boston.But this was by far the best experience.
Excellent service and attentiveness. They really make you feel special and do not rush you.
The staff was amazingly friendly, knowledgeable, and the food was amazing. Truly a meal to remember.
The finest food ever!
Beautiful entrance, lovely friendly greeters, a georgeous room and bar space. Our waiter was warm, friendly, knowlegable and discreet: all good qualities. My wines were outstanding esp the far niente Pinot, my crab ravioli quite good. The duck was not much fun: a big huge hunk of very well cooked duck and lovely skin but hard to dismember and I just didn't feel I could pick it up and tear it with my teeth. Right ? no good, right? The mushroom ? wine risotto was flavorful but very heavy; not a light tough. Dessert was delicious.
The only huge drawback was the noise. I picked the restaurant because my friend has hearing aides. I thoguht it would be a quiet fine dining experience, but while the noise level was fine at 6pm by by the time we got into the main course there was an absolute DIN. The whole room was very very noisy ;I couldn't hear her nor could she hear me.
Unfortunately, we had a difficult experience at Mistral. Upon entering and sitting at the table, Mistral had a terrible smell (smells like a bathroom) in the restaurant. We were sat at the front of the restaurant with very little space between the two tables next to us. The food and service was OK. However, I could not get over the smell for the whole dinner. We will not be back until this issue has been fixed.
Mistral use to be outstanding but, similar to the decor, the food has become tired. I went with two people and we ordered pizza, salmon, halibut and risotto. Only the risotto was decent. The salmon my friend had was undercooked and the flavor was anemic. The halibut was also undercooked and boring. The pizza was "eh." Maybe the weekend chef is better?
To their credit, the wine list is still above average and the servers are always outstanding.
Lord oh lord do they need to update the decorating.
Everything was amazing! To make everything even better, the waitress took our first round of drinks off the bill because our second round took a little longer than it should have.
Mistral is a delight. The food is delicious and the service attentive. It is expensive but worth it!
Great service, valet parking, the food was amazing, I couldn’t have asked for a better dinner.
Excelent food, nice ambient steaks are really good!
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.
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.
Ambience was great, food was great, wine was even better!
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.
Our waiter Patrick was outstanding
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.
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!
The waiter delivered dessert with “congratulations” on it for the special occasion. That topped off great food, and delicious wine
Food not as good as usual
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.
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.
Service was good and food was delicious
Perfect as always👍