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About Mistral - Boston

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.

223 Columbus Ave.
Boston, MA 02116
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
French, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Dining Room:
Sunday: 10:30am-2:00pm & 5:30pm-9:30pm
Monday-Thursday: 5:30pm-10:00pm
Friday-Saturday: 5:30pm-11:00pm (Late Night Menu 11:00pm-11:30pm)
Bar/Lounge:
Sunday: 10:30am-2:00pm & 5:00pm-10:30pm
Monday-Thursday: 5:00pm-11:00pm
Friday-Saturday: 5:00pm-12:00am

Cross Street:
between Berkeley & Clarendon

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 867-9300

Website:
http://www.mistralbistro.com/

Executive Chef:
Jamie Mammano

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Late Night, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

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Private Dining

Le Salon du Mistral, Mistral's private dining room, provides a sophisticated setting for intimate gatherings of sixty seated and up to eighty for a reception. With award-winning French Mediterranean cuisine from Chef Jamie Mammano and unparalleled, professional service, Mistral provides the ultimate private dining experience.

Mistral - Boston Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (93)
Good for a Date (72)
Good for Anniversaries (70)
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Romantic (64)
Fit for Foodies (55)
Notable Wine List (45)
Good for Birthdays (44)
Creative Cuisine (38)
Business Meals (37)
Neighborhood Gem (34)
Worth the Drive (28)
Authentic (24)
Hot Spot (23)
Cozy (17)
Vibrant Bar Scene (16)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Great for Brunch (13)
Fun (13)
Bar Seating (12)
Good for Groups (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
People Watching (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Seasonal (8)
Healthy (6)
Local Ingredients (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Casual (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Happy Hour (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Tapas (2)
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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

Food and service both excellent. Missed 5 stars dues to high noise level - it was a busy mid-week night but it was still hard to hear each other sitting across a table that wasn't large. The wine list was extensive but also very expensive - lacking in moderate priced selections.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined 6 days ago

Birthday dinner

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 (New England)·Dined 7 days ago

Mistral has been our favorite place to celebrate special occasions. Food and overall experience did not disappoint. I did notice that service was not as congenial or engaged as in the past. I suspect that reflects the tight labor market in the area. Also, we recalled a more decorated space in past Decembers and there was little distinctive in the decor this year. Nonetheless we will continue to return and it is amazing that the restaurant has remained so good for so long.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies
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 (Nashville)·Dined 7 days ago

Brunch was fantastic!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We were celebrating my daughter's 18th birthday. When it was time for dessert no one ordered anything and I didn't want to order against her wish, but our waiter realized it and brought us a nice tri-color sorbet with a candle and happy birthday written on the dish. It made her very happy! Thanks

Tags: Business Meals, Seasonal
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Muy buena en todo sentido

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 (New England)·Dined on December 6, 2017

First time at Mistral. Went for my wife's birthday dinner. The tenderloin pizza was phenomenal. The crab ravioli and the duck were awesome. Our server, Rob, was exceptional. He helped make our evening fun and memorable. Will definitely be coming back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Service was extremely slow.

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Everything there was amazing star from the server ( Brian) it’s the and manager (Amanda) was great the food Was exceptional !! I always love that place!!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Good for a Date, Authentic, Comfort Food, Healthy, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Food was outstanding as always. Appetizers were particularly good. Crab ravioli was excellent. Service was good. Always a pleasure to dine here.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

It's the greatest go for the duck it's enough to feed a whole couple soyou can get a couple of appetizers too

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 (New England)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Always a a treat to have the Mistral experience. Fist class in every way. This has been the #1 restaurant in Boston for over 20yrs and is still going strong. Cant wait to go back!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on November 29, 2017

This long established restaurant is still one of my all time favorites in Boston. I consistently enjoy the location, great valet service, welcoming hostess, great ambience, great food and great bartenders. I am consistently frustrated however by the poor dining room service.
If they could just fix that - it would earn any easy 5 star rating from me.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 28, 2017

My expectations were set very high for Mistral as I had read and heard that the service was very attentive and exceptional. That was not the case. While the service wasn't bad, it was just standard - had to wave at the server to get his attention for drinks, no checking to see how things were, etc. Just the regular take the order, drop the stuff off.
The food was very good - we had the tuna tartare and ravioli to start and halibut entrees. All delicious. They handled my guest's special dietary request well.
The decor is very nice, and it gets crowded.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Mistral was great! Great food, nice ambiance, and friendly staff (from coat check to waiter to staff delivering food/cleaning tables). Highly recommend the Tuna Tartar appetizer and the Beef Tenderloin Entree!!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 28, 2017

My Italian friend and I had the dover sole meuniere with lemon & apers, sauteed spinach & onions, and fingerling potatoes entree which was deliciously prepared. Her husband had the grilled Faroe Island salmon with peppercorn & cider glazed Salmon with Kabocha squash Puree, Maitake mushrooms, and kale sprouts which he liked a lot. We all shared three scoops of yummy fruit sorbet.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Date night

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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Best restaurant I have tried in Boston. We had lamb’s lettuce salad, crab ravioli, salmon and halibut entrees. All were excellent as were the profiteroles for dessert. Service was just right - no hovering. The right amount of attentiveness. Would definitely return here.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Fun, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on November 22, 2017

Mistral makes a solid run at high quality. The service from the lower tier folks is not what you’d expect. At the best restaurants all servers from top to bottom are professional. All in all very good but not great.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 19, 2017

This restuarant has badly deteriorated in quality and service. The food is still good, but the atmosphere is loud, the room is untidy, and the wait staff not anywhere close to fine restuarant standards. We were very disappointed.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 19, 2017

A great dining experience from beginning to end. Kendall our server was terrific. She was knowledgeable, attentive and professional at all times. This restaurant is expensive but you get great value. We shared a caesar salad which was delicious. We then had the scallop with burgundy trouffle which was excellent followed by the tenderloin and halibut. We received each course timely but never rushed. For dessert we had the warm chocolate molten cake which was perfect. Overall a beautiful dining experience . The restaurant was filled by the noise level was moderate which allowed for the conversation to flow the whole night. I give this restaurant 5 stars.

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Wonderful food especially Seafood! Great to see South African wines featured.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We loved our server he was amazing; witty, funny and very knowledgeable

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 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We dine out often and Mistral is a dining destination that suits all palates. We are big fans of the Columbus Group restaurants. They set the bar high and always exceed expectations. It was our anniversary and we knew we wanted to have a stellar and mnemorable experience. Mistral delivered. The fois gras was out-of-this-world the delectable fois gras sitting on a brioche surrounded by duck confit, Wow! I had the sirloin au poivre--as my main course--sitting on a bed of spinach and onion was enough to feed two, but so good you wouldn't want to share!
I have heard so much about their signature pizzas and can't wait to return to try them as well as a repeat of the fois gras!

Tags: Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

A great meal. Service a little slow to start (probably waited 15 minutes before someone showed up to take a drink order). Friendly service. Food was excellent (as usual).

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 (New England)·Dined on November 16, 2017

The food while outstanding was outdone by the courtesy and helpfulness of the staff including both the wait staff and the host.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Work celebration

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Restaurant was extremely busy and the service reflected that. Server darted in and out, and tried to push the most expensive items on the menu. Food was good, but not outstanding for the money. Portions large. Tables rather close, contributing to a relatively high noise environment.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 14, 2017

A fantastic meal of fabulous flavors, an engaged and knowledgeable server and a beautiful setting. I will definitely go back again and again!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Very quiet and formal place, good food and friendly staff too!

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Excellent Service. Food was good , nothing extraordinary but good enough. Wonderful setting for special occasions, dates, reunions, evening cocktails/wine.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We recently celebrated my wife’s birthday with friends. We’ve been fans of mistral and consider it one of Boston’s finest for the past 20 years. However, last night we had very disappointing service. While friendly, our waiter was inattentive and my wife’s steak , ordered medium rare , was delivered well done. We had finished our entrées before her dinner finally came out. The only thing the restaurant did after I complained was to take our desserts off the bill. Additionally the waiter had added a third steak to the bill which we had to point out.

the manager /hostess was very apologetic and friendly but hope that they address the service issue.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Delicious food. The service is spot on, top notch!

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 (London)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great service! Good good!
We had a memorable holiday experience with Mistral as they reserved us a fab table for a special dinner.

Our waiter was the best. Young but experience beyond his years. He provided extensive wine advice and wine and food pairing.

Would recommend:

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 (New England)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Our best meal in Boston. Lovely decor, great service and a delicious menu. Would like to go back and try more dishes already.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Had a dinner with a business associate/friend at Mistral on Thursday night. It was a happening/jammed bar scene with an older age group >50. The food was good but I was looking for some legitimate French cuisine and was disappointed. All of the entrees were highly priced. Probably would not return.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 9, 2017

We are, admittedly, a little spoiled by living in the city. I enjoy the ambiance at Mistral. They make great cocktails and the seating is very comfortable. The last two occasions we were there, the food was fair. The other night, I got the halibut for my entree and found it to be a little dry and quite plain. I don't recall what I ordered the previous time, but I remember my husband and I left with a similar impression; we weren't wowed by our meals. Nonetheless, it's a cozy spot and we enjoyed our night out.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

We very much enjoyed our experience. Our waiter was attentive and helpful.
Our best dining experience in Boston

Tags: Seasonal, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on November 8, 2017

If I could, I'd give ten out of five stars. It's the absolute best in every way.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Afternoon Tea, Good for a Date, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Fun, Hot Spot
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

We had a really good time in this restaurant, excellent food with an amazing card of wine. Best French fine cuisine in Boston

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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