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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

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food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (97)
Good for a Date (81)
Romantic (75)
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Good for Anniversaries (69)
Fit for Foodies (58)
Notable Wine List (50)
Good for Birthdays (43)
Creative Cuisine (41)
Business Meals (38)
Neighborhood Gem (35)
Worth the Drive (28)
Hot Spot (25)
Authentic (25)
Bar Seating (16)
Cozy (16)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Vibrant Bar Scene (14)
Good for Groups (13)
Great for Brunch (12)
Fun (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
People Watching (10)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Local Ingredients (6)
Seasonal (6)
Healthy (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Tapas (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Casual (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Comfort Food (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Mistakes with what was ordered, how plates were delivered to the table and the bill could easily have been avoided.

Tags: Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Perfect meal and flawless service, as always at Mistral.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 25, 2017

We had a wonderful experience at Mistral! Our server was particularly good. The food was outstanding. I would recommend it to anyone! It was a treat!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Order the warm cinnamon buns- worth it! Pomegranate fizz mocktail was so refreshing and exactly what we wanted. BLT could have used a bit more bacon but overall amazing food and service.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 24, 2017

The services was good but overall disappointing. This restaurant is advertised and recommended as GF however their brunch menu is limited, they don't offer GF toast or bread which should be an easy item to add to the list with all the bakeries and gf companies out there plus it would add greatly to the menu options to have the homemade jams or even a French toast option. The food I did have (frittata) was good but nothing exceptional and the coffee was mediocre and cost $5/cup. I expected more from a place like this.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Our favorite restaurant in Boston! The food is always great, great service and a very pleasing atmosphere. The meal starts with the best little, warm crusty loaf of bread. Then we each had a salad. I had the lamb's ear salad with the pear and goat cheese. Awesome! My husband loves the Caesar. For our entree, we shared the crab ravioli and the beef tenderloin pizza. The crab ravioli is made with a great wine sauce and is stuffed with crab. The pizza is very thin crust with mash potatoes, caramelized onions and a very thin beef tenderloin, amazing! So tasty, and different from other restaurants. We have been coming to Mistral for years and it is always GREAT! Thank you!

Tags: Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Never disappoints. Consistently delicious. The tuna tartar was superlative!

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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on September 22, 2017

It was our anniversary and they made us feel very special. The sirloin and mushroom ossobuco special was incredible. Great wine selection. The best was the torte for dessert with happy anniversary in chocolate!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Always a treat to eat here. Don't miss the mussels....

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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·Dined on September 20, 2017

Great food. Not cheap. I'd do it again.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 19, 2017

We had a wonderful meal, an incredible bottle of wine, and great conversation to celebrate our 25th anniversary . Great place to celebrate. I just wish I knew how large their entree portions were - we had way too much food!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Great mixture of adventurous and classic dishes. Now that Hamersley's is closed, it is the Gold Standard.

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Authentic, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 17, 2017

We made reservations for our anniversary on a Sunday evening. Seating was cramped and the noise level loud. The service was outstanding, which was great. We started with the escargot, which was simply delicious. The Caesar salad was mediocre. My husband and I had the soul meunière which was large enough to share, was tender but had no flavor We will not be returning.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 17, 2017

The Service was exceptional. I had the Tuna Tartare and my wife had the Lobster/Crab raviolis, both were excellent choices. For an entrée I had the Salmon and she had the Halibut and we enjoyed both the presentation as well as flavorful tastes of the dishes.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Great Anniversary dinner. It's not cheap, of course, but every meal we've had here (probably 15-20 over the years) has been excellent all around. Just as good - and as busy - as when they were the hot new place quite a few years ago. Our server Kendall was just right - very knowledgeable, checked on us with just the right frequency, helpful with making a good choice of wine. Always a top spot in Boston.

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Food was tasty and the portions were large! A variety of flavorful dishes were offered for brunch. Service was good and the searing is comfy on the couches. Great brunch spot!

Tags: Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

The pastry chef helped me put together a beautiful cake(I brought the top and bottom separate and he aided in the construction and toppings.) What a special day we had!! I can't thank Mistral enough.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Our server Danielle was wonderful, we had a great girls birthday brunch:)

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on September 17, 2017

lovwely brunch there...but...would have appreciated a choice to egg dishes; you get a slice of bread and potato...I would have liked a small side salad option...I asked and was told that was not available. Too many carbs. Also, would have liked a small desert post meal, again, since it's brunch they don't offer desert. I would have liked a small fruit tart, just something to finish the meal. The eggs benedict were delicious; eggs were incredibly fresh. Good service... busy atmosphere... I'd return. But - need less carb alternative to accompany brunch meal selection.

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch
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 (New England)·Dined on September 17, 2017

First time in 20 years we received bad service. Was literally nonexistent. Young kid seemed pleasant but he was either wildly overwhelmed, inexperienced or just flighty and detached from his job. Food was spectacular as always. Just stinks to have a rare night out on the town and have sub par service at this level of dining.

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·Dined on September 17, 2017

The food was good, not great, I ordered the beef tenderloin medium rare, when if first came out it was closer to well done, when they brought a new one out, it still wasn't cooked correctly, this time it was a pretty solid medium. At that point, I ate it, and the flavors were good. The manager came out and apologized. I am not one to ask for free stuff, and I didn't, but the least they could have done would have been to offer a drink, or dessert on the house to make it right, the situation could have been handled better for the price point of the restaurant.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Incredible food and service. Great for a special occasion.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 16, 2017

This was our first time dining at Mistral. We loved it! The decor reminded us of our time in France. We had a drink at the bar before our reservation, and enjoyed the basil gimlet. We had the roasted duck and the Cornish hen, both were delicious. The escargot was the best I've ever had. I had the profiteroles for dessert and will admit was the only disappointing part of he night. I felt the pastry was overly crispy, and was not a fan of the ice cream or hot fudge. We enjoyed our meal, our waiter was excellent. We look forward to our next dinner!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Fabulous French cuisine. Large portions well crafted and delicious. Duck and Cornish game hen was cooked perfectly. Will definitely come again next time we're in Boston.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 15, 2017

The food was very good. The service / our waiter was excellent

Tags: Romantic, Hot Spot, Business Meals, People Watching
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 (New England)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Food was very good but not over the top. Salmon Tartare was excellent. Dinner portions are HUGE and way too much for a fine dining restaurant. I had the half of roast duck over risotto. There were tons of great wild mushrooms in the risotto but the risotto was a little too wet for my preference. The duck was nice and crispy on the outside and moist inside. The cherry gastrique consisted of just a few dried cherries on top. Would have been better with a reduction of sorts to add a little flavor to various bites.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

We did our 50th anniversary dinner at Mistral. The food was creative and delicious; the service was excellent. Kudos to the chef! Although we asked in advance for a quiet table, since one of us has hearing issues, we were seated next to a loud threesome, which made communicating difficult. We wish that there was more sound absorbing material in the space. Though the proximity of the adjacent table might have made that ineffective, it would have helped with the overall background noise level. We will certainly return, but most likely on a weekday night when the noise level might be lower.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on September 10, 2017

The best brunch in Boston.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 10, 2017

While Mistral is noted as an excellent restaurant, they have done virtually
nothing to reduce the noise level which makes dining there a MOST unpleasant
experience. If you want to have a conversation with your guests, suggest you
go someplace else.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on September 9, 2017

We came here for our anniversary and the food, service and ambiance was incredible. The staff was very friendly and accommodating and at the end of our meal they brought out a complimentary dessert for us in celebration!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Never miss a chance to eat here when I'm in Boston.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on September 7, 2017

The best restaurant. Always great food and a great time.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Mistral has the reputation for excellent food, and they did not disappoint! This was our first time dining there, and the service and dishes were great. I enjoyed a salad and then the Maine crab ravioli - delicate and delicious. My husband had a Caprese salad with beautiful tomatoes, and then a very well prepared Cornish hen. The prices can get quite high (if you order lamb, duck or Dover sole), but other dishes are less expensive. Service was attentive but not intrusive or too fast. All together, I loved Mistral. If had had to change anything, it would be the decor, as it is a bit modern and trendy for a southern French themed restaurant, and the lighting is sort of orangey and dim, very much like at Moo, their sister restaurant.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 7, 2017

The food presentation and quality was quite good, not withstanding the prices. However the service was poor. We were a party of 2. One person in our party received the wrong entree, which resulted in a 20 minute delay in our main meal. They took back the other meal to 'keep it warm'. While we waited, the manager came out to apologize and offered us wine, assuming that it was a 'make good' offer. After dinner & desert we received our bill to find the extra wines included. We were told they were not complementary, much to our surprise. We conclude that for $340, this was not good value and would not recommend Mistral to our friends

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Mistral is a nice restaurant. However, the tables are to closed together and the portions are to big that makes it difficult to enjoy. Two people can share an entrée and a main course and it will be a better idea, even for the bill ..:-)

Tags: Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 1, 2017

It was as if they were trying to get us in and out as fast as possible. We had appetizers served within 5 minutes of ordering them. We barely had touched our cocktails. The main course was soon to follow. We had finished our appetizers, main course and an expensive bottle of wine in 70 minutes. The fois gras meatballs were very good. The sole was rubbery and tasted bad. My daughter ordered creme brûlée which was runny and ice cold. The server brought the check without even asking if we wanted anything else and we had not even finished dessert yet. This meal turned into a sprint and ruined the experience. We have had good meals here in the past but will not return.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 1, 2017

My wife and I have been coming to Mistral for birthdays and anniversaries for a couple of years. We especially like the chilled corn soup that is available this time of year. The menu is a bit pricey but the entrees are good size. I had the halibut which came with a shrimp risotto and my wife had the half roasted duck which was prepared perfectly. Also enjoyed the mussels appetizer that come shelled in a broth with toasted bread.

We like going there at 5:30PM when there is plenty of on street parking with meters that only cost $2.50 for 2 hours. I think the valet parking costs around $20. if you get there later.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Jackson Hole)·Dined on August 31, 2017

So overrated. The food was mediocre at best. Went for a special occasion expecting it to be upscale given the price. Nearly everyone there was in jeans and a t shirt. The staff could care less that they have customers. The $68 fish was overdone. Linguine was bland. Had a fabulous meal at a nearby restaurant for half the price tonight. Don't waste your time or money at Mistral.

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·Dined on August 31, 2017

My friend and I shared several appetizers (tapas style) rather than the usual entree route. The appetizers came divided on our own plates, which was a nice touch. The food overall was very good. The waiter was attentive at the right times. The restaurant has a nice feel and ambience. Nice selection of wines. Overall, a great experience.

Tags: Good for Groups, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on August 29, 2017

This was our first visit to Mistral, and it won't be our last. We went to Mistral to celebrate my wife's birthday. Every course was executed perfectly. The pacing was perfect - not rushed in any way, and plenty of time to enjoy each course. In terms of cost, though this is certainly an expensive restaurant, the food was fairly priced given the high level of execution. The wines we selected were a nice compliment, though aggressively priced (which is what sometimes happens when you buy by the glass instead of a full bottle) given the retail value. The wait staff was well informed, courteous and professional. We'll certainly return here.

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
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