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.
Boston, MA 02116
Hours of Operation:
Sunday: 10:30am-2:00pm & 5:30pm-9:30pm
Friday-Saturday: 5:30pm-11:00pm (Late Night Menu 11:00pm-11:30pm)
Sunday: 10:30am-2:00pm & 5:00pm-10:30pm
between Berkeley & Clarendon
$31 to $50
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Late Night, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
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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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.