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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 (96)
Good for a Date (81)
Romantic (72)
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Fit for Foodies (58)
Notable Wine List (50)
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Business Meals (38)
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Worth the Drive (27)
Authentic (25)
Hot Spot (21)
Bar Seating (16)
Cozy (16)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Vibrant Bar Scene (14)
Good for Groups (13)
Great for Brunch (12)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Fun (10)
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 (New England)·Dined on October 15, 2011

Pizza and meat dishes were very good- vegetarian very average

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on October 15, 2011

Delicious food and great portions! Wonderful birthday celebration!

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 (New England)·Dined on October 15, 2011

Excellent food and service. Great place for a birthday celebration or anniversary.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on October 15, 2011

As true suburbanites, we don't venture into the city often, but when we do, Mistral is always on the top of our list! Our meal was exceptional - we had the appetizer special of shrimp scampi, which was unreal followed by the filet with horseradish mashed potatoes and asparagus. My husband had the veal. My steak was cooked perfectly and was so yummy and my husband thought the veal was also excellent. Great ambiance, great food, always consistent.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on October 15, 2011

It was all spectacular - pizza to share as an app, steak au poivre was terrific

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 (New England)·Dined on October 15, 2011

This was one of the best restaurant experiences that my wife and I have ever had. We have been to many of Boston's finest restaurants and this one clearly stands out in our mind. Our waiter was fantastic and the food was phenominal. Portions were generous and the service was relaxed. It is not often that you can enjoy an exquisite meal while feeling completely at ease in your surroundings. We truly enjoyed the evening and hated to see it end. It was a rather expensive evening, but you absolutely 'got what you paid for.' We can't wait to go back again!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2011

Gr8 food, gr8 Ambience Gr8 crowd and gr8 service. Very very expensive but for an occasional outing, it was totally worth it. The whole evening was an outstanding experience! :)

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2011

Great atmosphere to go with the outstanding food and service. For those who want a very nice restaurant for late night dining, Mistral has a special menu.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2011

I chose to take my boyfriend to Mistral for his birthday after an extensive search for a place with a romantic atmosphere, impeccable service, and beyond delicious food. I found all that and more! Our server, Jose, was brilliant, vividly describing the night's specials and offering menu suggestions. The flavors in every dish were absolutely divine. The portions were quite large, which proved troublesome when we were trying to complete our main course of the roasted duck and the veal marsala. But we perservered, since everything was so gosh darn delicious. We even managed to finish the complimentary dessert they offered for the bf's birthday, since we were too full to order an actual dessert. The dinner was perfect and we will return soon!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 13, 2011

The food was very good to nearly excellent, but the service and noise level did not make this a memorable experience.

The night I visited the bar was hopping, and the dining area was busy as well. The tables are too close together, and this results in a significant background noise level.

Service here is not what I would expect from a truly fine dining experience, but was adequate.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 11, 2011

Picked Mistral out of reviews from Open Table and Yelp and were not disappointed. Food was fantastic. Waiter was great. Setting superburg. Nothing more to say. Great place highly recommended.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 10, 2011

We were in Boston for only one night four years ago and had an outstanding dinner at Mistral. This fall we returned and had another great experience. Of the four nights we spent in the city, Mistral was by far our favorite restaurant. The halibut is fantastic and the butternut squash ravioli ranks high as well. Flavors in every dish we had were well balanced. Kudos to the chef.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on October 9, 2011

This is the fourth time I have been to Mistral. The first three were excellent but the last visit on our wedding annivesary was dissapointing. Perhaps it was lack of help during the Columbus Day Weekend but the service was extremely slow. In addition, the food was not nearly as well prepared as in prior visits. While I might go back, it will not be for a while as there are many nice restaurants in that price range in easy reach.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on October 9, 2011

This is our favorite brunch spot for Sunday mornings. The portions are very generous and well made. I had the pineapple carpaccio and crab omlette. Both were delicious and left me very full. My only critique is that the menu has not seemed to change much in the past year. I like to see and try new items.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2011

Really wonderful service and really delicious food. The duck was amazing, as were all of the mozzarella bar dishes we tried. Certainly recommended!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on October 7, 2011

Food was excellent. There was one issue which made us upset and disappointed. The service was terrible - very slow, ignored our table, never filled our wine glasses unless we ask, brought wrong meal, et al.

I went to this restaurant a couple of times and have never had this kind of experience there. What I felt was that just our waiter at this time was the problem.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 5, 2011

We have been dining at Mistral for years. It is always a great experience. The food is delicious and the service is always outstanding. The night we went we had a wonderful server. His name is Tom. He made the night extra special and is an asset to Mistral. Thank you Tom and Mistral for being the best!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on October 3, 2011

Did not feel we got enough attention. Very busy. Not the place for a romantic anniversary dinner. My dinner was over salted, my wife's dinner was slightly overcooked!

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on October 2, 2011

Amazing food, amazing service from start to finish.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on October 2, 2011

Mistral may be a high end fancy dining destination in the evening, but I've only been there for brunch and I can tell you that it's one of the best in the city. Prices are slightly higher but a bargain in compare to their dinner menu and the portions are very generous. I ordered the duck confit and root vegetable hash and the plate was overflowing with duck meat, duck cracklin's, vegetables, roasted tomatoes and herbs, and three sunny side eggs. Plus, to start they even give you a delicious coffee cake muffin with seasonal accompaniments. I would highly recommend this brunch to anyone looking for something high end that isn't a brunch buffet!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on October 2, 2011

amazing food and ambiance - highly recommended!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on October 1, 2011

Took 30 minutes of standing at the bar to get seated at our reserved table on our anniversary. Just a disgrace.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2011

Food was good however the service started out great however as the evening went on it was so good we waited over an hour between appetizer & dinner

Tags: Romantic, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on October 1, 2011

The food and service were very good. Wine list was exceptional. A bit noisy but the service staff were very acommodating. I was there with my fiancee for her birthday and was seated next to a very talkative neighbor. I asked to be moved and it was done without incident. Out waiter was very nice and knowledgable!

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 (New England)·Dined on October 1, 2011

From reading prior reviews and getting recommendations from others, my expectations were very high. Mistrals was a moderate dissappointment. Hostess lacked any sense of personality. Ambiance was good, but seating was tight. I expected a more 'upscale' dining group. Jeans and tee-shirts were more in vogue than jackets and the noise level was high. The Foie Gras Duck confit appetizer was a major poor. On the positive side, our waiter (Hector) was great, the swordfish, Dover sole and Crab ravioli appetizer were all excellent to outstanding. Yes I would recommend Mistrals, but ensure that people new they were not going to Mentons, Radius, etc.
RJH - N. Andover, MA.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 25, 2011

I went to Mistral for brunch with my friend and his parents. I had previously been there when my parents were in town visiting and suggested it. Service was a little slow at first but the food was delicious. First they bring out freshly baked individual coffee cakes. Everyone loved their main courses. Favorites were the mushroom and spinach frittata and the challah french toast. The potatoes were also to die for. Highly recommended for a brunch when it's a special occasion!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 24, 2011

I was in Boston for a conference and brought my husband with me so we could spend a little time enjoying the city. We wanted a nice restaurant to celebrate a special occasion and found just what we were looking for in Mistral. Our dinner was excellent -- I actually took a picture of the dessert it was so lovely.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on September 24, 2011

Our evening was perfect. It could not have been better. 10 plus

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 24, 2011

This was a great experience for our son-in-laws 50th birthday.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on September 22, 2011

Our server she was outstanding. Food very good. It was very loud. Nice place to go for special occasions.

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 22, 2011

This had been hyped as a terrific restaurant in Boston, but we found the food and service only fair.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on September 18, 2011

Sophisticated, excellent food in a low-key, elegant setting. Professional service, but not stuffy. Prices are steep (like $60 Dover sole and $57 rack of lamb) but worth the money for a special occasion.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 18, 2011

Went here for brunch. Overall a very good meal. Solid prepared foods and excellent service. I really enjoyed the duck hash and crab omelette.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2011

Mediocre food, overpriced. We had the escargots, duck, and halibut. The duck was extremely dry and flavorless. The mushroom risotto it came with was great, but the cherry jus (presumably for the duck) was poured over it, killing the flavor. The halibut was slightly over cooked, and again, dry. At these prices (~$38 an entree) basic slips like this are inexcusable.

Tags: Romantic, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on September 16, 2011

This was our second visit. Pink roses were not there but decor was good. We started with fresh bread and than Ceasar Salat, waiter was kind to offer extra anchovies for I like so much. I had rib eye steak and mashed potato on the side. The side dish was too buttery, My friend had special of the day, black bass with with coriander, ginger, and crab on it, spinach. She liked it very much, portions were big and we had to pause to finish them. Wine tasted good also. We skipped desert. This place is good to dine.Price is on upper thirties just below $$$$.We had nice time in an elegant restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on September 15, 2011

My food was mediocre. I've had enough good meals here that I'd definitely come again because I love the look and feel of the place but my last week, my dinner was just so-so.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic
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 (Caribbean)·Dined on September 11, 2011

Beautiful restaurant. Food was overall excellent, except for the profiteroles, which were not what we expected.

NB--Waiters at a restaurant at this level should NEVER NEVER and I mean NEVER interrupt diners in the middle of their conversations. It is completely unacceptable.

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 (Portland)·Dined on September 11, 2011

Love this place! every time we are in Boston we have Sunday brunch here.The menu is always interesting and their baked goods absolutely delicious.have recommended to many friends.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly
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 (New England)·Dined on September 11, 2011

The setting is always lovely and food dependably delicious; however, the highpoint was the excellent quality of service. We have never been disappointed with Mistral-Boston, which is why we keep returning.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (New England)·Dined on September 10, 2011

Mistral's food was excellent - my husband had the tenderloin and I had the salmon. While very good, the salmon was nothing special, but good. The flat bread pizza appetizer is extemely good. The service was excellent. Only complaint is the tables are so close together that we felt like we were dining with the people next to us....on both sides, which was hard for what was otherwise a romantic anniversary dinner. We all joked about sharing each other's meals we were so close. Seems like they try to pack too many people in. But it was a great night out.

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