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Mistral - Boston, Boston, MA

Mistral - Boston

4.7
4.7
5216 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
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. 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 56 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    French, Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    Bar Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (617) 867-9300

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jamie Mammano

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Lisa Flores: (888) 659-3635

  • Neighborhood

    Back Bay

  • Cross street

    Between Berkeley & Clarendon

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Public transit

    Back Bay Station on Orange Line & Copley or Arlington on Green Line

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 5,216 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Boston / New England

    French

  • Boston

    French

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  1. KM

    KMboston22

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The experience as a whole was really nice, the highlight definitely being the food. The service was slow and not as attentive as we would have preferred (having to wait for someone to notice us to give us a steak knife, order a drink, and just generally not friendly) though and that affected how well we liked it. It’s definitely a good place to try, but it’ll be a while before we will want to be back
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service! Big portions for a French restaurant.
  3. PD

    ProjectDave

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I visited Mistral for a friends birthday, as it was somewhere she didn't know existed in Boston. We were instantly put at ease by our server, who was incredibly helpful with the food and wine list selection. The food itself was incredible, the recommended corn soup with jalapeno and lobster was honestly world changing (and I don't use that phrase very often). The wine suggestion to go with our appetizers and entrees was one of the best wines we've ever had the fortune to taste, and went perfectly with the meal choices. Dessert was also incredible, a creme brulee with perfect sugar top with a satisfying "crack" and a perfectly cooked chocolate torte (and the suggested desert wine was great too!). An expensive dining experience for sure, but one we don't regret. Definitely one of my top 5 dining experiences and would highly recommend.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good the food and the services
  5. SF

    SarahF

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and great service. Absolutely will be back.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    No five star here, but good and a nice atmosphere. Expensive for a 4 star experience and food.
  7. RR

    RenRocha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Expensive, but super high quality service and absolutely delicious food. Will go there again for special cases
  8. g

    goforthefish

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I've always enjoyed Mistral and my last evening experience was grand. Leni was our waitron, he was very pleasant and accommodating. The food was excellent, I enjoyed the duck which was crispy and delicious while my date had the mushroom risotto. All in all, a very enjoyable evening.
  9. NB

    NicoleB

    New England

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    I can’t say enough about the bar staff. We sat at the bar and the bartender was so helpful with our food choices. She recommended the tuna, ravioli, mushrooms and pizza and they were outstanding. She was really great!!
  10. E

    Emily

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Very overpriced food that is not as good as it should be Awful service, slow and snobby waiters
  11. DM

    DrMerrell

    Chicago

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service! Always delivers on service and you never feel rushed to leave which creates an exceptional dining experience.
  12. MR

    MichaelR

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great anniversary dinner
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabiano was fantastic!!!! The food was amazing! Overall, great restaurant and amazing food!
  14. BM

    BingM

    Minneapolis

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The duck risotto was really good
  15. PY

    PerryY

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Having lived in paris for two years, I judge Mistral to be the best french restaurant in Boston. Actually I think it's the best restaurant in Boston, period. José was a pleasure, the cocktails were very well made, the ambience was pleasurable, the food was excellent. Highly recommend.
  16. EC

    EliseC

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Remains my favorite restaurant in Boston. Service, food, atmosphere and drinks never disappoint.
  17. PS

    PSfoodie

    New England

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stuck with long-time Mistral favorites that never disappoint. Excellent seared fois gras, tuna tartare, steak and potato pizza, and crispy roasted duck with mushroom risotto.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Fun night!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Disappointing. Food was not very good - halibut overcooked, duck so greasy, risotto gluey. Service was also not great, slow, asked for a glass of white wine for our appetizers but they brought the red that we had ordered for our main course. Nice decor, cool space, but would never, ever go back.
  20. BV

    BistroVendomeOct2019

    Austin

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Bonnie at bar was great. Great recommendations and service. The by the glass wine list was disappointing; few French wines by the glass for a French restaurant.
  21. PC

    PatC

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    I found the restaurant was very crowded--our table for two was very close to both the table on our left and right. Although the food was good (not excellent) it was very expensive. The rack of lamb was priced at market and when I asked what the price was, our waiter (who was very good) told me it was $115! I did not order it. Also, we had a 7:45 reservation but had to wait about 15 minutes to be seated. I would probably not go back again. It was our anniversary and I wanted a lovely quiet dinner and I was disappointed.
  22. JC

    JamesC

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    i’ve been loving everything about this place since day one
  23. HL

    HelenLou

    New England

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mistral is fine dining at it’s best. The staff’s service was extremely courteous and attentive, and the entrees were perfectly served.
  24. MB

    MaryB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent overall experience, service was particularly good.
  25. VA

    VivianA

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience from soup to nuts. The food was delicious and beautifully presented, the service exceptional, the sitting comfortable. We could talk to one another, without raising our voices.
  26. j

    jlschantz

    Tampa

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice experience for our 37th Anniversary. It was nice to dress up and go out like adults again and to be treated to such a great meal.
  27. RY

    RobY

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience3
    I'm afraid to say that this restaurant is overpriced. The food is excellent. In fact, the rack of lamb I had was perhaps the best I've ever eaten. However, the $145 "market price" was ludicrous. Very good wine list but the mark-up on wines is extreme, even for a restaurant of this quality. The worst part was that the service was rushed. For such a high-end restaurant, we expect a more relaxed and comfortable pace. But our waiter kept pushing for our entree orders, and the entrees came out just as we were finishing our appetizer. Overall, despite the quality of the food, the experience was disappointing.
  28. L

    Lisa

    New England

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Always enjoy being @ mistral. Can feel the need of additional help and price increases in specific categories.
  29. C

    Chrisoula

    New England

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing food, great service!
  30. JR

    JamesR

    Kansas City

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing, amazing amazing! We cannot say enough about our experience! Brian was an outstanding server- perfect timing and knowledgeable. We highly recommend Mistral!
  31. A

    Andylima

    New England

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Birthday dinner. Food and service was great as always. Please bring back brunch!
  32. CT

    CTcouple

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was tricky to find, but worth the effort. The food was amazing...we followed our Walter's recommendations for the appetizers and he was right on both counts. Same for his wine recommendations. The seating was super-comfortable, which made it even nicer for a lingering anniversary dinner.
  33. JT

    JamesT

    New England

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful space, delicious and classic food, and wonderful service (shout out to our server, Rodrigo). It's expensive, but in this town that's the price of an experience like this.
  34. RB

    RobertB

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    This restaurant must be riding on it’s previous success and popularity. Coming from New Orleans and fine dining experiences Mistral really fails. The Caesar salad was okay. The escargot was oily, the sauce was strange and the escargot overcooked. The sole was in a swimming pool of butter so I left most of it on the plate. The service was great. The ambiance and decor needs to be updated.
  35. D

    Dhabu

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Venue was very elegant. A little noisy. Overall a very good experience.
  36. CR

    CathyR

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Super service!!!! Mushroom carpaccio was ok and the arugula on top was a little yellow. Halibut was dry. Crab ravioli was not great. The crab was past it’s prime. Seared foie gras was good! Escargot was good! Too loud. I think I was expecting too much because of the good ratings.
  37. N

    Nelly

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience4
    I was so excited to try Mistral after studying their menu but I have to say that is going to be one of those restaurants that I probably would never go back again. Although the ambiance was great, I wish our experience was better. What I would like to think is that maybe our waiter and the GM were having “one of those” days. Had to wait a bit over 20 mins to get drinks on the table and I actually got up from my table to request service (which I NEVER! Do) I totally understand and sympathize with the staff and how we are all struggling in different ways, but this shouldn’t be pass on to the customers we were there to have a good time. The general Manager knew we were there waiting long and didn’t even stop by nor apologize for it. For food we had the Escargot and the carpaccio which it was fabulous, the beef Wellington was outstanding, dessert not so much and we were disappointed.
  38. e

    eat2live

    New England

    33 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    Although I would still recommend Mistral to a friend, it needs help. 20 years of going there, the menu is stagnant, but still tasty. The turnover that all service industriesi are experiencing was very apparent. It's not too late!!
  39. JP

    JPSue

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Best halibut ever!! I would call Mistrals food Americanized; not true French food. Overall the food was good but not great and the service was ok. There are definitely better and less costly establishments in North Boston. Would probably not return to this one…. Well maybe for the halibut!
  40. JB

    JenniferB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for my husband's 30th birthday and it was an amazing experience. We got the prawns, crab ravioli, fois gras and duck confit, and escargot as apps and lamb shank for main to share - we under estimated how much food we'd get for the apps and we barely picked at the lamb shank! Very delicious and wine they picked was exactly what we described in the flavor profile. The service was great, very attentive. We loved the ambiance. Can't wait to go back and also try some of their sister restaurants!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Mistral - Boston offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 867-9300.

Mistral - Boston is rated 4.7 stars by 5216 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 56 times today
Google Map for Mistral - Boston

223 Columbus Ave. Boston, MA 02116

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between Berkeley & Clarendon

  • Neighborhood

    Back Bay

  • Hours of operation

    Bar Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    French, Mediterranean

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Public transit

    Back Bay Station on Orange Line & Copley or Arlington on Green Line

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jamie Mammano

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (617) 867-9300

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Lisa Flores: (888) 659-3635

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