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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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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (95)
Good for a Date (80)
Romantic (72)
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Good for Anniversaries (68)
Fit for Foodies (57)
Notable Wine List (49)
Good for Birthdays (43)
Creative Cuisine (39)
Business Meals (38)
Neighborhood Gem (36)
Worth the Drive (28)
Authentic (25)
Hot Spot (24)
Bar Seating (16)
Cozy (16)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Vibrant Bar Scene (14)
Good for Groups (13)
Great for Brunch (12)
Fun (12)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
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)
Live Sports (1)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

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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vip
 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

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 7 days ago

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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vip
 (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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 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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 (London)·Dined on November 6, 2017

So disappointed in Mistral. For such a restaurant I was surprised to not been asked for my coat when I arrived. Also, forget about the dress code on the website as sneakers and sports jackets seemed pretty commonplace. Our food arrived with the sort of speed you'd expect of a diner and our unsubstantial $257 meal for two was over in 100 minutes. While the food was of good quality and our waitress was polite and attentive, I would not judge the greeting, service or ambience to be fine dining. Covers through the door seems more important than the dining experience itself. Very over priced and I can't recommend it.

Tags: Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Mistral never disappoints with its superb food and service. Our favorite in Boston!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

We were very disappointed. Terrible service. Bartenders where inefficient and rude. Did not make eye contact. Server and food runner made it worse. Food runner was rude and unprofessional,server made us feel rushed trough out the entire experienced. Lack of motivation and knowledge. Server never checked on us, only to rushed us trough ordering. I will feel enbarrased to bring business people over, nonetheless a significant other for a special occasion. Tumbs up for the hostess at the door, the only people doing their job right. Good food but With so many great options around the area Will probably not going back.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

incredible atmosphere, excellent service coupled with outstanding cuisine.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Perfect in every respect. Too noisy for conversation.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

We really loved celebrating our anniversary at Mistral. The service and ambiance were fantastic and we enjoyed the food. Although, we were not impressed with the cheese plate, the foie gras was phenomenal and so was the chocolate torte. The beef entree was very good as well. Overall great experience!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Dated interior. Food was okay but not for the price. Service was outstanding. Not worth the $$ anymore.

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·Dined on October 31, 2017

The food is fantastic as always, however the service this time around was horrendous. I went here for a birthday dinner with my girlfriend (I called ahead to let them know) yet we were left waiting for long periods of time without any attention from our server. She was actually rude at one point because we did not want to buy a bottle of wine and opted for a glass instead (It was a Tuesday night) Very unfriendly and at times, rude. Sad to see this since I have loved dining at Mistral for several years. They certainly did not live up to the highest level of service I had been accustomed to.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We were there for brunch. Very poor service left a bad taste in our mouths. I requested a side order of broccolini and it arrived after I had finished my meal. We didn't see our waiter for 20 - 25 minutes at a time. Had been there for dinner at least four times. Now we wouldn't consider coming back.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Very noisy ambiance. Table was sandwiched next to a large column that made serving awkward. The service was erratic and a bit unprofessional, including spilling a greasy spoon on the back of my sport coat (restaurant immediately picked up the tab for art cleaning). Food was generally OK but not great. Duck was on the bone, tough, hard to carve, and gluppy. Halibut was good but not exceptional. Ditto for the sword fish and salmon. Overall, our experience was that Mistral has the potential, but failed for us, to meet expectations.

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

We ordered steak, duck and Cornish hen. All were generous portions including vegetables.
Nice presentation.. Only critique: some items were overly salted.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Mistral is my favorite restaurant in the Boston area. I have never been disappointed.

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 27, 2017

The service was great but the dishes we ordered were all a bit too salty.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 26, 2017

We have been many times over the past 20 years and it is always a real treat to dine there. The food, service is 2nd to none.
Joe

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on October 25, 2017

The food was amazing. We met with old friends and spent hours talking, and never felt rushed.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 24, 2017

The food was some of the best we've ever had - prepared to order, arrived hot, tasted wonderful. The service was reasonably good - a bit impersonal. However, the experience was ruined by the earsplitting noise - it was beyond loud and after a while we stopped shouting at each other to be heard because we were getting hoarse. We won't be back.

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·Dined on October 23, 2017

Food was the best in Boston! Wine list and knowledge of the server was very helpful.

Tags: Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Very high quality French dishes and an extensive wine list. We found it a little noisy for such a high end restaurant but would definitely go again because the food was amazing.

Tags: Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Everything was very good! I got what i paid for, would definitely go back again

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Very good food, although nothing groundbreaking or scintillating. Presentation was very nice. Service was polite enough but not warm or exuberant. It should either be cheaper, or the experience should be better for the price.

Tags: Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great restaurant - beautiful setting, spectacular food and very attentive service!

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 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

This was our first time eating at Mistral. Service (Matt) was excellent. Food was very good. There were some vegetarian options. Great ambiance as well. We recommend eating at Mistral.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Seriously couldn’t have been better. I was able to order a custom cake for my girlfriends 30th Birthday. They took care of my friends 199 different allergies. Gave us a great table. Couldn’t have been more accommodating to me and my family on a very very important night. Mistral, you have my business for life. Thank you isn’t enough.
Jay

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Vegan, Special Occasion, Romantic
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on October 20, 2017

AMBIANCE-a first impression, was aesthetically pleasing, but the noise level was so high, making dining conversation difficult for normal level; the space perhaps could use some elements for sound absorption. Hence, not a great date night or romance spot.
SERVICE-well to begin with the reservation request for an "end" of banquet seat was ignored, even though reservations were made way in advance and plenty of end seating was available. Trying to ignore that; our server was excellent, introduced himself, communicated well throughout and timed our meal courses wonderfully. The server assist, brought bread and spread but neglected to tell us what the spread was we had to catch and ask. The runner brought our appetizer order without so much as a hello, just put the plates down...
FOOD-Bread was excellent, cocktails-limited by measure and pricey (why must restaurants place such a markup on cocktails (?) considering it an appetite stimulant---the cost of 2 cocktails could have bought a bottle). Ahi Tuna tartar was good, a solid appetizer with Asian flare, Dover Sole, a rare find on a menu was prepared well, served a top sauteed spinach ($60). Wine list ample, desert menu could be more creative, nothing special there.
OVERALL-While I have read from other reviews that Mistral could compare to Deuxave; I would beg to differ and say Mistral is not in the same category. Some training could be useful for service with recognition of requests and service staff engagement. This is an easily accessible restaurant in an area of high competition, and considering the menu, noise level and price point; I would say it was OK, nothing special.

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