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Bistro du Midi, Boston, MA

Bistro du Midi

4.6
4.6
3600 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
Bistro du Midi's cuisine features French Cuisine inspired by Coastal New England influences. Our wine list represents the true soul of a bistro wine list. In a classic French bistro, wine is very much a part of every meal. As such, we offer a variety of experiences and wines at a tremendous value in a range of prices. Our elegant yet relaxed environment overlooks Boston's beautiful Public Garden with a spectacular view. A street level Bistro features floor-to-ceiling windows, and in the spring and summer our patio provides some of the most optimal al fresco dining in the city.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 71 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    French, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Wed–Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Mid-Day Menu Daily 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (617) 279-8000

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Robert Sisca

  • Private party facilities

    We offer both private and semi-private dining for lunch, brunch and dinner. Our private Wine Room seats up to 30, and our semi-private Alcove seats 11. Three-course menu options, an extensive wine list and reception items are offered. Full restaurant and floor buyouts are welcomed.

  • Private party contact

    Jillian McCarthy: (855) 978-0254

  • Neighborhood

    Back Bay

  • Cross street

    Arlington

  • Parking details

    Parking is available on the street or at the Motor Mart Garage for a special rate of $10 for up to three hours.

  • Public transit

    Bistro du Midi sits directly across from Boston's Public Garden half a block from the Arlington T station on the Green Line, on the outskirts of the fabulous Back Bay neighborhood.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,600 people are saying

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Boston / New England

    French

  • Boston

    French

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  1. SH

    SHARONY

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and the service was exceptional.
  2. MG

    MaureenG

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    First time visiting this restaurant. Asked for a quiet table for my anniversary but instead was seated at the center of the restaurant between several large parties. Very very loud in the restaurant. Would not recommend for a romantic date. Duck and filet mignon were cooked well, accompaniments were average. Service was also average. Not bad but not up to par considering the prices being charged.
  3. TK

    ThomasK

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice presentation. Food was hot when it arrived. Cooked as ordered. Recommend highly
  4. s

    sarahc

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Would have loved a few options for Vegans. Even taking the cheese out of some of the vegetarian options.
  5. d

    disappointed

    New England

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    As always, the food at Bistro du Midi was excellent. It is one of our favorite restaurants in Boston. The service, was something less than excellent. Lovely wait person, but he had trouble with keeping the order straight. A few items were forgotten…not delivered to the table, but were on the bill. Coffee was cold and the dessert order was not correct. The noise level was also really high….lots of energy, but impossible to hear other people at the table. We have experienced much better from Bistro du Midi. We hope that this was simply an off night.
  6. CC

    CharlesC

    New England

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect meal. Beet appetizer was great. Filet did not even need a knife to cut. Bouillabaisse was delicious. We each had 2 drinks. $300 is steep for dinner for 3 but no complaints about quality of the meal
  7. KA

    KAT66

    New England

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Wait staff excellent! Food presentation very good. Would crisp up the prosciutto on the eggs benedict, otherwise was very good. Dessert was excellent, a lemon type cake.
  8. GZ

    GordonZ

    New England

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    Foie gras is not fresh and prepared with no passion or interest from the chef. Just one small piece of fridged foie gras placed beside two breads and some raspberry. Seafood plate costs $50 but only with half of the smallest lobster I’ve ever seen and ONE shrimp. All other space is filled with cheap mussels. The whole plate tastes fishy we didn’t even finish. Besides, the service is quite slow. In conclusion, it is super underwhelming and I’ll never visit again.
  9. PD

    PauletteD

    Richmond

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and the wine was wonderful. Great experience.
  10. TK

    TappyK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Delightful outdoor lunch with a view of the public garden!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    I had the salad Nicoise The tuna was very fishy. Not sushi grade in my estimation. Lovely place to have food. We usually sit upstairs but was not an option for lunch that day. But lovely place to dine regardless
  12. JW

    JaneW

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious! Came back for a second time the next day. The service was incredible and the food was out of this world. Will definitely be back next time we are in Boston.
  13. PH

    PhilipH

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely table overlooking Boston Gardens. The service was excellent and the food was terrific. Fresh truffles had just come in and the pasta/truffle dish was what my wife had….outstanding.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food here was very good. My boyfriend had the chicken and I had the ribeye, everything was cooked to perfection. I also got the sangria and it was also really good.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Overall a great experience. We didn’t really get the garden view requested on open table - my wife was sitting behind a drape basically in the corner - and with the lengthy time ahead made on the request….the only bummer of a great time. Food was delicious. Might suggest less arugula on the Benedict’s - it had no dressing. Super entrees and appetizers. Fabulous drinks. Great ambiance. We’ll be back for sure.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! Hands down the best meal we’ve had in awhile. 10/10 recommend.
  17. PR

    PabloR

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The food was fresh, but uninspired. The service was good, but distracted. The duck breast was excellent.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good everything. Food, ambiance, staff. Highly recommend.
  19. JP

    JohnP

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience. Outside seating late summer/early fall is perfect.
  20. MB

    MorganB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Service was fantastic. Wines by the glass were very reasonably priced (and delicious). Appetizers (oysters and beef tartare) were good. Entrees (seafood and duck) were good; while on the pricer side, the but presentation was stellar.
  21. MI

    MITprof

    New England

    91 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    91 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    After 8pm: Bread stale Salmon not prepared as requested Coffee warm not hot Ice cream dessert melting as it was being served Salad and wines were fine
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect meal to get to know our new colleague, great environment with amazing food. We will be returning soon!
  23. KJ

    KimballJ

    London

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took 5 of my sons friends from College to dinner. The food was fantastic and the service attentive. Don’t miss the chocolate soufflé for dessert. The duck was also a standout dish!
  24. L

    Lorie

    New England

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love the Bistro downstairs. Could be in Paris or Amsterdam! Warm lamp lighting and charming interior. Small and intimate. Outdoor patio is fun in good weather. Food is delicious! Our fav city dinner place.
  25. LM

    LuisM

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food! Great wine.
  26. RL

    RebeccaL

    New England

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very nice experience and the food was excellent.
  27. SB

    StaceyB

    New England

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Nice even if gluten free. Food and desserts are great
  28. RY

    RobinY

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Work Promotion Celebration
  29. n

    nanki

    New England

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wait staffer was the very best. The ricotta pancakes were scrumptious. Good menu options. My new favorite restaurant.
  30. LS

    LS2014

    Raleigh

    85 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friends loved Bistro du Midi. They ordered the FreeBird Chicken, the Cod, and the arugula and marcona almond salad. They raved about the food. We sat outside, which is a treat. More street noise than usual, but we were so delighted to be outside and we had a great table.
  31. m

    micheln

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great cozy place to dine
  32. A

    Algal

    New England

    23 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    The waitstaff was not well informed, except for the sommelier. The bread did not come automatically, and when it did come, it was stale. Half of the mussels in the bouillabaisse did not open with cooking, which is a bad sign. My corn chowder came without a spoon, and I had to ask twice for one. We were told that the restaurant did not have the little forks for eating oysters. All of this at a high price.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was wonderful! I am not a big fan of mocktails but the Tiki Punch I had there was great. Also, Nicole, was excellent helping me out with the mocktail choice. I don't have words for the dessert, other than it was delicious.
  34. JO

    JanetO

    New England

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the tasting menu and it was fantastic. The staff are incredibly attentive, but not annoying. They truly made our night special.
  35. t

    terriw

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely spot to have lunch with my adult daughter who is visiting from out of town. This was our first time here, and we both really loved it. Beautiful atmosphere and delicious food.
  36. C

    Cindy

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful weather. Attentive service. Good food. Nice presentation. Mussels were cooked just right in a delicious sauce.
  37. EP

    ElizabethP

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Actually this was a solo meal. Just back to Boston after many years away and enjoying it immensely. This place is high-end dining and fun cocktails and right next to the Public Garden. I sat outside and it was absolutely lovely.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service.
  39. CC

    CeCe

    New England

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a great evening for us and the first time since pandemic lock down that we had dined there. Great to see the standards were upheld. The food, service and atmosphere was top notch. Highly recommend for a lovely evening.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food…one of the best French restaurants in the area. The waiter was very friendly and helpful.

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
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Bistro du Midi offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 279-8000.

Bistro du Midi is rated 4.6 stars by 3600 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 71 times today
Google Map for Bistro du Midi

272 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Arlington

  • Neighborhood

    Back Bay

  • Hours of operation

    Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Wed–Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Mid-Day Menu Daily 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Parking is available on the street or at the Motor Mart Garage for a special rate of $10 for up to three hours.

  • Public transit

    Bistro du Midi sits directly across from Boston's Public Garden half a block from the Arlington T station on the Green Line, on the outskirts of the fabulous Back Bay neighborhood.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Robert Sisca

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (617) 279-8000

  • Private party facilities

    We offer both private and semi-private dining for lunch, brunch and dinner. Our private Wine Room seats up to 30, and our semi-private Alcove seats 11. Three-course menu options, an extensive wine list and reception items are offered. Full restaurant and floor buyouts are welcomed.

  • Private party contact

    Jillian McCarthy: (855) 978-0254

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