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Mistral - Boston, Boston, MA

Mistral - Boston

4.8
4.8
5410 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

9:30 PM


Booked 73 times today
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Dining areas

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 5,410 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Boston / New England

    French

  • Boston

    Romantic

  • Boston

    Good for special occasions

  • Boston

    French

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  1. JW

    JoelW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The food was outstanding, from presentation to taste. The service was impeccable. The noise level was absurdly loud. I would not recommend this restaurant due to the noise level. It was difficult to converse when you had to raise your voice to nearly a shout. It appears that Mistral has taken no steps to add baffles, and noise absorbing materials to deaden the sound. They should hire an acoustical engineering consultant to guide them how to mitigate the noise level.
  2. CC

    ConstanceC

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our 47th wedding anniversary and we were pleasantly surprised with a celebratory sorbet dessert. Its was so kind and thoughtful! It made the evening so special!
  3. a

    aging28

    New England

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Started off with a flat $28 glass of champagne. Couldn’t get the attention of our bar tender for 5 minutes but the other bartender glad opened a fresh bottle and voila there actually are bubbles in champagne! We asked our server for his recommendation on a half bottle of wine to go with our meal. He clearly didn’t have a good understanding of wine and just chose the most expensive bottle. He also stated that the tuna tartare was the best in the state. It definitely was not. It was fishy. The seared foie gras was delicious but the escargot just didn’t suit our tastes. The duck entree was delicious but the filet mignon was average. The server also brought our check as soon as he brought our coffee. He could have waited. Overall we were disappointed. We don’t get out to restaurants often and this was disappointing.
  4. L

    Lumenstein

    Austin

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food.
  5. DS

    DmitryS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food1service5ambience4
    The best of food there were the free bread and tuna tartar.
  6. SE

    SebE

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    Food is average, service is poor. Way overpriced for what it is. This is the second time I’ve been, the first time was exactly the same. Not going ever again.
  7. BA

    BruceAndMaria

    New England

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mistral served the best restaurant meal I have had in a long life eating in restaurants around the world. We visited for my 70th birthday celebration and it could not have been better. Over the course of four hours, our party of six was pampered with an attentive server who guided us through the menu and whose suggestions were all spot on. From appetizer to dessert, we were served dishes unlike any others. Excellent!
  8. I

    Illegal

    New England

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had Bobby as our waiter. He is always knowledgeable and attentive. From the tuna tartare to the tenderloin and desserts, dinner was outstanding
  9. SH

    StaceyH

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was amazing. The white truffle pasta was phenomenal.
  10. RC

    RobertC

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great! Servers were very Knowledgable and had great recommendations
  11. AC

    AmelaC

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent! As always!! Looking forward to coming back 🥂
  12. KP

    KerrieP

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We host an annual business meeting at Mistral every year and the service is outstanding. Always. This year the food was right up there. Truly amazing. Thank you Mistral.
  13. PS

    PollyS264

    New England

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great as always. Our favorite spot in the city. So consistent.
  14. PM

    PaulM

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Anniversary dinner. Tuna tartare is the best in Boston. Had the duck over risotto and my wife had the rack of lamb and both dishes were amazing. Great wine selection and the service was impeccable.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very good service. Restaurant gave us complimentary ice cream after dinner which was a big surprise and good ending. Thanks again for all the great work!
  16. LL

    LoyalLocal

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Service and atmosphere are excellent. Food is very good, but the prices have gotten unreasonable. $75 for sole? $125 for rack of lamb? I’d go back but not frequently
  17. s

    sorrow

    New England

    19 reviews

    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Wonderful service that they split our food in half. Food was great specially the appetizer. Had a wonderful night.
  18. SK

    StephenK

    Philadelphia

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Finest restaurant we have ever visited. Top notch, extremely well run, exquisitely prepared food. Highest recommendation.
  19. S

    Susie

    Baltimore

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this restaurant. Lenny made our wonderful evening even more special. Thank him for us. Only wish we lived here, but we’ll be back!
  20. KA

    KatA

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mistral had a great ambience and amazing food. The service was great and will def come back again! Over great experience.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Service throughout the nice was great from the hostess and waiters. Food portions were generous. Only problem was how my filet was cooked. I asked for medium rare and got well done. I didn’t want my food to be thrown out so I ate it. The rest of the dish was delicious. Would recommend this restaurant to others.
  22. DB

    DeanB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Still consistently outstanding after all these years.
  23. CA

    CityAtNight

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous evening! We were thrilled by the ambiance, the service , and of course the food.
  24. DT

    DrTom

    New England

    29 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The Dover Sole was not the fine, pretty sole known to diners - it was a larger fillet crudely served on a pound of cut spinach leaves and stems with one trisected fingerling potato - or as the waiter called it, the chef’s vision of the dish. The Osso Buco was a safe entree; the escargots too finely minced for our tastes. Without asking, management rightly comped the fish. The restaurant markets itself to office management groups and well-heeled octogenarians. It’s decor is reminiscent of an upscale suburb restaurant. Wait staff was efficient
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    As usual the food was delicious at this destination restaurant that has more than stood the test of time and I will gladly go again. Perhaps due to staffing issues, the service was quite slow and detracted from the overall experience. When we first arrived it took 20 minutes of sitting at the table looking around for our waiter to even take an initial drink order. Similarly at the end of the evening it took forever to find our waiter to get the check and settle up. All told it end up being a 3 hour and 15min dinner which is about 45min too long. Another small issue is how dim the lights are, which makes reading the menu challenging. What happens is that about half the tables have people using their iPhone flashlights to read the menu. This defeats the intended ambiance as the harsh white light the LEDs in the iPhones clashes with the warm yellow glow from the chandeliers. They should experiment with turning up the chandeliers about 15-20% (not too much) so that you can read the menu without auxiliary lighting taking away from the intended warm ambience.
  26. I

    Irene

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fabulous dinner and service last night!! Great table, delicious food, impeccable and warm and inviting space - couldn’t ask for more!
  27. PS

    PattyS

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our bill waiter, Kyle, was very attentive and personable. The portions were ample and very flavor. Wonderful birthday dinner for my husband!
  28. PL

    PickyL

    Denver

    104 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    104 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food excellent as usual and restaurant was crowded on a midweek evening. Even impressed our New York foodie visitor. I still don’t understand why it needs to be so dark — you can barely see the food which is beautifully plated. Is it to hide the ridiculous TV sets over the bar? Not the kind of restaurant that should need an open bro culture bar but one of their other restaurants, Serenella does the same thing much to my distress. Really ruins the atmosphere and makes it weirdly downmarket
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Joaquin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mistral got rave reviews on a FB thread so I decided to try it on a business trip to Boston. The vibe was classy yet relaxed. The service was attentive and the food was incredibly delicious.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A fabulous spot that captures the best of Boston! The food was fabulous, service outstanding and just an overall stellar experience!
  31. T

    Tory

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    very nice service and food. love their beef tenderloin pizza and truffle fries!
  32. JC

    JanieC

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous as always! We hd a great table, excellent service from Edwin, delicious food, lovely ambience.
  33. JF

    JackieF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Steak was sublime, but the restaurant was too loud
  34. S

    Shane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Mistral was a phenomenal experience with outstanding food, atmosphere, and service. I will definitely be back to this establishment.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Good food but i cant say unbeatable. Polenta served with ossobuco was taste like dishwasher solution. Didnt like the taste.
  36. JW

    JoelW

    New England

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Food absolutely delicious, but the items were very rich and large. We ordered too much food and had to take some home as leftovers. Also found the room to be very dark. Hard to read the menu and see our food.
  37. MM

    MichaelM

    New England

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience2
    Beautiful restaurant; disappointed at the noise level and the fact that I had could not get the TV in the bar out of my eye-line. A restaurant like this shouldn't have a TV on at the bar....
  38. MP

    MeganP

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, impeccable service. I wish they had complimentary readers for the people who forgot their reading glasses to see the menu but that is my own problem not the restaurant, lol
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had friends and family coming from abroad at the same time I was studying in Cambridge. Nice restaurant, the tuna tartare is amazing!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    The website said complimentary pick up and drop off for guests within 2 mile radius but refused to send a car. Waited an hour between appetizer and entree. The entree was cold when brought to us.

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 4.8 stars by 5410 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 73 times today
Google Map for Mistral - Boston

223 Columbus Ave., Boston, MA 02116

Dining areas

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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