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Bistro du Midi

#54 of 2,854 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Back Bay
French, Seafood, Contemporary, Bistro
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272 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116 (Arlington)
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.
617-426-7878
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 147
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  • 63
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 5
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good, not special

My Lamb Canneloni at lunch was good, not special, with very mild flavoring, decent pasta. Service was good but with too much hovering.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Nat G
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Boston, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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253 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

My Lamb Canneloni at lunch was good, not special, with very mild flavoring, decent pasta. Service was good but with too much hovering.

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Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

This restaurant never disappoints. From the warm and friendly welcomes and the impeccable and knowledgeable service, Bistro du Midi is perfect for a delicious meal and a fun time. The ambience with cozy lamps and the fireplace roaring upstairs is lovely and the food is tres magnifique. We all enjoyed our choices, and the duck breast was by far the... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

assisted by perhaps the most knowledgeable sommelier in the city. It's our go-to place for out of town guests. We especially love the special roast chicken for 2 (45 min preparation, so order when you are seated), but it's all imaginative, locally sourced, and beautifully prepared and served. The wine list is deep, centered on French wines, and has many... More 

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Caracas, Venezuela
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We start 2015 with a pleasant and excelent dinner at this positive atmosphere restaurant. Valet parking, hostess and table services pront and nice. We are coming since 2007, and have been always happy returning any time. Congrats for being excellent at all times.

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Friday night, pre-theater I met my cousin for dinner. The salmon was delicious, perfectly prepared and the pinot gris a nice accompaniment. I was most impressed by the bartender who placed a glass of water in front of me while I waited at the bar for my cousin to arrive. Just a gracious and sweet gesture. We dined in the... More 

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Chesapeake, Virginia, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Good service, nice aperitifs! Order the soups and desserts. Sit on the sidewalk for good people watching!

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carlisle, ma
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67 reviews 67 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

This is a tale in two parts. I organized a meeting for 11 people in their private room. For such meals the restaurant prefers a fixed menu with preselected dishes and wines. In order to give my guests some choice I selected three white wines and one red for the guests to choose from. This did not make the manager... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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53 reviews 53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We at lunch here, so the menu was on the casual side. Still, the food was excellent. The calamari were lightly breaded and fried, not soggy at all, with anchovies and pepperoncini to spice things up. The pan-roasted salmon was perfectly crispy on the outside and tender (not raw) on the inside, and the sauce of chorizo, fingerling potatoes, green... More 

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Hamilton, Bermuda
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Service was not to the food standard was never refilled our wine and water, never asked how our meal was, did not clear the table properly (left side dishes at dessert)...lets put it that way, the service was non exist ant, but you expect to be paid for it Food was very good Will go back again and hope it... More 

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Aginbyte
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We are not necessarily fans of tasting menus. Too often our experience has been one or two excellent dishes along with several mildly interesting ones. The wine pairings can often be difficult as well. Bistro du Midi was a delightful exception - all five courses were excellent, but the standout was the magnificent gnocchi with white truffles. The only problem... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 272 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116
    (Arlington)
  • Public Transportation: 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.
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Back Bay
  • Neighborhood: Back Bay
  • Phone Number: 617-426-7878

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 60
  • Cuisine: French, Seafood, Contemporary, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?