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Bistro du Midi

272 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116 (Dorchester/Roxbury/Mattapan)
617-426-7878
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Ranked #71 of 2,784 restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $30 - $60
Cuisines: French, Seafood, Contemporary, Bistro
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Dorchester/Roxbury/Mattapan
Cross street: Arlington
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.
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

I had the octopus tagliatelle and my friend ordered the braised lamb neck, we also had the brussel sprout and pork belly side and a chocolate soufflé for dessert. The meal was delicious and the service was fantastic, the soufflé was the high point so don't skip dessert! We were seated by the window and it was nice to have... More

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Simsbury, CT
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We dined her on the recommendation from our hotel, lucky to get a table at 8:00. This was a very busy evening, but the service was excellent. My husband had 2 fish plates, both wonderful, and I had the pork chop - it wasn't cooked enough for me but the flavor was excellent. Because it was busy, it was also... More

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Tallahassee, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Three of us tried the octopus tagliatelle and one ordered the braised lamb neck. While waiting we ordered foie gras and pork belly. The service was prompt and helpful. In Florida we realize that octopus feed on stone crabs and therefore accept our duty to eat as many of the eight legged predators as posssible. Unfortunately the tagliatelle must eat... More

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

My husband and I dined here during DineOutBoston. It was our first time and the menu looked great. Hostess was gracious and welcoming. Space was intimate and warm. We were told to go upstairs and was warmly greeted by the host. So far so great. I had the steamed mussels to start. Large juicy perfectly cooked mussels in a delicious... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Rude customer service and a bad attidude is unacceptable in the hospitality industry. I've been there several times as the food is good but the staff all have a chip on their shoulders, very bad customer service and a terrible attitude, harly any smiles from the staff there.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Great ambiance. Upscale without being stuffy. Cozy comforts include cushioned window-seat style seating and a fireplace. Nice views of the Common. Service was great. For a solid winter meal, I'd recommend red wine, the melt-in your mouth lamb, and chocolate souffle.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Dinner out with friends. We sat upstairs in the smaller more private dining room that overlooks Boston Common and the public gardens, which were covered in snow. It was a great night to be inside enjoying good food with excellent company, and I highly recommend requesting to be seated in the smaller room for a more intimate experience. We shared... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

I brought my partner to Bistro du Midi for her birthday, and the experience and meal were excellent. Our server (David, I think?) was incredibly attentive and charming. It is always a nice experience when servers do not presume because we are under 40 that we are incapable of wanting a great experience. We split the seared Foie to start,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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185 reviews 185 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014 via mobile

So, this is a fantastic place to eat. Great food, great wine, professional service, great location. So, why the gripe? The eye watering bill! I mean, London (my home) is regularly listed as one of the world's most expensive cities. So why should this Boston restaurant be so expensive. (See my review of Amrheins - different but good food without... More

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Framingham, Massachusetts, United States
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

If you're in the mood and market for a delicious bistro experience, go to Bistro du Midi. Incredible food, excellent service, wonderful atmosphere, fantastic wine selection...all the ingredients for a special evening.

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