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Bistro du Midi

#87 of 2,688 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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 40
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  • 9
    Poor
  • 3
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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
Lovely lunch at du Midi!

Excellent (last minute) lunch selection. Was very pleased with very professional service. Speed of food being pumped out of the kitchen and quality of food itself. Succinct but thoughtful lunch options. Great flavor and presentation. Nice wine list options at reasonable prices. Cheers!

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 16, 2015
Derek J
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Niceville, Florida
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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Spokane Valley, Washington
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61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The location near the Public Gardens is scenic and convenient for a nice pre-dinner walk. The downstairs bar is comfortable, has good service & is an easy place to strike up a conversation or watch a ballgame. The upstairs dining room is nicely appointed and the wine selections are good; the som is professional and helpful. The Bouillabaisse du Midi,... More 

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Hibbing, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

My boyfriend and I came here for a late-night dinner. We sat in the downstairs dining area and it was absolutely freezing near the window (outside the temperature was probably 75 degrees). Their least expensive wine was $48 for an awful Sterling Pinot Noir that I could get at the liquor store for $8. My boyfriend had the foie gras,... More 

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Houston
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We had passed Bistro du Midi previously, and decided to visit this trip. The restaurant is attractive, with outside seating. When we arrived the restaurant was not crowded, but filled quickly. We ordered fried artichokes, white asparagus soup, quiche, and cannelloni. After a long wait, the artichokes arrived with the soup. To our surprise the soup was a cream based... More 

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Niceville, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Excellent (last minute) lunch selection. Was very pleased with very professional service. Speed of food being pumped out of the kitchen and quality of food itself. Succinct but thoughtful lunch options. Great flavor and presentation. Nice wine list options at reasonable prices. Cheers!

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

I had a full day touring Boston in quite warm temperatures. My friends at the Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau had arranged for me to have an early dinner at Bistro du Midi. I have eaten at many of their sister restaurants- Greenhouse in London with a 2,000 label wine list; A Voce Columbus (Time Warner Building) & A Voce... More 

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Colchester, Vermont
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Start with a gorgeous spot on Boylston St., seated comfortably outside. Order up some delicious buttery mussels in a green curry sauce, and a cheese board with creamy goat, sheep, and cows milk selections. Toss in a bottle of chalky, limestone-y, delicious Sancerre. Top it all off with a friendly waiter who was attentive and fun, and you've got yourself... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

I've eaten here 3 or 4 times in the last year and it is always great. Went again last night with special guests from out of town. We got a table on the ground level "cafe" area, which is perfect on a warm summer evening. The whole front wall was open to the street. The Boston Public Garden is across... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We had a late lunch at the downstairs cafe, with very good service, looking out toward the Boston Public Garden across the street. The quiche and gnocchi were good, and the olive oil for the bread was really good. I had an exotic bloody mary topped with a big prawn. Interesting, glad I tried it, but next time will go... More 

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Waterloo, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Our first time in Boston and we decided to try a french restaurant close to the 'T' station. We were not disappointed by this open air restaurant next to Boston Commons. The restaurant has an extensive wine list and we enjoyed a very good wine from Tuscany that was recommended by the resident Sommelier. We ordered the Lamb carpaccio as... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

The bar menu gives you the option to try small dishes and is a better value of money. The atmosphere is relaxing and really nice. But the food was just almost good. Disappointing artichoke. Extremely salty salad with the disappointing quiche. The burger was really good. And great service.

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Additional Information about Bistro du Midi

Address: 272 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116
Phone Number: 617-426-7878
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Back Bay
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
Average Prices: USD 30 - 60
Cuisine: French, Seafood, Contemporary, Bistro

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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: Doing business, Bar scene, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Large groups, Romantic
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?