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Bistro du Midi

#113 of 2,703 Restaurants in Boston
#123 of 2,916 Places to Eat 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, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 42
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  • 11
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  • 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
Excellent

Great choice for fine food and service. We loved everything from our apps which featured wagyu beef tartare with black truffles to octopus, and our entrees of gnocchi, and loup de mer were so tasty and presentation was excellent. Everything was capped with an amazing chocolate soufflé! Don't... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
Jleibo
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Woodbridge, Connecticut
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
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Woodbridge, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Great choice for fine food and service. We loved everything from our apps which featured wagyu beef tartare with black truffles to octopus, and our entrees of gnocchi, and loup de mer were so tasty and presentation was excellent. Everything was capped with an amazing chocolate soufflé! Don't miss this place.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Our waiter was attentive, but the food just wasn't that good. And for the price, we expected it to be really wonderful. I started with the white asparagus soup, which was the best of what we received. My husband's caesar salad was average. The goat cheese gnocchi was pretty tasty but so gratuitously rich that we couldn't eat more than... More 

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Newton, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

You just can't beat the location, it'll keep me coming back, but there's invariably a reason I always end up coming to this place last minute - the food is good, not great, and has nothing to do with the Midi of France. The consumer knows this, so the place is seldom full. The food is some sort of italian... More 

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Boston, MA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Despite a less than satisfactory experience during out previous visit (were served a cold entree) we decided to give Bistro another shot. It is an attractive restaurant, the view is spectacular and the menu looks quite creative. The service is good, if not a bit over the top. One major problem with the service, however, was that the waiter servicing... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We enjoyed lunch outside and dinner upstairs on the second floor. There is an elevator or a long flight of steps. It is uncrushed, the food very good and the wine selections excellent. This is a casual restaurant, which we were in the mood for on vacation

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Chelsea, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Having restaurants such as this one makes me realize that I am lucky to live and work near and in Boston. Each time that I've dined here, I am presented with the most delicious food, wine and cocktail. And they serve only Illy coffee. I have enjoyed a house pork terrine and the duck Bolognese is also tremendous. And it... More 

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Goshen CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Stopped for afternoon wine and appetizers in bar area. Restaurant seating is upstairs and reservations are recommended. Very creative chef and plenty of original cocktails if that is your desire.

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

The place is nice and friendly, well located but do not come here for the food, for it is really mediocre.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

What could be better than a balmy evening in Boston, adjacent to the Common with good food and wine? Dining here was the ideal culmination of our summer New England vacation. The charcuterie platter was well conceived, not huge, but sufficient. Tuna tartare appetizer as to be expected with a wonderful blending of ingredients and flavors. The Bouillabaise included mussels,... More 

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Spokane Valley, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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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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: Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene, Doing business
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?