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Bistro du Midi

#105 of 2,720 Restaurants in Boston
#116 of 2,934 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: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 178
    Excellent
  • 75
    Very good
  • 43
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 3
    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
Super boston bistro

Many meals there. The lamb tartare is excellent. I always have the bar menu and sit downstairs. The statler chicken is consistently a ten. However I have enjoyed all menu items. The staff are very friendly. A bar seat is our favorite. The outside area is amazing in the right weather

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
Pmm1948
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Boston, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Boston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Many meals there. The lamb tartare is excellent. I always have the bar menu and sit downstairs. The statler chicken is consistently a ten. However I have enjoyed all menu items. The staff are very friendly. A bar seat is our favorite. The outside area is amazing in the right weather

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Shanghai, China
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Went there with my friend to try the dine out menu. I had the bass tarter, duck bolognese and cherry clafoutis. bass tarter was ok, fresh, not too tasty but at least french style. Duck bolognese was disappointing, pasta could be a bit more softened to begin with, the duck meat was totally losing the original texture and made it... More 

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Nyack, NY
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

A beautiful place. We stopped here serendipitously in the afternoon for a glass of wine. The space is beautiful and well appointed, loved the light fixtures. We did not have a meal but the menu was perfect French fare and the wine list was spectacular. They offered by the glass, demi or bottle. We had a demi of a Languedoc... More 

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Sparta, New Jersey
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We have been here twice. Even though the menu seems foreign to us and we think we aren't going to like the food.....it always turns out delicious.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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411 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

French at its best.bfrom our starter through our dessert we were well taken care of.moutstandingvwine list,mowed the last night in Boston

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Brookline, New Hampshire
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50 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The food was phenomenal. We were celebrating my belated birthday and I've heard about this establishment through the French Cultural Center of Boston, of which I'm a member. As a member of the FCC, you get a discount if you show your membership card and it was worth every penny. The staff was friendly and the music of Edith Piath... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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95 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Right on the park next to the Four Seasons, this nice "French" restaurant has everything going for it. The downstairs has a nice terrace and a French brasserie feel while the upstairs has a more traditional restaurant setting with windows overlooking the park. The food was well executed, but with the name I was kind of expecting a more traditional... More 

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New York City, New York
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590 reviews
344 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 369 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Right next to Four Seasons across from Boston Gardens it is an enjoyable spot. Had the best hamburger ever (or nearly) & great crepes. Easy alternative to Four Seasons with outdoor seating in good weather or for smokers. Service good & pleasant interior.

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Chicago, IL
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46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 via mobile

We stopped here for a late afternoon snack. It is beautifully situated across from the park (Boston Common, I think), and it was a beautiful day so we could enjoy all of it from our table which was just inside, but without doors or windows, it was really more outside. I had two of the best Lemon Drop Martinis that... More 

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Woodbridge, Connecticut
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128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
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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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, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?