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Bistro du Midi

#65 of 2,865 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
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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    Very good
  • 36
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  • 6
    Poor
  • 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
Excellent food & presentation... service had some glitches

This was a birthday dinner for my sister. We were a party of 6. I am inclined to favor a restaurant that provides excellent taste and visuals with medium to small portions. This was right on target. I had sea urchins over chitarrra. My wife had Chilean sea bass. Everybody loved their dish. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
HalzBoston_Ma
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Boston, Ma
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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Boston, Ma
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

This was a birthday dinner for my sister. We were a party of 6. I am inclined to favor a restaurant that provides excellent taste and visuals with medium to small portions. This was right on target. I had sea urchins over chitarrra. My wife had Chilean sea bass. Everybody loved their dish. The asparagus soup with escargot was a... More 

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Winooski VT
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

This restaurant offered a regular menu and a prix fixe that was into the triple digits when you add in the wine pairings. Location is sweet, overlooking Boston gardens, and service very attentive and pleasant. Duck entree was outstanding and the sea bass very good -- oysters just okay . It's a bit steep for my wallet--

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Chicago, Illinois
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Where to begin? Have enjoyed four excellent meals at this stylish, intimate bistro, with each more enjoyable than the last. Brought a mix of business colleagues and friends along recently and they concur - Bistro du Midi is a hidden gem with an amazing menu and exceptional wine list. Service is courteous, professional and timely, with attention to diners' pace... More 

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London, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I enjoyed a fantastic dinner here with a friend,min the recommendation of the concierge at the Westin Copley Place Hotel. The service at the restaurant was impeccable, including a wonderful coat check service where they kept our coats toasty warm until we were ready to jump into our cab. The bouillabaisse was the best my friend had ever had, with... More 

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Portland, Maine
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I went to the Bistro du midi before and had a great experience but this time I cannot say the same. First and foremost I was seated on the top level on a table that was all scratched up and sticky. For this kind of restaurant it is not acceptable (check the pictures). I had a plate of pâté and... More 

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Malden, Massachusetts
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90 reviews 90 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This restaurant offered very well cooked and presented dishes that tasted great. My experience in this place during Restaurant Week was way above average and the main reason was the food. The gnocchis are highly recommended: very well done (look like tiny marshmallows) with a cheese sauce and very light for your stomach. The bread sticks and ciabatta were well-done... More 

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North Chatham, Massachusetts
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40 reviews 40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Bistro Du Midi is one of our Boston favorites, and it did not disappoint when we had dinner there on Thursday, February 26th. My wife had the soup and I the Bib lettuce salad to start. She then had Bouillabaisse and I had the duck. We shared chocolate mouse cake for dessert. Al were just outstanding as was the wine... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

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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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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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?