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Bistro du Midi

272 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116 (Back Bay)
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Ranked #62 of 2,833 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $60
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: French, Seafood, Contemporary, Bistro
Neighborhood: Back Bay
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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
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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Kansas City, Missouri
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156 reviews 156 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Six months ago I ate in the cafe downstairs. Recently I had the opportunity to eat in the restaurant upstairs with my son and a friend of his. Wonderful experience. We were greeted and seated promptly and cordially. Souffles were offered early on. The service was excellent. Our drinks were top rate. Our charcuterie plate was deliciious. The mains were... More 

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Worthing, England
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166 reviews 166 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

It's been a week since I returned from Boston, yet the memories of this restaurant live on in my taste buds. It had been on my list of "must-dos" in any case but the recommendation by the hotel receptionist at the Revere just reinforced my desire to visit (her boyfriend is a chef here). We fought wind and sleet to... More 

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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51 reviews 51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

Crazy noisy but fun. Everyone who was here seemed to know why. Excellent service and tasty, beautifully-presented food. Everything was presented in a very business-like manner. This restaurant knows why it's popular and takes its food and its presentation seriously. Great location for walking from anywhere downtown. Some of the tastiest food ever. A great memory of my visit to... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Truly one the best restaurants in Boston. We first tried it during restaurant week one year and have been big fans ever since. The service is always impeccable. Warm, polite, friendly and never ever intrusive. The ambiance is elegant and subdued. The cuisine is terrific! Best Foie Gras I have had in a very long time! The Monk fish was... More 

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Boston, MA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We have dined here before. This time was not up to expectations. The ambiance of the restaurant is good Although the noise level was high it was not outrageous by Boston standards. Service was excellent. The issue was with the food. Interesting combinations but the dishes just didn't come off as well as anticipated (monkfish & duck were the two... More 

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52 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We ate in the bar but the menu was excellent. I had goat cheese gnocchi, an apple and blue cheese salad and shared a Calvados souffle for dessert. All were excellent and the sauce served with the souffle was terrific nice, warm, "spicy" with cinnamon, nutmeg and coriander. I was happy to find Duval Leroy Rose champagne on the menu.

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Boston, MA
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

By far, the best dining experience in Boston. The location, overlooking the Common; top notch and knowledgeable staff, "bistro" atmosphere (comfortable and a little loud), and great food, prepared well. Highly recommended for special occasions - we celebrated our anniversary here. Everything - from when we stepped through the front door until we finished dessert - was "spot on." Probably... More 

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I hd tuna tartar and my friend had a oysters for starters it was awsome and I had a very good duck for main corse.

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Chicago, Illinois
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63 reviews 63 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Ate here with a friend while in Boston for business. Couldn't have been more pleased. Friendly and knowledgeable staff, pleasing ambiance, and the food - oh the food. I ended up having an "all lamb" night, as I had the lamb tartare to start, and then the lamb neck with polenta for my entree. Both were unbelievably delicious. I'd never... More 

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Providence, RI
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137 reviews 137 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Rarely do we have a dining experience that meets every expectation. Our server at Bistro du Midi was friendly and knowledgeable, atmosphere elegant yet comfortable, and of course: the food was excellent. Lamb tartare, something you don't get everywhere, was rich without being gamey, and the pistachio pieces added a wonderful crunch. Equally good was the tuna tartare. The porcini... 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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