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Bistro du Midi

272 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116 (Dorchester / Roxbury / Mattapan)
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Ranked #47 of 2,820 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $60
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: French, Seafood, Contemporary, Bistro
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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
Neighborhood: Dorchester / Roxbury / Mattapan
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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los angeles
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79 reviews 79 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

We had no idea what to expect and had a most delicious dinner upstairs. On a pleasant night the main floor was charming, but too noisy. Upstairs, you could talk. The mussels and bouillabaisse were outstanding and even the Bibb lettuce salad was a treat. The wine list was reasonable, the service good. Wish I lived here, I would come... More

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Newton, Massachusetts
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109 reviews 109 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Hands down one of the best meals I've had in Boston. The service is even better than L'Espalier. The drinks were amazing. The only downfall is that we sat at a table to two within arms reach of couples on each side of us. It was very difficult to hear my girlfriend talk and even more difficult to hear our... More

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Skipton, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I walked passed this restaurant a few times on my last visit and couldn't help but admiring the setting (a wonderful view of the Boston public garden) and the busy atmosphere, so I took my son (17) there for lunch. It was busy, and unfortunately we didn't have a table outside, but bar was ok with us... Interesting menu, some... More

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Bethlehem, PA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We recently had lunch at Bistro du Midi on a rare July day in Boston when the weather was sunny, 70’s and low humidity. The Bistro has limited outdoor seating and this was a day worth waiting for a seat outside. They don’t have a large menu but they have a lot of variety that makes it difficult to choose.... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Stuck at a less-then-great hotel and arriving late, we hade dinner here and it saved our trip. We thought it was 'French' but it's really much more complex than a classic French bistro. The menu was inventive if a bit confusing, and a word used at the table was 'pretentious' in a charming way. The service was great, our waiter... More

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Boca Raton, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

great food and extensive , unique, well thought out wine menu for the people who would appreciate the time and effort it takes. Dounstairs bar is vibrant with a good well dressed crowd of all ages. Upstairs fantastic room with just enough energy to keep you from boredom. I visit here every trip to Boston.

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87 reviews 87 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We visited du midi with a large group of colleagues and family. We had a very nice table upstairs. The service was near prefect. The decor and dining options classic upscale French. My wife and I shared roasted chicken. Food was very well prepared and we will be back on our next visit in Boston.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Visited Bistro du Midi in May for a birthday celebration. The dining room, on the second floor overlooks the Boston Public Garden, which was lovely in its new green colors . We have visited previously in June and also in the dead of winter after a snow storm and the view is always part of the overall experience. The food... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

It's a nice place with a nice location, but that's about it. The service was somewhat contrived. False snobbery never comes across well. The food was ok. If you are accustomed to eating bloody pork, you will be fine. I expected more. The wine list was just ok. I wasn't impressed. I'm not sure why someone would say that it's... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Great place for Sunday brunch right near Boston Common. The brunch menu was not very extensive, but the food was great. I had the goat cheese and veggie quiche and it was excellent. I would order it again in a heartbeat. The service was great and our waiter was attentive. We didn't have a reservation and were very pleased to... More

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