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Bistro du Midi

272 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116 (Back Bay)
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Ranked #58 of 2,851 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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carlisle, ma
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62 reviews 62 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

This is a tale in two parts. I organized a meeting for 11 people in their private room. For such meals the restaurant prefers a fixed menu with preselected dishes and wines. In order to give my guests some choice I selected three white wines and one red for the guests to choose from. This did not make the manager... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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47 reviews 47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

We at lunch here, so the menu was on the casual side. Still, the food was excellent. The calamari were lightly breaded and fried, not soggy at all, with anchovies and pepperoncini to spice things up. The pan-roasted salmon was perfectly crispy on the outside and tender (not raw) on the inside, and the sauce of chorizo, fingerling potatoes, green... More 

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Hamilton, Bermuda
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Service was not to the food standard was never refilled our wine and water, never asked how our meal was, did not clear the table properly (left side dishes at dessert)...lets put it that way, the service was non exist ant, but you expect to be paid for it Food was very good Will go back again and hope it... More 

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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We are not necessarily fans of tasting menus. Too often our experience has been one or two excellent dishes along with several mildly interesting ones. The wine pairings can often be difficult as well. Bistro du Midi was a delightful exception - all five courses were excellent, but the standout was the magnificent gnocchi with white truffles. The only problem... More 

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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Stopped in here for lunch with a friend on a weekday and from the moment we walked in, we knew we would have a great experience. Prompt attention from the minute you walk through the door until you leave. We had an excellent meal, plenty of time to chat and enjoy a coffee at the end of the meal and... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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135 reviews 135 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Try a little prosecco before your tres-chic tart, mon ami! And don't spill anything on the marble table top while you're at it! For high brow bistro, it is hard to beat this place. Excellent service and acutely prepared dishes make it a real pleasure for a tete-a-tete. The prices make it hard to swallow unless you signed up for... More 

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São Paulo
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The food was absolutely amazing. My fiance and I were there after he proposed to me and not only we had one of the best meals of our lives but also had a great view of the Public Gardens.

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Newton, Massachusetts
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

From the time you make your reservation, 'til the end of your meal, rest assured that you are in the hands of pros. When my wife made the reservation, she mentioned that it was our son's 21st birthday and we'd like a window table, overlooking the Public Garden. Not only did we get the table, there was a card on... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

We stumbled upon this place quite by accident as we were wandering down the street looking for an interesting place to share drinks with our friends. Since they made an absolutely marvelous martini for our friend, we decided to peruse the dinner menu and saw quite a few intriguing dishes which prompted us to make dinner reservations for the next... More 

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Sebring, Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

We scored reservation from our hotel concierge, Lowes Boston Hotel. He said it was a great place and on the way to movie theater, AMC Boston Common. We arrived to a friendly greeter who promptly took our coats and led us to our table. We sat next to the fire place. We had the rib eye and the pork chops.... 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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