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Bistro du Midi

#84 of 2,879 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
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 154
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  • 67
    Very good
  • 37
    Average
  • 6
    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
Amazing!

We stumbled onto this place by accident (we were looking for another place) and what a great accident it was. We had brunch and our server was great and attentive. The food is definitely on the expensive side but it was so worth it. I had the Lemon Buttermilk Pancakes, Mixed Berry Compote and my... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
Stephanie A
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Revere, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Boston
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

My husband and I went to Bistro du Midi earlier this week, as we do about every two months for a nice lunch, and a bottle of wine. The atmosphere and location are terrific, and of course one pays the price for this. No problem as long as the food and service lives up to it's end. On this occasion,... More 

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Revere, Massachusetts
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42 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We stumbled onto this place by accident (we were looking for another place) and what a great accident it was. We had brunch and our server was great and attentive. The food is definitely on the expensive side but it was so worth it. I had the Lemon Buttermilk Pancakes, Mixed Berry Compote and my husband had the Croque Madame,... More 

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Washington DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

What an amazing restaurant! Carlos was our server and he was amazing, so patient and very knowledgable. The octopus and charcuterie was amazing, the pork riette and duck pate, delicious. The lamb neck pasta and the beef cheeks were unreal. The icing on the cake was a bartender who knew how to make a good boulevardier and also the amazing... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Family of 4 dined midweek. Food was above average but expensive. Perhaps the noisiest restaurant I have been in in years. Many better options in Boston.

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Went there with a few colleagues while being in Boston on a business trip. The setting is very nice (we were upstairs). The menu is great with many choices available. We were a table of 6 and all made different choices. All the dishes were great. Service is nice although we found the the waiter came too many times to... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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58 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This was recommended by a business partner and I am glad that I took their suggestion. The menu is pretty small however the food was perfectly done. I ordered the monk fish which was the best preparation and taste that I have ever experienced with this fish. It was moist and delicious and beautifully presented. I also sampled the duck... More 

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Boston, Ma
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68 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

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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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

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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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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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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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?