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Bistro du Midi

272 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116 (Dorchester / Roxbury / Mattapan)
617-426-7878
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Ranked #55 of 2,817 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $60
Hours:
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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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

We were a group of 5 having various dishes including the duck breast, good but not the best Ive had, and the fish stew (bouillabaisse), very good. The wine list is excellent but only a fair price/quality ratio. That being said, a 2006 St. Romaine white was indeed a good value, the 2012 Givry rouge, not so much. Service was... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Nice selection of appetizers, wine list is not bad, oysters are great - definitely recommended if you like French cuisine. In the warm months you can sit outside and watch people go by. The location is perfect right next to the Boston Common park which has a large underground parking garage at very reasonable rates

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los angeles
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84 reviews 84 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

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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112 reviews 112 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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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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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Maryland,USA
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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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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Additional Information about Bistro du Midi

Address: 272 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116
Phone Number: 617-426-7878
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Dorchester / Roxbury / Mattapan
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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