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“Always an outstanding dining experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mistral

Mistral
223 Columbus Ave. (Berkeley St.), Boston, MA 02116
617 867 9300
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Ranked #32 of 2,817 Restaurants in Boston
Price range: $35 - $80
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: between Berkeley & Clarendon
Sherborn, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Always an outstanding dining experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

We have lived in the Boston area for many years and Mistral is among our favorite restaurants. We have consistently had outstanding meals here, generally for special occasions. There is a wide selection of delicious appetizer, entrée, and dessert items. The service is excellent and friendly. For our anniversary dinner last evening, I had the grilled portobello mushroom carpaccio, the tuna tartare, and the white asparagus salad -- all of which were perfectly prepared and delicious. My husband enjoyed the lobster gnocchi appetizer and the grilled king salmon. And we both enjoyed the "dolce vita" dark chocolate thin-crust pizza with ricotta and mascarpone.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Evanston
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

We had two appetizers and two entrees (all vegetarian so we cannot speak about the meat dishers). The food was done well (the Pasta -- with tomatoes and arugula was really cooked well). The pizza (the other entree we had) was very good but a bit salty. It is often our experience that the best surprises in a meal are in the appetizers -- here, the appetizers (white asparagus and mushroom carpaccio) where ok but not more than that . The chocolate sorbet we had for dessert was very good.

Overall, descent food but nothing too interesting.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Just Like Paris”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

The tables were tight, and the service was stuffy, and the prices were high, but that's kust how it is on the Left Bank. We love it there and we loved it here. We wanted to try more American places as we go to France quite often, but we couldn't pass this up at the suggestion of the concierge in our hotel. He was right and we tipped him greatly upon our return.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Miami, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Best meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

Beautiful place, service it's the best,food it's to die also nothing in this restaurant is bad.expensive but good fish is fresh and we can not wait to go back.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Excellent meal, cocktails and wine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013 via mobile

Always a great dinner. Tables are a bit jammed in, but the food and staff quickly take center stage. Try the seasonal rhubarb margarita to start, yum! Fois gras was insanely delicious. Liked it better thsn sorrelina this trip!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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