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Bistro du Midi

#59 of 2,348 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
French, Gluten Free, Contemporary
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272 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116-3917 (Arlington)
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Brookline, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed our dinner at this restaurant. We sat in the first floor cafe, and appreciated the fact that we could order off of the cafe menu or the upstairs dining menu. The cafe food was quite good. And the same goes for the duck dish off of the dining menu -- but we were quite surprised at the... More 

1 Thank ScoutMolly
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Fabulous calamari and fried artichokes. Great wine suggestions. Lovely atmosphere. Would stop in again if in Boston.

Thank Marcie M
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A group of eight of us were at this restaurant and enjoyed our time enormously. I had the halibut which was outstanding. We had two different bottles of chablis---superb. The waiter/sommelier was very knowledge. Service was excellent. It surprised me that the restaurant wasn't full.

Thank nancybD4921SD
Atlanta, Georgia
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86 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here with friends and my wife on a Saturday night because it is suppose to have great outdoor seating and food. There is barely any outdoor seating and the food was OK. Bartender was very helpful and described the meals and options while we waited on our table. We had charcuterie board, tuna tartar, octopus for apps. The octopus... More 

Thank Wejinator
Key biscayne Fl USA
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and my two daughters (15 and 17) went there for brunch on Sunday the 18th of July around 11.15 AM. There were about 8 customer in the restaurant. There were two ladies at the reception, plus at least 4 waiters. Should I mention that the reception was cold, not to say unfriendly. After being served a glass of... More 

Thank Philtoutou
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love Bistro du Midi. What's not to love. You have an incredible view of the Boston Public Garden. The service is impeccable. The bartenders are warm, friendly, and knowledgeable. I think that the bistro is one of the more underrated cocktail bars in the city. They make their own rose vermouth so try one of the cocktails that uses... More 

Thank Pan-heera
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is our second time at the Cafe, and we lived both! This last visit, at first we were disappointed we didn't have the linch menu - just brunch... But we were owed by the service and the food! The setting is perfect, the day was beautiful, and the food is amazing! This is a a must-go-to place in Boston.... More 

Thank Milena Z
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of our favorite restaurants. Try to get there a couple of times a year. Foie gras terrine is wonderful, Charcuterie selection is fantastic, artisanal cheese board, raisin pecan bread, absolutely wonderful, beautifully presented.

Thank Catherine L
Paris, France
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55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If there is one restaurant you want to try in Boston, it's the Bistro du midi. Ideally located across from the Boston Public Garden, the Bistro du midi boasts a second floor dining room with great views onto the park. Tables are ideally spaced out - giving you a sense of privacy and privilege. The service is efficient - could... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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193 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great lunch and felt like we were back in Europe. Open doors on the street, lovely wine selection (we tried a couple of rosés which were perfect with the fresh salad). The quiche was great too. Perfect for us to share both entrees. Service very attentive.

Thank Coco A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $60
French, Gluten Free, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 272 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116-3917
  • 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>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 617-426-7878

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Downtown

Neighborhood Profile
The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where, during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting children and eager tourists through the pond. Have your camera ready to capture its peaceful beauty in the middle of a bustling city. Continue on through the Gardens and take in some open green space at the Boston Common, where you can spend time throwing a frisbee, sitting on a park bench, or, in the winter time, skating on the frog pond. Head north from the end of the Common to see the golden dome of the State House, and travel through government center to Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall, both a historic and popular destination worth a quick visit for a first time to Boston. Head to Long Wharf to visit the Aquarium, or catch a boat to Charlestown or even Cape Cod.