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Bistro du Midi

#66 of 2,357 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighborhood:
Downtown
Seafood, French, Contemporary
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272 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116-3917 (Arlington)
16174267878
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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California
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128 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived to the elegant and hopping upstairs dining room only to find the noise level a bit too much. We changed to a downstairs table in the much more suitable-for-conversation bistro. The bistro also had a good vibe. Service was excellent - attentive and friendly. The food was like any bistro, small portions but typically well prepared. Everything was... More 

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Penfield, New York
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91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Nice place at a nice location. Great view of the park, romantic set-up. We only managed to taste the cocktails that were remarkable, but the meals looked very good as well. Service was professional and efficient.

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Thank BeLaZe
Lisbon, Portugal
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125 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My favourite restaurant in Boston. I came back after two years and went there to my first meal. Great ambiance, friendly stall. Personally, I prefer the ground floor, more casual and friendly. Great food.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Bistro today for Brunch The patio is nice, staff courteous but food was ok. I had an omelette which was ok and a side order of bacon that came soggy. Cocktails were good.

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Thank Rulahawi
Boston/Cape Cod
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86 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent service but the food was not inspired. Waiter warned that despite an app being touted as Jonah crab, it was really watermelon with a tiny piece of crab-- and he was right! Gnocchi were dry. Dessert pastry was dry - but the butterscotch ice cream was very good.

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Andover, Massachusetts
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72 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Grading on a curve, due to the high prices, most dishes were good to very good; two were excellent. All portions, except for the salads, which were too salty, were small. Red snapper crudo was relatively tasteless, as was the foie gras terrine. Boullabaise was good, but lukewarm and skimpy. Only the halibut entree and butter cake dessert were true... More 

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Boston, MA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

i liked it less this time than the first time, a couple of years ago. 6 of us had dinner, one drink each before, two mid-level bottles of wine, 6 appetizers, 5 main courses, 4 desserts, and the tab was over $800 with tip. i felt that was too much for what we got, by about 20-30%. the charcuterie appetizer... More 

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Levallois-Perret, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a wonderful dinner at this restaurant. The fish was fresh and perfectly grilled. The souflés for the dessert were absolutely perfect: well cooked, grate taste either for the chocolate or the cherry and Amareto ones. Just one advice: take a side for the entrés because what is described on the menu and seems to be the side is... More 

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Orlando, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The last time I had a bouillabaisse this good was at Le Bernardain. Everything was superior, the ambiance, the food and the service

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Dublin, Ireland
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137 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Table of 8 for lunch. Service fantastic, food fantastic, wines great and location great and overall very enjoyable. Prices a touch on the high side.

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$30 - $60
Cuisine
Seafood, French, Contemporary
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Television, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Private Dining, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 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 - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 272 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116-3917
    (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>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 16174267878
Description
With two floors overlooking the Boston Public Gardens, Bistro du Midi is one of the most beloved destinations in the Back Bay of Boston. Chef Josue Louis's award winning authentic Provencal cuisine is inspired by the Midi region of France and features only the freshest seafood, meats and vegetables that are both refined and approachable.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Downtown

Neighborhood Profile
Downtown
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.