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Bistro du Midi

#87 of 2,373 Restaurants in Boston
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272 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116 (Arlington)
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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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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Rockport, Massachusetts
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86 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a window table, looking toward the Public Garden. The service was a little slow, but the dishes take time to prepare. The Crispy Cod Sandwich was tasty, though hard to eat as a sandwich because the cod tended to slip out. The dessert of caramel apple panna cotta with gingersnaps and almond brittle ice cream was beautifully presented.

Thank RockportBirder
Lincoln, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I want to preface this review by saying that our waiter Jonathan and the maitre d were very nice and tried hard, but they were not in the kitchen and that is where the problems lay. I also want to say that I rarely write such poor reviews but this was a terrible meal. It was my daughter's birthday and... More 

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Paris, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Setting is OK. Seating is comfortable and not packed. The wine list is impressive Good products but non imaginative cuisine. The claimed french touch is discrete. Fish was correctly cooked. The catastrophy came with the dessert. My soufflé was served flat!. This is inacceptable in such a place. The manager excuses were as flat as the soufflé. Not professional!

1 Thank Jean F
Boston MA
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146 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Classy spot, romantic, food quality was excellent. Service very good. Would come back. It is expensive and the food while solidly done, is not knock-your socks off great. Portions moderate.

Thank BostonTraveler62
Boston, Massachusetts
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409 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I cannot rave enough about how incredible the service is here. The member of our party that made the reservation had dined here a few times previously, and as a thank you were were seated in a private back room, without even having to ask! The waitress was wonderfully attentive, as well as very knowledgable about all menu items. The... More 

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Portland, Maine, United States
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101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had dinner here last night because we had such a great meal previously. We we very disappointed by the experience. Upon being seated we were told that there were a couple of desert souffles that should be pre-ordered because of preparation time. We ordered a souffle when we ordered our meal. We both had onion soup to start. It... More 

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

My wife and I stopped off here for an early dinner after a matinee show at the Wilbur on 9 October and were very happy that we did. Our cocktails were excellent I had the Sirocco and my wife had a Cucumber thing. Both were excellent. I had the Oxtail tortellini and she had the Halibut. Both were delicious. We... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

We wanted somewhere nice to enjoy a special meal in Boston and some of the other fine dining restaurants were not suitable. We found a lively buzzy if not a little noisy restaurant to begin with. The service was attentive and we were left to make our decisions . A nice chilli cocktail went down well , as did a... More 

Thank Michael W
Leicester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

This is a lovely romantic bistro set just opposite Boston common. Me and my husband stopped here for dinner on our honeymoon. The starters we both had were very good although a little small but my only complaint is that I had the pork for my main course and it was on the raw side for me which made it... More 

Thank cherry252015
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

After a fantastic meal here last year, I returned this year for what I assumed would be one meal during our trip. It was so lovely, I went back and ate there every day for 4 days straight. Lunches and dinners are all superb, but the duck is absolute perfection. The salads are uniquely dressed, delicious. The wine recommendations are... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $60
Seafood, French, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Television, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 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 - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 272 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116
  • 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
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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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.
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