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Bistro du Midi

#62 of 2,355 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
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272 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116-3917 (Arlington)
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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.

Thank StephenCr0ss
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A taste of France in Boston. The croque monsieur was excellent and that beurre noisette cake is a must.

Thank Victor A
new york
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

exceptional service - attentive and knowledgeable staff, contemporary cuisine with very well developed flavors and presentation, friendly ambiance with an outside patio seating

Thank gnewyork
North Easton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We came here for Restaurant week, the three course fixed price menu. They had several options including vegetarians options for me! We both had the market greens salad to start, I had the ricotta gnocchi and my husband had the steak. I had the chocolate mousse dessert and my husband had the stone fruit torte. Not being "salad people", we... More 

Thank Melissa H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Dinner menu is always sublime, but brunch on first floor is also nice. Chocolate soufflé is a must- order ahead since it takes 10 minutes to prepare.

Thank sophiesophieyy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived after 10 to find that they had closed the kitchen and only had a limited menu in place. That said, it was rather limited in scope. The food was very good and the presentation nice with a sound wine list. Next time we'll go early. Try the soufflé, it's a signature dish.

Thank Gregory K
Brookline, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

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 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

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.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 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 

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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
Seafood, French, Gluten Free Options, Contemporary
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
Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings
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 02116-3917
  • 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: 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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  • 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.