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Back Bay
0.6 miles from Boston Public Garden
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PRICE RANGE
$35 - $80
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
French, European
FEATURES
Takeout, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Gift Cards Available, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed December 1, 2020

Dinner here was one of the most delicious I've had in recent memory. We started with the Maine Crab Ravioli and Tuna Tartare, which were both excellent - only suggestion I'd made here is that the wontons on the tuna build nice height for presentation...but aren't all that easy to manage with a fork and knife. The Beef Tenderloin was cooked to a perfect medium rare, and the accompanying Horseradish Whipped Potato add a nice side. We also tried the Paella-style Risotto, featuring beautiful pieces of seafood perfectly accompanying the light creaminess of the dish. There is an expansive wine menu as well. The restaurant is also well-spaced, and masks, gloves, individually-wrapped items, etc. are all used without making it feel any less elegant.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed August 31, 2020

This special period of time didn't dent the service quality nor the food quality of this establishment. The portions are overly generous, and taste is complex - fois gras starter is incredible and crab meet risotto is sumptuous. The truffle pizza is a family size...meal in itself. The tables (indoor part of the restaurant) is far enough from each other and staff is very courteous and did their best to keep the quality of service of the bygone carefree days.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 11, 2020 via mobile

The setting was nice gnocchi was amazing The restaurant was buzzy and stylish as befitted an incredible menu A fine dining restaurant that lives up to its reputation

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed July 24, 2020

Lovely dinning room...lighting and vibe was perfect...quiet voices enjoying the intimacy. Great great Brazilian waiter...suggested some wonderful wines and we headed to a super Tuscan. Food...wonderful across the board...perfect temperatures , presentation, quality...it was worth every penny. I'll do it again and again when in...Boston.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed March 14, 2020

We went to dinner here in October 2019. The food is excellent, but also a great atmosphere. Bright French ambiance! The portions are good, not too large.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed March 5, 2020

Food was excellent- service was outstanding- wine list is very good and varied but a bit pricey—first time there though almost went several other times but didn’t but wish I had.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed February 22, 2020

We were glad we finally dined here. The staff at Mistral could not have been more accommodating, in terms of service and their attention to our needs. We were seated at the far rear of the vast and handsome dining room. We ordered the garden...salad as a first course- an ample portion, nicely dressed, with lots of fresh greens. They serve their bread in a round loaf, and it was tasty with a nice crust. Served with a tapenade, it was a nice way to start. My wife ordered the rack of lamb, and I ordered their lamb Osso Bucco- three braised lamb shanks in a tomato sauce over goat cheese polenta. The rack of lamb was among the best we've ever had, with meaty lamb chops, reasonably lean, cooked perfectly, nicely crusted, with a nice side of potatoes. The Osso Bucco was brimming with flavors, infectious overall, though I wished the tomato sauce stood out a bit more- but then again, the lamb shank was tender and fell off the bone. We split an order of profiteroles- delicious- and the plate had a "Happy birthday" inscription and candle on it. A bottle of cote d'rhone was a nice accompaniment to the lamb dishes. We thoroughly enjoyed Mistal and hope to return!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 20, 2020

Everything was great in this restaurant; generous portions of tasty food, great atmosphere and a bar with nice cocktails. Highly recommended

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed February 11, 2020 via mobile

We went here last night for our anniversary. Started with the tuna tartare and it was so delicious! I had the duck and my husband had the sirloin and they were both perfect. We got sides (whipped potatoes and broccolini) and they were also great,...but honestly didn’t need them as the dinners were quite big. Our server recommended an excellent wine. We were asked making the reservation if it was a special occasion and we wrote anniversary but they didn’t say “happy anniversary” so I’m not sure why they ask for that? No big deal really just call if you really want your special occasion noted as the online system might not be noticed. Our table was very close to our neighbors table, that was the only less than perfect part of an otherwise really nice meal.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 9, 2020 via mobile

This was our second visit. Last time we found it and this time we made sure we went back. From beginning to end everything is first class. Of course, the warm crusty bread with a soft chewy texture inside is a perfect start! If nothing...else go for the bread. We did!!!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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February 15, 2020|
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Response from 13jano | Reviewed this property |
Didn’t have to when we were there. Collared shirt and jumper were fine. Message the restaurant if in doubt.
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February 3, 2020|
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Response from KoKo2014 | Reviewed this property |
There are tables for 2. Lots of privacy!
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June 2, 2019|
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Farthest from the entrance.
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