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#4 of 2,366 Restaurants in Boston
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Back Bay
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223 Columbus Ave, Boston, MA 02116-5113 (between Berkeley & Clarendon)
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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All hours
Sun 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nice atmosphere, nice food, correct prices...and a superior level for the pastry ! we spend there an hour and a half for brunch on sunday. Of course it is not really french food (I'm french), nevertheless an excellent achievement.

Thank Dominique C
Noble, Oklahoma
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent food and atmosphere! The tenderloin,mashed potato pizza with white truffle oil may have been THE BEST thing I have EVER eaten. So amazing! Will definitely make a point to return when we are in Boston again!

Thank lacyg1
Level Contributor
18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

餐厅环境非常好。晚餐的时候很满,可以感觉到是一个很受欢迎的餐厅。我们点的前菜都很好,一定要尝试鹅肝和Tuna Tartar. 主菜强烈推荐risotto with fully roasted duck, 十分美味。

Thank hubq2015
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went to this restaurant on a recent Saturday night and had high expectations. My wife loved her meal but I didn't love mine. I'll tell you why. I first ordered the foie gras expecting something terrific. Then I had trouble finding a main course on the menu because we wanted to have a meaty red wine but all I... More 

Thank Duke D
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
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55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were a party of 4, the ambiance is buseling & a little noisy at first, you soon get used to it, the waiters very helpful at explaining the menu, hard to choose such a verity of food, as I prefer fish, went on both entre and main, just fantastic. Lots of business people around us, the tables were turned... More 

Thank AnnieB717
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56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an excellent dinner and service the evening we had dinner at the Mistral. We started with the tuna tartar and it may have been one of the best we had ever had. Our server recommended the dover sole and said we could share and she was correct. The fish was done to perfection served with a spinach and... More 

Thank John C
San Diego, California
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing service, amazing food, and hands down, the BEST bloody marry in Boston. Try it. You won't regret it. Have been multiple times for dinner and brunch. I'm in love with their brunch... It's truly a hidden gem in the city. Priced perfectly while getting the full mistral evening experience... What more could you ask for from one of the... More 

Thank M_Norstein
Clacton-on-Sea, England, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited on a Saturday night as we could not get into top of the hub our hotel booked us into this resturant. We were not disappointed the food was fantastic and I would strongly recommend a visit. Even though they we packed the service was excellent and we never felt unattended.

Thank Keith M
London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Another recommendation from my Bostonian friends, brunch at Mistral is apparently a must on a Sunday.We arrived promptly and were greeted by a friendly lady.Bloody Mary's at the bar were very good.After being seated we were looked after by Brian the ONLY smiley waiter on the floor, the rest were totally miserable, even watching them serve other tables you could... More 

Thank Victoria C
Tours, France
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85 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having read the reviews and then visited this restaurant, I had to check that we'd been to the same place. Descriptions previously used include 'elegant', small portions' and 'quiet'. I should say that we are Europeans, so perhaps have different expectations of restaurants. This is a very large, extremely noisy room, probably with 100 or more covers. It was difficult... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$35 - $80
French, European
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Television
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 223 Columbus Ave, Boston, MA 02116-5113
    (between Berkeley & Clarendon)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Back Bay
  • Neighborhood: Back Bay
  • Phone Number: 16178679300

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Staying in Back Bay

Neighborhood Profile
Back Bay
Wander around this quintessential neighborhood in the heart of Boston for high-end shops, restaurants, and the feeling of city bustle. Its most identifiable skyscrapers, the Prudential Center and John Hancock Tower, are highlights of the city skyline. Visit Newbury street to explore unique and trendy boutiques – as well as every other kind of store imaginable – all housed in beautiful brownstone buildings. In nice weather, restaurant patio seating is packed with Bostonians and tourists alike soaking up the sunshine and enjoying the food. Commonwealth Ave offers a beautiful stroll down residential tree-lined streets. Keep walking towards the Charles River and enjoy a beautiful view by the water. In warmer months, people run and bike on paths running along the esplanade, and sail and kayak on the Charles River. Boylston street, also full of shops, bars, and restaurants, is the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Head towards Copley Square and check out the Boston Public Library, which is particularly beautiful from the Dartmouth street entrance.
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