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“Fantastic Experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mistral

Mistral
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Ranked #5 of 3,112 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $35 - $80
Cuisines: French, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Back Bay
Cross street: between Berkeley & Clarendon
Philadelphia, PA
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Fantastic Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

We were in Boston for business, looking for a nice restaurant for dinner - close to our hotel in the Back Bay area, and found Mistral through the TripAdvisor City Guide. Mistral had great reviews, and the menu looked great. Service was great - we arrived for our reservation, but 2 people in our party were running late, so we were able to enjoy a drink in the bar while we waited for the rest of our party. So nice of them to hold the table for us for 30 minutes. The food was very VERY good. The tuna tartare and beef carpaccio both got rave reviews from the table. Entrees were also very good. The wine list and drink menu is varied and appealing. We'll be back in Boston in October, and plan to return to Mistral for another great evening.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Sherborn, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
167 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Always an outstanding dining experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

We have lived in the Boston area for many years and Mistral is among our favorite restaurants. We have consistently had outstanding meals here, generally for special occasions. There is a wide selection of delicious appetizer, entrée, and dessert items. The service is excellent and friendly. For our anniversary dinner last evening, I had the grilled portobello mushroom carpaccio, the tuna tartare, and the white asparagus salad -- all of which were perfectly prepared and delicious. My husband enjoyed the lobster gnocchi appetizer and the grilled king salmon. And we both enjoyed the "dolce vita" dark chocolate thin-crust pizza with ricotta and mascarpone.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Nancy L
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Evanston
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80 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

We had two appetizers and two entrees (all vegetarian so we cannot speak about the meat dishers). The food was done well (the Pasta -- with tomatoes and arugula was really cooked well). The pizza (the other entree we had) was very good but a bit salty. It is often our experience that the best surprises in a meal are in the appetizers -- here, the appetizers (white asparagus and mushroom carpaccio) where ok but not more than that . The chocolate sorbet we had for dessert was very good.

Overall, descent food but nothing too interesting.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank The_Flaneurs
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Just Like Paris”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

The tables were tight, and the service was stuffy, and the prices were high, but that's kust how it is on the Left Bank. We love it there and we loved it here. We wanted to try more American places as we go to France quite often, but we couldn't pass this up at the suggestion of the concierge in our hotel. He was right and we tipped him greatly upon our return.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank Perel N
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Miami, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

Beautiful place, service it's the best,food it's to die also nothing in this restaurant is bad.expensive but good fish is fresh and we can not wait to go back.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Joe P
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