Bistro du Midi

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$31 to $50
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Bistro du Midi's cuisine features French Cuisine inspired by Coastal New England influences. Our wine list represents the true soul of a bistro wine list. In a classic French bistro, wine is very much a part of every meal. As such, we offer a variety of experiences and wines at a tremendous value in a range of prices. Our elegant yet relaxed environment overlooks Boston's beautiful Public Garden with a spectacular view. A street level Bistro features floor-to-ceiling windows, and in the spring and summer our patio provides some of the most optimal al fresco dining in the city.

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vipkaycibi
New England
49 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was restaurant week, and we expected a crowd, but The Virus cut off much of the usual crowd. Instead we had an attentive and pleasant Server. Our food was simply exemplary. The venison tartine was delicious, but the chicken was perfectly cooked and delightful—crunching fresh skin, and the meat was moist, tasty, and just what chicken should taste like. the panna cotta was just light, gently flavored, and the perfect ! to our dinner. Usually this restaurant is noisy and very crowded. This night there were about 6 people. nad it was a near perfect dinner.

Bistro du Midi
Responded on 19 March 2020

Hello kaycibi and thank you very much for your nice five star review! I'm glad to read that you enjoyed service and every dish you choose and I'm looking forward to see you again as soon as we will all able to go out again. My best - Federico

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BonnieKDesign
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, beautiful views of the common, and a great deal for restaurant week. We had a great time.

Bistro du Midi
Responded on 19 March 2020

Hello BonnieKDesign and thank you for your five star review! I'm glad to read that you had a great time and enjoyed your meal and I'm hoping to seeing you again soon. - Federico

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dowtowner
New England
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was outstanding. The restaurant accommodated our request to be seated at a table instead of at the bar which is where my wife and I had chosen to sit when we made reservations. Service was excellent if a little overly enthusiastic at times. Bistro du Midi is not a restaurant for bargain hunters, but we were happy with the overall experience even after factoring in the cost.

Bistro du Midi
Responded on 19 March 2020

Hello dowtowner. Thank you for the nice review! I'm happy to hear that you and your wife enjoyed your visit and I'm looking forward to taking care of you again soon. My best - Federico

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SarahfromQuarryStreet
New England
13 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Food was very good. Server did not understand my joke but it's ok, still great service!

Bistro du Midi
Responded on 19 March 2020

Hi SarahfromQuarryStreet and thank you for your review. Haha, I'm sorry if your server did not get your joke, but I'm glad that service was good. I hope to see you again soon. My best - Federico

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MeganA
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

The food was really great, especially for it being Dine Out Boston season. The location and ambiance was also very causally-fancy. Great for a girlfriend lunch date.

Bistro du Midi
Responded on 19 March 2020

Hi MeganA and thank you for your review! We are looking to having you here again soon. My best - Federico

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
49 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is the third time we've been to Bistro du Midi in recent months. It has become one of our favorite restaurants. Everything about it is excellent, from the warm greeting at the door to the friendly and efficient service to the truly exceptional quality of the food. To top it off, our table by the window had a lovely view of the Public Garden. We are already looking forward to our next visit.

Bistro du Midi
Responded on 19 March 2020

Hello and thank you very much for such a nice review! We are looking forward to seeing you again soon as well! Please, ask for me next time you're in as I would like to stop by to say hi. My best - Federico

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vam9
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I went with a group of 6 for Dine-Out Boston. The food, service, and views were exceptional! Definitely recommend

Bistro du Midi
Responded on 19 March 2020

Thank you very much for your review vam9. I'm glad that you and your guests enjoyed your meal with us. I hope to having you come visit again. My best - Federico

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vipEMMH
New England
21 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

A wonderful date night! The ambience of this warm, charming, and light- filled restaurant matchs the suberb food. The service was warm and attentive , but not overbearing. We sat upstairs, which may have the best view in the entire city, as it overlooks the Public Garden. The food is modern Provencal and quite delicious- chestnut gnocci, steak bavette.
We went there for Dine Out Boston and look forward to going back soon.

Bistro du Midi
Responded on 19 March 2020

Hi EMMH! Thank you very much for such a nice review. I'm happy to read that you enjoyed every aspect of your visit and I'm looking forward to hosting you again soon! - Federico

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KristenS
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious, our waiter was great, and the ambiance is so nice!!! Definitely worth the price 100%! Me and my boyfriend went for our fifth anniversary and it was perfect :)

Bistro du Midi
Responded on 19 March 2020

Than you so much KristenS! I'm glad that you have enjoyed your anniversary with us and every aspect of your visit. I'm looking forward to seeing you again soon. My best - Federico

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lindak
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We shared the foie gras terrine as an appetizer. It was absolutely delicious. The sea bass for dinner was moist and flavorful. Great place for date night or a special occasion.

Bistro du Midi
Responded on 19 March 2020

Hello lindak and thank you very much for your five star review! I'm glad to read that you enjoyed every aspect of your dinner and I'm looking forward to seeing you again soon. My best - Federico

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vipConvenient
New England
70 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Have been here quite a number of times and it never disappoints. Great brunch spot: excellent food. Great service and a wonderful place to relax. You never felt rushed. Cauliflower truffle soup was a knockout!

Bistro du Midi
Responded on 19 March 2020

Hello Convenient and thank you very much for your nice five star review! I'm glad to read that you like to come here from time to time and I'm looking forward to hosting you again. Please, ask for me next time you're in, so I can come by to say hi. My best - Federico

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vipJHHanover
New England
52 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Fantastic food; dessert very good, but not as great as first courses and entree. A little pricy.

Bistro du Midi
Responded on 19 March 2020

Hello JHHanover and thank you for your review! I'm looking forward to hosting you again soon. Best - Federico

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vipMaria
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Good food, service OK, location spectacular view

Bistro du Midi
Responded on 19 March 2020

Hello Maria and thank you for the nice review! I'm glad to read that you enjoyed your meal, but I'm sorry to understand that service was just OK. Please, send me an email at fsalvador@bistrodumidi.c... if you like to share more. I'm looking forward to seeing you again and personally take care of you. My best - Federico

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

Just totally lackluster for the price of what we paid.

Bistro du Midi
Responded on 19 March 2020

Hello. I'm so sorry to read that Bistro du Midi did not meet your expectations. Please, reach out to me at your convenience at fsalvador@bistrodumidi.c... I would like to hear more about it and make it up to you. I'm looking forward to hearing from you soon. My best - Federico Salvador

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
22 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful cuisine, great selection and great service

Bistro du Midi
Responded on 19 March 2020

Thank you very much for your review! We are looking forward to hosting you again. - Federico

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vipMary
New England
9 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved every minute. Our waiter Znick could not have been better! The food, the view, the food...did I mention the food?

Bistro du Midi
Responded on 19 March 2020

Thank you very much Mary for the five star review! I'm glad to read that Nick took good care of you and you liked the food so much. :) I'm looking forward to hosting you again soon. My best - Federico

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Thompson
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience3

Great, attentive service. Food was fine: some very good, some okay. Good deal with the Dine Out Boston menu

Bistro du Midi
Responded on 19 March 2020

Good afternoon Thompson and thank you very much for your review. I'm sorry to read that not every dish met your expectations. Please, reach out to me at your convenience, if you would like to share more at fsalvador@bistrodumidi.c... I hope you will give us another chance sometimes in the future. My best - Federico

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RowJones
New England
17 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautifully designed plates, awesome decor and great server!

Bistro du Midi
Responded on 7 March 2020

Thank you so much for the nice words and the five stars, RowJones! I'm looking forward to taking care of you again soon. My best - Federico

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Aleksander
New England
10 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Went during restaurant week and had a great lunch at a very reasonable price. The space is beautiful and service was great, albeit surprisingly slow for such an empty lunch time dining room. Both appetizer and mains were outstanding, but the real star of the show was our dessert. Would absolutely stop by again for that alone.

Bistro du Midi
Responded on 7 March 2020

Hello Aleksander and thank you very much for your review. I'm happy to read your satisfaction and I hope to see you again soon. My best - Federico

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EricO
New England
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had high expectations going in. Bistro du Midi exceeded my expectations in every way! Highly recommended!

Bistro du Midi
Responded on 7 March 2020

Thank you very much for the great review and kind words EricO! I'm looking forward to seeing you again soon. My best - Federico

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vipKMela
New England
15 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, good food and beautiful presentation.

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vipRachelV
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A memorable special occasion meal. Highly recommend the seafood tower. Great service, wonderful food, great wine and cocktail list.

Bistro du Midi
Responded on 7 March 2020

Hello RachelV and thank you very much for the five star review! We are looking forward to hosting you again soon - Federico

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fantastic — we will be back

Bistro du Midi
Responded on 7 March 2020

Thank you very much! We are looking forward to taking care of you again soon - Federico

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vipJoeInBoston
New England
57 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

This is an extremely nice restaurant overlooking the Public Garden. The food and service are impeccable. I had probably the best filet mignon of my life. My wife was raving about her salmon. The server was extremely attentive to all of our needs.

Highly recommended. But if you go, don't be like some of the patrons we saw who showed up at this first-class establishment wearing jeans and a t-shirt. Really people :-?

Bistro du Midi
Responded on 7 March 2020

Good afternoon JoeInBoston and thank you very much for such a great review! I'm happy to read that you and your wife enjoyed your dinner with us and I'm looking forward to hosting you again soon. My best - Federico

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vipGerald
New England
27 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great location for dinner before the theatre at nearby venues. Super efficient and friendly staff support a talented kitchen.

Bistro du Midi
Responded on 7 March 2020

Thank you very much Gerald for the five star review! I'm looking forward to seeing you again soon and whenever you will be attending a show, please inform your server and you will receive our Theater Discount of 15% off on food. My best - Federico

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vipLS2014
Raleigh
76 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love this place. The menu is creative, fresh, and beautifully presented. The staff is outstanding. They’ve been helpful with my dietary restrictions. Both upstairs and downstairs seating offer great views. I’m thrilled this is a short walk from where I live.

Bistro du Midi
Responded on 7 March 2020

Thank you very much LS2014 for such a great review! I'm glad to read that you are a big fun of Bistro du Midi and I'm looking forward to seeing you again soon. My best - Federico

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BrianP
New England
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and attentive service in an attractive dining room.

Bistro du Midi
Responded on 29 February 2020

Hello BrianP! Thank you very much for the five star review and such nice words. We are looking forward to hosting you again soon. My best - Federico

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vipDTF51
New England
16 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful wonderful
My friend with many allergies was accommodated beautifully
Waiter was awesome
Look forward to next visit

Bistro du Midi
Responded on 29 February 2020

Thank you so much DTF51. We like to take care of our guests and Chef Sisca always loves to please everyone, no matter what the food restrictions are. We are looking forward to taking care of you and your guests again soon. My best - Federico

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suemv
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

I was in town taking my son out for his birthday before a play at the Colonial theater. Perhaps my tepid response had to do with recently having an exquisite dinner at Le Cou Cou in NYC but I unfortunately felt Midi was nothing to write home about. The ambience was pleasant and the waiter meant well. My chestnut gnocchi were quite bland and starchy. My son and I shared the salmon and the short rib. Again, no interesting herbal tastes or surprises, it wasn't as tender as the salmon I cook. I found the short rib to be a bit chewy (inexcusable w a short rib) and although I love my vegetables al dente, it was an actual struggle to
cut the long strands of broccoli rabe (one of my favorite veggies). I'm all-out a dessert gal but unfortunately found the carrot cake to be on the dry side w a plain old cream cheese tasting icing.
I appreciated the bartender making a special craft cocktail for me using tequila rather than gin and it
was delicious. I wish I could recommend it more highly but I'd have to say it hovers on the high side of a C+

Bistro du Midi
Responded on 7 March 2020

Thank you for your review suemv. I'm so sorry to read about the disappointing experience. Please, reach out to me at your convenience if you like to share more. You can send me an email at fsalvador@bistrodumidi.c... or call me at 617-426-7878. I would like to apologize personally and make it up to you. My best - Federico Salvador

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vipkenb
New England
78 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Looks a bit tired downstairs

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BobP
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great food!

Bistro du Midi
Responded on 29 February 2020

Thank you BobP! :)

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vipBoston
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service1Ambience5

As a Boston Proper resident, I dine at the restaurant very often. Typically everyone is very kind however, our last visit, with a spend of $800 on a dinner celebration, the lack of appreciation was inappropriate. Regardless of the amount spent, you would think a manger would appreciate a party coming in on a Monday night, provide a celebratory dessert not when you're about to leave, and/or provide a comp some sort.

Bistro du Midi
Responded on 29 February 2020

Good afternoon Boston and thank you for your review. I'm so sorry to read that you felt a lack of appreciation from our management team during your last visit. Please, reach out to me at your convenience at fsalvador@bistrodumidi.c... or at 617-426-7878. I would like to hear more about it and apologize personally. Otherwise, please ask for me next time you are in so we can chat about the issue together. My best - Federico Salvador

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TomM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect spot for a pre-theatre dinner. Great value with decent wine-by-the glass choices. Order the souffle dessert you will not be disappointed.

Bistro du Midi
Responded on 25 February 2020

Hello TomM and thank you for your review. I'm glad to read that you had a good pre-theater dinner at Bistro du Midi! I love our souffles, both the chocolate and the raspberry :). Hopefully I will see you again soon. My best - Federico

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mbtt
New England
13 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

food was exquisite. we were wondering if there is a new chef
service was impecable as well

Bistro du Midi
Responded on 25 February 2020

Thank you so much for your review, mbtt. Chef Sisca opened Bistro du Midi ten years ago. He left for two years to open several restaurants but returned in January 2018. We are very happy with our current team and I am glad to read that it shows on the plates! I hope to see you again soon. My best - Federico

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vipeyeluv2dine
New England
194 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect! And the BEST Burger!!

Bistro du Midi
Responded on 21 February 2020

Thank you so much eyeluv2dine! I really love our burger! The daily house-made sesame bunn might have something to do with it... :)

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RichardC
New England
10 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We chose Midi because we were attending a performance at the Colonial Theatre and its proximity was helpful. We also wanted something elegant for our 25th anniversary date. It did not disappoint; the upstairs room, with its view of the Public Garden, was a nice setting for a special occasion. The service was crisp, aware of the time deadline for the theatre, with dishes arriving and departing efficiently. We chose small plates and they were excellent, especially the Chatham oysters and the tagliatelle. Attention to detail was obvious throughout, from the service to the food. The wine list was a plus too. We are returning during Dine Out Boston with our sons for a chance to explore the menu more fully! (Especially to try the chocolate souffle) Our only complaint was the presence of a large group halfway through the meal appearing between rooms, boisterously gathering near the door. Do the doors close and could they have stepped out of the dining area?

Bistro du Midi
Responded on 26 February 2020

Good afternoon RichardC and thank you so much for the five star review. I'm glad to read that you enjoyed your dinner at Bistro du Midi and I'm looking forward to seeing you again soon. I'm so sorry about the "active" large group, though. Please, ask for me next time you're in as I would love to stop by the table and thank you personally. My best - Federico

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Valentines Date was excellent! Great food, great service, overall upscale experience.

Bistro du Midi
Responded on 25 February 2020

Thank you so much for the five star review! I'm looking forward to hosting you again soon. - Federico