Bistro du Midi

4.7
3160 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 3160 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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4.4
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Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Louis
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food is good, but they get rid of a lot of dishes before covid

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vipGourmand1
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Lackluster service, despite there only being 8 tables of diners.

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SandraZ
Wilmington
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

a great experience - food- atmosphere and wait staff - love this restaurant

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viptrytobefoodlovers2
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious! Halibut, rib eye, crudo and oysters were flavorful

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vipSushiscott
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was really outstanding. The service was a little slow and it was a bit pricey. But overall for a first restaurant meal post Covid it was totally worth it

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vipBobC
Denver
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was very good overall. The duck breast was excellent and crusted Halibut also. Crudo app and tuna tartare were very good but not exceptional. The bread, particularly for a french restaurant fell shot. Kind of doughy without a crunchy crust. Service was very attentive at the start, but as the Bistro filled became choppy and delayed. Suspect they are having trouble staffing appropriately Overall a very good meal and we would certainly return.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yum. Duck 👌🏼

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I love this restaurant, the food, the view, the ambiance, the tablecloths so, just about everything.

I do feel that you have crowded too many tables into the space - especially against the banquette under the window. With the delta variant still a danger even for the vaxxed, fewer people would also help with the noise which increased as the evening wore on.

Additionally, our bread was rubbery and was at least a day old, no excuse for that on a Saturday night in a fine dining establishment.

Lastly, our waiter was very sweet but a little slow and I had to beckon and prompt her a bit. He seems inexperienced so he should have more training ASAP. He also didn’t entirely get when to take what plates away.

The last thing, I asked for a serving spoon for the bouillabaisse and he said you didn’t have one - really? I suggest you get some or show him where they are. The restaurant was still pretty tame when you asked him so it’s not because it was too busy.

Thank you for asking.

Constance Cervone
617.429.2349

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vipTasha
New England
13 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday lunch. Such a wonderful experience and the food is amazing.

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vipCathyM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bistro du Midi was a great place to have a business lunch. The service was very efficient and friendly, the ambiance was low key and the salad and lamb we had were excellent.

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ChrystalL
New England
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food. Wonderful service. Will return again soon.

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vipalfmetals
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Everything was delicious. Good cocktails. Raspberry soufflé was excellent (chocolate, too). All first courses and mains really solid, too.

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vipDiscriminatingdiner1
New England
7 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Entire staff from front desk to bartenders and servers were 5star!!

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vipBostonphotobill
New England
194 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great food. Poor staffing

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DSS5
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As good as it was unusual. The octopus from the trading menu was the best

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OpenTable Diner
New England
9 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious food and the second level is nicer than steet level

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So so good. What a creative menu! The most amazing pasta. So Yummy. Excellent from beginning to end.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The octopus was the best thing we ate in Boston.

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vipzesas
New England
13 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant in Boston. Only Menton can compete. Summer tasting menu is absolutely amazing.

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vipFineDiner
New England
48 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular menu and preparation of all. The unique ignature drink offerings each were even better than the menu suggested.

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ColinM
Greensboro
20 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best meal and the best service. We started with the arugula and endive salad split and simply made with a delicious vinaigrette dressing. Then a half dozen oysters from Massachusetts and Rhode Island with a cucumber mignonette that had a terrific tang
For mains I had the half chicken over a summer pea risotto. And Donna had the duck with a rhubarb glaze accompanied by kale and peas and snap beans. Both meals cooked to moist perfection.
And the staff so attentive and never intrusive. One of Boston’s great dining experiences!

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SheilaC
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time in this restaurant. Starting with the excellent service, followed by the food and the attention to detail, it was a great place to go. I will keep it in my must go list in Boston.

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vipBostonphotobill
New England
194 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wonderful lunch. Carol had muscles and liked the preparation. I had steak frites. Very good meat.

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Sooz
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Casual elegant dining. I ordered the halibut. It was the best halibut I’ve had so far. My husband agrees. It was so buttery and delicious. He wishes he had ordered it. Unfortunately, my husband had ordered the arugula and endive salad with salmon. Instead, his order was incorrect and it came with chicken. It was not the greatest. However, service was excellent! They wanted to correct it but he didn’t want to wait for his dinner as I had my food already. We also had oysters for an appetites roll and it was delicious. My husband is not an oyster eater, but he loved it too. Bottom line, a great place for foodies.

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vipnickyb
New England
16 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best boullibaise outside of Cote Azur!!!

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sandycom
Naples
36 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Four of us enjoyed a wonderful brunch outdoors at Bistro du Midi. Each of us ordered something different and we all enjoyed our meals. The wine was very good also. Our waiters were attentive and let us enjoy extra time at our table. Next time we are in Boston we will be sure to stop by again.

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vipMarianneS
New England
29 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had brunch here for our anniversary. The location is lovely, overlooking the park. The food was great: ricotta pancakes and prosciutto eggs Benedict. Presentation was sublime! And our waiter was fun and very professional. I would definitely recommend and definitely go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
15 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely anniversary dinner. Francisco was attentive and knowledgeable, absolutely outstanding. The special tagliatelle with black truffle was superb. Chocolate soufflé was light and fluffy. Truly an enjoyable meal.

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vipDiningEd
Birmingham
91 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. We splurged on the chef's tasting menu with the wine pairings. Each course was wonderful. It was an experience to remember.

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Avalon
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff was very nice. On the expensive side even compare to Aquitaine. Portion not huge but slightly more on the American side. They also give you enough bread to fill you up.

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DebC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was outstanding! Had the most amazing Tuna Tartar followed by Pasta. REALLY GOOD!

Service was good but had to ask for bread, utensils and a side plate! Everyone was really pleasant. Thank you.

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CPGG
New England
9 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Spanish octopus and burger.
Odly, they serve olive oil with their excellent pain de campagne, but did bring butter to the table upon request.
Woderful experience overall.

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AnneG
New England
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

A lovely birthday dinner with a medley of great tastes...Excellent sauces and very good French cooking which is hard to find in Boston.
Staff is very attentive and knowledgable and the ambiance is great.

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vipNone
New England
16 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasting menu extremely well done (foie gras seared in duck fat best i ever had); flavors and presentations all delightfully balanced, with exceptional service. Excellent fine dining destination for special occasions.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great meal. Warm atmosphere. First time dining here but definitely not the last. One of my new fav’s in the city

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GoodEater
San Francisco
47 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Ate downstairs, will definitely try the main dining room upstairs next time. White asparagus soup as a starter was wonderful, perfectly poached egg on top. Salmon with bok choy also excellent. Trio of sorbets (peach and strawberry) and vanilla ice cream for dessert. My husband was NOT allowed the strawberry, that was all for me

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vipheretohelp
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been enjoying Bistro Midi for years, and even better now. Food always been good, but now improved. Excellent baked products. Scone and croissants excellent. For dinner bouillabaisse, salmon, halibut outstanding.

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LS2014
Raleigh
77 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This is a lovely restaurant, especially upstairs, looking out at the Public Garden. Great ambience and a lovely menu, though this restaurant does not do well with dietary restrictions. I love bringing guests here but as a person with dietary restrictions, I find it challenging to eat here.

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vipOlaM
New England
18 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply amazing food

FAQs

Bistro du Midi offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 279-8000.

Bistro du Midi is rated 4.7 stars by 3160 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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