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US$30 - US$60
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Seafood, French, Contemporary

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Dorchester / Roxbury / Mattapan
0.6 km from Freedom Trail
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Reviewed 28 November 2022

So, this is a beautiful and elegant space with a magnificent view of the Boston Public Garden. Over the years, there have been several restaurants in this space and we have dined at all of them. Our most recent visit will probably be our last...visit to Bistro du Midi. Our meal was breathtakingly expensive which might be ok if the food was sensational. It was not. The bread was stale, probably cut hours before it was served. And the rolls were tasteless. All the portions were so small that they literally looked lonely on the plates. The Chef’s tasting menu cost $150 but was available a la carte. The pasta dish cost $99.00 (that is not a typo) and arrived cold. The ice cream/sorbet portion was a single small scoop. As a matter of both quality and value, the restaurant is not worth the trip.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 4 November 2022

Bistro du Midi is a must try while in Boston. We had the filet which one of the most tender steaks every. And also had the Bouillabaisse du Midi which was super fresh and the flavor was outstanding. With as good as the food was,...the service is where Midi shines. The server was attentive, polite and funny. Highly recommended!More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 28 October 2022

Wonderful atmosphere, delicious food and attentive staff.. especially Bernard. Thank you for an enjoyable evening.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 6 October 2022 via mobile

We enjoyed our light lunch here. My wife really liked the golden beet salad with 3 very large prawns that were charcoal grilled. I have the delicious sweet corn soup. Both dishes were simply but skillfully prepared and presented. Rather than trying to be overly...fancy, the good chef appear to give emphasis on the taste of the food and did it with success. We also liked the helpful serving staff, and the ambiance and comfort of the cozy dining room, with very generous spacing between tables. Our favorite meal during our sort visit to Boston.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 7 September 2022 via mobile

I felt as if we were paying more for the location and ambiance than we were the actual food and service. The chef makes wonderful food. The beet gnocchi was interesting and delicious, reminded us of an early fall dish. Black pepper octopus was very...flavorful and packed a punch, seemed a little expensive for what was on the plate though. Bouillabaisse was delicious, but again well over $50 for something that would be similar and cheaper in a comparable restaurant. The duck breast was about $46 with tax, flavorful combinations and delicious but was served lukewarm at best. The service staff was good, but not great. The host was terrific, our waiter was OK. The woman’s restroom was spotlessly clean. The interior of the restaurant is nice and the location is exactly what you’d like for a night out on the town. Overall we wouldn’t run back anytime soon but had a pleasant experience all things considered.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 11 August 2022

The service was outstanding from the beggining, my waitress was always paying attention to me, I recommend Faroe Island Salmon and Bavette Steak Frites.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 10 July 2022 via mobile

Food was excellent - had the heirloom beetroot salad and the bouillabaisse. So much flavour. Big portions so good value for money. Would highly recommend.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 22 June 2022

We had a great dinner and experience here on a lovely summer solstice night. It was our 25th anniversary and very happy. Although, and I hate to say, a happy anniversary in chocolate could've beaten by a comped dessert after $300 dollars but why quibble?...Decent service, great food and atmosphere.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 24 May 2022

Morning Coffee, Afternoon Cocktails, or A La Carte haute cuisine - we were blown away by the comfort and quality of this venue. The service was excellent, professional whilst still friendly. It has an outside terrace to enjoy a drink in the sunshine, overlooking the...park, a very art deco ground floor for informal dining and a plush restaurant upstairs with silver service. The food was innovative, beautifully presented and delicious. 100% Recommend.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 2 May 2022

Came here on the last night of a work trip and was not disappointed. Our entire table had the filet and it was simply superb. Then we all had a soufflé and rolled home. A stunning way to end a work trip, excellent service and...I would happily come here again the next time I am in Boston.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 20 March 2022

The variety of different main courses and appetizers were outstanding. High quality food and an excellent wait staff. Expensive, but very reasonable pricing for the level of the meal.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Michael S, Owner at Bistro du Midi, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2022

Thank you for dining with us as well as your kind words! We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 1 January 2022 via mobile

We had most amazing New Years dinner. Kudos to the chef for creativity, presentation and most important amazing flavors. The service was impeccable. Over all, if this dinner is preview to how 2022 will be, I’m excited!!!

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 3 December 2021 via mobile

The ambience is great and so was the service. My waiter was outstanding. The biggest disappointment was the food. It didn’t live up to the hype. We ordered the salmon and the chicken with risotto. The salmon dish was overall bland. The squash sauce didn’t...help at all and the fish was undercooked in the middle. The chicken was properly cooked but the risotto was mushy and somehow undercooked as part of it was crunchy. For the price it was not worthy. The only thing that saved the meal were the side of fries, I’m ashamed to admit. They were crispy and hot and well-seasoned, and they came with a nice smoky sauce. We were planning on trying out the desert menu, but after that meal we just wanted to leave and go somewhere else.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 23 September 2021

The ambiance is perfect, the wine list exceptional. The service was average. The menu is limited. Overall OK

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 12 August 2021

This restaurant has a great atmosphere and beautiful view of the park. The food was delicious. I had an arugula salad and grilled salmon. The service was polite and friendly but a little slow, so not a great place if you’re in a hurry.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Sherylm45
13 November 2022|
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Response from Laura D | Property representative |
Hi there! Our downstairs bistro has a beautiful bar with views of the Boston Public Gardens. Bar seating is first come first serve, but we would love to have you join us for a drink before your reservation.
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Families very welcome
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Response from marthasleelanautable | Reviewed this property |
No not really. Downstairs is very casual but upstairs is not suit and tie by any means.
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Bistro du Midi is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5