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#4 of 2,365 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
Back Bay
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223 Columbus Ave, Boston, MA 02116-5113 (between Berkeley & Clarendon)
+1 617-867-9300
17:30 - 22:00
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Sun 10:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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Arlington, Virginia
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We started with a wine at the bar before dinner. The bar is really nice, great service and big enough to enjoy dinner right there, if you're so inclined. We lingered for a while before going to our table. The restaurant is beautifully decorated, great artwork through out and nice lighting. The food was fantastic. We especially liked the short... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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94 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food and service at the Mistral was excellent if you stick with the basics. The restaurant decor was a mix of modern and old Boston and the mood lighting perfect for the setting. Tables were set reasonably apart to prevent conversation from other tables spilling over to our table. Service was prompt and the menu easy to decipher. We went... More 

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Floral Park, New York
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87 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very comfortable with excellent service and attentive bar tender. Wine list was great and we had Beef carpaccio, seared Foes gras, the salmon and Sole which was very uniquely prepared. Espresso and digestif and voila what a meal. Never rushed and truly made to feel welcome. This is the last of three French must haves when visiting the Bean!

Thank Battleship12
Norwell, Massachusetts
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62 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

dinner was a 5. our waiter was fun in what can often feel like a stuffy atmosphere. We enjoyed each cocktail & course. The wine selections are a 10. Thank you for allowing us to enjoy a yummy relaxing dinner out before the holiday hustle & bustle.

Thank S H
Scottsdale, Arizona
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food and service was excellent. We were seated at a table that we didn't like (near waiter station and noisy), asked for a change, and were seated in a better area. No problems. Really like the complimentary car service provided by the restaurant - they took us to the Pops after dinner in a really nice lexus.

Thank Tony T
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been several times over the years, the food is always very good, but perhaps not the best French food we have had in Boston. A standout was the Foie Gras with Confit of Duck. Their signature dish, Mistral White Truffle Macaroni was very nice, but not the best white truffle dish we've had, especially for the price. The service... More 

Thank Norwoodtravelbugs
Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Overall experience was great the servers was nice and helpful good environment food was great we will come back

Thank kathymandraine
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161 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

The service is excellent. I liked part of my meal, but it was really ruined by the risotto it came with that tasted like someone accidentally spilled the contents of a whole salt shaker in it. The other person who got the same dish (halibut) also noticed this. I think everyone else was happy with their meals so it's certainly... More 

Thank Dsgandlcf
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23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Love this place! Always go for the tuna tartar, any one of the three pizzas, a solid glass of wine and awesome service.

Thank Lindsey S
Indianapolis, IN
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146 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Possibly the best lobster bisque we have ever had. Very creamy and rich, several lobster pieces and puff pastry was delicious soaked in the bisque. One of best lamb my wife has ever had - she says "huge portion. Dover sole with spinach and onions also excellent. Very filling.

Thank d828

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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
US$35 - US$80
French, European
Dinner, After-hours
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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 223 Columbus Ave, Boston, MA 02116-5113
    (between Berkeley & Clarendon)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Back Bay
  • Neighbourhood: Back Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 617-867-9300

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Back Bay

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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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