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#4 of 2,379 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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Bedford, New Hampshire
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Four of us went for dinner and everything we ordered from appetizers to entrees to desserts was delicious. Service was very leisurely, a bit slow but the staff was very attentive. The restaurant has a modern decor but was somewhat noisy but the food was definitely worth it.

Thank mmmbank
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Mistral is part of Columbus group of restaurants and it's the best of them (IMO). It's French but with New American Influence. The vibe is very romantic but it's also perfect for a bigger group or a special occasion dinner. You can't go wrong with a duck if it's on the menu but really almost anything is good. Their wine... More 

Thank Anastasia Z
Centerville, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Maine crab ravioli was the best crab dish I have ever eaten! Te carpaccio was delicious. The bartender was friendly. The bar crowd was covivial. A great evening with my baby!

Thank prsmd
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Mistral is deservedly viewed as one of Boston's premier restaurants. Outstanding selection of well-prepared and delicious dishes and outstanding wine list. Servings are not huge, so feel free to order multiple courses. Service is attentive and prompt. The cavernous space gives a sense of grandeur, but also is a bit of an echo chamber for the high-powered clientele. Understandably expensive,... More 

Thank Colin D
Wolfville, Nova Scotia
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165 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had booked at Mooo, but due to some maintenance issues, we were contacted and asked if we would consider Mistral or Sorrelina instead. The server acknowledged our flexibility and we were given a complimentary pasta course. The food was exquisitely prepared and the décor in the restaurant was great. It was VERY busy, no doubt because of the issue... More 

Thank vancouvergirl
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Mistral is one of those restaurants that never disappoints. We go to Mistral when we want to have a nice fancy meal and the quality and service are always consistent. The restaurant floor is lively and can be loud, but we always have a nice time.

Thank mr p
Boston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Special occasion restaurant: We went for husband's birthday and happened to meet a couple also there celebrating a birthday on the same day. The lighting gives a rosy glow to everyone in the place, so it looks like a restaurant frequented by the beautiful people. Delicious seafood, especially Dover sole, albeit pricey. Unobtrusive service also appreciated.

Thank ekm-tkm
Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

No matter the occasion, Mistral will always deliver a night of excellent food and service. Try theTina tartar -it is the best in Boston !

Thank anonymousU1057SU
Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love the huge windows and graciousness of Mistral. We don't always find great food with a gracious/spacious atmosphere. For me, this restaurant has it all.

Thank Chris N
Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

would recommend Mistral for quality of food ,ambiance and service. It is not inexpensive but still is worth the visit

Thank sbrooks2017

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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, Gluten Free Options
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, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • 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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