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Mistral

#4 of 2,392 Restaurants in Boston
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223 Columbus Ave, Boston, MA 02116-5113 (between Berkeley & Clarendon)
+1 617-867-9300
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17:30 - 22:00
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Hours:
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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New York
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

Consistently great! Whether dining at the bar, in the dining room or as a lucky invitee to a private reception in the very chic function space, I have always enjoyed my experience at Mistral......one of my favorite Boston restaurants. Dress code - not a "whatever you're wearing" place - most people look like they made an effort.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 959 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Enjoyed a nice pizza and a glass of vino at the bar. The simple cheese pizza was excellent. Next time will do a half and half now that I saw others try that. Professional service. Nice ambiance.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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49 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

There is a lot of hype around this restaurant, and perhaps my review is flavored by expectations set too high. It was very good, but it was not exceptional. If i had visited without expectations, i might have given it four stars. Atmosphere is important to me. It felt tight inside, and pretty blah. The meals were average...nothing too creative.... More 

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Bedford, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

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.

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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

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 

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Centerville, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 19 February 2017

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!

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Thank prsmd
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

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 

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Wolfville, Nova Scotia
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178 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

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 

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Thank vancouvergirl
1 review
Reviewed 14 February 2017

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.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$35 - US$80
Cuisine
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
Monday
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
17:30 - 23:00
Saturday
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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