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“Excellent French cuisine” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mistral

Mistral
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Ranked #5 of 3,179 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$35 - US$80
Cuisines: French, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighbourhood: Back Bay
Cross street: between Berkeley & Clarendon
Toronto, Canada
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207 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
“Excellent French cuisine”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2013

This is French cuisine at its best. Nothing we order misses. It’s raining a deluge when we arrive, so we opt for a drying out drink at the bar first, which doesn’t faze the staff, even though the place is packed. They hold our table. The bartender understands immediately what a “gentleman’s portion” of scotch is. Once back in dining mode, we all order tuna tartare at the recommendation of the waiter. He’s right, it is outstanding. The “whole roasted” duck, wild mushroom risotto and dried Wisconsin cherry gastrique is actually only half a duck, fortunately, still a lot of food but beautifully cooked and crisply skinned. Given the size of the portions, the ladies order small appetisers for their entrée’s and enjoy white asparagus salad and Maine crab ravioli. We share a warm strawberry rhubarb crostada with crème fraiche ice cream. Our best evening out in Boston. Not cheap but not outrageous either.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank gentlemansportion
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New York City, New York
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173 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Excellent”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2013 via mobile

I attended a company function in the private room at the back of the Restuarant. Great food - the swordfish was outstanding and others raved about the steak. Desserts were also a treat. Wine choices were strong and service was pitched just right. Highly recommend for group or regular dining

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MaxBethune
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Excellent food and service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2013

I went here with a large group from work (14 people). It's always hard to please that many people and offer quality service. Mistral accomoplished both! The food was absolutely delicious. The tuna tartare appetizer is one of the best I've ever had. All were happy with their entrees, including beef, duck, and fish dishes. If you're on a budget, this is not the place for you. Their reputation is well deserved. Perfect for a special occasion. Loved it!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Leoprincess22
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connecticut
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Some Aspects Were Incredible!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2013

First the things they did Really Really well: Excellent service. No question about it, they have the personal service down pat. Everyone was very accommodating, pleasant without being cloying and well trained. And there were plenty of staff to make sure no water glass went down more than a sip or two, wine glasses were filled at the perfect time, dishes were cleared with no intrusion and entrée's were placed in front of each of us with perfection.

The salads were excellent with flavorful, fresh ingredients. I loved the multi-colored beets and goat cheese. The appetizers that others at the table ordered were well received. The wine selection was quite good.

My only disappointment came with my entree. I ordered the cod which seemed bland. Others at the table ordered steak and chicken dishes and seemed very pleased. While the fish seemed fresh and was done perfectly, it lacked the depth of flavor I hoped for.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank dogbaker
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Kennebunk, Maine
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Superb food, atmosphere and service!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2013

Food was unbelievably delicious. Succulent fish, sauces and fine seasonal vegetables. The waiter was friendly, helpful and professional. Loved the atmosphere. Savored the wine. Highly recommend to fellow foodies.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank neverenoughthyme
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