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#4 of 2,392 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 - 23:00
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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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Orlando, Florida
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76 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Mistral portrays the elegant ambience you would expect of a restaurant of this caliber... high ceilings and windows, fine artwork and decor, crisp white tablecloths. This was a wonderful experience from beginning to end. We enjoyed craft cocktails to start off the evening from a menu that had a few out of the ordinary selections. Although the wine list was... More 

Thank Jeffrey G
Shanghai, China
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126 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to Mistral with a friend. The tables are set a little too close to one another, but this is easily offset by the food quality and tentative staff. We ordered crab meat ravioli and escargot for appetizer and shared the roasted duck for entree. Duck was amazing!!!

Thank Jessica Y
Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Mistral is one of the prettiest restaurants in Boston, and each time of day, morning, afternoon or evening the restaurant has a different ambiance - from an after work drink and appetizer at the bar to brunch, to a special occasion dinner, Mistral fits the bill.

Thank gotthelondonbug
Newton, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Decided to go here for a special occasion and was certainly not disappointed. The atmosphere was elegant and the service was exceptional. The food may even be better. The lamb chops were rare and delicate and the escargot was bursting with flavor. Would certainly come again.

2 Thank Sam12681268
Level Contributor
26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Mistral while visiting Boston for a night out and my husband's birthday dinner. Mistral did not disappoint. The service right from the front door with Amanda greeting us was perfection. Guillaume was our server and he was one of the best ever in professionalism, courtesy and helpfulness. I also must mention Nunzio who was very wonderful and... More 

1 Thank SnowWhite5
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Like many reviewers have already stated, the tuna tartar and Dover sole are standouts to which I would add the flatbread pizzas (particularly the steak) and the wonderful deserts!

Thank Jonathan B
Boston, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice restaurant, good menu. I would love to see more sea food dishes. The place is expensive, and French cuisine should be pricy. Except, I don’t think it’s right to charge 11 dollars for a bottle of “Pellegrino” or make 400% mark up on wine bottles. They charge 72 dollars for OK bottle of “2015 Chablis, ‘Champs Royaux’, William Fevre... More 

1 Thank dekale
Boston, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Disappointing. Mistral has a great reputation but it doesn't live up to the hype. We went for Sunday brunch. The room is very nice. High ceilings, big windows, lots of light. Seating is comfortable, cushioned benches and cushioned chairs. We both sat on bench. The hostess wanted to seat us next to another party although there were plenty of empty... More 

Thank Kathleen02109
Carbondale, Colorado
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60 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice casual nowadays can include jeans and a clean shirt with or without a jacket. Mistral's ambience appears pretty formal but once you get beyond that you'll find a professional but relaxed staff. You have all the ingredients for a fine dinner...menu, wine list, service. My "black mussels" appetizer was extraordinary. The duck with mushroom risotto perhaps just too much... More 

Thank jim1946no
Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This may be the long-standing best restaurant in Boston. The food is outstanding, the wine list exhaustive and the service impeccable. You'll pay for it all, but well worth the treat.

Thank phantomtraveler99

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$35 - US$80
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, 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
Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Back Bay

Neighbourhood Profile
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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