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#4 of 2,370 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
10:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
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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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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We went to this restaurant on a recent Saturday night and had high expectations. My wife loved her meal but I didn't love mine. I'll tell you why. I first ordered the foie gras expecting something terrific. Then I had trouble finding a main course on the menu because we wanted to have a meaty red wine but all I... More 

Thank Duke D
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
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55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We were a party of 4, the ambiance is buseling & a little noisy at first, you soon get used to it, the waiters very helpful at explaining the menu, hard to choose such a verity of food, as I prefer fish, went on both entre and main, just fantastic. Lots of business people around us, the tables were turned... More 

Thank AnnieB717
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56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

We had an excellent dinner and service the evening we had dinner at the Mistral. We started with the tuna tartar and it may have been one of the best we had ever had. Our server recommended the dover sole and said we could share and she was correct. The fish was done to perfection served with a spinach and... More 

Thank John C
San Diego, California
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Amazing service, amazing food, and hands down, the BEST bloody marry in Boston. Try it. You won't regret it. Have been multiple times for dinner and brunch. I'm in love with their brunch... It's truly a hidden gem in the city. Priced perfectly while getting the full mistral evening experience... What more could you ask for from one of the... More 

Thank M_Norstein
Clacton-on-Sea, England, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

We visited on a Saturday night as we could not get into top of the hub our hotel booked us into this resturant. We were not disappointed the food was fantastic and I would strongly recommend a visit. Even though they we packed the service was excellent and we never felt unattended.

Thank Keith M
London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Another recommendation from my Bostonian friends, brunch at Mistral is apparently a must on a Sunday.We arrived promptly and were greeted by a friendly lady.Bloody Mary's at the bar were very good.After being seated we were looked after by Brian the ONLY smiley waiter on the floor, the rest were totally miserable, even watching them serve other tables you could... More 

Thank Victoria C
Tours, France
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86 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Having read the reviews and then visited this restaurant, I had to check that we'd been to the same place. Descriptions previously used include 'elegant', small portions' and 'quiet'. I should say that we are Europeans, so perhaps have different expectations of restaurants. This is a very large, extremely noisy room, probably with 100 or more covers. It was difficult... More 

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Palos Verdes Estates, California, United States
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80 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

From the moment we walked in we all felt the service from all that greeted up was fantastic. Delicious food. Great ideas for options. Great ambience!

Thank Pat S
Boston, Massachusetts
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1,659 reviews
1,287 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 894 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Been for dinner but never for brunch. Really enjoyed our brunch there yesterday. They start everyone with a small warm coffee cake muffin... this sets the tone for what's to come. The apple filled donuts and cinnamon rolls made to order were also excellent. For entrees, my eggs benedict was very good but could have been hotter. The chocolate chip... More 

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85 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Food was very good. Service seemed a little off. Kind of pretentious. Female manager seemed annoyed at the staff and I could hear it. Distracting. Prob wouldn't go back.

Thank Stephheel

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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
USD 35 - USD 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
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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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