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Mistral

#4 of 2,383 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighbourhood:
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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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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Again, another great experience . My Wife and I have been dinning here before we were the " Wife and I". And thats been 17 years. The food is wonderful served in a great atmosphere. Always a great choice.

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Thank Bill F
Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

One of the best restaurants in Boston for couples or a fun night with a group of friends. Mark the manager is terrific! My husband and I go almost once a week. Great to sit at the bar.

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Thank Beth J
Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

The staff was attentive, but not overbearing. The Rack of Lamb fabulous. We have been going here for years and have NEVER had a bad meal. They are the epitome of consistency. Love this place.

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Thank nancyhunter357
Boston
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Excellent presentation and good meal selection, not for hungry, but very much for a distinguishing guest. Very friendly staff, nice ambience. Price right. Great wine list for any mood!

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Thank Milos J
Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Mistral is our favorite restaurant in Boston and has been for several years. The food is superb and the service excellent. It is not overly noisy and you are treated in a lovely manner when entering or departing. Its prices are high but not outrageous, and its wine selection is broad-based. What else can you ask.

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Thank Edward R
Swampscott
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

The restaurant was very busy on a rainy Sunday evening. We had a cozy table off to the side. There were many food options but we chose linguine and a shrimp dish and split a salad. Everything was thoughtfully prepared and presented. We appreciated our waiter who was knowledgeable and helped guide our choices. After a cappuccino, we were sated... More 

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Thank Elaine H
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

I have lived in the city since 2001 and this place can't be beat. Lively bar, fun atmosphere great food...for special occasions or a night out with friends. Pizzas are great too.

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Thank LBeckhardt
Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

I love going to Mistral for special events. The food is delicious, and honestly, it's worth the price.

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Thank meglu4
Boston
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

We have been here over the years. The food is good but not spectacular and the service is rushed and curt. A recent visit did not alter our view. The service was too rushed and the overall atmosphere was uninviting. .

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Thank Melvinann
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

My husband and I were in Boston for a conference. We have never eaten at Mistral, so thought we'd give it a try. We were really pleased with our meals and we liked the vibe of the restaurant. It was VERY crowded for a Thursday evening.. I ordered Sole meunière and my husband had steak au poivre. We both really... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 35 - US$ 80
Cuisine
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan 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
Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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