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223 Columbus Ave, Boston, MA 02116-5113
+1 617-867-9300
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (66 reviews)
“dover sole” (37 reviews)
“duck” (63 reviews)
Open Now
5:30 PM - 11:00 PMAll hours
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
223 Columbus Ave, Boston, MA 02116-5113
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Reviewed 2 May 2016

I quite enjoyed my main course of halibut over asparagus risotto. It was perfectly prepared and the fish was substantial and filling and worth the cost. I also had a meatball appetizer of the day, which had foie gras and beef, with mediterranean flavors that...More

Thank sladana
Reviewed 2 May 2016

Compared to other fine dining restaurants, this one is okay. Better get your own appetizer and share your entree with another person. It's an okay restaurant. Not as nice as No. 9 Park or Menton, but it tries. It was busy when we went on...More

Thank Lesley C
Reviewed 28 April 2016

The hostess was rude and fairly distracted when we got there. But we were eventually seated for our reservation in a nice booth. The overall decor of the place is ok, but looking very dated for such a hi priced place. I kind of felt...More

Thank DarkBluSky
Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

We were there for a romantic dinner after a Sunday afternoon concert at Jordan Hall, and the choice was a good one. The setting and service are superb, and the cuisine is consistently among the best in Boston. I had the half roast duck, and...More

Thank jop2map
Reviewed 26 April 2016

The atmosphere is lovely, service impeccable and food always great. One of the better upscale Boston restaurants when you want to impress or just have a wonderful night out.

Thank tripjazz
Reviewed 26 April 2016

I have been to Mistral twice. Once for our daughter;s graduation and the other invited by friends as a "Thank You". We dine out and travel frequently, so I feel there are so many better options in and around Boston. For our daughters graduation I...More

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Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

A wonderful room, very good food and great service. One of my favorite restaurants in Boston. However the room is now filled w "consultant" nailing their clients with huge dinner and wine tabs. Makes me happy for restaurant proprietors and staff (assuming/hoping these consultants are...More

Thank miamirefugee
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Beautiful atmosphere, wonderful service and food. Brunch is also very special. Love this restaurant for that special evening!

Thank leek2422015
Reviewed 25 April 2016

The food and service are good, the atmosphere elegant, the view over the harbor superb. Perfect for a fine business dinner or date.

Thank Thorlove
Reviewed 25 April 2016

The atmosphere, service and menu had the flavor of Europe. Unfortunately the pasta dishes were not unique or exceptional. However I would return again and give it another chance.

Thank NewEglander999
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Annette B
21 June 2017|
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Response from annie r | Reviewed this property |
I don't know about vegans, but vegetarian yes. They are very accommodating and would most likely try to help in any way.I don't eat meat but do eat fish.
Rob H
23 February 2017|
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Response from skylrk | Reviewed this property |
Sorry....can't help you. We don't drink.
Rose Y
3 December 2016|
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Response from Mark D | Property representative |
most of our menu can be modified to accommodate gluten free
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 35 - US$ 80
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, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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