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#4 of 2,371 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
Closed now
All 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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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is near the Friendly Toast so went here instead when there was an hour long wait at the Friendly Toast on the weekend. There wasn't a line-up and we were able to be seated right away though it was very busy. It took a while to get our coffee but the starter apple crumble type pastry was very... More 

Thank binamistry
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78 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is exquisite. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our meal here. We loved all the food we had. We had a delicious escargot appetizer, a beautiful duck entree, a lovely tenderloin dish and a tasty chocolate torte. Service was good; the food took a little while to arrive. I would definitely recommend this restaurant for a special... More 

Thank Steven A
Arlington, Massachusetts
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433 reviews
291 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Everything we tried was delicious. The beef tenderloin flatbread was to die for. We also tried the special ravioli appetizer and that was perfect. For meals we had the beef tenderloin and personally I like my meat not so rare and they cooked it perfectly for me - just the way I asked for it. Portion size is also right... More 

Thank Rhodymom2012
London, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Having never been to Boston before we were recommended by a friend to go to Mistral. Situated in a modern block and fortunately around the corner from the Lyric Theatre which we had just gone too it was a perfect end to see great evening. Mistral is Uber trendy, dimly lit, plenty of attentive staff and a imaginative menu. Crab... More 

Thank NGER14
Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

My husband and I have had several wonderful dinners at Mistral. The food is always exceptional as is the service and the atmosphere is just right. The Seared Foie Gras with confit of duck in brioche with Wisconsin dried cherry gastrique and beef tenderloin, mashed potato and white truffle oil thin crust pizza alone are worth the trip.

Thank SueMay28
Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

I really like this place. from the ambience to the great food they've got. I like to seat at the bar to eat and people don't realize the bar menu is amazing along with the wine selection.

1 Thank Nicholroar
Greenwood Village, Colorado
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75 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

This was a business dinner for six. I won't be able to name everything, but I'll describe anything that I at least shared in. The table shared BEEF TENDERLOIN, MASHED POTATO & WHITE TRUFFLE OIL, which was excellent. The mashed potato texture, combined with the cheese texture was a surprise. On ordered and shared SEARED FOIE GRAS WITH CONFIT OF... More 

1 Thank dcstep
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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110 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We travel to Boston twice a year and we always try to score a reservation at Mistral because it's the most dependably wonderfully delicious place to dine in the city because we're foodies. This past weekend was no exception. Their foie gras appetizer is always my favorite, and it's large enough to share. Both my husband and I had the... More 

1 Thank skylrk
State College, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

A recent business trip took me to Boston where I had the opportunity to enjoy some fine dining opportunities. I would rate Mistral as the best overall based on food, atmosphere and service. Our server was Edwin and he was professional, very pleasant and attentive yet not intrusive. His recommendations were spot on. The mushroom risotto appetizer was delicious and... More 

Thank PS623
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Nice atmosphere, nice food, correct prices...and a superior level for the pastry ! we spend there an hour and a half for brunch on sunday. Of course it is not really french food (I'm french), nevertheless an excellent achievement.

Thank Dominique C

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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
US$35 - US$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
Business meetings, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • 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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