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223 Columbus Ave, Boston, MA 02116-5113
+1 617-867-9300
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (61 reviews)
“dover sole” (32 reviews)
“tuna tartare” (54 reviews)
Closes in 21 min
All hours
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
223 Columbus Ave, Boston, MA 02116-5113
Neighbourhood: Back Bay
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Reviewed yesterday

Fine dining in an incredible atmosphere. The foie gras with confit of duck and brioche is excellent. Service is nice as well, with knowledge of the menu and assertive suggestions.

Thank LucioInv
Reviewed yesterday

This restaurant called our home ro confirm our reservation. The service was very nice as our waiter was French and gave us some personal insights about the region. The menu was extensive including a choice of pizzas we had as an appetizer among the four...More

Thank Suzanne W
Reviewed 5 days ago

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...More

Thank Jeffrey G
Reviewed 1 week ago 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....More

Thank Jessica Y
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...More

Thank gotthelondonbug
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...More

2  Thank Sam12681268
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...More

1  Thank SnowWhite5
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
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...More

2  Thank dekale
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...More

Thank Kathleen02109
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
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Rob H
Why the higher than industry standard wine margins here? I'll spread em' from time to time, but easy fellas...... 105 for entry level Ornellaia....Ouch that hurts...
22 February 2017|
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Response from skylrk | Reviewed this property |
Sorry....can't help you. We don't drink.
Rose Y
Is therre anything gluten-free on the menu?
3 December 2016|
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Response from Mark D | Property representative |
most of our menu can be modified to accommodate gluten free
nancy b
Can you accomodate a garlic allergy?
28 October 2016|
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Response from Mark D | Property representative |
Yes not a problem. We can accommodate most allergy issues
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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
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
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
  • E-mail