Boston >Food & Dining > Mistral
223 Columbus Ave, Boston, MA | Directions 0211642.347485 -71.073295
Monday To Thursday From 05:30 PM To 10:00 PM Friday To Saturday From 05:30 PM To 11:00 PM Sunday From 05:30 PM To 10:00 PM
Neighborhoods: Downtown, Central
Restaurant Week---Still the BEST! – My partner introduced me to Mistral last year and we have eaten there twice and we had our last visit there at the start of Restaurant week, Monday August 6 and what a great start it was! Mistral truly gives back to their customers and attempts to gain new ones as they do not cut corners and serve cheap and petite portions as many of their counterparts do. I had the Roast Chicken and my partner had the Salmon. Both were outstanding and nice portions. My Ceasar salad was the best that I have ever tasted, the dressing was not overpowering as so many are. The chocolate Mousse and the baked fruit crisp were also outstanding. Mistral knows how to give back and this is why loyal customers continue to return when it is not Restaurant week! Service A+ as always.
Posh restaurant with great food. – My husband and I went here for our anniversary dinner after hearing and reading reviews of this place. The restaurant itself is beautifully decorated, giving it a romantic and chic feel once you walk in. Our seats were not great, we were seated right in the corner where the wait staffs went to prepare tables and such - try to avoid this seat! We ordered the tuna tartare as an appetizer, I am a sushi lover and I have to say, that is a great dish - the sushi was very fresh. I ordered the duck and my husband order the steak. The portions were huge, my duck dish was literally half a duck. The breast was a bit dry but the drumstick was perfect. It has a sweet tang on the skin which helped with the gamey-ness of the duck however, I would not recommend this dish. On the other hand, my husband had the steak. The steak was cooked perfectly and the horseradish whipped potato was a perfect compliment to the dish. I'd have to say though, that other places we've been to such as Morton's, Capital Grill, Abe and Louie and etc. have better steak. Oh yes, we also had the creme brulee for dessert, it was creamy and the side fruit dish reminded us of a Hawaii trip we did. Overall, the experience was good despite not great service you would expect from a place like this. Definitely a place you should try once and make up their own decisions. I would not go back however since like I said, there are way better restaurants out there.
Great Place – My employer had our Christmas party here in a private room with an open bar and three course meal that was impeccable. However, after the boss left a female manager was quite rude and kicked us all out of the restaurant. I loved the food so much I have been back twice since the Christmas party and my boyfriend and I absolutely love the food and the service! It is a wonderful restaurant that is absolutely worth the price. I had the beef tenderloin and my boyfriend had the duck which were both decadent choices. The waiter was very attentive and made us feel right at home. If you want to avoid the noise, make a reservation for early evening.
One of the Back Bay's premier dining destinations for French Mediterranean cuisine pleases fussy gourmands while satisfying the fashionable and trendy. – The Scene
Mistral is as much a place to dine as a place to preen. The bar area is such a hot spot that well-dressed locals hover just to be in on the action. The overall look is modernist-Provencal with some carefully-crafted wall patches worked in amid towering, arched windows. Though huge, the space--flowingly divided into bar, cafe and restaurant--is oddly intimate. Stylish servers try to not let the commotion overwhelm them.
The exceptionally modern menu incorporates a plethora of high-end ingredients (boutique lettuces, truffles, forest mushrooms). Among starters, fresh brioche is stuffed with morsels of seared foie gras and confit of duck, all covered in a reduction of Wisconsin cherries. Entrees feature high-end fish and game like Dover sole, Cornish game hen and Colorado lamb. Thin-crust pizzas (typical variety: beef tenderloin, mashed potato and white truffle oil) prove popular for sharing at the bar.
Great dining experience! – The restaurant had a great European feel to it! Great food (expect European portions), great ambiance, very good wine and martini list (try the pepper martini if you like cocktails with a kick) and the service was impeccable. Reservations highly recommended
wonderful atmosphere, cozy setting, good food and drinks – The one thing that I love about Mistral is its setting. I came to this restaurant for dinner twice. Once during Restaurant Week (bar area is kind of loud, but is separated from the dining area) and another night out for a special anniversary. While this restaurant does not exceed my expectations, I thoroughly enjoyed the food and drinks. It's quite romantic, chic, dim lighting, cozy seating, and a kind waiting staff. I recommend this place with no hesitation, for a personal or professional meal or even a night out for drinks.
Mistral..an intimate must – My fiance and I had dinner here for a very special occasion; his25th birthday. We loved it. I was really happy that I chose Mistral and that everything went well. Our service was excellent! We were seated promptly. I had made reservations so I guess that helped. Our waiter was so nice; very professional and accomodating. He recommended the filet mignon and duck and we're so glad we listened to him. They were delicious, tasty, out of this world! The place itself is very pretty; nice ambience, romantic, excellent location. Mistral is open late so that is also excellent. We weren't rushed out at all. It was such a great experience for us, we already made a reservation for next weekend!
Delicious, but I'm glad it was on someone else's corporate account – Centrally located. I thought the appetizers were great--delicious pizza and brie on toast. The entree portions are very large, so you won't go home hungry. Desserts were okay. Overall, good food, but probably not entirely worth the money. The service is great.
Good food, nice decor but VERY LOUD – I don't know if it is the high ceilings or the lack of fabric on the wall or floors but the noise in there is terrible. I wouldn't suggest this place for a first date or a night out with people you haven't seen in a while because you won't be able to hear them talk.
HOWEVER, the food is as excellent as it should be for the price of it, and the staff is very attentive.
Boston's Best for Fine Dining. – Mistral is a place where you can't go wrong. The food is excellent (duck is a particular specialty), the service is always refined, and the ambience is perfectly complimentary.
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