It’s official! After twelve long months, the Back Bay’s Bistro du Midi is open for business. The celebrated seafood-focused French restaurant, which opened on Boylston Street more than a decade ago, did a little sprucing during its hiatus so the first floor bistro may look a little different than you remember from The Before – leather banquettes, a striking black and white floor and accents of yellow and blue throughout. The second floor space, with its view of the Public Garden, cozy fireplace and beautifully appointed private dining room remains as elegant as ever.
But rest assured, change-averse food-lovers: chef Robert Sisca is still in the kitchen so you can expect the same exceptional fare. He’s launched a whole new menu but you’ll find some of your tried-and-true favorites including the Bobby Flay-beating bouillabaisse, daily crudos, moules frites and the tuna Niçoise salad. In the kitchen he’s enlisted the help of Chef de Cuisine David Iacobazzi, most recently of Sorellina and Mooo. On the other side of the swinging door, Juan Muñoz, of Buttercup and The Farmhouse has taken the helm as General Manager while all things drink-related are in the more-than-capable hands of Wine & Beverage Manager Andrew Thompson formerly of Peregrine.
To Start, Bistro du Midi will be open for indoor dining (outdoor coming soon) for lunch and dinner Wednesday through Friday and for weekend brunch and dinner on Saturday and Sunday. Peep the lunch, dinner, bistro and brunch menus here and book your table online or by calling 617.279.8000.