Miel

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$30 and under
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French
Miel Brasserie is a AAA Four Diamond-rated restaurant, and is Boston's first Provence themed Brasserie. Miel celebrates the organic wonders of this region of France and highlights products such as aromatic herbs (de Provence), lavender, honey and olive oil. Miel boasts outdoor dining overlooking the glistening Fort Point Channel and InterContinental Gardens.
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.3
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4.4
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3.9
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RyanP
New England
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My parents, one of their friends, and I had an excellent dinner here. Only 2 other parties were present at the time of our meal (10 people total) so do bear that in mind. I was disappointed to find out that I could not order an individual item from the prix-fixe winter menu. I instead ordered the Grilled Octopus appetizer (ready in around 10 minutes) and the Pan-Seared Scallops and Shrimp. My mother grew up eating Asian seafood and was wonderfully surprised by the Cioppino's Fisherman Stew (she typically dislikes Western-prepared seafood. She enjoyed the spice and even seasoning). My father ordered the Cumin Roasted Brick Chicken. He ended up eating it with his hands. It was slightly firm, moist, well seasoned, and the vegetables it came with were cooked just enough to preserve their original texture. Their sweetness complimented the savory chicken. The scallops had a clean taste, with a slight meatiness and chew to them. The shrimp didn't taste as good as the scallops, but they were quite large. The spaghetti squash added a subtle sweetness and richness when the three elements were combined, so that made up for the lack of flavor in the shrimp (I've never actually had a dish like this before, so I assume the taste was light as intended). For dessert, we had the gelato trio and crême brulée. The hazelnut gelato had intense nutty flavor, the mocha was rich and dark. The pistachio gelato failed to deliver, however. I couldn't tell that it was pistachio due to a weak flavor. The crême brulée paired well with the fruit, the topped macaron was airy but once crunched it had a luscious density to it. The citrus flavor was subtle (I didn't really get it most of the time) but it was spectacular overall. This was a great dinner and honestly worth the price (our check came to $170, the Wild Mushroom Tortellini was also ordered). Thank you to our server Michael!

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vipBenSahn
New England
32 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and great service in a very nice place to dine. Highly recommend.

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vipPaulR
New England
21 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful brunch at Miel Brasserie! Terrific meal and service.

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vipStephanieF
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was just okay. Steak came out room temperature with cold au-poivre sauce...
Restaurant was not busy - food should have been perfect.

DG
DanG
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I thoroughly enjoy the experience at Miel. The staff was excellent and the food delicious. I would definitely go back. A very intimate and great location as well!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

If you're coming here, be sure to walk beyond the RumBa bar area to reach it.

DB
DanielaBoston
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Restaurant in the intercontinental, on the fancy side. Quiet, nice view. Food is sub-par. We were there for valentines day where we paid $90 per person for 3 courses , plus cocktails/a bottle of wine. You’d get better food elsewhere.

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IndigoAzul
New England
13 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Nice setting, good service, quiet. Food was not that great. I was told there would be A la carte menu upon my confirmation for Valentines, Unfortunately this was not available when we started to order. The Valentines menu was very limited and unfriendly for folks looking for on dietary restrictions.

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Maura
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined at Miel on Valentine's Day. Wow! They had a set three-course menu with fabulous choices. Service was great AND they gave me a rose and bag of cherry chocolates. Can't wait to come back.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
9 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Mediocre food for the price.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience4

I had two problems with this restaurant:

1) While it is advertised as French (and the name suggests it), there is very little actual French cuisine on the menu; and
2) I saw my waiter twice: once when I sat down and was not even ready to order a drink, and ten minutes later when he took my order. When the server brought my food, I had to ask her about my glass of wine. She looked for the waiter and then proceeded to bring my wine to me. Finally, I waited about ten minutes after I finished my meal, and still, saw no sign of my waiter, so I went to the desk and paid. Needless to say, I gave no tip.

Now, in case somebody thought it was busy, I was there when there were only four other tables occupied (there may have been a large group in the back area), so I don't think they can say they were extremely busy. It is possible that the waiter had to leave due to some emergency, but then the restaurant should have let me know.

I have to admit that I tried this place without doing research, but I expect a 4 star place on tripadvisor to be better than this.

I did have the ESCARGOT VOL AU VENT and Truffle Frites. The excargot was good, but the frites were cold. This place is definitely not worth a visit.

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CatharineS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Service was extremely slow. The place was empty and the waitstaff acted like we weren't there (a party of 6).

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vipRedcap
New England
109 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Great coffee and nice waiter but the kitchen was way too slow. When the food arrived my eggs came out twice undercooked. The waiter ended up the third time cooking them himself to be sure they were done correctly. He was great.
My husbands was undercooked too.

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vipseafood4me
New England
27 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We've been here multiple times during various times of the year. The food has been consistently very good. Unfortunately, the service is somewhat inconsistent. We used a travelzoon coupon this time. I suspect the waiter didn't think of us as valued customers because we had a coupon for our meal. Our service was lackluster.

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vip24k13
New England
35 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always good food and good service!

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HeatherH
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Wonderful meal and location on the harbor walk. Menu not strictly french. Great food and atmosphere, view of Fort Point Channel bridges and harbor walk. The restaurant has a tranquil atmosphere, nice place to have a conversation, bar seemed to be busy.

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Elizabeth
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! We used a Travel Zoo and had a great time!

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Jenn
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I have been eating out on Christmas late for the past nine years. I would say by far this was the most pleasant experience! The service was fantastic the food was absolutely delicious and the ambience was nice.
My only complaint is that we were not informed Ahead of time that it would be a pri-fixed meal with a set price. I even called in the afternoon to confirm our res and the man I spoke with did not Inform me. Other than that issue, everything was amazing.
Thank you!

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Grace
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They had the three-course menu for Christmas eve. One of the main dishes, duck, was one of the best I have ever had. Unfortunately, it is not on their regular menu. I recommend it to be on!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall1food3service3ambience4

We arrived at 5:00 PM to a nearly empty restaurant. We asked for a window table but were told that the tables were pre-assigned and then were seated at a table next to a large family (one of only 2 occupied tables in the entire restaurant). We were then surprised to discover that there was only a limited overpriced menu available which was not disclosed when we made our reservation.
The table service and meal were OK.....nothing special to warrant the inflated price.
When we left, the restaurant was still mostly empty including the window table we requested and were denied.

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vipCorey
New England
20 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our experience was not typical due to us dining there the Saturday before the holidays when like most restaurants in that area, Miel was very quiet. The food was wonderful and we had a very nice time there. I’d like to return on a more typical night.

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SueB
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for our holiday team lunch. Food was inventive and delicious, service and view were excellent. We’ll be back!

DJ
vipchefDJ
New England
42 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Out server was quite attentive and cheerful. We had an excellent lunch. My son loved the lobster chowder and said there was a very generous amount. My salad with shrimp was excellent.

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Dawn
New England
39 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Pleasant, quite atmosphere. Used a Travel Zoo coupon.

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KenS
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent lunch all around. Menu varied and delicious. Staff was truly amazingly attentive and knowledgeable. Lovely looking out at the channel even on a gray day! Would highly recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Nico, made our experience wonderful!!

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DiningDee
New England
13 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

There for an Anniversary brunch. It was nice to be by the harbor. This restaurant is not what I expected in a French Brasserie as the food was not particularly French. But it was good. I would go back for the Lobster and Clam chowder which had plenty of fresh lobster and clams along with sweet potatoe and corn. A nice twist on New England Clam Chowder.
Our server Maia was on point!

PJ
vipPrincessJoy
New England
37 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

This was our first visit to Miel. The ambiance was lovely and the staff were friendly. The food was plated well and arrived in a timely fashion. My only disappointment was the lack of attentiveness. We had to request plates after the bread was brought to the table. My husband’s meal was served without a proper knife and as a result he had to ask for one. My sister had to request another glass of wine rather than having it offered. There was a large group , possibly a corporate party this evening so it’s possible they were overwhelmed. Overall, we had a nice experience.

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vipStephenM
New England
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down, this is the best chowder I’ve ever had and service was excellent.

JM
JasonM
New England
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was great. Service was lacking

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Tricia
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful location by the Boston Seaport. A nice walk before and after the meal.

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vipArturio
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Miel salad tasted a little bitter. Other than that, one of my favorite spots in town.

DG
vipDrewG
Charleston
23 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was over the top amazing.

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ChristineC
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

This was a super overpriced restaurant for the level of food quality and service. The waitress was nice, but not very attentive. The steak was probably one of the worst quality steaks I have ever had--a crazy amount of gristle. The past wasn't great either. We ordered the truffle frites, and it tasted like regular pomme frites--no truffle.

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TBere
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Higher price points than expressed on OpenTable. Hard to find in the hotel and ambiance was ok... completely empty. Food was fine but not memorable.

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Romad
Pittsburgh
10 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We used a TravelZoo coupon and it was a great deal. Our waitress Malia was very attentive and the food was great. We had shrimp and scallops and lamb shank and both dishes were excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
9 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was very inviting and environment was perfect

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skoulo
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice dinner at Miel, a first time visit to catch up with a few I hadn’t seen in a long while. It was an early dinner on a Monday night, so there weren’t too many diners. We had a great table looking out over the water. Our waiter Nico was great and recognized we had a lot to talk about, so gave us the time and space to do so. I had the duck and my friend had the pasta Provençal, both were delicious. We also had dessert, the chocolate molten lava cake and Creme brûlée. Enjoyable dinner, we both would return, based on this experience.

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vipBostonBoyBlue
Palm Springs
46 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very good spot for a business lunch. Private enough that others don't overhear your conversation.

JH
JeffH
New England
12 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic service. Very personalized. Great outdoor eating. Highly recommend.

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