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DW French

4.3
4.3
181 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
Chef Douglass Williams and the team behind MIDA is proud to launch its newest concept: DW French. Located just a few block from Fenway park, this modern French Bistro draws inspiration from the streets of Paris as well as famous cuisine from all regions of France. The menu revolves around presenting the classics of French cuisine with approachability and the absolute best quality of ingredients. Think warming and savory French onion soup, perfectly seasoned steak with crispy fries, juicy roasted chicken, a crisp and delicious glass of Sauvignon Blanc. The goal is to celebrate the rich history of French cuisine - showcasing the food along with an upbeat and fun-loving attitude.

DW French’s atmosphere marries contemporary aesthetics with design elements reminiscent of a classic French brasserie. The restaurant features a 16-seat bar with an extensive list of cognac, classic cocktails, and French wines. A 30-seat covered patio extends is perfect to take in the energy of Boylston St.

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2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 23 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    French
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–4:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (617) 865-9900
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    Black/African American
  • Executive chef
    Douglass Williams
  • Private party facilities
    DW French offers semi private events for both seated and reception style events for both lunch and dinner. We can accommodate groups as large as 120 guests for a full restaurant buy-out. We also have a covered patio that is available for private bookings
  • Neighborhood
    Fenway–Kenmore
  • Cross street
    At the base of Pierce building - corner of Boylston St and Brookline Ave
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Public transit
    We offer validations in the adjoining Fenway Triangle Garage at a rate of $10 for a three hour stay.<br /><br />We are located just two blocks from the Green Line D Train "Fenway" Stop or four blocks from the "Kenmore" stop<br />
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 181 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

181 Reviews
  1. BearCakes

    Greater Boston

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing, quality service, food, atmosphere, cocktails, desserts, and the digestifs selection is well done.

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  2. MeredithS

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a lovely hidden gem in the Fenway! Yummy French food and great service. You should go there before a game at Fenway Park or just to enjoy the newest option in the neighborhood!

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  3. Boston23

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was sensational. Best steak frites in the city. Music/ambiance was on point and Bill, our server was very accommodating and really took ownership of making sure we had a great experience.

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  4. ThomasM

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We went for brunch. Very good selections. It was great to be spared a menu with 2 dozen selections. I had the french toast which was delicious and unlike any other french toast i have had. Bravo

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Undistinguished food. Service mediocre, don’t think we will go back.

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  6. KaiS

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    I really wanted to love this place as Mida is regular go to for me but this French endeavor falls short of this great chef’s abilities. We had 7 appetizers and 2 entrees for our party of 4. I think we were wowed by only the chicken. Everything else was good but I can’t imagine recommending them. Cocktails (we had the Frenchie Martini and the Oui Senor) were expensive but that was expected; wine selection was good.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was a bit uneven/iffy. Food was good but my husband’s brunch was supposed to come with a salad and came with frites…and no one checked back for us to mention this to.

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  8. jealousssss

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Disappointing food especially for the price. Feels uninspired and tired.

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  9. JJBOS

    London

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambience. Very nice menu. good food. We will come back.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, cocktails, food and ambience. We tried a variety of things and all were well seasoned and thoughtfully prepared. The salmon rillette, frenchish martini, moules frites, and crème brûlée were highlights. Fun decor too!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic service, food, and ambiance. Will be back!

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  12. StevenB

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing Croque Monsieur and super friendly staff.

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  13. KristanB

    Los Angeles

    61 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed our evening and food very much. The space definitely has the feel of a French brasserie. Our server was friendly and accommodating. I would recommend the Frissee salad and the steak. Several nearby diners seemed to be enjoying the onion soup and mussels. We will be back.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We were here during restaurant week and 2 of our party of 6 ordered off that menu. Great value! All of the food was excellent from French classics to the burger to a pasta dish from the MIDA menu. Nice drinks, really good service. I think our table may be the worst in the place so I wouldn’t sit there again but otherwise a great restaurant.

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  15. StevenG

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Missed the Salad Nicoise which had been on the menu previously and was amazing.

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  16. Mimster

    Greater Boston

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We attended for restaurant week. 2 ordered the prix fixe menu and 2 ordered from the regular menu. Everything was absolutely delicious

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  17. cHiP

    Greater Boston

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was our first time at the restaurant. The staff were cheerful, helpful and usually available. The drinks and wine menu was somewhat limited (although a somewhat long list of French wine by the bottle). No half bottles of wine available. The food choices were a bit limited and the prix fixe dinner option did not include one of their more appealing entrees. Prices were a little high compared to the food quality (which was not bad).

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  18. ElizabethC

    Greater Boston

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Best bistro experience I’ve had in Boston. Wonderful food, fabulous martini, pot au chocolates superb.

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  19. NoelleM

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    DW French is superb. Tried it for an early brunch today, and we didn’t know what to expect. Behind that black leather tufted door is where the magic happens. On the menu, the French breakfast seemed simple/basic. It was anything but - sheer pleasure. And along with a perfect tea mocktail, I couldn’t ask for more. Can’t wait to go back. Douglass Williams is a true chef/restaurateur. Au revoir pour maintenant (mais nous reviendrons!)

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  20. sudbury

    Greater Boston

    74 reviews

    3.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Everything here was good -- the drinks, food, service and desserts. But there was just something about the vibe there...maybe the wrong music, but despite the good food and sizable portions, we just didn't love it. Feng shui? I don't know. Go for the food and see for yourself if you can figure out what is missing.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely wonderful! The food was absolutely divine and our service was excellent.

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  22. DavidT

    Greater Boston

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a nice experience at DW French. The service and food was very good.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent Steak Frites cooked to order. The charcuterie before and the Creme Brûlée after also very good!

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  24. MrsLong74

    Greater Boston

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time dining at DW French. We’re big fans of MIDA so we decided to give DW a chance. I enjoyed the coquettes and my husband had the calamari and salmon. Now the roasted chicken is to die for!! You will not be disappointed trust me. I’ll be back to dine again.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience, delicious food and awesome bartender (Gabe)!

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  26. JohnG

    Greater Boston

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent new spot in Fenway with a nice classic interior. Great cocktail list; highly recommend the steak tartare and duck confit salad as well.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was all really delicious but the service was horrible. Luckily we were distracted catching up so we didn't mind that much but we were routinely forgotten by our server. We had to yell out "excuse me" to order drinks at least 10 minutes after sitting down and were left without anyone coming by for long stretches. At the end of the meal we ordered a dessert and it never appeared. He came back to ask if we wanted anything else and didn't even remember what we had ordered, I don't think he had ever put the order in.

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  28. BenL

    Greater Boston

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server (Kelsey) was fantastic! She recommended a great wine and some favorite dishes. I will be back!

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  29. missioneater

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food overall was good: the steak frites were great, the appetizers were solid. Service overall was good though it did take a long time to get our entrees (we sat at 8pm and got entrees at 9:30) The most disappointing part of the evening was the wine. We ordered two bottles, one Malbec and one cab, and neither was very good. Too bad for a French restaurant — we expected decent wine.

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  30. ChristinaD

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely dinner at DW French and celebrated our anniversary. Both the restaurant and the food felt authentically French. Every dish was exceptional, we especially loved the Tuna Nicoise Salad and the Escargot en croute. Generous portions and the prixe fixe menu allowed us to have a variety options. Similar to MIDA, Douglass Williams has another hit on his hands. We will definitely return and support a great Black Owned business in Boston!

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  31. TedFen7

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous meal with excellent ambience. Service was impeccable!

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  32. R2d2

    Greater Boston

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. This place will not remain a secret for much longer.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    simply the best food and ambiance! reasonable prices, friendly server.

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  34. DavidT

    Greater Boston

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. Had a fabulous Caesar salad and burger. They have domestic beer (Miller Lite) unlike nearby bars and restaurants.

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  35. Mitzy

    Greater Boston

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food never disappoints here! I'm a huge fan of the steak and frites and my dining companions enjoyed the chicken and the trout. I also love that they let you get a half glass of wine if you don't want to do a full second. I know this problem is somewhat universal now but still find it odd that the wait staff tend to be inattentive and usually not even visible. We had to keep an eye out and then flag down our server for bread, water, more wine, basically everything and he was not at all busy. No one wants to be hovered over but it's nice to have a staff that keeps an eye out for the customers.

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  36. CTMM

    Seattle

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were blown away by our meal! The food was exceptional and my partner had a steak that she has determined is top 3 all time. The oysters are the best I have had in Boston. We are big foodies and had just made the reservation to try a some place we had not been before. We will be returning! We also had excellent services by a waitress whos name I am forgetting. If management reads this she was blonde and worked the evening shift on 2/20. She was excellent and incredibly attentive!

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  37. Bubbly

    Greater Boston

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Love the onion soup and the crème brûlée was amazing

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  38. ChandraC

    Greater Boston

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    My first visit to the restaurant was exceptional and I could not wait to return. My second visit was disappointing. The food was incredible but the service lack luster. We received more attention from the kitchen staff than we did our waiter.

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  39. KateW

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great new spot! Loved the cocktails and cheese plate appetizer. Highly recommend!

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  40. DavidB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and the service was wonderful. Great place for a date.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from DW French using the Order Online button. DW French also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 865-9900.

DW French is rated 4.3 stars by 181 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 23 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for DW French

1391 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02215

Additional information

  • Cross street
    At the base of Pierce building - corner of Boylston St and Brookline Ave
  • Neighborhood
    Fenway–Kenmore
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–4:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    French
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Public transit
    We offer validations in the adjoining Fenway Triangle Garage at a rate of $10 for a three hour stay.We are located just two blocks from the Green Line D Train "Fenway" Stop or four blocks from the "Kenmore" stop
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Black/African American
  • Executive chef
    Douglass Williams
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (617) 865-9900
  • Private party facilities
    DW French offers semi private events for both seated and reception style events for both lunch and dinner. We can accommodate groups as large as 120 guests for a full restaurant buy-out. We also have a covered patio that is available for private bookings
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