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Petit Robert Bistro Needham
Petit Robert Bistro Needham

Petit Robert Bistro Needham Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.prbneedham.com
  • Email: info@prbneedham.com
  • Phone: (781) 559-0532
  • Hours of Operation: Sunday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French, Dessert
  • Executive Chef: Jacky Robert
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Petit Robert Bistro Needham can accommodate your needs for 12-150 guests for any occasion by offering a variety of event packaging options. Our bar and dining areas feature comfortable seating and a relaxed atmosphere for up to 100 guests.

    We are perfect for:
    -Cocktail Receptions
    -Business Meetings
    -Private Dining
    -Corporate Functions
    -Special Events
    -Rehearsal Dinners
    -Bar/Bat Mitzvahs

    Typical Menu Options
    -Buffet Service
    -Seated Service
    -Beverage Options

    PLAN YOUR EVENT
    Please let us know some general information and any additional details so we can reply with details. We look forward to working with you! Email info@prbneedham.com
  • Private Party Contact: Jay Spencer (781) 559-0532

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Highland Avenue
  • Public Transit: Needham
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Street and Town parking lot next to the restaurant
A word from Petit Robert Bistro Needham
Petit Robert Bistro Needham serves lunch, brunch and dinner every day of the year, offering authentic and simple French specialties such as Croques, Soupe à l’Onion Gratinée, Mussels Marinière, Escargots, Homemade Patés, Coq-au-Vin, Beef Bourguignon and Steak Frites.

The ever changing, moderately priced menu showcases only the freshest and best seasonal dishes. We take pride in our made to order preparation of your meal using the finest meats, produce, and dairy from our New England and French suppliers.

Petit Robert Bistro Needham offers a full-service bar. Our wine list offers a varied selection in price and style with labels primarily from France and California. Additionally, our exciting cocktails and beer list ensure that everyone finds something to suit their tastes.

The cozy ambiance, friendly service, and savory menu will transport you to an authentic French Bistro in Paris from a light lunch to a leisurely dinner. Bon Appetit!
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Diner Reviews
  • "Our food was not memorable... the eggplant filled with rice was pretty far from french cuisine. The halibut was OK, but had it been seared, it would have been much better. The liver pate was awful. The Locs were fine, but not special. in any way. The noise level is likely uncontrollable, but it is very noisy and more than difficult to have a quiet conversation. This is the second time I have been there, mostly because the attentiveness of the wait staff that I came back... on a fairly omportant evening for us... So, that's that... T"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "W really enjoy the Petit Bistro because we can count on the consistency of the high quality of food and excellent service. Those two qualities will keep us coming back to a restaurant. Zita"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "A good friend and I went out for some drinks and to "graze" It was perfect. Oysters, pate, salad and dessert. We enjoyed everything."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Good food and service - relaxed atmosphere. Oysters, trout special , soup and sides all expertly prepared."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Meeting tennis friends for lunch was a very nice treat at Petit Robert Bistro in Needham. We all had something different for lunch and brunch. (eggs- salads) Everyone enjoyed... Might have to try other selections next time."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "My friends and I came here for the first time. Every dish was great, there was nothing that was "just OK". A couple of my friends rolled their eyes in perfect satisfaction. Price was very reasonable for the quality and quantity of food. I believe the restaurant just won four new customers who will be bringing their friends and family here. The restaurant is small so the noise level is high. We had difficulties hearing one another at our table. Service is pleasant and the wait staff don't bother us more than absolutely necessary. The only suggestion for the wait staff is to check on water more often. I was out of water for a long time without anyone stopping by to refill and the wine was not doing the trick."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "This is a good place for an evening dinner. It lacked some luster that it certainly could have had with some additional effort. Clearly they wanted to push water, drinks and up selling you. Salads were very good but they could have had a more reasonable amount of cheese. The smoke salmon appetizer was not good because it had a lot of black on it. Main courses were grilled nicely; they definitely had the right temperature that they cooked with. There were a lot of nice vegetables being used, that you don't always have at other restaurants. For the price, it had to be a lot better than it was if they want people to return. I left full, which is better than I can say about a lot of restaurants."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Two couples were escorted to a lovely table. We were served a three course meal + drinks in a wonderful pace.. We had time to talk & drink & enjoy each course. We were never pressured. The bill was reaasonable & we had a great time!!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Tucked away in a small group of stores is a restaurant where French food can be enjoyed. It does have some "American" food for those who are not too adventurous. Service was very attentive."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Began with nice Pates de Maison that we shared. Had to ask for more bread, but tasty assortment. Sweetbreads were deemed good, my Chicken Kiev was fine, eggplant special wasn't entirely cooked through, but risotto was tasty. Wine markup was excessive on sauvignon blanc. Coffee was good, cappucino could have been hotter & expresso portion was scant. Biggest downer was that Open Table reservation specified it was my brother's birthday. Other tables received a complimentary dessert with candle, but my brother's birthday was not acknowledged. Important to read the reservation. Overall, restaurant is fine, and server, though nice, wasn't terribly polished. Given the prices, things should be classier."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Hadn't been there for a month or two, it was even better than I remembered. Truly fresh oysters, an exquisite fish Provençale dish, and a very lovely (though not cheap) Graves. Service friendly, knowledgeable, attentive. Bartender excellent. Host welcoming. Very willing to attend to dietary requirements. On other days the cheese plates have been delicious but this time I went for a terrific apple tart. You may think you are on La Rive Gauche but there's no river."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "The food was delicious and they were generous with the bread. Service was good too!"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Although I had driven by often, I had not dined there until recently. It was an enjoyable discovery! The ambiance is truly "French", the service friendly and knowledgeable, and the food exceptionally good. Will definitely go back!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Wonderful dinner and service. Nice and quiet on a weekday night .Good food and wine choices. Worth the long ride from our house - 45 minutes away."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "A joy to visit. This bistro has an above average bistro menu. The scallops were perfectly done. The garden sales delicious. The chocolate mousse divine."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "I have dined at PRB many times, and particularly like the Needham location."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Our family enjoyed a wonderful meal at Petit Robert on Friday 3/7. Our waitress was pleasant and efficient and the food was excellent as always."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "I love walking through the door, because it's like I am back in Tuscany. The fixed price early bird special is fabulous. One of the few places I am comfortable sitting and eating at the bar."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "The excellence of the food was no surprise, having known Petit Robert from Kenmore Square and Jacky's and the original one at City Hall and before that on Marlboro? Street. The menu was so good, as was the wine. I had a date with a couple of guests there and looked forward to some good conversation. Unhappily, the noise level was such that we couldn't hear one another. I am old, but my companions were young, so we can't blame it on faulty hearing. This was Saturday night and I wonder if the crown was particularly noise? Otherwise, the staff was extremely pleasant and helpful. Oldfriend"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Petit Robert is a fabulous place to go for a special occasion ... the staff is wonderful, treats you like they really APPRECIATE you. We discovered this little local restaurant a few years ago, and fell in love. Because of the pricing, it is really only for special occasions for us ... but what a treat. Food is absolutely wonderful; they have the touch and the vision, and they are proud of the quality of their food ... which they absolutely should be. Also, they offer the best chocolate mousse I've had outside of France, for sure! We always leave with a big smile!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Friendly atmosphere with a deep, frequently-changing bistro menu (tripes!). Service can be a bit slow on busy nights, but it's hard to complain much about that. My one peeve is that you may not order the bar menu in the dining-room, which seems rather, well, rich for Needham."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Continues t be our go to spot for special occasions"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "On a recent visit to Needham (our neighborhood from the 1990s), we were surprised to find a sibling of Maison Robert tucked away in the center. It was lunch time and a Croque Madame and a Provencal rose did the trick on a cold November day. We were transported by this simple food and wine back to the south of France and forgot for a moment where we were. (We returned for dinner later in the trip and were disappointed with the rest of the menu.)"
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "Food is always delicious, they have a great menu with some unique items and some French classics. I have been to other prb locations and this one is just as nice, plenty of space, and was a great dinner"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Enjoyed our valentines dinner food was great!! Drinks at the bar were great before dinner, kudos to Meaghan great bartender!!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We enjoyed excellent service, food and atmosphere during a birthday dinner at this restaurant. Our party consisted of three adults and two children and all of our dining needs were well met."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "It was the first time there and did like it. Changes, I had a great service from my waitress but because of the date they were all in a fast pace. The entrance in the place, welcome is just to a minimum cold. The food was to the greatest. Will go back."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We were lucky to get a reservation on Valentines day and they sat us right at our reservation time! Our server was wonderful and the food was spectacular."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Being Valentine's Day, the Bistro was full to capacity. Yet this caused no great difficulty for the kitchen or the waiters. Delicious food was served in a timely fashion. We had a very tasty and generous prime rib, served as requested 1 rare and 1 medium rare. The ambience is decidedly French: Perrier sparkling water, Pinot Gris, lovely warm sliced French bread and of course French gateau to finish. Parking can be dicey, but well worth the struggle."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The food was amazing, I had the beef borgionion and my fiancé had the duck. Both were cooked to perfection. The bread was also delicious. For dessert we had the caramel bread pudding which was out of this world! A little pricey but very worth it for a special occasion."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "After three blah ( or worse) experiences at Petit Robert, we refused to return for over a year. Something about wanting to stay in town when we were hosting an out of town friend made us decide to give the restaurant another chance, and we were glad we did. The bread, hot from the oven, is delicious, and two of our party loved the special Cordon Bleu. I had Coq au Vin, and would have liked to get some vegetables with it like the other diners, but that is the price one pays for ordering a meal $5 less than the written on the board one. Salads, desserts and attentive waitstaff made dinner perfect. We will return sooner than later!"
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "Petit Robert is our "go to" spot for a consistently nice dinner and evening. Staff is friendly and competent, and food is always yummy! But I do hope the profiteroles return, at least for the warmer months!"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "I have dined at other location of this restaurant so I'm very familiar with the quality of the food and the great service. The Needham Petit Robert did not disappoint. We were seated right on time, wait staff was attentive, but not overly so. I was meeting an old friend so there was lots of conversation while ordering. The wait staff totally understood, and did not try to rush the process. The food arrived in a timely manner, hot, well presented, and absolutely delicious. An outstanding evening."
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "We needed a place for lunch in Needham before an afternoon birthday party, and picked the place at random. The hostess greeted us with a 50 megawatt smile, and a Parisian (genuine) accent to die for. The interior was a typical "brasserie moderne" with typical brasserie menu-with a couple of twists. My wife had a croque monseuer, and I did the charcuterie plate and the onion soup, which is my test dish for brasseries. It is easy to make onion soup; it is difficult to make GOOD onion soup. Best onion soup I've ever had outside my own kitchen. The bread was fresh and hot, the wine list limited but well-selected and interesting. The waitress was French, and it all added up to a bon jour."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "My buddy and I went here because someone had recommended it. It wasn't as crowded as I thought for a Saturday night. It is daily small, long and narrow. Some of the tables make you feel as though you are on top of your neighbor, so if you are looking for cozy and romantic, this didn't feel that way. Our waiter was decent, but perhaps a bit over-eager, approaching the table several times to ask if we were ready to order. The food was good, but portion size is small and the prices a bit high for what you get. Overall, it was decent and I might give it one more chance, but not an overwhelming experience."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Everything was superb. If only, the Tart Tatin that my wife ordered did not have the presentation that she expected. Delicious flavor though."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Delicious food, friendly, professional and knowledgeable service make this place a winner. Our group of 4 adults and 5 children was made to feel very welcome and nothing was too much trouble, not even repeated requests for extra frites! Our server Matt advised us on which wines he thought would best complement our food choices and gave us two options to try (in a blind taste test) which was a nice touch . The foie gras was pan fried to pink perfection, the steak was properly rare, i.e. beautifully browned on the outside and rich red on the inside and the accompanying vegetables were al dente, just how we like them. Compliments to the chef; we will definitely be back."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "Celebrated a friend's 50th birthday at Petit Robert last week. We (5 women) were seated in a nice alcove room that provided some privacy but did not feel like we were being locked away somewhere. We completely enjoyed the food, wine, dessert and ambiance. Everything was delicious -- including my favorite, the liver with carmelized onions and bacon. It is superb! The service was outstanding. We will definitely go back!"
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "We took two friends for dinner with us. We wanted to give them the experience of a French restaurant not too far from our home. We also wanted to see how much the restaurant would have improved in the past year. We had been there just after the change of ownership. The quality has improved enormously. It was good before but lacked that "je ne sais quoi". This time they have it just right. The food was exceptional, the wine list very good although on the expensive side. It is not a cheap restaurant by all means but for that quality of food it not really expensive. The service was not high class but was very efficient, polite and discrete. Excellent experience. We recommend it!"
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "I love this little hidden jewel in Needham. The owner is SO nice as well as the staff; and of course the food is FABULOUS."
    Dined on 1/3/2014