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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
  • 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: Jay Spencer, Proprietor
  • 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

    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
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Petit Robert Bistro, and are always ready to take our visiting friends out dining there. I love calves ' liver and another of our party sweetbreads, and so we were in heaven. Only weird moment came when the "red ocean perch" was offered as a special. Never heard of that. Perch are freshwater fish and not red. Hmmm. Well live and learn . Or Google."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Always enjoy going here. The food is tasty and well prepared, and we are always welcomed warmly. You can eat at the bar for a more casual experience or sit at a table. You can even eat outside beside the sidewalk."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Classic French bistro fare done well. We were a party of 4 on a Friday night. Service was very good. The waiter had very good knowledge of the food AND the the wine list, helping pair the wines correctly. All dishes(Escargot, Mussels, Cod, Scallops, Duck, Cheese plate) were delicious. The wine, too. We will return."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Love Petit Robert Needham for lunch Great food, attentive wait staff, charming atmosphere, and about the same prove as the sandwich places in town. May favorite place in a town with lots of restaurants."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "The food is good here. The evening fish special was dry. No surprises. Some seasonal specialties would be welcome for a chNge. I appreciate the bistro offerings listed but some are clearly for a winter's night."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "Brunch was great. Getting together with old friends and the atmosphere on Sunday made the day perfect. Eggs, etc. were done perfectly and very hot( which everyone was thrilled with) the waiters were very attentive and if we had a question : he went to find out the correct answer. Thanks for a very relaxing and enjoyable brunch."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "We have always enjoyed the neighborhood feel, great service, and good food. Standards are high and reliable. Unfortunately the dessert standard has been dropped. Very sad to find the best tart tatain no longer on the menu, replaced by serviceable tart du jour, and the gateau very dried out. We will return, but not so enthusiastically."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "We brought four senior friends and had a great dinner with excellent service."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "We always get a great meal here; never disappointed."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "I took a French woman who can be demanding about food. My Martini was perfect. We had very fresh oysters, we both had the special which was shrimp Provencale,the wine was lovely, the after dinner cheese was perfect, the service was flawless! A truly Gallic experience."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "We weren't quite sure if our 6 year old grandson would survive but the children's menu was actually wonderful and he (and his dad) LOVED his chicken fingers! The others in the group of 9 had varying dishes some of which were amazing and others good to very good. The fabulous were the following; foie gras, trout special, duck, calf liver, oysters, onion soup, tomato soup special The good to very good were: escargots (very salty butter sauce), beet salad (very skimpy compared to the other salad at the table), steak had great flavor but was quite chewy, sweetbreads lacked flavor. The service was excellent for a group this size, and being a lover o French food I'd go back in a heartbeat!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "We have always enjoyed a good dinner at Petit Robert Bistro. Service was excellent."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "The food is consistently great; we always have a tasty meal! I was so happy to see profiteroles back on the menu; even if it is just for the summer!!!!!!!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Great spot for a quick date night. Service, food and cocktails are always done just the way we like it. Definitely recommend for dinner. I have tried them for lunch and wasn't impressed but dinner is never a disappointment."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Had a lovely meal and evening. The duck was a winner. The pork chop and the salmon also quickly disappeared from plates. Good food, good wine, good company. What could be better ????"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Dropped off the kids at a friends house and thoroughly enjoyed a nice night out! Would highly recommend. From the host, to the wait staff, to the manager, everybody was very attentive and friendly. Food was fabulous. I had the pork chops and wife had the scallops. Both great. Started off with foie gras (?) and lobster bisque. Delish! Would go again in a heartbeat."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "we met friends on a Friday night and enjoyed a very pleasant meal, interesting cocktails, and excellent service. We'll be back."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We had a wonderful time. I had wanted to go here for a long time and it was worth the wait! The waitstaff was authentic French and the food was scrumptious. I went with my 22 old son and even he thought it was a great experience. I would recommend this to adult audiences any night of the week!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "We love this restaurant for brunch with the kids and I have even taken my high school students there too with my French club. The staff is wonderful and the food reliably good and reasonably price. Sadly, there was no sorbet last time we were there. I always look forward to the treats there and to the sorbets in particular."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "It is such a treat to dine here. As soon as we arrived we were greeted by the most pleasant staff. I'll start w/ the food...excellent! My husband & I shared 1/2 doz oysters, followed by escargots (in parsley & garlic butter). The warm bread given to each table was perfect complement to the escargots. For entrees, hubby ordered the special and I had the most wonderful skirt steak ever. It was meatier in texture than any skirt steaks I've ever had, marinated to perfection, and so tender. It was simply the best! We had a bottle of Chateau Le Barry...oh it was perfect w/ my steak. Now the service, most excellent! Our waiter was professional, friendly, & knowledgeable. What stood out the most was Jay, the owner. He really cares for his guests."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "A change of ownership was needed and after some early kinks have been worked out & I can safely recommend this suburban spot in Needham. Living 2 towns away this is my closest French option so I want this place to succeed and with the attentive owner watching things I am sure it will. Frankly, nothing was spectacular, but nothing was off either: steak n frittes was a very good portion and tasty. The duck also was well made. The vegetarian option was lacking but a nice try. The appetizer at $16.00, 2 very small sausages over ratatouille, was small. The room is narrow but nicely appointed, the staff very friendly and accommodating. A solid neighborhood joint; with a lively crowd at the small bar...al fresco option as well. Prices are fair."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We come here often. Menu items are always made well, and everyone can find something they like. Delicious desserts and attentive service, without fuss. Perfect."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Had a great dinner outside with Meghan! The sole was tasty!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Met a friend for Sunday brunch, first time at Petit Robert Bistro, and was delighted. It was a lovely day so we sat outside. Service was friendly and knowledgeable, helped fix out uneven table. Water and set ups provided promptly with menus and specials. I ordered the poached eggs frisee which was delicious, perfect poached encrusted in panko. My friend had eggs benedict, with a substitution of bacon, and it also was beautifully presented with two little envelope shaped poached eggs. Delicious French bread and butter was also a yummy addition. My latte was also good. It was relaxed and even though there were families and some babies (and even a dog), there was not excess fuss or noise. I hope to go back again."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "As soon as we arrived and had settled into our seats, I felt as if we'd been transported unexpectedly to a restaurant in Paris! Good wine selections, and an interesting assortment of cocktails. Lots of classic entrées on the menu. And the magret de canard (duck breast) and coquilles (scallops) were perfectly prepared. We look forward to a return visit aussitôt que possible!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "This is the restaurant where I take my children whenever we have something to celebrate - a promotion, a birthday, graduation, or special announcement - I have never been disappointed."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "This is a lovely locale to meet for lunch (dinner is great, too) - it's so lovely to be transported to a French bistro in the midst of Needham! Keep up the terrific work - all around great place!"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Loved the food from appetizers to dessert! Very flavorful and perfect portions. The service was excellent and the ambiance was cozy, quiet enough to be able to have an easy conversation at our table (which was really important to us) even on a weekend night. We did not sit outside, but it looked just as nice. Highly recommend this restaurant!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We celebrated my BD with the family. It was a Tuesday night, so the restaurant was almost empty. I was surprised, because it seemed to be crowded every day. It was a little bit cold inside, but we preferred to sit on the sofa. I ordered Cape oysters and foie gras. The foie gras was excellent. Wine cart has a lot of French wines. We had a great time there. My little daughter was happy. Forgot to mention: baguette was very delicious :)"
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Always a consistent and well prepared and tasty meal at a reasonable price. We return often."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "My wife and I dined at Petit Robert on 6/2. It was an enjoyable evening out. The food and service were excellent, just as it has been the last few times we've been there. Petit Robert is a Needham gem - good food, friendly staff and a comfortable environment. We will be going back soon hopefully to dine out on the patio. If you're looking for a French bistro in western burbs, I highly recommend you give Petit Robert a try."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Our recent visit to Petit Robert for dinner was rewarded with the excellent quality and presentation that we have come to expect from this neighborhood gem. The menu is punctuated with varying specials. The hake or halibut with couscous was outstanding. Delicious "standards" include the braised short ribs and the salmon. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "We very much enjoyed our first dinner at the Needham branch of the Petit Robert Bistro. We have been to the one in Kenmore Square also, and the Needham Petit Robert Bistro was also very enjoyable! The Hostess and Maitre d' were efficient, and our waiter, although a little pretentious, was obviously experienced, and we had superb service. Our party had different entrees, and all declared their choice to be excellent. Prices were moderate-high moderate, about $70.00 per person, with wine, coffee and dessert. The only false note was offering us a "special" bottle of wine for $95.00, before we had even opened our menus. But that aside, we enjoyed our evening very much, and will return!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We went to Petit Robert Bistro in Needham for our anniversary, and it was a good decision. We had a lovely meal: a nice spinach soup, followed by tender scollops St. Jacques that were full of flavor, and flavorful duck breast cooked just as we had requested. Dessert was several chocolate choices, both delicious. The atmosphere was gracious, perfect for the occasion. This is not the first time we have eaten here, and we have also tried several of the other sister restaurants. They never disappoint."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "We enjoy trying new places, yet seem to bounce back to this one, and our never disappointed. Only suggestion, get better bread!"
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "Very nice lunch today on the patio, diverse menu with good prices!"
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "Escargot left a lot to be desired, no effort to compensate! waite staff only good at best. Good Euro but not so french."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "You'll just need to sit cozy to hear your loved ones, but really, you won't be chatting much once you start filling your face with the amazing cuisine here!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We had a wonderful time at dinner. It was a relaxed atmosphere and everyone was very helpful with the menu, answered every question and were very friendly. The service, food and the drinks were wonderful, and we will definitely go back. Excellent!! Five Stars!!"
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "I had heard this was one of the best Petit Robert restaurants so my husband and I went hoping for a nice dinner. I had a chewy steak fritte with carrots that were served in chunks, just nothing special. "
    Dined on 5/12/2014