Petit Robert Bistro Needham
Consistently goodPetit Robert is our go-to spot when we are looking for something special, but not stuffy. Although the speciality is traditional French bistro fare I was able to eat a bit lighter be sticking with seafood (sauce on the side) and salad.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMDefinitely coming back!The best steak frites and for dessert I had the best sorbet trioi ever.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMSomewhat variableTwo previous dining experiences here were excellent. For this one, my husband's duck was salty (over-brined?) and his brussels sprouts were mushy with a very bland sauce. My scallops were delicious as were the accompanying carrots. The scallop presentation wasn't great due to spotty browning. My broccoli spear was unseasoned but cooked perfectly. A tiny bit of my rice was hardened as though dried. We both had chocolate terrine for dessert. I detected what must have been some partly dried cooking "skin" mixed into the top layer. That batch should have either been skimmed or started over. As negative as this sounds, I will go again, based on my prior experience and endorsements from friends.6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMveggies need extra careeverything was great and we would go back again...however the veggies especially the brussel sprouts were under cooked6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMWhy I go back again and againPetit Robert Bistro is an absolutely wonderful gem of a restaurant in Needham. It never fails. The service is impeccable from the moment you enter the door until you leave to go home. The menu has something for everybody with the scallops and the hake particular favorites followed by the chocolate soufflé, chocolate mousse, creme brûlée and divine bread pudding with caramel sauce. Even the French bread is exceptional and served warm. I have to say that it is my favorite restaurant at this point and the fact that there is ample free parking to the left and right in the train station lots is the frosting on the cake.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Neighborhood RestaurantThe food is consistently very good! All of our party chose the nightly specials; they were great! Although service is usually good, this night was less than perfect. Our dinners came very late; it's a good thing we were not too hungry or in a rush. Waitress was just mediocre. But food made up for the service, so we will be back!6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWe really enjoyed our dinner~We really enjoyed our dinner~ no complaints. We were a party of 4 and I special ordered my meal sync everyone's meal was great5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMNeighborhood gemEverything was perfect from the service, to the food and the atmosphere of the restaurant.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMWe sampled oysters and pateWe sampled oysters and pate for appetizers, followed by chicken cordon bleu and tuna tartare with a creme brulee to end the evening. All meal choices were tasty and well prepared. By choice, we ate at the bar and received friendly, helpful and excellent service from Alicia. We love this place!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food. Easy to make reservationGood food. Easy to make reservations using OpenTable.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome neighborhood restaurant!We went for an early Mother's Day dinner with the kids. It was such a great experience. The kids got their own fancy menu. The cocktails were lovely. The service was excellent and the food outstanding! Bring crayons so the kids can draw on the paper covering the table cloth. Excellent! I look forward to going back without the kids...5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMSecond time a Ravethis was our second time dining there - our first was for Easter and this was for Mothers Day. Well we were enthralled with the first time and our opinion and enjoyment didn't lessen on our return.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMothers DayIt was my intent to take my girlfriend to this location for Mothers Day after we had spent a wonderful afternoon here several weeks earlier. It was everything we wanted in a special place to celebrate Mothers Day. Thank you Petit Robert Bistro (especially our server Alicia) for making it a wonderful day.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's Day Brunch spotThis was my first time at Petit Robert, but I had heard good things about it and I was not disappointed---to the contrary! The servers worked as a team, supporting each other seamlessly and very professionally. The food was excellent, and we relied somewhat on the recommendations of a couple of the servers. Overall, a very pleasant experience. I would definitely recommend it and would love to return for dinner.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMUnexpectedly nice..My daughter and I had Mother's Day dinner here. The ambiance was upscale-casual. The food was really good (and that is saying something from someone who has made the rounds of Paris' best bistros) and our waiter was terrific.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMtop-notchThe food was fabulous! It was very authentic, reminding me of our honeymoon in Paris. I had the onion soup, duck, and the floating island for dessert--all were superb. The service was wonderful; our waitress really knew the menu and offered some great suggestions. We plan on going back soon!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was a special night forThis was a special night for us. Service and food were awesome. Parking is easy!5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMPetit Robert Bistro in NeedhamPetit Robert Bistro in Needham was one of the best eating experiences I've ever had! Outstanding food, atmosphere and service. Would highly recommend it! Reasonably priced as well.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyable EveningWe had made a reservation and waited just a few minutes to be seated. Our waiter was very attentive and knowledgeable. The romaine salad was excellent, dressing was light and tasty. One of our party ordered the sole special and the rest of us made other entree choices which we all enjoyed. Two of us decided to share the strawberry dessert special and the other two in our party shared the bread pudding. Portion sizes for entrees and desserts were very generous. We mentioned that the two women in our group were sharing a birthday and the waiter brought 2 candles in our dessert which was very thoughtful. The room was a little loud but overall it was a very enjoyable experience and we would return.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMVery enjoyable experience.Very enjoyable experience. Very prompt service, priced reasonably and good food.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have eaten here beforeWe have eaten here before and it is always good and interesting. A great neighborhood restaurant.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat FindI come to the Boston area regularly on business and stay in Needham. My husband had dined at the Petit Robert in Kenmore Square, and really enjoyed it. Imagine my delight to discover that it is also in Needham. It is a lovely popular neighborhood restaurant with delicious cuisine and wonderful service. A work companion and I went together for the first time and we had a delightful evening.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWhy I keep going back!Terrific, authentic French Bistro in Needham, of all places. Petit Robert Bistro is always wonderful. The menu is imaginative, served beautifully and divine from start to finish including the warm French bread and sweet butter. The staff is always polite and attentive, pleasant and knowledgeable, from the greeting as you walk in to the goodbye when you leave. Ample parking is available in the huge lot to the left of the restaurant and reservations are recommended. My favorite restaurant.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMthe salmon and scallop entreesthe salmon and scallop entrees were superb. also the four little sandwich cookies for dessert. the shrimp "dumpling" with lobster sauce appetizer was unusual and not very good. service was excellent. we had a wonderful time.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat brunchI went for brunch and was pleasantly surprised. It was a busy Easter Sunday but service was great. The server was quick and attentive. I ordered the smoked salmon eggs benedict, which was delicious. The eggs were poached perfectly and went well with the salmon, making it a very well-rounded brunch meal. I tried some of the quiche which was a bit heavy on the goat cheese, but nevertheless had a great time. I recommend this place for brunch and would go again.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had the most marvelous,We had the most marvelous, enjoyable Easter Dinner at Petit Robert Bistro. We have plans to return on Mother's Day. The food was wonderful, the service unparalled, ambience fantastic. This is a true neighborhood gem we are so pleased to have found.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMI had the blackened shrimpI had the blackened shrimp special, served provencal - an interesting combination. Not as spicy as expected but abundant jumbo shrimp and delicious nonetheless.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMPetit Robert Bistro is a fabulousPetit Robert Bistro is a fabulous spot in downtown Needham! The interior is inviting and not overcrowded and the outdoor dining makes you feel like you are on a sidewalk in Paris! (weather permitting) The coq au vin is fabulous as well as the salmon and escargot! Knowledgeable waitstaff are a plenty without stuffiness. This is a go to dinner place for any occasion. I am always so pleased after I have dined here3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMAny Petite RobertNever disappointed with any Petite Robert Bistro. Regardless of location, the menu is the same, the quality is superb and the service is good.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent and Consistent!I have been to PBR's many locations - many times.
The Needham location is one of my favorites!
The Sea Bass was delicious!
The bread was not up to par, and the plates were barely luke warm.
I will definitely return to PBR!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went for brunch with myWe went for brunch with my husband's parents and cousin who were in town, and it was delicious. I had the chicken crepe, which was extremely flavorful without being too heavy. Others in my party ordered the baguette french toast (I had a bite, it was so yummy!), omelets, or salads, and all were happy with their meals. My one criticism is that my 2-year-old son got his meal served LAST and was VERY antsy watching the adults get served one by one. Yes, I had brought snacks for him, but it's still hard for a kid that age to watch everyone else eat. He did, however, eat almost all of his kiddie croque monsieur and I appreciated that it was served with fries AND a side salad; so many restaurants don't serve vegetables with kids meals!3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMWe enjoyed our meal, the scallopsWe enjoyed our meal, the scallops were very tasty. Our server was very pleasant.3/4/2013 12:00:00 AMA very lovely and under-appreciatedA very lovely and under-appreciated spot with very fine food at extraordinarily reasonable prices. Their brunches are top notch and a steal. Lunch and Dinner are also excellent. Our 2 omelette dishes were quite large and superb with wonderful vegetable accoutrements, and my croque madame was fine but with the toast just slightly overdone but still really quite good.1/27/2013 12:00:00 AM