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Pierrot Bistrot Francais
Pierrot Bistrot Francais

Pierrot Bistrot Francais Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://pierrotbistrot.com
  • Phone: (617) 725-8855
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Anderson Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Pierrot Bistrot Francais
Escape to Paris with authentic French food on the left bank of Cambridge Street on Beacon Hill. Intimate and cozy ambiance combines with friendly service. Classic dishes such as escargots, bouef bourguignon and lavander creme brulee are prepared to perfection and served with moderately priced wines by the glass or the caraffe, and the best French baguettes in town! Comfort food with a hint of sophistication in one of the most picturesque neighborhoods of the city. Bon Appetit!Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "My wife and sons were looking for a nice dinner last Saturday evening and tried this place. We try and introduce different types of food to the boys and we had not dined at a French restaurant with them. The food was great including duck, lamb and salmon. The lobster bisqyue was full of lobster meat and the terrines different and full of flavor. We finished the meal with chocolate souffles. My question is why were there empty tables? A great meal at very reasonable prices."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "This French bistro is just that - reminiscent of the small Restaurants found all over France. Especially notable were the salad with warm goat cheese - en croute - and the profitteroles. Very enjoyable."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Charming little place where we had lunch with our nephew and his girlfriend. Well-planned menu with amiable service. Even hat the opportunity to dust off my spoken French. Make arrangements for taxi if you need it. Restaurant is tucked away on a hidden little corner. Took us over an hour to get a cab on a busy day in the city."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Were seated promptly for 9:30 Saturday dinner reservation. Felt a bit rushed ordering due to 10:00 kitchen closing. Have not had same experience elsewhere in similar restaurants with kitchen closing only 1/2 hr after arrival. Food itself was terrific, which is reason enough to recommend Pierrot. List for wine by glass, not so much. Service was solid, but also a bit harried due to time pressure."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "so delicious,especially the chocolate souffles.service was fabulous,very traditional french"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "This is my second visit to this restaurant. The first time for lunch and this second visit for dinner. Lunch was ok, but the restaurant was not crowded at that time. For dinner - they did not have our reservation (which was made and confirmed on Open Table!), they stuck 3 of us at a small table for 2 next to the entrance, it took forever for the waiter to take our drink orders and, the real capper, the food was mediocre at best. We ordered the duck, the Beef Bourguignon and the fish. All 3 dishes were overcooked. I would not go back to this restaurant. Poor service and food - what else is there?"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We had a great meal, except for the fact that they wouldn't make a souffle."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Conveniently in our Beacon Hill neighborhood, this little gem delivered a delicious dinner. The music and camaraderie of the diners nearly transported us to Paris where we dined not so long ago. The service was perfect and unobtrusive. Go there!"
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • " Have been making a point to go to this restaurant every time we visit Boston. It has now been four years and always lok forward to it. We are from Canada. This weekend, once again we returned but unfortunately we were disappointed. We're not sure what it is but my husband and I walked out disappointed and decide not to return the next in Boston. Although the lobster bisque was delicious the steak and frites was very ordinary. Too bad."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Finally visited Pierrot for the first time after years of meaning to try it. We were there on a chilly Tuesday evening and didn't expect to see many others in the dining room, but were pleasantly surprised at how lively it was--not overly crowded but most definitely a respectable turnout. Everything we ordered was superb--from the pate appetizer to the onion soup to the perfectly-prepared boeuf Bourguignon. My dining companions were very happy with the duck breast and pork medallions as well. The bread was also worthy of mention--hearty and flavorful just as good French bread should be. Service was a bit aloof and detached, but efficient nonetheless, and did become a bit more personable as the evening went on. Will definitely go back."
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "Really pleased to find this neighborhood French bistro. Very good traditional French cuisine at a moderate price. Pleasant warm ambiance. The servers spoke French and were kind enough to put up with my broken French. Chef is from the south of France. I asked my server for a recommendation between 3 entrees. One of the entrees was the most expensive item on the menu - steak and frites. She could have upsold me. She didn't. She told me I could get steak anywhere and recommended the other two dishes. I like honest servers. I had the soup of the day & cassoulet. For dessert profiteroles. Will probably eat there again before I leave town."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "I celebrated my birthday with my daughters and we had such a fabulous time, the food, cocktails and overall experience was off the chain!"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Made an OT red for 9:15 and were treated like we were keeping the kitchen open because it closes at 10 pm. Had to tell the waitress to chill out and slow down; she seemed pressured by the chef to take our order immediately. The waitress asked how my husband wanted his steak done, and she speculated medium -well?? We thought she said med- rare, so agreed. Steak came totally well done and since the kitchen was closed couldn't be remade. We got a free piece if dry crapppy chocolate cake as a consolation prize! The whole experience was stupid and rude! "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Everything was well-prepared and flavorful - all classic bistro fare. Steak frites, mussels, pate duo (daily special), salad with warm goat cheese tart, profiteroles for dessert. All good. Portion sizes were more than ample. We had very pleasant champagne cocktails, and a carafe of a quite nice Bordeaux. Service was fine, and I especially appreciated refills of the excellent bread without asking (few places bother). The room was, in fact, decorated with clown artwork, but it was not overwhelming, and I wouldn't have paid it any attention if I hadn't read about it in advance. We were seated immediately for our 7pm reservation on a Saturday night. The restaurant was empty when we arrived, which worried me, but it quickly filled to capacity."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Great location steps away from Back Bay and Beacon Hill. Feels absolutely like a genuine French bistro. The food was excellent. This would be a five had the waiter been more attentive."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Amazing service and amazing food. The duck is delicious, and none of the dishes are too heavy/creamy. The servers are so helpful!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "This place never disappoints. A true French bistro."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Boeuf bourguignon was delicious. Creme brûlée excellent. Sat at the little round table by the window which was a bit busy due to proximity to the front door. Waiter "Kennedy" was great. Would definitely recommend."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We went for Restaurant Week. What a great deal for $28, and I thank the owner and chef for that. The apps, entrees, and desserts were delicious. Our server was super. She helped us with our menu decisions, was gracious and fun, and overall made the dining experience memorable, so much so that we are planning our future dinners with friends here. Thank you for a great night! We will be back. Yum!"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Visited as part of restaurant week. Great food, great service. Beef Burgundy was the best; I had the mushroom risotto, which I place second only by an infinitesimally small margin. A little noisy, but there was a large party present. Waitstaff discerned who spoke French and who didn't, and spoke either French or English as needed. English speakers still got a few French pronouns mixed in, but that is not to say their English was hard to understand; quite the opposite, in fact. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "The food was very average and service slightly below average If you live close by it is worth a visit otherwise not"
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "Restaurant is cute and staff is warm, but the food left something to be desired. In our party of four, three ordered from the Dine Out Boston special menu. Soup was overpeppered, fish was bland and the creme brulee was cold. On the bright side, the salad with the goat cheese in puff pastry was excellent and the mussels were also good. Sorry, I really wanted to like it."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Arrived here around 6:30 and it the restaurant was extremely quiet for a Friday. That changed pretty quickly and nice, eclectic dinner crowd was on-hand. It was quiet when we got there and my dinner guest had some questions of the server. The server acted with a fair amount of impatience despite the relative calm and made me quite uncomfortable on behalf of my guest. It was as if we bothered her with our questions and that's just a poor way to start a dining experience. The start of the service was also a bit tarnished by the slow speed. All was ok as the dinner did progress nicely once our drinks came. From there, the pace was good, the food very good, and the service improved. All in all, I would go again and would recommend."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Food was just o.k. the first courses were very simple, nothing special. Desserts were very good."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "One of the better beef burgundy Appetizers simple but tasteful Desert very good"
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "The Salmon appetizer was made in house and was the best fresh tasting smoked salmon i have ever had. Terrific!"
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "Order the Plat du Jour. It is usually the best offering among really delicious options."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "It is a nice place, not too fancy or too simple, it really looks like a French bistrot (except for the frames of Pierrot on the walls ;) ) The food is good, not excellent but price is ok."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "This is a wonderful gem in the city of Boston. It reminds me of one of the many small, mom & pop restaurants on 2nd ave in NYC - something that lacks here in Boston since we have mainly chains, local conglomerates, and expensive. This place is reasonable and the food is excellent. The risotto of the day is a must try and so is the souffle. the bread is outstanding. Service was very good and they have a lot of beverage choices."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "A small quiet place to dine out. The service was quick. The food was simple but delicious. The music was great."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "I felt like I was in Paris - the entire experience from ambiance to service to food was excellent."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "I have enjoyed many bistros in France and this small bistro offers authentic food with friendly, enthusiastic service. All courses were top-notch and our server's recommendations were spot on! While our server was exceptional, she had too many tables and could have used some help. Overall, this spot is definitely worth a visit."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "Me and my fiancé enjoyed a great dinner here for Valentine's Day. She had the asparagus soup with ginger cream (amazing!), goat cheese salad, beef medallions, and chocolate mousse. I had the pate triology, warm brussel sprout salad (surprisingly tart, great flavor combinations), shrimp/smoked salmon/artichoke risotto, and chocolate cake with creme brûlée ice cream. The food was fantastic, top notch. The service could have been better - I sensed the waitresses were running around everywhere. Long waits between courses (25-40 minutes) and at one point, our waitress asked us three times if we wanted more bread - yes we do! But all in all, a great night and well worth the $65/person fixed price. Will go back again to try the regular menu!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "4 course meal, authentic French. Escargot was out of this world!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Charming neighborhood restaurant with excellent food and service and a good wine list."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "I took my sweetheart and his sister's family there for the first time this weekend and had a very nice time. We love French bistro food. I lived in France many years ago but we always go back for food visits. This place is unpretentious, cozy, lively, with friendly service and in typical French fashion, the wait staff is attentive but not lingering. The food was simple and good. It's nice to find places with less expensive wine options on the menu however, it is a little annoying that most of the wine is from Trader Joes and although it's good, we know they are marking up just about every bottle x3. None-the-less, we'd go back."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Very good overall. I do not understand why if you have tables available (were not occupied for the rest of the evening) we were sandwiched in table for two, very cramped. Our space was taken from tables on both sides for their coasts and bags and it was up to us to politely ask "our neighbors" to remove their belongings so that we could sit down. Mind you, we have asked for a nice table for a birthday dinner."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "I just discovered this gem a few months ago and now return often. It is always a wonderful true french "bistro" experience. This time my dinner was not quite as unique as the other times but still very good. Will return."
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "We were looking for a place to go before an event at the Garden. This was a great pick. It was quiet early on Saturday night so we were able to enjoy our meal while not feeling rushed to get to the event. The food was typical French bistro food -- very satisfying and tasty. I recommend the escargot and a special appetizer -- the pate duo (which would have been enough appetizer for two!)."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "I thought this was a great local place to go for dinner. The menu was interesting, the food was really good and the service was fine. The duck was especially good. My daughter had the beef medallions and my husband had the cassoulet. We were all very happy with our meals. We will be back!"
    Dined on 1/7/2014