not a great wine list, butnot a great wine list, but amazing food and ambiance. The room is small, not too noisy, and very personal. The food was excellent and the service was lovely - very friendly and didn't hover. Also, the cocktails are exceptional. I would be worth finding out if you can bring your own bottle of wine to the restaurant for a fee.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMOur experience was outstandingOur experience was outstanding from every perspective.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was outstanding,The food was outstanding, from appetizers through deserts. Turnip soup was a standout as was the fallen chocolate cake. Am interested to see how it will be "re-concepted" after it closes in a few weeks.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMWe've heard such good thingsWe've heard such good things about Pigalle over the years and we are so glad to have finally tried it. Everything from the staff, the ambience and the food were outstanding. There is a 3 course price fix at $40. That is incredible considering how wonderful the food is! I had the duck and my wife had the Wiener schnitzel and both were to die for. Pana cotta for dessert and French press coffee to end a wonderful meal. We loved it so much we are going back next weekend :-)4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWith the exception of theWith the exception of the maitre'd's atitude towards redeeming our groupon of $65.00 (formerly worth double, but past date,) the meal and service were exceptional. We ordered one "Theatre Menu" along with another dinner, etc. No where on the menu did it state that the "Theatre Menu" was a 'special," but the matre'd was adamant, insistent and unpleasant in explaining to us that anyone with a brain (he used other language, but essentially he more than implied the concept) could figure out that the "Theatre Menu" was a 'special."
We finally decided to pay a la carte, which we did. Given that Pigalle will sonn evaporate and we have enjoyed so many dinners at the restaurant with friends and family, it was a tasteless end.4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat meal in the Theatre DistrictThis was our first time to Pigalle and we went for an early (4PM) Sunday dinner after a matinee show. We chose the "You get what you get" 4-course chef's choice menu w/ 1 wine pairing for $40 each. Since an main course would cost about $30 it seemed like a good deal. First course was a tall shot glass of creamy turnip soup. Excellent flavor but barely more than a sip of it. Hardly what I would call a "first course". The rest of the meal was also excellent and perfect portion size (not too big or too small). The waiter told us the wine was to be a Malbec and would come with the 3rd course. If he didn't know what the chef was going to cook how could he know that Malbec was the perfect pairing? Still all was excellent! We'll be back.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was excellent, room wasFood was excellent, room was delightfully intimate, lively but not too noisy. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellentI have heard mix reviews about the chef, but the food could not have been better. A very good selection of interesting mostly French country dishes given a gourmet spin. The cassoulet with duck, garlic pork sausage and lamb was amazing. What a great depth of flavor. It is a small space but they do not pack the tables so close that you cannot have a conversation. My only compliant was the waiter for such a nice restaurant was a little aloof and unattentive, that is why I give Pigalle only 4 out of 5 stars. Overall, I would recommend seeking out this little gem.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMEaster dinerLovely small restaurant. The food was fantastic and well presented. Best desert. small but excellent wine list. We had a great time.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellentExcellent Easter lunch. Well served and expertly prepared.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMAppetizers and main coursesAppetizers and main courses were wonderful. Bread was pasty store-bought and creme brulle in a tiny espresso cup was disappointing as it used to be wonderful there.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMSo amazing from start to finish.So amazing from start to finish. Went here for restaurant week and everything was so amazing. Definitely will be back. I recommend this place if you want stellar food in a fine dining atmosphere. Great for a night out or a special occasion.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMWould have been 5 stars butWould have been 5 stars but the bartender was extremely standoffish and didn't even acknowledge us when we sat down. He could've been a bit more friendly. Also, I overheard a waiter saying he hates people. Comments like that should be made in the back room away from customers.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was phenomenal. FrenchThe food was phenomenal. French onion soup was the best I've ever had, braised short rib melted in my mouth, whipped potatoes were creamy, and the french fries were crisp. The service was slow but it was also incredibly busy so that might not be the norm. Will definitely be going back.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMCelebrated my wife's birthday.Celebrated my wife's birthday. Pigalle was wonderful as usual!3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat restaurant week dinnerWarm, intimate dining room. Friendly host and server. We sat immediately upon arrival and, coming in for restaurant week, we started out with kale caesar salad and roasted beets salad. Both very good, though each just slightly overdressed. Entrees were fantastic! Our server helped steer me to the roasted duck, which we both agreed was the best dish of the evening, and my date tried the escargots, which we some of the most tender I'd had. The wine list had very few options under $50, but our dry Austrian riesling was excellent with the meal. Desserts were panna cotta and creme brulee and our server knew to offer French press coffee at the end. It was a lovely meal and I would return.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMThe service was amazing andThe service was amazing and the food followed suit.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMI visited during restaurantI visited during restaurant week. The menu far exceeded my expectations. I pride myself a connoisseur of french onion soup--the chef prepared it with a real beef rib & delicate portions of sweet onions, gruyere & parsley. No one flavor out shine the whole--delicious!
The crispy duck was outstanding & the butter cookie with the creme brûlée' finished the meal off nicely. All was superb! I will definitely return soon.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMWe enjoyed our meal at PigalleWe enjoyed our meal at Pigalle very much. We went during Boston's Restaurant Week. The appetizers we had were delicious. The cassoulet was exquisite and the crispy half duckling excellent. My daughter's choice of edamame tortellini was excellent as well. The room was quiet, but small, so conversations could be overheard. The service was very good. It would be a wonderful choice either before (or as we did) after a show. The desserts were excellent, and the variety available allowed even those with dietary restrictions to have something (without having to make special requests.)3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMI went to Pigalle during restaurantI went to Pigalle during restaurant week with two of my old college friends who were visiting me in Boston. We were not very hungry because we had spent a full day touring Harpoon, visiting Mike's Pastry, etc. Pigalle has a wonderful ambience and dining atmosphere, but our restaurant week selections left something to be desired. The entree portions of duck confit, risotto, and escargot were fine but overly-salted. The desserts were mediocre-both the lemon meringue and profiterole options we chose. Should have gotten the fallen chocolate cake.
All in all, I would not go again unless it were a special occasion and Mistral was full.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMPigalle, as always, was superb.Pigalle, as always, was superb.
The best French restaurant in Boston3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMI came here for dinner duringI came here for dinner during Restaurant Week, and I was very impressed. My duck liver terrine was fantastic, though I think I would have preferred toast to the potato chips it was served with. My boyfriend had the clams casino, which were also fabulous. My duck entree was delicious, but his short ribs were better - just insanely good, I would definitely get them next time. So juicy and full of flavor, with just the right amount of salt. I was surprised I preferred his entree to mine, since I'm a duck fiend. The creme brulee for dessert was outstanding, and the lemon meringue tart was fairly good, just couldn't really compare to the creme brulee. I would love to come here again!3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMVery attentive to the needsVery attentive to the needs and experience of the diner. Showed first class service.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMHeartbrokenI love pigalle. Cannot believe it is closing. Half duck with tart cherry glaze is divine3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMPigalle is a gem of a restaurantPigalle is a gem of a restaurant that doesn't get the praise it deserves. They offer very fine food, a smallish but well selected wine list, excellent service, and reasonable prices. They are especially generous with their restaurant week offerings and frequently have special offers. I recommend being on their email list.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMAmbiance was wonderful andAmbiance was wonderful and Romantic. Small quiet tables and a few nice rounded booths for larger parties.
Different and excellent bar coctails and a nice wine list.
Very attentive good service.
Unusual and Spectacular food nicely presented.
I recomend it for anyone wanting a nice romantic dinner.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWent for restaurant week andWent for restaurant week and so glad i did.
Food was amazing , ambience romantic .. Just perfect
Night out .. Delicious3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is my friend and my currentThis is my friend and my current favorite. Wonderful service and changing menu and specials. Comfortable, not stuffy. Reminds me of small places in France.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMI have been there a few timesI have been there a few times and the food is good. This last time around, they were short on ingredients and didn't really get to order the appetizers or the entrees that I like the most.2/16/2013 12:00:00 AMPig allow is absolutely amazing.Pig allow is absolutely amazing. The best French restaurant in Boston.2/2/2013 12:00:00 AMAnniversary Dinner @ PigalleIt has been many years since my last visit to Pigalle and a recent discussion with one of the waiters at a recent Cheese event prompted this visit. We were impressed with the menu options and enjoyed our meals greatly. Everything was well timed in coming out and the server was prompt, knowledgeable and present whenever we needed him. The ambiance was great and even at capacity the restaurant was fairly quiet and not boisterous, something to be enjoyed for a special occasion. Pigalle was a great experience, I'd recommend it highly to anyone looking for French cuisine in the Theater District and will note that the staff is keenly aware of folks going to shows locally and works to accommodate the required timing.2/1/2013 12:00:00 AMStill the best French fineStill the best French fine dining restaurant in Boston. Service was outstanding, ambiance is wonderfully understated. Best of all the food was excellent.
Pigalle's will always be a favorite.12/15/2012 12:00:00 AMSuperb French dining in Boston!Pigalle was perfect.
We wanted a new place for dinner that had unique selection of French food. During restaurant week we reviewed all of the possibilities. By far, there were many more options at Pigalle with 5 plus selections for an appetizer, 4-5 selections for an entree and 4-5 desserts. My choice was the red top turnip soup with a mushroom filled potato puff which was fantastic and escargot bourguignon which was superb. The lovely creme brulee with a delicious butter cookie was the perfect ending to one of the finest dinners that I have had in Boston. My partner had the kale salad and cassoulet both wonderful choices. Cannot wait to return for more of the Very finest dining. The chef is unquestionably one of the best in Boston.1/1/0001 4:00:00 PMThe entire experience wasThe entire experience was great - reservation - to food - to the atmosphere. The menu for restaurant week was extensive and everything was good. I was there with a group of 4 and we all enjoyed our food.1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM