75 South Charles Street
Boston, MA 02116Neighborhood:
FrenchPrice: $31 to $50
- Dining Style: Casual Elegant
- Website: http://www.pigalleboston.com/
- Phone: 6174234944
- Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5-10pm | Friday & Saturday: 5:00- 10:30pm | Sunday: 3-9:00pm. Closed on Mondays.
- Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
- Cuisine: French
- Executive Chef: Marc Orfaly
- Dress Code: Casual Dress
- Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
- Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
- Catering: Please inquire about catering! We offer many different price points & a variety of hand-crafted menus.
- Private Party Facilities: Pigalle's intimate dining room and patio are perfect for impressing your colleagues and friends with style and elegance.
- Private Party Contact: Kerri Foley 6174234944
- Special Events: $40 Theater menu available every night, all night.
- Cross Street: Stuart Street
- Public Transit: Red Line- Park; Green Line- Boylston; Orange Line- New England Medical
- Parking: Hotel Parking
- Parking Details: Validated self parking($10)& valet available at the Revere Hotel located next door to the restaurant. Please note validation is valid for up to 3 hours
A word from Pigalle
HUSBAND-AND-WIFE TEAM MARC ORFALY AND KERRI FOLEY HAVE CREATED IN THEIR HOMETOWN WHAT COULD BE CALLED A MOM-AND-POP PLACE OF A HIGHER ORDER. WALK THROUGH THE DOORS AND ENCOUNTER CHEF ORFALY'S CONFIDENT FRENCH-INFLUENCED CUISINE AND FOLEY'S GRACIOUS, KNOWLEDGEABLE HOSPITALITY. AT THE HEART OF PIGALLE IS ORFALY'S INNOVATIVE FRENCH-BASED MENU WHICH CHANGES TO REFLECT THE FRESHEST MARKET FINDS, AND COMBINES INFLUENCES RANGING FROM PARISIAN TO ASIAN TO MIDDLE EASTERN. WINES ARE GOOD-VALUE COUNTRY FRENCH AND AMERICAN BOUTIQUE SELECTIONS THAT WORK WELL WITH THE FOOD. Voted “BEST PRE THEATRE DINING” and “BEST ROMANTIC RESTAURANT”. PIGALLE HAS ALSO EARNED RAVES FROM THE BOSTON GLOBE, BOSTON MAGAZINE, THE IMPROPER BOSTONIAN, STUFF@NIGHT, BOSTON PHOENIX, AND MORE, PLUS FOOD & WINE MAGAZINE NAMED ORFALY ONE OF ITS 10 BEST NEW CHEFS 2004. ORFALY IS A JAMES BEARD NOMINATED BEST CHEF/NORTHEAST. . Please allow 2 hours for pre-theatre dining, and include curtain time with your reservation.Continued
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Pigalle reviews from OpenTable diners
- not a great wine list, butOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 4/27/2013not 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.Special Features:
- Our experience was outstandingMishDined on 4/25/2013Our experience was outstanding from every perspective.Special Features:
- Portions were small and theOpenTable Diner Since 2008Dined on 4/19/2013Portions were small and the pre-fix menu was limited.
- The food was outstanding,PuffDined on 4/18/2013The 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.Special Features:
- We've heard such good thingslandernjDined on 4/13/2013We'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 :-)Special Features:
- With the exception of theOpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 4/11/2013With 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.Special Features:
- Great meal in the Theatre DistrictRiccardoVIPDined on 4/7/2013This 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.Special Features:
- Food was excellent, room wasOpenTable Diner Since 2005Dined on 4/6/2013Food was excellent, room was delightfully intimate, lively but not too noisy. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselvesSpecial Features:
- ExcellentSolidVIPDined on 4/6/2013I 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.Special Features:
- Good, not the best. Don'tYoungerthanyouDined on 4/4/2013Good, not the best. Don't come here to impress anyoneSpecial Features:
- Easter dinerOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 3/31/2013Lovely small restaurant. The food was fantastic and well presented. Best desert. small but excellent wine list. We had a great time.Special Features:
- ExcellentJackDined on 3/31/2013Excellent Easter lunch. Well served and expertly prepared.Special Features:
- Appetizers and main coursesOpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 3/30/2013Appetizers 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.
- I think my expectations ofOpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 3/29/2013I think my expectations of the restaurant had been slightly over-hyped; although everything was good, nothing was really exceptional.
- So amazing from start to finish.OpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 3/28/2013So 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.Special Features:
- Pigalle is a very intimateOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 3/28/2013Pigalle is a very intimate restaurant that is perfect for a special occasion. The food was very good, especially the short ribs. Linda's Lemonade was amazing!Special Features:
- Would have been 5 stars butOpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 3/27/2013Would 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.Special Features:
- The food was phenomenal. FrenchOpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 3/26/2013The 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.Special Features:
- We went for restaurant weekOpenTable Diner Since 2009Dined on 3/26/2013We went for restaurant week and I think they had oversold their reservations. We were seated 30 minutes after the time of our reservation and weren't served for another half hour after that. We would have each ordered a second glass of wine but the waiter never came back to ask for it. The food, however, was delicious. I am hoping the bad service was just a function of restaurant week and lots of people wanting to try the good food.
- Great restaurant week dinnerOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 3/25/2013Warm, 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.Special Features:
- Great ambiance, and I wasatq123Dined on 3/25/2013Great ambiance, and I was very excited about trying Pigalle. The food was pretty good, I had the French Onion soup with braised short rib. It was not quite warm enough, though delicious. For an entree I had the steak frites, which was quite good, and came with a side of excellent creamed spinach. Service was a bit slow. Our waiter took the drink order but did not ask for the food order until a while afterwards. We did not have any food before us (save bread) for an hour after we arrived. Dessert was disappointing too. The folks who ordered creme brulee had hoped for a larger portion and perhaps a more traditional ramekin, rather than the narrow cups they received. I ordered the fallen chocolate cake, and it was really average.Special Features:
- Celebrated my wife's birthday.TimNDined on 3/25/2013Celebrated my wife's birthday. Pigalle was wonderful as usual!Special Features:
- A great try for Restaurant weekLadyJDined on 3/24/2013We came here for restaurant week with some friends of ours. I liked that the menu was ONLY restaurant week choices. In the past, when we have done this, we have found the food on the special menu, is sub-par compared to the regular menu choices. There were lots of dishes to choose from which was nice. I had the spring salad and crispy duckling as my entree. While i found the salad to be too salty, the duck was outstanding. Flavorful and not dried out like some duck that i have had. The waiter was ok, while friendly, he could have been slightly more attentive than he was. Overall the ambiance was nice and would definitely go back.Special Features:
- The service was amazing andOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 3/24/2013The service was amazing and the food followed suit.Special Features:
- I visited during restaurantOpenTable Diner Since 2008Dined on 3/24/2013I 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.
- We enjoyed our meal at PigalleOpenTable Diner Since 2009Dined on 3/24/2013We 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.)Special Features:
- I went to Pigalle during restaurantOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 3/23/2013I 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.Special Features:
- Pigalle, as always, was superb.richVIPDined on 3/22/2013Pigalle, as always, was superb. The best French restaurant in BostonSpecial Features:
- Mediocre placeLive2eatDined on 3/22/2013The food was OK..not some place I will go to again. Nothing stood out being good or bad. Our party was 4 people. we went during restaurant week and had the prefix meal...the clams casino would have been tasted great if it was fresh, the duck liver terrine, French onion soup was good like..the cassoulet, duck and salmon along with pana cotta, creme brûlée nothing exceptional. The lemon tart was better. The worst is leaving the place hungry.Special Features:
- I came here for dinner duringOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 3/20/2013I 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!Special Features:
- Very attentive to the needsOpenTable Diner Since 2006Dined on 3/20/2013Very attentive to the needs and experience of the diner. Showed first class service.Special Features:
- Superb French dining in Boston!OpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 3/18/2013Pigalle 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.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- The entire experience wasOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 3/18/2013The 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.I would recommend this to a friend.
- HeartbrokenNewtonian2Dined on 3/17/2013I love pigalle. Cannot believe it is closing. Half duck with tart cherry glaze is divineSpecial Features:
- Went for restaurant week andOpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 3/15/2013Went for restaurant week and so glad i did. Food was amazing , ambience romantic .. Just perfect Night out .. DeliciousSpecial Features:
- Ambiance was wonderful andNickDined on 3/15/2013Ambiance 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.Special Features:
- Pigalle is a gem of a restaurantNHBobDined on 3/15/2013Pigalle 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.Special Features:
- This is my friend and my currentRevMaddieVIPDined on 3/13/2013This is my friend and my current favorite. Wonderful service and changing menu and specials. Comfortable, not stuffy. Reminds me of small places in France.Special Features:
- We had an excellent experienceOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 3/9/2013We had an excellent experience at Pigalle. The food was superb! We brought along another couple and they were floored and sent me an email the next day saying it was the best restaurant they had been to in years. Highly recommend the Kale Caesar Salad, the Clams Casino, the Steak Au Poivre- delicious...Special Features:
- As usual, a great meal andOpenTable Diner Since 2006VIPDined on 3/8/2013As usual, a great meal and a great experience at Pigalle. Had asked for a special table for my wife's birthday and we got a perfect one- plus an amuse bouche from the chef of the special soup of the day. Server was attentive and knowledgable, and recommended a perfect wine after hearing 2 others i was considering. The ever-changing menu of fresh and interesting dishes is always a surprise.Special Features: