Second time a Rave
this 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.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
It 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.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Awesome 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...
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mother's Day Brunch spot
This 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.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
We sampled oysters and pate
We 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!
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everything was perfect from the service, to the food and the atmosphere of the restaurant.
5/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
We 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 great
5/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Neighborhood Restaurant
The 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 AM
Why I go back again and again
Petit 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 AM
veggies need extra care
everything was great and we would go back again...however the veggies especially the brussel sprouts were under cooked
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Two 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 AM
Definitely coming back!
The best steak frites and for dessert I had the best sorbet trioi ever.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Petit 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 AM
The food was very good and
The food was very good and the waiters description was both enticing and accurate. The waiter was the best waiter I can remember in a long time. He was attentive, enthusiastic and unobtrusive, a hard triple threat to manage.
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very pleasant evening
The Petit Robert Bistro in Needham is one of our favorite restaurants. Last Friday was specially nice as we enjoyed our dinner on
their newly set-up outdoor patio. The food as usual was very good as was the attentiveness of the service. Once again kudoos to Jay and his crew for making a great evening possible.
6/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
menu needs reinvigorating
We love Petit Robert! Have eaten there many times. But the sameness of the menu is getting to us. Having eaten at many bistros in Paris, I know that there are many dishes that fit the bill and could be included or occasionally inserted into the menu. Perhaps it's time for a trip to France for the chefs to pick up a few new recipes??!!
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Three of us had a wonderful time at Petit Robert Bistro in Needham. We loved the food, etc. Afterwards we merely stepped outside and watched a display of fireworks ccelebrating the 4th of July. All in all, a great time!
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Truly French cuisine in an inviting and sophisticated atmosphere!
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Above & Beyond
I have to be honest that what made this experience memorable for us was the owner of the restaurant himself, Jay. He's here every time we dine here, and his level of ownership is above & beyond any establishments! He is so on-hand to make each of his customers' experience satisfying. The standard of care he gives is a rarity. Thank you Jay for consistently providing wonderful dining experiences for my husband & I!
7/6/2013 5:00:00 PM
Bastille evening dining
Great menue for Bastille Day dining! Very helpful, caring service in changing a wobbly table.
Service was prompt although salad ordered was not served!
Parking great and close to my town. My husband's liver was delicious and I had lapin moutard also very well prepared.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Try the fois gras....wonderful. As was the chocolate soufflé with pistachio cream. The only weak spot with our meal was the frogs legs appetizer. Would definitely return.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
C'est comme Paris
After living in Paris, not much compares in terms of cuisine. Petit Robert took me right back. Very authentic and delicious. Service was amazing, coc-au-vin was amazing, desert was amazing, coffee was delish, more free baguette than you need, they even played great French music. I will be back!
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
A place for special occasions
Three times during the past year there has been a reason to truly celebrate with my two grown children - each of those times I have taken them to Petit Robert Bistro. In past years I probably would have driven into Boston and dined at Davio's or Copley Plaza tom commemorate a special occasion - but I know now there is a taste of European excellence within walking distance of my house - the atmosphere echos the ambiance of many a bistro I have been in while traveling through France and the food is just as wonderful. Why deal with tolls and parking when I have Petit Robert Bistro in my own back yard?
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous food , great value. Service could not be better. The entire crew aims to please. Have eaten there many times and plan to do so often.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
one of my favorites!
Petit Robert is a sweet little restaurant with great food and a friendly staff. It's always a first choice for my husband and me.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good not Great
We have eaten at Petite Robert many times and this was a special occasion, my mother's 92nd birthday.
The service, table selection and noise level were perfect, but the food was just ok. My scallops were delicious, but the selection of vegetables were bland, carrots undercooked. No great sauce of any kind served with the dis. My mother's pork chop was huge and prepared well. Asparagus was stringy and overdone. My husband's onion soup was delicious, and mussels were good, but sauce was very bland. All these dishes could have been outstanding with a little more thought to these details. The Gateau for desert was very good!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Un service impeccable, un menu superbe, trop de choix alors nous avons choisi 3 repas et avons partagé le tout.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Petit Robert Bistro never fails!!
This truly is a "neighborhood gem" in Needham, no less. The menu is wonderful and interesting, the service is always impeccable without being cloying, the desserts are perfection. Truly a French Bistro with posters and mirrors on the wall and a delight for lunch or dinner. Reservations for two accepted. Ample free parking in the Train Station lot to the left of the restaurant. One of my favorite haunts and I always look forward to the entire experience.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband is European and
My husband is European and once in awhile I would like to experience eating French cuisine
That he is accustomed to. The moment he told me he can't decide what to get I knew that I picked
A good restaurant for our date. I only tried eating at a French restaurant in the US twice and Petit Robert Bistro in Needham
Is by far in the top of the list. It's a bit pricy but its expected. The lobster bisque served in a good portion, is
Very good. it was serve with real lobster meat. My husband barely eats salad or Veges
Loved his herring salad. The servers and manager often check to make sure that everything is okay or if we want more bread
On the table. If Diners should follow dress code it will be a plus.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food is consistently delicious!
Food is consistently delicious! Great staff too! Hope the chocolate profiteroles come back on the menu, though..................
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Superbly attentive service
Superbly attentive service complimenting an enjoyable French meal with a bistro menu. The special Bomb dessert of chocolate, raspberry and pistachio was superb. Overall our meals were excellent, although the three pates we sampled varied from very good to quite average. Atmosphere is pleasant, including outdoor seating.
We will return
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous service and gracious
Fabulous service and gracious staff Food was perfect portions excellent flavor
Our group of 4 all Loved our meals Nice when everyone
Agrees it was
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our server was excellent, enthusiastic but not overbearing. Our dinners were all delicious. We couldn't resist desserts, so ordered two for the four of us. Overall a wonderful evening!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pork shank was wonderful!
Had a great dinner Saturday night. Beside the lack of Tanqueray 10 at the bar, which they have had for years (Jay, are you listening), everything was great. Spouse had oysters and panko crusted haddock and I had the delicious onion soup and outstanding pork shank. It was the best entree I have had in years @ PR. Had enough to enjoy extras for lunch the next day. Waitress attentive but we missed having Monique. Nice to have a high end restaurant in Needham.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Son of Maison...keeps up family rep
Both "Petites" where I've dined, have maintained the taste of their progenitor, Maison Robert...nice
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
I am writing this review because I appreciate Petit Robert Bistro having a delicious vegetarian entree on their menu. I had the roasted eggplant with couscous and it was wonderful. I so appreciated not having to develop some combination of appetizers, salads and side dishes to have a great meal. My husband had a delicious pork dish - both with very generous portions. Thanks for having a very tasty vegetarian entree. I also asked for a quiet table when I made the reservations and they were very accomodating. It was a very nice dinner in all ways.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have been to Petit Robert Bistro several times now and have always had an outstanding meal, for both brunch and lunch. This past visit was with 7 friends one of whom was celebrating a 70th birthday. The staff welcomed us warmly and mad a special effort to acknowledge the birthday girl! The service was outstanding and the menu choices were all delicious...LOVE the crispy poached eggs on frisee! The eggs benedict was declared perfect as were several of the sandwiches that were ordered. We shared a plate of the French macaros which literally melted in your mouth. Can't seem to go wrong at this place.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a great time!
We were celebrating a special birthday. We all (4 of us) like our meals very much. I like that PRB offers some unusual things.
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
A gift to the western burbs
This restaurant is one of our favorites since it is convenient and yet serves terrific French cuisine. The food is always top-notch (except skip the herring salad!). Very friendly and attentive service by unpretentious staff. Ambience can range from nearly empty in midweek to quite crowded and high volume on weekend nights.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
We choose this ;ocal restaurant to celebrate a friend's "special" birthday. We were not disappointed. We had 7:15 reservations in this packed restaurant and left 3 hours later. The food was delicious and our service by a charming young waitress from Paris was excellent.The noise level was very high, but it didn't stop us from enjoying our conversations and yummy dinners.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Comfortable for brunch in 'Burbs
Hi, We were looking for an easy Sunday brunch with friends. If the weather were nicer we would have gone in to the city where we have enjoyed the South End Petit Robert location for dinner. Instead we decided on a top quality brunch in convenient suburban location. The food is delicious, though my husband was surprised by honey instead of maple syrup for his French Toast. Hey, it's FRENCH! Delicious Eggs Benedict and friend tried the crispy eggs dish and loved it. Attentive service.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
wonderful neighborhood bistro
Petit Robert is a French restaurant that provides a variety of foods that many Americans would consider comfort food. That said, us Francophiles can also get escargots, coq au vin, perfectly sauced salads, and excellent French bread.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Intended on going to another area restaurant but, wait was too long and they didn't take reservations. Looked for places nearby on Opentable and found this gem.
Food was outstanding and service was very professional and prompt. Small menu and limited wine list but, I could tell the selections available were carefully picked out. They have a charcuterie special for an app that was excellent. I had the duck while the other members of our party had stuffed eggplant, halibut special and the salmon and all of us were very pleased.
Glad to know how great a find this was as it is not far from my house so, the wife and I plan on heading back soon.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
My husband and I wanted to celebrate our anniversary with a special dinner. Petit Robert Bistro is such a gem--their food is fantastic, their staff is attentive and we don't feel rushed. We have never had a bad meal when we have gone here. There is no hassle parking and there is a small bar to enjoy a drink before you sit at your table. In the warmer months there is outside dining. We are so lucky to have this restaurant in Needham!!
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
FIT FOR THE SPECIAL
I chose this delightful restaurant for its ambience, charm and fine dining. This was a special celebration which pleased everyone!
Quantities of our orders were quite ample, which we often do not see in restaurants with fine dining.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Petit Robert does not disappoint
We have visited Petit Robert in Needham several times during the past year. The quality of the food and service continues to be excellent. Friends from other towns have also been impressed. It is a treat to have such a restaurant in our town.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very good food although one
Very good food although one of our party thought it was a little "bland".
Some good, authentic French items on the menu!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Can't miss brunch
Happy to keep up traditions of bringing a friend from out of town to our favorite local brunch. French toast that can't be beat, couple w/ bloody marys or a sumptuous beaujoulais makes for a lovely Sunday interlude.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a fine meal in pleasant surroundings. We had prix fix meals, which were very satisfying. We especially appreciate that the restaurant is open on holidays when most restaurants are closed.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food. The chocolate
Great food. The chocolate soufflé for dessert was worth the wait! Our waiter was excellent - attentive, polite.
We enjoyed Thanksgiving - very relaxed.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM