Outstanding food menu, good
Outstanding food menu, good service - overall a it was a very nice experience. We will definitely come again.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Always a fine dining experience
Country French done right. When it come to foie gras Rob always gets it right. A given choice for my wife every visit. The Plats Du Jour are all excellent. OK. OK I have never had the calves liver from Rob's because I have eaten enough of it to know I just don't like it. However, I venture his is an excellent calves liver, if you like calves liver. Specials are always creative and exceptionally well prepared. Their underlying sauces and stock are apparently made in the true French manner because they add a subtle texture to everything on the menu. The ambiance is Bistro. Nothing fancy just appropriately functional. My only complaint is the stemless wine glasses. Drinking your wine,a BYOB, from a tumbler just seems wrong.
3/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
We'll be back!
Thoroughly enjoyed Rob's--ordered a wonderfully cooked steak frites. Other diners ordered roast chicken and steak frites as well. They now serve wine, in both half and full bottles. Definitely the best option in Madison for a nice meal that isn't too expensive. We'll be back.
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
We were pleasantly surprised
We were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food-interesting and delicious. Though we had been to the next door restaurant run by the same chef-which was outstanding, we had not visited Rob's Bistro. Looking forward to another dinner out-soon.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
We dined at Rob's Bistro with
We dined at Rob's Bistro with a party of four on a Saturday night and loved the food. We had to push our dinner reservation back by an hour because the Final Four NCAA game went longer than we expected and the hostess was extremely nice and accomodating. Make sure you try the cheese and charcuterie plate - especially the Italian truffle cheese. My husband ordered the special for the night - the prime rib - and it was hands down the best prime rib anyone in our party had ever had. Kudos! The restaurant was full and lively when we arrived at 8:30 p.m. and I liked the atmosphere. I've been there on a weekday and it seemed a bit too quiet then. We also ordered the steak frites and the mussels - both were excellent. Will go back again!
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Rob's is great!
We love Rob's. The staff are friendly and the food is great. They have fantastic foie gras, and every meal I've had there has been excellent.
4/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good neighborhood bistro
Rob's is a pretty solid representation of a NYC/French bistro/brasserie a la Balthazar in Madison, NJ! The escargots come in the welled dish as opposed to shells which is easier and all the better to sop up the delicious garlic/parsley butter deliciousness. Foie Gras was serviceable and the beet salad is fresh and tasty. The mussels entree was the weakest item we had--just not enough flavor...just mussels in a bland broth. However, my Cote de Boeuf was a decent rib-eye in a fantastic red wine Bearnaise sauce. The chicken was also perfectly cooked. The Pommes Frites are a signature bistro item and do not disappoint. To have such a high end foodie type restaurant with such low prices locally makes Rob's Bistro the deal of the century.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was really outstanding!
The food was really outstanding! We thoroughly enjoyed the nuanced flavors.
5/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Don't miss it
You can tell by the clientele that Rob's is a very good place.
Don't miss the foie gras...
5/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Delicious food! We enjoy Rob's
Delicious food! We enjoy Rob's for both lunch and dinner.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our Favorite in Madison
Before theatre, this is our first choice. Parking is easier, menu options are always appealing, and it's BYOB.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
French Country Bistro in NJ
A Bistro you might find in the French Country side.
Non pretentious French food being prepared simple and delicious in a casual setting.
Moules Frites, Steak Frites, Seared Scallops, seared Foie Gras, basic French culinary cooking
served as they were meant to be.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent French Food
Excellent food in a casual atmosphere. We have eaten there a number of times and the service is very good and you are never rushed.
7/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent Dining Experience
We live about an hour north of Madison but found Rob's on Opentable since we had a concert at nearby Drew University. We were very pleasantly surprised to find that the food was quite well prepared and in abundant quantities. The service was also great, but the ambiance is a bit blah, although comfortable. Being a BYO sealed the deal for us. I just wish we lived closer since this would a weekly visit for us.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food bargain for foodies
Not as good as Resto ,which they owned next door ,but an excellent place with a very good French bistro menu
Steak frite was excellent but the AU poivre sauce was a bit salty
Banana ice cream was wonderful. The bread was superb. I definitely would go back and the price is certainly right.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Little Bit of Paris
We stopped into Rob's Bistro on a Tuesday evening not quite knowing what to expect. We brought a bottle of good French wine and settled in. The appetizers, gazpacho and beet salad were excellent! The entrees--the special that night--was a beef over egg noodles and was well seasoned and delicious. Believing that the true test of the quality of a restaurant is its dessert, I tried the strawberry cheesecake and lived it! Like the addition if milk chocolate sauce and crunchy toffee. Have to also say our waiter was exceptionally good! Will be going back.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our 5th dining experience
This was our 5th dining experience at Rob's . My wife and I have enjoyed each dinner with consistent delicious
food served by people who work hard to bring you their best culinary creations.
Go and Enjoy!!
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Will definitely be back.re
What a treat to find a French bistro near home! Great food and service. Pleasant atmosphere and reasonable prices. We were so happy with our first experience we will definitely be back.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Trust your server
We received some great advice from the server - trust them
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Reasonable BYO in Madison.
Rob's Bistro is solid food and decent prices. Had a late lunch there for our first visit. Would definitely return. BYO also helps.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellet Food and Service
This was the first of what will be many times to this excellent restaurant. Can't say enough about the quality and freshness of the food and the service was phenomenal. We have added this restaurant to our list and you should to.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a pleasure to go to Rob's
I often take clients to Rob's because I can be sure they will get a good meal. Even the biggest foodie is impressed. I had the salmon & it was cooked perfectly.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Just go to Rob's and enjoy
Just go to Rob's and enjoy anything on the menu
basic bistro cooking at it's best.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went to Rob's Bistro because we had tickets to a show at the Sanctuary concerts and wanted to be close to the venue. We've dined in Madison at many other spots but never went to Rob's but will definitely be returning. We both had food that was delicious and prepared to perfection! We had the Chocolate Mousse for dessert and it is the best one we've ever had in a restaurant, I make my own and my family has high standards when it comes to Mousse. Go to Rob's and enjoy the quality of the food and the great service.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding Neighborhood Restaurant
I recently ate at Rob's Bistro on a whim for a last-minute dinner with a small group of friends/family. We were looking for something close, and also something new since none of us could come up with a plan. It just so happened that I read some glowing reviews for Rob's and booked a table here mid-morning for a table that night.
The place is a BYOB which is always nice when there are liquor stores right nearby. The menu was great, and even one of the guests made an odd request essentially altering an entire dish and the chef was more than accommodating. I had the foie gras appetizer which was beyond excellent, and the duck breast entree that was spectacular and cooked perfectly. Everyone there loved it. We'll all be back to Rob's.
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always have a great meal here. The duck breast is outstanding.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food does not disappoint
The food does not disappoint would not hesitate to recommend this restaurant. My wife is harshest food critic I know and she fell in love with their food and was won over by their duck. This is definitely a two thumbs up.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had an exquisite meal last Friday evening. Service was wonderful (despite a glass of water being spilled on us) and the food was simply outstanding. We hadn't been to Rob's Bistro in a while. After this meal we are going to be eating here much more often!
The tomato gazpacho starter was excellent. I had the filet of sole entree. I don't think I've had a better fish dish in a restaurant! One companion had the scallops which were excellent as well. My husband had the burger which was also fantastic! Dessert is not to be missed here!
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great local French bistro
Rob's is a like walking into a little corner neighborhood Paris bistro. Friendly service, good food. Great place.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice having a bistro in the neighborhood. Food is good.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Bistro Food
Excellent food in a cozy setting. Our entrees, rack of lamb and duck breast, were exceptional -- cooked exactly as requested. We will be returning here often.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was great and service
The food was great and service perfect. A last minute decision for Sunday night and we left remarking how much we loved this place and can't wait to come back.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
First Time at Rob's
True bistro with great food simply presented and quickly served. Classic dishes of fois gras, onion soup, steak, duck and mussels all feature on the menu. We were 3 and all of us had excellent appetizers and entrees. the room is open so lacks a little ambiance when there are not many diners. We will be back soon and would highly recommend a visit if you like real French bistro food with the added advantage of being a BYOB.
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
We've been here many times
We've been here many times and the food is comforting and unpretencious. My husband and I enjoyed the beet and spinach salad and the tartiflette, which was just fabulous with ooey gooey cheese and delicious morsels of crispy lardons. I had the bacon wrapped pork, which came with roasted brussels spouts which was unbelievable. My husband chose the filet of sole, which was light and flakey and a wise choice considering he ate the majority of the tartiflette. Dessert was a decadent pear clafloutti with creme fraiche and cappuccino....lovely. Only complaint is the small size of the place, sometimes you feel like you are sitting on top of your neighbors. Obviously, it doesn't prevent us from returning.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Authentic French bistro experience
We dined here with our 4-year old. Nice casual bistro atmosphere, high quality food, kid-friendly service. Seared fois gras served with pickled cauliflower was excellent, as was the steak and frites in the steak frites. My husband said his carpaccio was excellent apart from lacking just a bit of lemon, and the quintessential bistro salad was good except for a little too much dressing (but we are nitpicking here, which I admit we are doing with an establishment where everything else was perfect). Byob with the wine store directly across the road means you get to bring your perfect glass of wine to the meal. Love. This place deserves the 5 stars I am giving it.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Chef and the staff are
The Chef and the staff are preparing and serving a wonderful array of excellent meals
at a high level. Comfortable dining along with excellent French Food.
It's just very good!!
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Never disappointed at Rob's.
Going back this week to celebrate my daughter's birthday.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM