Pierrot Bistrot Francais
Pierrot Bistrot Francais

Pierrot Bistrot Francais

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.pierrotbistrot.com/
  • Phone: 6177258855x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • 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!
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Pierrot Bistrot Francais reviews from OpenTable diners
41 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (29)fit for foodies (18)special occasion (17)romantic (17)notable wine list (10)great for lunch (4)late-night find (3)good for groups (2)kid-friendly (1)great for outdoor dining (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Food was just o.k. the first
    Lfood
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    Food was just o.k. the first courses were very simple, nothing special. Desserts were very good.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great authentic french
    AndyVIP
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    One of the better beef burgundy Appetizers simple but tasteful Desert very good
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Salmon
    Delightful
    Dined on 3/17/2014
    The Salmon appetizer was made in house and was the best fresh tasting smoked salmon i have ever had. Terrific!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Perfect Snug Bistro
    FrenchStarVIP
    Dined on 3/3/2014
    Order the Plat du Jour. It is usually the best offering among really delicious options.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • nice place for French foodies
    fina14
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect French Bistro
    KittyVIP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A nice place
    sunkissed
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!
    Maggiebella
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    I felt like I was in Paris - the entire experience from ambiance to service to food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Authentic Experience
    cjfloyd
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot for Valentine's Day
    Bill
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentine's Day was amazing!
    Jonny
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    4 course meal, authentic French. Escargot was out of this world!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pierrot - and excellent mainstay
    Lorenzo
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    Charming neighborhood restaurant with excellent food and service and a good wine list.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I took my sweetheart and his
    TheCuriousEpicuriousVIP
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good, but no privacy or space
    racimo
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I just discovered this gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 1/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great pre-Garden event find
    jjd138
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    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!).
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A nice change from local Italian!
    SallyVIP
    Dined on 1/7/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Get the steak
    CantabrigianVIP
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    We were there for New Year's Eve, which had a special menu, all of which we tried were quite good, but the "Beef Filet Mignon, Ratatouille and Red Wine Reduction" was out of this world. It was the most luscious filet mignon we have ever had. I have no idea if the regular "Steak, Frites" compares, but someone in that kitchen is a genius with cooking steak. Special call outs for the smoked duck breast salad and the "home made" lobster bisque (which is on the regular menu), too. The service was cheerful, and despite the crush of the NYE crowd, the staff remained relaxed and attentive. The noise level never became oppressive, despite the full house; the acoustics of the space are good. It was a bit close, being so full, but bad at all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific food and ambiance
    SteveVIP
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    I think this place is always on top of its game. The food is consistanlty wonderful and the atmosphere is cozy but also vibrant. The staff is ever friendly and helpful. It's one of my favorite smaller restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Busy Time
    DunasDad
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    We were a party of five on a busy Christmas Eve. We had an early seating and the restaurant filled up after we arrived. The waitress was uncertain as to the make up of two appetizers and a coworker stepped in and provided the information. One in our party commented that the soup of the day had too much pepper. The other first courses were good to excellent. The wrong salad was brought to one in the party. All entrees were excellent. We had duck breast, scallops and beef. Our disappointment was with the dessert. One dessert was brought out much later than the others, and the two that had the creme brulai noted that the custard was cold. Overall the experience was excellent and Christmas Eve is a tough first judge of a restaurant.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for Holiday Luncheon
    KermitderFrosch
    Dined on 12/17/2013
    I come to to Pierrot Bistrot Francais pretty often with my husband and my son and we always have great experience. So this time, I took my work collegues out for Holiday luncheon. The place is rather small, but they were able to accommodate all of us (13 people) without any problem. Food is rather simple and hommy: french dishes that are everybody favorites like Boeuf Bourguignon, Steak Tartare, mushroom Risotto, etc. Just what you crave when it's freezing cold outside. Everything was delicious. Atmosphere very warm and cozy. French background music was very nice addition to the luncheon and not overpowering so we could have conversations. My colleagues absolutely loved this place. I would highly recommend this place for holiday gatherings.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    This was a last minute find for my husband and I. We actually just came back from France and I lived there for over a year. This was very good classic bistro food. We had the steak frites, salad and escargot. Steak frites were very good...I had the bernaise sauce and he had the peppercorn. The escargot was fantastic! The only so, so portion of the meal was dessert. I had the pear belle Helene, which typically is warm and this was cold and not as great as the rest of the meal...wasn't bad, but not great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This is an authentic replica
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 12/3/2013
    This is an authentic replica of a French bistro. Not fancy but wonderful in everything that a bistro is supposed to be. Wine was good, food was perfect, wervice just right and the French ambiance wonderful. Will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A pleasant dining experience
    Bostonian
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    We dined here with a group of 6 and everyone felt as if they were in Paris. French onion soup was hot and cheesy and so delicious. Beef Borgagnon was fabulous and scallops light and buttery. Rice pudding, crime brûlée and cappuccino topped it off. A cozy place, great service and they let us close the place down. Our guests loved it and we will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • French Warmth on a Cold Night
    MoviegoerVIP
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    We enjoyed our experience at Pierrot very much. The food was tasty: the salmon appetizer, lobster bisque, cassoulet and duck breast in blueberry sauce were all delicious. The wine selections were very good and moderately priced. The grand marnier souffle for dessert was a treat. The service was friendly and unobtrusive. In all, we had a leisurely 2.5 hour meal in a room with a warm vibe that was quiet enough to have a conversation without raising our voices.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First Time, Will Return
    Bostonian
    Dined on 11/20/2013
    We decided to try this place as it is in our neighborhood. Crunchy French bread and sweet butter was served along with our wine. We both ordered escargot which was rather salty. Next we ordered Cassoulet and Beef Bourgignon. The Bourgignon was excellent, in a wonderful wine sauce. The Cassoulet was very salty. Maybe the chef can tone it down a bit. We have plans to return this weekend with a group of 6. I will write another review after that visit. Overall, it's a nice cozy place in the neighborhood that you wouldn't expect, and we think it has possibilities and will be a great place to visit again and again when we want a quiet night and delicious meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food with service to be desire
    bonami
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    Although the food was good, it was inconsistent. Lamb was veiny and chewy, duck was to die for. The potatoes and veggies were amazing. Service fluctuated from sarcastic to friendly, depending on the time of the night. I will definitely try it again, maybe it was an off night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This was our first visit.
    HealthspeakerVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    This was our first visit. The service was friendly if not a bit uneven with a mistake on an entrée and the bill, both quickly rectified. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent French Cuisine
    AZut
    Dined on 11/13/2013
    The food was good but not exceptional. Portion sizes were adequate. Restaurant was quiet because it wa a weekday dinner. Service was good. Menu selection was diverse. The atmosphere and vibe was a very quaint french bistro. Room lighting could have been managed better.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just like in France
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    I live near this bistrot, but I've steered clear due to the mixed reviews. We went on a Saturday night as there were many available time slots. We were greeted and seated immediately, and the French hostess and waitress were both charming. Those who complain about the food might be expecting innovative fare, whereas here the menu is very traditional French. Like Antonio’s, a few doors down, the atmosphere is reminiscent of the North End--a tiny, cramped space that, as a result, is cheerfully noisy. The ambience is mainly provided by the patrons who pack the room. The tasty food was served expeditiously and professionally. The bad reviews reminded me of what some say about France. If you don’t like France or French food, you won’t like it.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice little French bistrot
    Kika
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    I've driven on that street and never noticed the nice French bistrot right on the corner. Good traditional French food. You should go there to check it!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • French bistrot like in France!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    I missed going to a French bistrot and Pierrot was amazing because it is so similar to the ones in France. The food was awesome! We had the Pâté maison to share and every body loved it. I then had the magret de canard. It was delicious. I finished with a Creme brûlée that was just normal with a very nice Verveine tea I loved! And the service was really good, the waitress had the pacience to explain all the French dishes my friend requiered. I will definitely come back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was disappointing.
    disappointed
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    The food was disappointing. I have been there before and thought the food was as good as the ambience but this time it was only fair.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fit for a francophile
    vinrouge
    Dined on 10/28/2013
    My husband and I had a memorable Monday night dinner at Pierrot Bistrot. We chose the specialities of the day, and each one was superb, from a salade niçoise and potato/celery potage to sole amandine, médaillons de boeuf, and an excellent Gigondas. Formidable!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pierrot never disappoints
    drdinner
    Dined on 10/28/2013
    Over the last few years, we've had a chance to hold a few group dinners for a meeting with local doctors and they always recommend going back to this restaurant. The food is authentic and service is always great. They even provided a special cake on request for the birthday of one of our guests. We will go back again next time we are in Boston!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner at Pierrot Bistro Francais
    R3Williams
    Dined on 10/22/2013
    Excellent food and service. Loved the escargots and the pork medallions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Easy location, good food
    Sheilz
    Dined on 10/22/2013
    Went here for an anniversary dinner on a weekday night. Wasn't crowded and we got a cozy table by the window (great for people watching). Food was good, not the best French food I've ever had but it was good. Right next to MGH T stop so easy to get to.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beef bourguignon
    Verygood
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    Food tasty, presented well and desserts yummy. Room is small and packed, but cozy.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sad to say that this place
    neighborVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2013
    Sad to say that this place has really gone down hill. The food was terrible; the lamb entrée was not edible. Too bad, because it used to be a local gem.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Expectations but..........
    BostonSpot
    Dined on 9/17/2013
    I guess I expected a dining experience. Food was nothing special. Waitstaff do not know how to relate to people or smile. Tables are close, too close. I will not return. There are too many restaurants with great food in Boston.
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    • Noise LevelModerate