Pierrot Bistrot Francais
272 Cambridge St
Boston, MA 02114Neighborhood:
FrenchPrice: $30 and under
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
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!Continued
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Pierrot Bistrot Francais reviews from OpenTable diners
41 reviews since May 24, 2014
- Ambiance4Noise LevelModerate
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 firstLfoodDined on 3/20/2014Food was just o.k. the first courses were very simple, nothing special. Desserts were very good.Special Features:
- Great authentic frenchAndyVIPDined on 3/18/2014One of the better beef burgundy Appetizers simple but tasteful Desert very goodSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- SalmonDelightfulDined on 3/17/2014The Salmon appetizer was made in house and was the best fresh tasting smoked salmon i have ever had. Terrific!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- The Perfect Snug BistroFrenchStarVIPDined on 3/3/2014Order the Plat du Jour. It is usually the best offering among really delicious options.Special Features:
- nice place for French foodiesfina14Dined on 2/25/2014It 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:
- Perfect French BistroKittyVIPDined on 2/22/2014This 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:
- A nice placesunkissedDined on 2/22/2014A small quiet place to dine out. The service was quick. The food was simple but delicious. The music was great.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Fantastic!MaggiebellaDined on 2/20/2014I felt like I was in Paris - the entire experience from ambiance to service to food was excellent.Special Features:
- Authentic ExperiencecjfloydDined on 2/19/2014I 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great spot for Valentine's DayBillDined on 2/14/2014Me 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Valentine's Day was amazing!JonnyDined on 2/14/20144 course meal, authentic French. Escargot was out of this world!Special Features:
- Pierrot - and excellent mainstayLorenzoDined on 2/12/2014Charming neighborhood restaurant with excellent food and service and a good wine list.Special Features:
- I took my sweetheart and hisTheCuriousEpicuriousVIPDined on 2/8/2014I 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Very good, but no privacy or spaceracimoDined on 1/24/2014Very 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:
- I just discovered this gemOpenTable Diner Since 2008VIPDined on 1/14/2014I 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great pre-Garden event findjjd138Dined on 1/11/2014We 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- A nice change from local Italian!SallyVIPDined on 1/7/2014I 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Get the steakCantabrigianVIPDined on 12/31/2013We 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Terrific food and ambianceSteveVIPDined on 12/31/2013I 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- A Busy TimeDunasDadDined on 12/24/2013We 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great place for Holiday LuncheonKermitderFroschDined on 12/17/2013I 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Good findOpenTable Diner Since 2008Dined on 12/14/2013This 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:
- This is an authentic replicaOpenTable Diner Since 2008VIPDined on 12/3/2013This 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- A pleasant dining experienceBostonianDined on 11/23/2013We 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- French Warmth on a Cold NightMoviegoerVIPDined on 11/23/2013We 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:
- First Time, Will ReturnBostonianDined on 11/20/2013We 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Good Food with service to be desirebonamiDined on 11/16/2013Although 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:
- This was our first visit.HealthspeakerVIPDined on 11/16/2013This 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Decent French CuisineAZutDined on 11/13/2013The 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Just like in FranceOpenTable Diner Since 2006Dined on 11/9/2013I 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:
- Nice little French bistrotKikaDined on 11/8/2013I'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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- French bistrot like in France!OpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 11/2/2013I 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- The food was disappointing.disappointedDined on 11/2/2013The 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.I would recommend this to a friend.
- Fit for a francophilevinrougeDined on 10/28/2013My 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Pierrot never disappointsdrdinnerDined on 10/28/2013Over 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Dinner at Pierrot Bistro FrancaisR3WilliamsDined on 10/22/2013Excellent food and service. Loved the escargots and the pork medallions.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Easy location, good foodSheilzDined on 10/22/2013Went 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Beef bourguignonVerygoodDined on 10/5/2013Food tasty, presented well and desserts yummy. Room is small and packed, but cozy.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Sad to say that this placeneighborVIPDined on 9/27/2013Sad 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.
- Great Expectations but..........BostonSpotDined on 9/17/2013I 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.