Petit Robert Bistro Columbus Avenue

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$30 and under
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French
With a casual atmosphere and a classic menu, Petit Robert Bistro feel like an authentic French bistro. Francophiles with a hankering for onion soup gratinee, steak-frites and apple tarte tatin need not break the bank, as the bistro keeps its prices modest. Those with a sweet tooth enjoy made-to-order souffle or a giant profiterole. Bon Appetit!

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Sun 10:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 3:45PM
Sat 10:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 3:45PM

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JF
New England
1 review
Dined 7 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous atmosphere, delicious food and great service! Would definitely go again.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Slight delay to be seated, mediocre risotto (white, bland rice and mushrooms were nowhere to be found?), very crowded and tight. Two who ordered steak frites were happy with it. Good location.

GC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A great find. Would go again! Busy early evening...we booked for 6.30 and it was fairly crowded, but good service all the same.

BS
New England
38 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

We booked dinner before a show at the Huntington. Curtain was 7:30 so we were at the restaurant quite early. The food was excellent, but the service was sloppy. Water glasses not filled, no bread or fork for my husband’s cheese plate. Nevertheless, we will give it a second shot.

JM
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful cozy atmosphere and delicious food. The service is excellent

c
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Local place great food service was great I can't wait to back next time I'm in Boston

LD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Stumbled upon this local gem while visiting from out of town. Would return in a heartbeat!

f
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a group of four celebrating a work achievement over lunch on a Friday. The waiter did a great job of letting us enjoy our conversation but got us focused on the order and the meal unfolded at a natural pace. Our table had two order the moules frites, plus the kale salade au saumon and an omelette Parisienne. Judging by the clean plates all around, the food was a bit hit. About a half dozen different parties (some on business, most with friends), all seemed to be having a similar experience. Never disappoints!

MN
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Fabulous food from top to bottom. The staff is warm and friendly and the venue has a welcoming and relaxed vibe. The pace of dining is extremely relaxed. I would have liked my entree a lot sooner because I overindulged on the delicious bread. This is my fault not the restaurant’s. Who can control themselves when everything is so delicious ?!!

GG
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always, best food in the area

EA
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New Favorite Place to eat. Love the Eggs Benedict. :)

D
New England
8 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious friendly neighborhoody as always. A go to fave

P
New England
49 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It was really lovely. The meals were perfect, the atmosphere is warm and welcoming, and all restaurant staff were friendly. I recommend to family, friends, and colleagues without hesitation.

F
New England
12 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful classic French bistro

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second time dining here

p
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

nice atmosphere. Excellent starters. Clave's liver way overdone. Coq au vin lacked deep wine-y flavor, overly smoked with bacon. Only the menu (and some wait staff) reminded me of France.

JL
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal at one of our favorite restaurants.

B
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Cute restaurant, food pretty good. But for lunch on a Friday it was quite understaffed. Staff friendly, however. I'd go back.

OT
New England
9 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great!

TF
New England
100 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

First time dining here for brunch/lunch with my spouse and my friend. Waiter was slow to order, food a bit late to come. Menu options are limited. Portion size to value is low. May not come again.

JP
New England
82 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal, great service

BC
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’d made a reservation on Open Table, got there 20 minutes early and they were able to seat us right away. Everything was well done!!

S
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance and great food at an affordable price point. I will definitely visit again

JJ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate outside--some noise from local children riding scooters, but great atmosphere at dusk, and food was delicious with wide choice (but perhaps a bit too much bacon for those keeping kosher). Service pleasant.

AG
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Very nice dinner. Felt a bit rushed and the room was a bit stuffy but overall enjoyed the dinner.

HM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great restaurant - they are always welcoming and we ALWAYS have great food.

SC
New England
29 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice little bistro that I would recommend.
Very good value too

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service! Nice casual atmosphere.

PW
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simple but excellent food, effective service, very nice and pleasant setting. Cannot wait returning.

MB
New England
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

This was a night to celebrate our wedding anniversary. I am French and chose to eat at Petit Robert Bistro. We had made reservations but it felt that the staff had no idea we were coming. A waitress asked twice if we made reservations but did not wait for an answer nor asked for our names. We sat outside which was lovely on that balmy summer night. Our server was sulking and mumbling the whole evening. When we needed a replacement napkin we had to ask twice. They were out of all the specials except for a soup (at 8:00 pm).The food except for the charcuterie platter was pretty uninspiring and tasteless (we had ordered the half chicken and salmon). The two memorable things about this evening were finding a parking spot right in front of a downtown Boston restaurant (good thing because the advertised valet parking we were counting on was not happening that night for some reason) and learning that Petit Robert Bistro is not the same restaurant as Petit Robert Bistro Central (for which we had a gift card and found out later closed a year ago...). So in conclusion it was a lovely night because of the company and the setting but I would never recommend this restaurant.
I apologize for any spelling errors in my comments.

F
New England
41 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 5

The food is good; however a little too rich. Service is good. Outside much better than inside.

C
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding !! Service even better just outstanding .. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience !!

M
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff was incredibly friendly and helpful. Food was outstanding. Great place to sit outside and watch the world go by.

SA
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food and drinks were excellent! Lovely French bistro.

A
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Will return when back in Boston.

MI
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Food was not good (I had the duck, was not tasty and no tender) but service was good and we enjoyed eating outside.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A little slice of Paris in Boston’s south end. Absolutely wonderful food, ambiance, and service!!

CL
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Picked the place to celebrate our 36th anniversary because of food and location. Although the carte is pretty simple, we enjoyed our meal. My gluten free diet was kindly accommodated (bread, dessert). Will go back.

Z
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The escargot was great.

OT
New England
63 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Outdoor dining on a warm summer evening. What could be better. pleasant bistro food. In a comfortable setting with a nice staff.

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