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Petit Robert Bistro Columbus Avenue

4.6
1709 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
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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!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French, Bistro, Traditional French
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Daily: 4:00pm - 10:00pm (11:00pm weekends)
Brunch Saturday/Sunday: 10am to 4pm
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Phone number
(617) 867-0600
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Loic LeGarrec
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
W. Newton Street
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Parking details
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday. $15
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Public transit
Back Bay station, Prudential
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Special events & promotions
Baby Shower, Brunch Rehearsal
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Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1709 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.4
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Mmmmmmm (New England)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

We had a wonderful experience here this morning. The quiche Lorraine (today's offering) and Benedict (served daily) were quite tasty while the escargot, rivaled only by the service you'll receive, was absolutely magnificent.

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RobertG 
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

I enjoyed the food, ambiance. Valet parking was helpful. Would go again

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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Good food. Great location. Fun atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Petite Robert Bistro is a comfortable neighborhood restaurant with a classic French atmosphere and menu. It is dependable for delicious food and a well selected wine list. The kitchen staff is very accommodating to those with dietary issues and food allergies. We are blessed to have Petite Robert Bistro a short 10-12 minute walk from our home.

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Rxgirl (New England)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Food and service was wonderful. Somewhat noisy in the dining room.

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vipKathie (New England)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

Our pre-theater dinner was quite good and I would gladly go back for the good food I was served. On a Friday night, however, the restaurant was filled quite early and the service was slow. Still I plan to go back.

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JonathanB (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

I took my wife for Valentine's Day dinner and it was amazing. The owner/manager made us feel welcome the moment we walked in despite it being busy for the holiday. The host made sure that we knew we were not forgotten as they set our table, even though we were early for our reservation. The server knew the menu and the wine/cocktail list cold and his recommendations were spot on. The food was everything that we hoped for in french cuisine.
The charcuterie board was generous. The mustard lamb crusted lamb was melt in your mouth and the chocolate opera trilogy was both decadent and airy.
We will certainly be returning.

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Oroca (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

My fiance and I had a wonderful Valentine's day at Petit Robert. The staff was kind and made us feel well talen care of. Weve been here befpre on her birthsay and felt it wpuld be great to cpme back. We were not disappointed! We highly recommend it!

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vipJawalter (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

They were very nice about accommodating dietary issues (although unfamiliar with FODMAP / IBS). Service was very slow, however, even when we were the only two people there.

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madrikh (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

First off, we had a great time, as did (as near as we could tell) every one else in the restaurant. The noise level was just a teeny bit higher than I'd like (with the restaurant about 1/3 full), but there was no obvious sign, as is some high end restaurants, of tin ceiling or other tricks to make the room too loud for people to want to linger after their meals. The tables were also just a bit too close. Neither of these would keep us from going back.We'd been regulars at a different instance of the restaurant until it closed -- this was the first time to this location and we weren't disappointed. The only (small) complaint was that I requested, in my reservation on Open Table, that my companion be presented with a particular drink (with romantic associations for us) as soon as possible after we were seated, but -- although other restaurants have honored this request -- it did not happen here.

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CherylP (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

We were welcomed immediately. The staff was so friendly and warm.

The food was fresh and delicious!
I just wish we lived closer to enjoy this little gem more often.

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vipRickinboston (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Excellent meal with great service. Always a pleasure to eat here

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jwk1 (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Try the coq au vin. Very good to find a place that does this item done well.

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vipTheVirginian (Denver)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

This bistro seduces you with fantastic food, drink and staff. A wonderful dining experience!

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
2.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

Food was very poor. The egg in their Benedict was fully cooked and no runny at all. No one even bothered to check it out food was good.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Excellent experience!! The staff were all so pleasant and helpful. Food was authentic and tasty. The desserts we're AMAZING. Highly recommend!

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vipseyw (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

always love coming here; the service, the food, the feeling of being in a true little french bistro, never disappoints!

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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

A lovely place to dine. I particularly enjoy this restaurant when it's cold outside. It's so warm and cozy and I love the onion soup. But everything is excellent. A real neighborhood gem.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Excellent omelettes and very attentive service. The desserts were a little overpriced, but nice anyway.

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vipjjmorrow (New England)
3.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

Completely average for the current Boston gastronomic selection. A nice option for a single visit many better choices out there.

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