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Petit Robert Bistro Columbus Avenue

1709 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Neighborhood Gem (47)
  • Good for a Date (39)
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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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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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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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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
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Mmmmmmm (New England)
5.0  Dined 4 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.

5.0  Dined 5 days ago

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

vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Good food. Great location. Fun atmosphere

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.

Rxgirl (New England)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

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

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.