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Sun, 4/22
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Petit Robert Bistro Columbus Avenue

4.5
1733 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
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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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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 1733 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.4
service
4.4
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4.2
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Really nice staff

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

I've been for brunch twice and enjoyed it both times. The dishes are straightforward French influenced fare. I've had the Croque Madame and Ham and cheese crepes. Both were tasty, crusty dishes. Baguettes are available, though we had to request them. They appeared on many other tables, so I'm not sure they're strictly on request. Ask for them, they're yummy.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

French Bistro with very good food. Enjoyed Eggs Benedict, trio of pates, mouse chocolate and creme brûlée for brunch.
Plan ahead for parking, as there is very limited street parking available. For dinner there is valet parking available.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

I lived in France for 6 years; Petit Robert offers the best, truest French culinary experience in Boston. The boeuf bourguignon is consistently out of this world.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Always reliable. Great food and fantastic service. Will definitely recommend to family and friends.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Always wonderful and reasonably priced.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

A neighborhood restaurant that never disappoints, there was a typical full house before symphony. The food & service were excellent and it did get a bit noisy when the room was full but not enough to discourage conversation.

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

It was Easter Sunday so that could account for slow service and food that was not well prepared. Never had Eggs Benedict served where the eggs were way beyond posched! We had an 11:15 reservation and didn’t even get coffee until 11:30.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great experience. Knowledgeable staff. Friendly.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

So lovely and everything just delicious !

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3.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Wonderful cozy atmosphere and a formidable wine and desert drink list. The appetizers (cheese, escargot, and foie gras) were outstanding, but the entre (pork chops) were a bit bland in taste and presentation and a bit overdone. However, we still had a great experience.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Food, service excellent. Price reasonable. Perfect for us.

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Great food! I ordered three salads, which were all excellent. The tuna tartare and the sable breton in particular. It was very noisy, though the wait staff was apologetic about it. Valet Parking.

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4.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Delightful neighborhood French restaurant that feels like the place local Parisians would go. Food delicious and authentic; atmosphere is welcoming but romantic too.
Love this neighborhood gem!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Delicious food, great service and very cozy location. Nothing to not like. Very enjoyable meal with valet parking available.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Just awesome. Great food and service.

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2.0Dined on March 4, 2018

The noise was so loud we had to leave before we finished dessert. There was one group of 16 people that really ruined it for everyone else in the restaurant. Too bad because we love Petit Robert. Our waiter ended up waiting on this group and completely ignored us and our guest had a birthday and they usually give a free dessert to the celebrant. Didn't happen. We had to order our desserts and coffee from the manager.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Hadn't been here for several years, so it was a treat to rediscover how cook the cooking is. Lovely onion soup and fabulous, nuanced escargots (you could really taste the parsley in the butter sauce and not overly salted). Braised lamb shank was just the right size, meat falling off the bone, sautéed polenta in a delicious wine sauce. A mouthwatering butternut squash risotto, rich and flavorful. Didn't have time for dessert (off to the BSO), but a most enjoyable meal!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

A good way to spend a rainy Sunday brunch birthday celebration. Staff was very accommodating and attentive. A wide variety of choices on the menu. Easy to find something for everyone. Cozy space, not too crowded. We enjoyed our visit very much, and look forward to returning some day.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Simply delightful place to celebrate a special occasion. The cocktails are terrific and the food is divine. The portions are perfect.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Petit Robert is our go-to neighborhood restaurant. We love the atmosphere and the food is always scrumptious. We made a last minute reservation so we knew we were going to be seated in the pub area. One nice thing I noticed when we were there was that the dining tables in the pub-bar area had beautiful white table cloths and candles. It made such a difference to our dining experience in that room, to have the white table cloth. Nice touch!

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Petit Robert has been serving basic, good French food for many years. The South
End restaurant is nice although a little tight with tables. Food was quite good. One big disappointment is their "pomme frites" are bland American fries - they use to be made the twice-cooked French way and thinly sliced.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

We made an early reservation and arrived a little after 5:00 pm. We were quickly seated by the host and greeted by our waiter who served a tasty baguette and water. My wife has dietary restrictions and requested saumon grille over their salade de betteraves (roasted beet salad w/walnuts,arugula, feta cheese, pickled red onions and orange vinaigrette). I ordered coquilles saint Jacques (pan seared scallops with risotto, vegetables, baby kale and kale oil). We also ordered a side of sautéed brusells sprouts. My wife’s dinner cam out incorrectly with the wrong salad. I point this out only as a testament to their fantastic service. The waiter came over apologized and within a few minutes my wife had the correct dish. They obviously made this a first priority to correct the error. Her salad and salmon was excellent. My scallops were tender and tasty and the risotto..... the risotto was the best that I’ve ever had! If you are looking for an intimate dinner where you can truly have a conversation with your companion this is your place. They also have and extensive wine beer and drink menus and specials.

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Parisian bistro experience with good food and service; we sat outside and enjoyed the cafe ambience.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Good food. Great location. Fun atmosphere

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on February 16, 2018

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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on February 5, 2018

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

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2.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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