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Permanently Closed - Petit Robert Bistro Needham

1505 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Neighborhood Gem

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This restaurant is permanently closed. Petit Robert Bistro Needham serves lunch, brunch and dinner every day of the year, offering authentic and simple French specialties such as Croques, Soupe à l’Onion Gratinée, Mussels Marinière, Escargots, Homemade Patés, Coq-au-Vin, Beef Bourguignon and Steak Frites.

The ever changing, moderately priced menu showcases only the freshest and best seasonal dishes. We take pride in our made to order preparation of your meal using the finest meats, produce, and dairy from our New England and French suppliers.

Petit Robert Bistro Needham offers a full-service bar. Our wine list offers a varied selection in price and style with labels primarily from France and California. Additionally, our exciting cocktails and beer list ensure that everyone finds something to suit their tastes.

The cozy ambiance, friendly service, and savory menu will transport you to an authentic French Bistro in Paris from a light lunch to a leisurely dinner. Bon Appetit!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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French, Dessert
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Hours of operation
Sunday - Thursday: 11:00am - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(781) 559-0532
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jay Spencer, Proprietor
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Private party facilities
Petit Robert Bistro Needham can accommodate your needs for 12-90 guests for any occasion by offering a variety of event packaging options. Our bar and dining areas feature comfortable seating and a relaxed atmosphere.
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Private party contact
Jay Spencer: (844) 661-8004
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Cross street
Highland Avenue
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Parking details
Street and Town parking lot next to the restaurant
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Public transit
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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vipZita (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

I’m sad that The Bistro closed. The food was excellent and the service was outstanding

shisslak (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

My daughter and I have always wanted to try this local restaurant and finally had the opportunity. We were not disappointed. Food and and service were great.
Sad to hear that Petit Robert has now closed. My daughter and I will still visit the “French Press” across the street. Hope that the owner (Jay) decides to open another restaurant in the future.

jeel (New England)
3.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

They could not find our reservation. I had my confirmation number -- good thing. Our table for two was right by the kitchen --servers often knocked into my husband's chair. Our waiter was brusk at first and then became quite rude when I asked for bread. "You don't have to ask for bread -- we bring that. And you don't have to ask for a dessert menu. We'll bring that too when it's time." It was quite a shock! The martini was tiny, the food was good, the evening ruined for me by the waiter's rudeness. We won't go back.

vipZita (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

The food is delicious and the service is outstanding. Great cocktails. The menu has something for everyone. The salads are very good.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on December 1, 2017

We were looking for some real french food so we were really disappointed. It is just American food with french names. The server was also a bit pompous.

Sophie (New England)
5.0  Dined on November 28, 2017

The food was delicious (escargots, safran mussels, beef bourguignon and lamb) and service outstanding.

LJnm (New England)
5.0  Dined on November 25, 2017

We're very sad that Jay is closing the restaurant, but wish him the best of luck!!

OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on November 25, 2017

So sad that it's closing in two weeks... Food has always been excellent! And I and many friends enjoyed their lunch offerings (but that ended a few months ago).

OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on November 14, 2017

We love Petit Robert, and have been fans for years. So sorry to see them closing their doors, but I will be right there, at the "Press", and where & whenever else Jay desires to open another full scale restaurant.

You have 'til mid Dec to discover this authentic French gem before they consolidate their energies at the French Press, if you haven't already been. Loads of good memories and meals!

OpenTable Diner (Miami)
5.0  Dined on November 11, 2017

Absolute perfection, an authentic French bistro experience.