Pierrot Bistro Francais

★★★☆☆
  • 272 Cambridge St

    Boston, MA 02114

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  • 617-725-8855

About Pierrot Bistro Francais

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Mon. - Sat. 11:30am - 10pm;Sun. CLOSED
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I have seen many poor reviews of this restaurant on this site as well as Yelp. People are more motivated to post poor reviews when they hate something rather than find time to post good ones when they have a great meal.

I frequent this restaurant about 2 or 3 times a year since it opened and have always had very good meals and excellent service. I work nearby and often walk by at all hours that it is open. The place is usually half full to full on most nights, and I think that says something. Though I have never been to this restaurant late in the evening or Thurs-Sat, I have always had great lunches or dinners on the Mon-Wed I have gone. (I never go out Thur-Sat)

The restaurant is small, but quaint. When it is full, it is a bit crowded and noisy but I don't think that takes too much away from it, just adds to the charm. What makes it nice by being small is that that your server is always in voice reach.

Please go. I suggest starting with the fried goat cheese salad, then whatever, it's all good.

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★★★★☆

I have seen many poor reviews of this restaurant on this site as well as Yelp. People are more motivated to post poor reviews when they hate something rather than find time to post good ones when they have a great meal.

I frequent this restaurant about 2 or 3 times a year since it opened and have always had very good meals and excellent service. I work nearby and often walk by at all hours that it is open. The place is usually half full to full on most nights, and I think that says something. Though I have never been to this restaurant late in the evening or Thurs-Sat, I have always had great lunches or dinners on the Mon-Wed I have gone. (I never go out Thur-Sat)

The restaurant is small, but quaint. When it is full, it is a bit crowded and noisy but I don't think that takes too much away from it, just adds to the charm. What makes it nice by being small is that that your server is always in voice reach.

Please go. I suggest starting with the fried goat cheese salad, then whatever, it's all good.

Pros: Service, atmosphere

Cons: a little noisy

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This place is the bottom of the barrel. I realy want to tell you how horrible it realy is. The owner and wife combo are extreamly mean and are constantly yelliny at there employees.The food is warmed then sent to the tables.The food is always over cooked and is exstreamly hot. What a rip off.

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★☆☆☆☆

This place is the bottom of the barrel. I realy want to tell you how horrible it realy is. The owner and wife combo are extreamly mean and are constantly yelliny at there employees.The food is warmed then sent to the tables.The food is always over cooked and is exstreamly hot. What a rip off.

Cons: worst of the worst

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Very good food, especially for the money. The restaurant itself is very quaint and beautiful. The service is very friendly. Although, the only time I have been (so far) was on a Monday night and it was not crowded at all. It might be different on a weekend. I walk by it all the time and it looks to be a very romantic place on the weekends. Highly recommend, all around.

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★★★☆☆

Very good food, especially for the money. The restaurant itself is very quaint and beautiful. The service is very friendly. Although, the only time I have been (so far) was on a Monday night and it was not crowded at all. It might be different on a weekend. I walk by it all the time and it looks to be a very romantic place on the weekends. Highly recommend, all around.

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I went on a date here hoping for a quiet dinner and enjoyable food. We were seated towards the kitchen on a bench seat that reminded me of a diner, not quite so romantic. Our waitress was nice and attentive, but kept getting interrupted by the manager/boss who seemed to feel the need to repeat things the waitress had already said and try to convince us he knew what we wanted to eat. We also heard him shouting at someone in the kitchen; this made us feel even more uncomfortable when he was breathing down our necks.
Now about the food: it's average, not really special but not bad. The salad was pretty good (lobster, crab, shrimp with avocado and mango) but a little heavy on the mayonnaise. It was a good portion to share because it feels heavy enough to be a main course (well for me at least). For my main course I had scallops which really could have been less chewy, but they were edible. My date had a pork chop which was also average, although the currant sauce on it was good.
If I was in the neighborhood and was really hungry I would stop in, just as long as the boss-man wasn't there. All the other staff were friendly and helpful, making sure our food was on time, glasses were full, etc.
The wine was good, they have a long list of French wines, we had a very good sauvignon blanc.
Overall, not worth a whole trip when there are so many better places.

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★★★☆☆

I went on a date here hoping for a quiet dinner and enjoyable food. We were seated towards the kitchen on a bench seat that reminded me of a diner, not quite so romantic. Our waitress was nice and attentive, but kept getting interrupted by the manager/boss who seemed to feel the need to repeat things the waitress had already said and try to convince us he knew what we wanted to eat. We also heard him shouting at someone in the kitchen; this made us feel even more uncomfortable when he was breathing down our necks.
Now about the food: it's average, not really special but not bad. The salad was pretty good (lobster, crab, shrimp with avocado and mango) but a little heavy on the mayonnaise. It was a good portion to share because it feels heavy enough to be a main course (well for me at least). For my main course I had scallops which really could have been less chewy, but they were edible. My date had a pork chop which was also average, although the currant sauce on it was good.
If I was in the neighborhood and was really hungry I would stop in, just as long as the boss-man wasn't there. All the other staff were friendly and helpful, making sure our food was on time, glasses were full, etc.
The wine was good, they have a long list of French wines, we had a very good sauvignon blanc.
Overall, not worth a whole trip when there are so many better places.

Pros: ambience, service, wine

Cons: creepy clowns on the walls, sitting by the kitchen, the manager

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This is an amazing place: food, service, atmosphere. Some of my favorite dishes are the sea food crepes with lobster bisque sauce and the grand marnier souffle for dessert! Authentic and friendly and it won't break the bank. Really a piece of Paris on the Hill. Bravo!

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★★★★☆

This is an amazing place: food, service, atmosphere. Some of my favorite dishes are the sea food crepes with lobster bisque sauce and the grand marnier souffle for dessert! Authentic and friendly and it won't break the bank. Really a piece of Paris on the Hill. Bravo!

Pros: food!!!

Cons: closed on Sundays

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I ordered the duck earlier this month at Pierrot, and I'm not a picky eater but I thought this was by far the worst duck I've ever had. Usually restaurants that serve it have above average chefs that can really prepare anything well, but Pierrot's version was extremely dry and just covered in sauce to mask the bad preparation. I was with four other people and everyone had similar complains about the lamb, steak and seafood. All of our plates were served extremely hot, which leads me to believe that the food was cooked in advance and possibly reheated. The staff was helpful in recommending wines to pair with the meals, but the food was so bad that the pairings didn't make much of a difference. The service was average, but for the second half of our dinner, our table was the only one in the restaurant so that doesn't really say much about that either. Overall, it may be decently priced for French food, but it certainly wasn't worth it compared to other restaurants in that price range.

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★☆☆☆☆

I ordered the duck earlier this month at Pierrot, and I'm not a picky eater but I thought this was by far the worst duck I've ever had. Usually restaurants that serve it have above average chefs that can really prepare anything well, but Pierrot's version was extremely dry and just covered in sauce to mask the bad preparation. I was with four other people and everyone had similar complains about the lamb, steak and seafood. All of our plates were served extremely hot, which leads me to believe that the food was cooked in advance and possibly reheated. The staff was helpful in recommending wines to pair with the meals, but the food was so bad that the pairings didn't make much of a difference. The service was average, but for the second half of our dinner, our table was the only one in the restaurant so that doesn't really say much about that either. Overall, it may be decently priced for French food, but it certainly wasn't worth it compared to other restaurants in that price range.

Pros: Wine list

Cons: Food

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We took my adult son and his girlfriend to the resturant. My husband, having lived in France always love a good French meal. Unfortunately this was not to be.

To make a long story short, my son ordered Lobster Bisque soup and it had a burnt flavor to it. He told his father who told the waitress. She was obviously unhappy and huffed off into the kitchen. Out comes the owner of the resturant with the waitress and they proceed to tell my son the soup is not burnt. It is "special." I was not enjoying the way the were disrespecting my son who is quite a gormet cook himself. I chirpped in, "I tasted it and it has a burnt flavor." The owner did not take kindly to my assertiveness and glared at me and then huffed off into the kitchen. The waitress offered my son a different soup. He accepted french onion soup as a substitute. I wanted to leave because of the rudness of these people, but not wanting to make a scene, I just laughed to myself about French personality problems I had read about in travel magizines and from my husband's stories...

While we waited for dessert I went outside with my son to catch a quick smoke and the owner followed us outside! He proceeded to argue more about the dang burnt soup and insult us as well.

I returned to the table, told my husband to forget the dessert, I had enough rudness and was leaving. My husband confronted the owner and he began yelling at my husband about the burnt soup. It was quite a scene. We demanded the check so we could leave. The check came with the dessert charge. We had to argue some more with the queen bee waitress and finally a different woman came appologized and gave us a corrected check. We paid and left.

Now about the rest of the food...as good French resturants go, this was not one of those. The seafood crepe was gooy and soggy. The beef burgandy was over cooked and gummy thick with too much rue. Do yourself and favor and avoid this team of superior French dunces.

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★☆☆☆☆

We took my adult son and his girlfriend to the resturant. My husband, having lived in France always love a good French meal. Unfortunately this was not to be.

To make a long story short, my son ordered Lobster Bisque soup and it had a burnt flavor to it. He told his father who told the waitress. She was obviously unhappy and huffed off into the kitchen. Out comes the owner of the resturant with the waitress and they proceed to tell my son the soup is not burnt. It is "special." I was not enjoying the way the were disrespecting my son who is quite a gormet cook himself. I chirpped in, "I tasted it and it has a burnt flavor." The owner did not take kindly to my assertiveness and glared at me and then huffed off into the kitchen. The waitress offered my son a different soup. He accepted french onion soup as a substitute. I wanted to leave because of the rudness of these people, but not wanting to make a scene, I just laughed to myself about French personality problems I had read about in travel magizines and from my husband's stories...

While we waited for dessert I went outside with my son to catch a quick smoke and the owner followed us outside! He proceeded to argue more about the dang burnt soup and insult us as well.

I returned to the table, told my husband to forget the dessert, I had enough rudness and was leaving. My husband confronted the owner and he began yelling at my husband about the burnt soup. It was quite a scene. We demanded the check so we could leave. The check came with the dessert charge. We had to argue some more with the queen bee waitress and finally a different woman came appologized and gave us a corrected check. We paid and left.

Now about the rest of the food...as good French resturants go, this was not one of those. The seafood crepe was gooy and soggy. The beef burgandy was over cooked and gummy thick with too much rue. Do yourself and favor and avoid this team of superior French dunces.

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Dinner took forever, even longer than in Europe. Salads were tasty, though oily. Main dishes had been sitting -- sauces all had a film on them. Seafood crepes were a gloppy mess. Ratatouille was inedibly salty. Side of potato or turnip was totally dried out and hard. All in all the worst food I have had on a plate in a long time.

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★☆☆☆☆

Dinner took forever, even longer than in Europe. Salads were tasty, though oily. Main dishes had been sitting -- sauces all had a film on them. Seafood crepes were a gloppy mess. Ratatouille was inedibly salty. Side of potato or turnip was totally dried out and hard. All in all the worst food I have had on a plate in a long time.

Pros: cute restaurant

Cons: slow service, bad food

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pierrot is our favorite restaurant- we have been going there since it opened 4 years ago, so when we had a special birthday to celebrate we asked pierre and sam if we could make a party there for about 50 people on a sunday afternoon. The party was today and it was absolutely fabulous!!!- the food , the ambience, the service and working with sam, pierre and their staff was truly a wonderful experience- They did everything to make the party the huge success it was- and we have been receiving phone calls since we got home telling us how great it was We always highly recommentd pierrot for a wonderful dining experience, and now we are delighted to recommend it just as highly for a superb function-

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★★★★★

pierrot is our favorite restaurant- we have been going there since it opened 4 years ago, so when we had a special birthday to celebrate we asked pierre and sam if we could make a party there for about 50 people on a sunday afternoon. The party was today and it was absolutely fabulous!!!- the food , the ambience, the service and working with sam, pierre and their staff was truly a wonderful experience- They did everything to make the party the huge success it was- and we have been receiving phone calls since we got home telling us how great it was We always highly recommentd pierrot for a wonderful dining experience, and now we are delighted to recommend it just as highly for a superb function-

Pros: ambience, service food- all excellent

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I went last month for my birthday and I was really looking for a good dessert . The entree was ok ...still I was expecting something way better . The worse came with the dessert which was supposed to be a " chocolate souffle" ; I don't even know how to describe the thing .....kind of white and like an old chewing gum texture . I think that we keept eating it just to guess what it was !!!!! And NO chocolate at all ! I wish we could have talk to someone but we were so desperate that we just left . Plus it's way too expensive .Never again !!!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

I went last month for my birthday and I was really looking for a good dessert . The entree was ok ...still I was expecting something way better . The worse came with the dessert which was supposed to be a " chocolate souffle" ; I don't even know how to describe the thing .....kind of white and like an old chewing gum texture . I think that we keept eating it just to guess what it was !!!!! And NO chocolate at all ! I wish we could have talk to someone but we were so desperate that we just left . Plus it's way too expensive .Never again !!!!!

Pros: maybe the bread

Cons: food

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If you appreciate the french culture you need to go to this place. It's about as close as you'll get to a french dining experience. The atmosphere, the menu, the wines -- all fantastic. The owner came by our table and made recommendations, checked on our dining experience, and thanked us as we left. Truely delightful.

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★★★★★

If you appreciate the french culture you need to go to this place. It's about as close as you'll get to a french dining experience. The atmosphere, the menu, the wines -- all fantastic. The owner came by our table and made recommendations, checked on our dining experience, and thanked us as we left. Truely delightful.

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A French friend stopped yesterday to visit and as usual we had a conversation about food and local French restaurants. We wondered should we try a new place or go back to our favorite: Pierrot Bistro Francais. In the mood for the type of food she cooks (and we have had in France) decided to go back to the latter and were not disappointed.

We started with fresh sardines escabeche and a green salad. The sardines were crisp on the outside and tender inside. The salad with its light vinegrette, was a delicious appetizer enhancer as was the perfect French bread and butter. On the fence between scallops or swordfish, the owner suggested a special of the evening: a traditional Alsatian sauerkraut dish. It was generous and delicious to inhale, with perfectly cooked potatoes, sausage, ham, and pork loin and just like my French friend's home-cooked version. My husband had the lapin (rabbit) in a reduction sauce, which was also a delight. As I wanted white wine and my husband wanted red, we ordered wine by the glass. We are light drinkers and there was no pressure to have more. We finished with a vanilla custard and chocolate mousse. One was light and flavorful and the other dark and intense -- we enjoyed both. We were seated promptly with a reservation. Our service was attentive, but not intrusive and we had nearly were some of the last people to leave. It was as if we had left Boston for Paris.

The best part was the bill -- which is extraordinarily reasonable given the care in preparation, the quality of ingredients and the portions of the food. You can spend much more in many Boston restaurants for "faux French." This is a bistro and by definition, it is food that is slightly more casual and served in a less formal setting. If you want a longer meal/to sit and talk -- make a reservation that is later in the evening say 8:30 pm on or if not a night owl, in the late afternoon before the dinner rush.

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★★★★★

A French friend stopped yesterday to visit and as usual we had a conversation about food and local French restaurants. We wondered should we try a new place or go back to our favorite: Pierrot Bistro Francais. In the mood for the type of food she cooks (and we have had in France) decided to go back to the latter and were not disappointed.

We started with fresh sardines escabeche and a green salad. The sardines were crisp on the outside and tender inside. The salad with its light vinegrette, was a delicious appetizer enhancer as was the perfect French bread and butter. On the fence between scallops or swordfish, the owner suggested a special of the evening: a traditional Alsatian sauerkraut dish. It was generous and delicious to inhale, with perfectly cooked potatoes, sausage, ham, and pork loin and just like my French friend's home-cooked version. My husband had the lapin (rabbit) in a reduction sauce, which was also a delight. As I wanted white wine and my husband wanted red, we ordered wine by the glass. We are light drinkers and there was no pressure to have more. We finished with a vanilla custard and chocolate mousse. One was light and flavorful and the other dark and intense -- we enjoyed both. We were seated promptly with a reservation. Our service was attentive, but not intrusive and we had nearly were some of the last people to leave. It was as if we had left Boston for Paris.

The best part was the bill -- which is extraordinarily reasonable given the care in preparation, the quality of ingredients and the portions of the food. You can spend much more in many Boston restaurants for "faux French." This is a bistro and by definition, it is food that is slightly more casual and served in a less formal setting. If you want a longer meal/to sit and talk -- make a reservation that is later in the evening say 8:30 pm on or if not a night owl, in the late afternoon before the dinner rush.

Pros: Ambiance, food, Beacon Hill, wine list

Cons: Parking (across street in Whole Foods lot) and near Red Line Charles Street station.

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I went to pierrot last night. This was by far the worst dining experience that I have had in my life. The wait staff did not pay attention to us, the food was stale and tasted not like French food is supposed to (I am native French by the way). The owner was ridiculously rude, has an awful temper, yells at his poor wait staff, and even made a young girl cry while I was there. He is also very unprofessional. I saw the owner yell at a waiter for trowing away a half eaten pastries. The owner said the young man was "@%@%ing stupid, and that they needed to save money" the owner then proceeded to dig the pastry out of the trash and put it back on display. True story!!! I will never ever go back!

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★☆☆☆☆

I went to pierrot last night. This was by far the worst dining experience that I have had in my life. The wait staff did not pay attention to us, the food was stale and tasted not like French food is supposed to (I am native French by the way). The owner was ridiculously rude, has an awful temper, yells at his poor wait staff, and even made a young girl cry while I was there. He is also very unprofessional. I saw the owner yell at a waiter for trowing away a half eaten pastries. The owner said the young man was "@%@%ing stupid, and that they needed to save money" the owner then proceeded to dig the pastry out of the trash and put it back on display. True story!!! I will never ever go back!

Cons: EVERYTHING ABOUT IT!!!!!

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Unfortunately, the owner doesn't know what's in the food. I indicated I couldn't eat mushrooms and asked if there were mushrooms in the seafood crepes. I was told "No, No mushrooms." So that's what I ordered. You guessed it ... mushrooms in the crepes. Thankfully, the restaurant is located across the street from the MGH emergency room. I had a severe anaphylactic allergic reaction and ended up spending the night in the hospital. I've had allergies all of my life. I've lived and traveled extensively internationally. This is the only time I've ever had an allergic reaction in a restaurant.

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★☆☆☆☆

Unfortunately, the owner doesn't know what's in the food. I indicated I couldn't eat mushrooms and asked if there were mushrooms in the seafood crepes. I was told "No, No mushrooms." So that's what I ordered. You guessed it ... mushrooms in the crepes. Thankfully, the restaurant is located across the street from the MGH emergency room. I had a severe anaphylactic allergic reaction and ended up spending the night in the hospital. I've had allergies all of my life. I've lived and traveled extensively internationally. This is the only time I've ever had an allergic reaction in a restaurant.

Pros: ambience

Cons: lack of clarity on menu, unknowledgable staff

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I really want to like Pierrot, but I've gone there 3 times and all three times have been seated at the busiest/worst table in the restaurant near bar, restroom and flapping kitchen doors, waiters are constantly bustling and jostling by. I guess that can have a certain charm, waiters in black with nice white aprons all rushing around to serve patrons, etc., if you were seated in a corner, or off to the quiet side, but the space is so small, there are almost no "quiet" tables. One way or the other, someone at each table is going to be pushed and jostled by the waiters.

The owner/manager took our order so our waitress didn't even speak to us until I flagged her down after 15 minutes because I wanted to ask a question about dessert and I pointed out that she hadn't even acknowledged our existence. She was nicer after that, but it took another 15 minutes for our salads to arrive. It seems like it would have been more efficient if the waitress took the order.

However, every table was filled last night, so other people must either enjoy all that activity, or think the food is worth the hassle.

My cassoulet was served cold in the middle of the bowl, which makes me think it was microwaved. I sent it back and the owner/manager returned it to me, plopping it down on the table with some grouchy comment like "Here, monsieur" like I was an annoyance. It was only slightly warmer. When I was in Paris was baked in its own casserole dish and was thoroughly heated throughout.

I really can't say I'm motivated to return, which is too bad because I love french food. Although being treated with such overall disrespect made me think I was back in France, so maybe it's cheaper than an airline ticket! : - )

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★☆☆☆☆

I really want to like Pierrot, but I've gone there 3 times and all three times have been seated at the busiest/worst table in the restaurant near bar, restroom and flapping kitchen doors, waiters are constantly bustling and jostling by. I guess that can have a certain charm, waiters in black with nice white aprons all rushing around to serve patrons, etc., if you were seated in a corner, or off to the quiet side, but the space is so small, there are almost no "quiet" tables. One way or the other, someone at each table is going to be pushed and jostled by the waiters.

The owner/manager took our order so our waitress didn't even speak to us until I flagged her down after 15 minutes because I wanted to ask a question about dessert and I pointed out that she hadn't even acknowledged our existence. She was nicer after that, but it took another 15 minutes for our salads to arrive. It seems like it would have been more efficient if the waitress took the order.

However, every table was filled last night, so other people must either enjoy all that activity, or think the food is worth the hassle.

My cassoulet was served cold in the middle of the bowl, which makes me think it was microwaved. I sent it back and the owner/manager returned it to me, plopping it down on the table with some grouchy comment like "Here, monsieur" like I was an annoyance. It was only slightly warmer. When I was in Paris was baked in its own casserole dish and was thoroughly heated throughout.

I really can't say I'm motivated to return, which is too bad because I love french food. Although being treated with such overall disrespect made me think I was back in France, so maybe it's cheaper than an airline ticket! : - )

Pros: The dessert was great

Cons: Place is too busy and crowded

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went to pierrot last friday at 6 pm and was seated right away. only problem i had was in the beginning when i asked for a corner booth, the waitress, said "can you be out by 8...you really have to be out by 8". i was a little put off by that but she wasn't our waitress so it was ok. a woman told us the specials and an older man took our order so i thought maybe they would just send just anyone to us. but for the rest of our meal we were served by a wonderful waiter...i wish i knew his name. we were seated in the corner and bread and water was replenished at every turn. i loved the ambience and everything was beautifully set - even the water boys could pour water with an artistic flick of the wrist, with no drops spilled! impressive. my duck confit was amazingly done as was my boyfriend's venison. only draw was where we sat, the wall connected to the kitchen so whenever anyone came in or out, it would slam and kind of shake the wall. love this place, will be coming again!

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★★★★☆

went to pierrot last friday at 6 pm and was seated right away. only problem i had was in the beginning when i asked for a corner booth, the waitress, said "can you be out by 8...you really have to be out by 8". i was a little put off by that but she wasn't our waitress so it was ok. a woman told us the specials and an older man took our order so i thought maybe they would just send just anyone to us. but for the rest of our meal we were served by a wonderful waiter...i wish i knew his name. we were seated in the corner and bread and water was replenished at every turn. i loved the ambience and everything was beautifully set - even the water boys could pour water with an artistic flick of the wrist, with no drops spilled! impressive. my duck confit was amazingly done as was my boyfriend's venison. only draw was where we sat, the wall connected to the kitchen so whenever anyone came in or out, it would slam and kind of shake the wall. love this place, will be coming again!

Pros: service, ambience, food!!

Cons: seating, waitress at first

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I also had a great experience in Bistrot Pierrot with great bread and outstanding food. Portions were large. The French music was very adapted.
I really dont understand the rating of this restaurant. It deserves better...

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★★★★★

I also had a great experience in Bistrot Pierrot with great bread and outstanding food. Portions were large. The French music was very adapted.
I really dont understand the rating of this restaurant. It deserves better...

Pros: food, bread, atmosphere

Cons: ?

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Very high quality french food at very reasonable prices. This includes the wine list. Cozy and romantic atmosphere. Service has been excellent every time we have gone and I am pretty nitpicky about that type of thing. The last time we went we had finished our bottle of pinot noir before our fromage platter arrived - the waitress noticed and actually gave us a complimentary splash so we could have the pairing.

The food is outstanding and the menu is large and usually supplemented by five or six specials. There is always a prix fixe that is a great deal. Ingredients are fresh, presentation is beautiful. Honestly, I can't think of a real reason why someone WOULDN'T come here. Highly recommended dishes include the crudite salad, lobster bisque, fennel soup, duck, lamb shank and anything with the bordelaise sauce. Also excellent are the desserts.

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★★★★★

Very high quality french food at very reasonable prices. This includes the wine list. Cozy and romantic atmosphere. Service has been excellent every time we have gone and I am pretty nitpicky about that type of thing. The last time we went we had finished our bottle of pinot noir before our fromage platter arrived - the waitress noticed and actually gave us a complimentary splash so we could have the pairing.

The food is outstanding and the menu is large and usually supplemented by five or six specials. There is always a prix fixe that is a great deal. Ingredients are fresh, presentation is beautiful. Honestly, I can't think of a real reason why someone WOULDN'T come here. Highly recommended dishes include the crudite salad, lobster bisque, fennel soup, duck, lamb shank and anything with the bordelaise sauce. Also excellent are the desserts.

Pros: Food, service, prices

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What a fine experience from the friendly greeting at the door to the fine food and service. When we told the waitress we were there to dine and would be taking some time over a glass of wine to review the menu and have a chance to catch up, she graciously brought the wine and waited until we called.
The snails were amongst the best ever, the charcuterie plate was delicious if the portions were a little large. The main courses were lovely and a shared dessert made it almost complete. It was the bill that included a $30 wine and totalled just over $100 for two that turned this fine meal to a great experience.

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★★★★★

What a fine experience from the friendly greeting at the door to the fine food and service. When we told the waitress we were there to dine and would be taking some time over a glass of wine to review the menu and have a chance to catch up, she graciously brought the wine and waited until we called.
The snails were amongst the best ever, the charcuterie plate was delicious if the portions were a little large. The main courses were lovely and a shared dessert made it almost complete. It was the bill that included a $30 wine and totalled just over $100 for two that turned this fine meal to a great experience.

Pros: Inexpensive, Great food, Gracious service

Cons: Could use a banquette

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I spent last birthday in Paris (Jacque Cagna, wonderful!), so for my birthday this year, I wanted to get a recreation of the Parisian atmosphere...et voila! There it was, all wrapped up in Pierrot Bistrot. From the moment we walked in, the owner was welcoming with a great double-kiss and we were seated right away.

I ordered the mussels first and they were tender and tasty. Then, I had filet mignon and my boyfriend had the wild boar special, both of which were quite good. Dessert was strawberry tarte (courtesy of the house) which was very much like what you would get in Paris, and cheese plate, which was the weakest point of the evening, though fine.

The atmosphere was perfect - like a small, bustling, neighborhood bistro with great, casual food. It's not "fine dining" and the reasonable prices reflect that, but it's definitely a little slice of Paris.

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★★★★★

I spent last birthday in Paris (Jacque Cagna, wonderful!), so for my birthday this year, I wanted to get a recreation of the Parisian atmosphere...et voila! There it was, all wrapped up in Pierrot Bistrot. From the moment we walked in, the owner was welcoming with a great double-kiss and we were seated right away.

I ordered the mussels first and they were tender and tasty. Then, I had filet mignon and my boyfriend had the wild boar special, both of which were quite good. Dessert was strawberry tarte (courtesy of the house) which was very much like what you would get in Paris, and cheese plate, which was the weakest point of the evening, though fine.

The atmosphere was perfect - like a small, bustling, neighborhood bistro with great, casual food. It's not "fine dining" and the reasonable prices reflect that, but it's definitely a little slice of Paris.

Pros: Great price, Good food, Excellent service

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I went by for a quick meal at 5:00 PM - was told they didn't open until 5:30 (but was neither told nor invited to make a reservation when I ducked my head in). I returned at 5:50 PM and was seated with great reluctance and told clearly (and loudly) that they would need the table within an hour. I have never felt quite so unwelcome in a restaurant in my life. An unpleasant, authentic Parisian experience.

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★★☆☆☆

I went by for a quick meal at 5:00 PM - was told they didn't open until 5:30 (but was neither told nor invited to make a reservation when I ducked my head in). I returned at 5:50 PM and was seated with great reluctance and told clearly (and loudly) that they would need the table within an hour. I have never felt quite so unwelcome in a restaurant in my life. An unpleasant, authentic Parisian experience.

Pros: Food is quite good, Waiters are fine

Cons: Poor reception, Singles unwanted

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I ate here when in Boston a couple of months ago, and it was ok, but the room was altogether too noisy, and the food was served lukewarm. I had a "foie gras" stuffed steak, but had to really scrape the inside of the steak to get any foie gras. I'm not sure, but it seemed as if it was deep fried, too. Desserts were stale, as well. I'm not inclined to return.

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★☆☆☆☆

I ate here when in Boston a couple of months ago, and it was ok, but the room was altogether too noisy, and the food was served lukewarm. I had a "foie gras" stuffed steak, but had to really scrape the inside of the steak to get any foie gras. I'm not sure, but it seemed as if it was deep fried, too. Desserts were stale, as well. I'm not inclined to return.

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My husband and I wandered in this week and had a great meal. My steak au poivre was superb, and my husband's special (veal stew) was also quite excellent. I would suggest this to anyone who enjoys French food. Even the dessert tarte was delicious! Enjoy!

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★★★★★

My husband and I wandered in this week and had a great meal. My steak au poivre was superb, and my husband's special (veal stew) was also quite excellent. I would suggest this to anyone who enjoys French food. Even the dessert tarte was delicious! Enjoy!

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I went to Pierrot dragged by Danish friends who had literally fell in love with the place. I was curious about the new -Oh so French- bistrot. The owner (?) is obviously a character. Some may like it, most might feel it's really too much. Let's forget his acting. The decoration was sober, yet sort of "pimpant", and should accomodate romantic/casual outings. The service was quite nice, maybe on the amateur side. Not a problem. Food quality was outstanding, from appetizers to desserts. We had a bottle of Nuit St George (red Burgundy) that was well worth the bargain price. The bottomline: This is the first time I find a restaurant that can boast French cuisine without losing its mind in terms of price. The big guy may want to calm down a little bit but hey! You want to date him or to have great food?

2
★★★★☆

I went to Pierrot dragged by Danish friends who had literally fell in love with the place. I was curious about the new -Oh so French- bistrot. The owner (?) is obviously a character. Some may like it, most might feel it's really too much. Let's forget his acting. The decoration was sober, yet sort of "pimpant", and should accomodate romantic/casual outings. The service was quite nice, maybe on the amateur side. Not a problem. Food quality was outstanding, from appetizers to desserts. We had a bottle of Nuit St George (red Burgundy) that was well worth the bargain price. The bottomline: This is the first time I find a restaurant that can boast French cuisine without losing its mind in terms of price. The big guy may want to calm down a little bit but hey! You want to date him or to have great food?

Pros: Inexpensi, Food quality, Wines

Cons: Not very roomy, The Boss, The Boss

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Steak underdone. Sent it back. Came back tough. I tried to eat it anyway, saving a lot of room for dessert. Ordered the souffle. Was told none were available, so we ordered something else, then lingered over coffee. As we were leaving, a table near ours is given, you guessed it....the souffle. I guess it's only reserved for VIP's. Not a positive experience.

0
★☆☆☆☆

Steak underdone. Sent it back. Came back tough. I tried to eat it anyway, saving a lot of room for dessert. Ordered the souffle. Was told none were available, so we ordered something else, then lingered over coffee. As we were leaving, a table near ours is given, you guessed it....the souffle. I guess it's only reserved for VIP's. Not a positive experience.

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Not excellent but good and definitely French.
For your information, small is a sign of quality and flavor for muscles (as with most other foods).

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★★★★☆

Not excellent but good and definitely French.
For your information, small is a sign of quality and flavor for muscles (as with most other foods).

Pros: Good value for money

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Excellent food and a wide variety. Friendly and attentive service.

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★★★★★

Excellent food and a wide variety. Friendly and attentive service.

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ussels appetizer had approximately 15; fine. Only 1 not very small. I am not picky; literally never seen so small.

I told waitress in pleasant voice about mussels. She apologized sweetly.

Owner came over to ask about problem. I calmly repeated.

He replied: "That is the stupidest thing I ever heard. You dont know what youre talking about. He takes bare hand into mussels bowl, takes out one, pops it into his mouth!!! Tosses shell back into bowl. Says: "Theyre fine.

I said, Sir, we see same situation differently. No problem. Owner walks away.

Girlfriend and I ask for check.

Waitress: I am sorry and not surprised. This guy is impossible. Nobody likes working here. Tomorrow night is my last."

She returns with check: Owner told me to charge everything, including mussels and entrees.

I paid for drinks and appetizers; generous tip. Girlfriend and I left.

All true.

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★☆☆☆☆

ussels appetizer had approximately 15; fine. Only 1 not very small. I am not picky; literally never seen so small.

I told waitress in pleasant voice about mussels. She apologized sweetly.

Owner came over to ask about problem. I calmly repeated.

He replied: "That is the stupidest thing I ever heard. You dont know what youre talking about. He takes bare hand into mussels bowl, takes out one, pops it into his mouth!!! Tosses shell back into bowl. Says: "Theyre fine.

I said, Sir, we see same situation differently. No problem. Owner walks away.

Girlfriend and I ask for check.

Waitress: I am sorry and not surprised. This guy is impossible. Nobody likes working here. Tomorrow night is my last."

She returns with check: Owner told me to charge everything, including mussels and entrees.

I paid for drinks and appetizers; generous tip. Girlfriend and I left.

All true.

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Pierrot is a French bistro in the truest sense of the term. The space is small and warm, dotted with posters depicting its eponym, and many on staff greet you with expats' accents. Meanwhile, the menu's in keeping with the maison-spun…

 

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