Petit Robert Bistro

★★★★☆
  • 468 Commonwealth Ave

    Boston, MA 02215

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  • 617-375-0699

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My wife and I work and live in the neighborhood and decided to give this place a shot. Foie gras with rhubarb compote, goat cheese & beets, onion gratine soup, grilled lamb tongue, pan seared scallops, profiterole with vanilla ice cream and hot fudge sauce, and a great glass of wine for $100. With the exception of the goat cheese & beets which were bland and way too rich, everything was perfect. The only thing better than the selection and quality was the waiter. We'll be back....A+++

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★★★★☆

My wife and I work and live in the neighborhood and decided to give this place a shot. Foie gras with rhubarb compote, goat cheese & beets, onion gratine soup, grilled lamb tongue, pan seared scallops, profiterole with vanilla ice cream and hot fudge sauce, and a great glass of wine for $100. With the exception of the goat cheese & beets which were bland and way too rich, everything was perfect. The only thing better than the selection and quality was the waiter. We'll be back....A+++

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I love coming here for special occasions with family and friends. The coq au vin is definitely affordable for a nice dinner out on a college student's budget ($16, not bad). Their salads are also really good, but a bit tiny. Customer service is usually very prompt and polite. I love being greeted at the door by the guy with the French accent! I've also been to the location in Needham, but Kenmore Square is just so much more urban - the Eiffel Tower sculpture outside the window makes you feel like you're in Paris!

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★★★★★

I love coming here for special occasions with family and friends. The coq au vin is definitely affordable for a nice dinner out on a college student's budget ($16, not bad). Their salads are also really good, but a bit tiny. Customer service is usually very prompt and polite. I love being greeted at the door by the guy with the French accent! I've also been to the location in Needham, but Kenmore Square is just so much more urban - the Eiffel Tower sculpture outside the window makes you feel like you're in Paris!

Pros: Yummy food, good desserts, cute bistro atmosphere

Cons: Smaller portions for the price

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This is a great experience. The staff is very friendly and the food is great. They have a variety of choices.

4
★★★★☆

This is a great experience. The staff is very friendly and the food is great. They have a variety of choices.

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I used to love Maison Robert, and I still miss it (even though we have Ruth's Chris at the same spot now).

With that being said, Petit Robert Bistro in Kenmore has really filled the gap. The soups and various vichyssoise tend to be quite good! The chicken meals are incredible; the beef I've had has been good, but nothing special.

The staff are friendly and attentive, sometimes quite friendly actually! I like this place a lot. Great ambiance, deceivingly impressive amount of seating, great wine selection, high class service, reasonable prices, and all around delicious cuisine!

5
★★★★★

I used to love Maison Robert, and I still miss it (even though we have Ruth's Chris at the same spot now).

With that being said, Petit Robert Bistro in Kenmore has really filled the gap. The soups and various vichyssoise tend to be quite good! The chicken meals are incredible; the beef I've had has been good, but nothing special.

The staff are friendly and attentive, sometimes quite friendly actually! I like this place a lot. Great ambiance, deceivingly impressive amount of seating, great wine selection, high class service, reasonable prices, and all around delicious cuisine!

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This is a cute little bistro that has great choices. I had the Croque Monsieur here and it was only a few dollars for a great amount of food. The service here is great with attentive servers. I would definitely take others to eat here.

4
★★★★☆

This is a cute little bistro that has great choices. I had the Croque Monsieur here and it was only a few dollars for a great amount of food. The service here is great with attentive servers. I would definitely take others to eat here.

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This Bistro is a great location (near Fenway Park) and has a fantastic menu. The choices are affordable and the wine selection is good too. The staff is friendly and attentive.

4
★★★★☆

This Bistro is a great location (near Fenway Park) and has a fantastic menu. The choices are affordable and the wine selection is good too. The staff is friendly and attentive.

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We came here because a friend of mine said the food was AMAZING (turns out it wasn't as good the time we went, but maybe you'll luck out). The food was good. I had the steak-frites and in comparison, I've had better at other Boston restaurants. The other restaurant was a better cut, but more expensive, so you get what you pay for.

We splurged and got profiteroles for dessert and you really have to order them when you go! They're huge, so you should share them unless you're a better person than me. If I had known, I wouldn't have gotten dinner.

And even though our waiter forgot to bring bread to the table until late and sometimes forgot to bring what we asked for, he was cute and French, so we didn't care.

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★★★☆☆

We came here because a friend of mine said the food was AMAZING (turns out it wasn't as good the time we went, but maybe you'll luck out). The food was good. I had the steak-frites and in comparison, I've had better at other Boston restaurants. The other restaurant was a better cut, but more expensive, so you get what you pay for.

We splurged and got profiteroles for dessert and you really have to order them when you go! They're huge, so you should share them unless you're a better person than me. If I had known, I wouldn't have gotten dinner.

And even though our waiter forgot to bring bread to the table until late and sometimes forgot to bring what we asked for, he was cute and French, so we didn't care.

Pros: Amazing dessert, charming waiter

Cons: I've had better steak-frites, but it was still good

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I have eaten here three times--two years in a row on my anniversary and just a few days ago with my family to celebrate getting my master's. I love it. For French food, it's very reasonably priced - about $16-20 for entrees. The atmosphere is charming, the food is tasty, and the wine menu reliable. I have not had problems with the service--the woman who served us most recently didn't seem to know too much about wine but she was cheerful and we were celebrating so we just picked a pinot noir and it was fine. I would recommend requesting a window table if you are going for a romantic evening--the window seats are conducive to privacy and have a very nice view--inside the restaurant the tables are very close together, much like a real French bistro. I find this restaurant does pacing really well--you won't get your entree thrown at you while you're still eating your salad. The lighting and general atmosphere are also very nice. All of the appetizers are fantastic--I confess I haven't been to adventurous with the entrees but eating with my whole family gave me the opportunity to try some new stuff and it was great. I'm sorry I'm not very good at describing food, but I can say I've never had any complaints about blandness, saltiness, hotness or coldness. I really like it here for a nice but not wildly extravagant night out.

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★★★★☆

I have eaten here three times--two years in a row on my anniversary and just a few days ago with my family to celebrate getting my master's. I love it. For French food, it's very reasonably priced - about $16-20 for entrees. The atmosphere is charming, the food is tasty, and the wine menu reliable. I have not had problems with the service--the woman who served us most recently didn't seem to know too much about wine but she was cheerful and we were celebrating so we just picked a pinot noir and it was fine. I would recommend requesting a window table if you are going for a romantic evening--the window seats are conducive to privacy and have a very nice view--inside the restaurant the tables are very close together, much like a real French bistro. I find this restaurant does pacing really well--you won't get your entree thrown at you while you're still eating your salad. The lighting and general atmosphere are also very nice. All of the appetizers are fantastic--I confess I haven't been to adventurous with the entrees but eating with my whole family gave me the opportunity to try some new stuff and it was great. I'm sorry I'm not very good at describing food, but I can say I've never had any complaints about blandness, saltiness, hotness or coldness. I really like it here for a nice but not wildly extravagant night out.

Pros: Great food, atmosphere, wine list and prices

Cons: menu's a bit heavy for summer dining, but still tasty

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I've been here a few times since the first day it opened. I enjoy their food. I feel that the food is overpriced for what you get. It is not the best French restaurant I have ever been to. The waitstaff is horrible, however that saves me money on tip when I only have to tip the waitress $1 for her terrible service. I had a dead fruit fly in my water.

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★★★☆☆

I've been here a few times since the first day it opened. I enjoy their food. I feel that the food is overpriced for what you get. It is not the best French restaurant I have ever been to. The waitstaff is horrible, however that saves me money on tip when I only have to tip the waitress $1 for her terrible service. I had a dead fruit fly in my water.

Pros: soups

Cons: waitstaff, price

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I didn't understand why people are so unhappy about their service. Our waiter was serving most of the table on the floor, but answered all our question regarding the menu. I liked the way they serve glass wine. Our server came to our table with the bottles and let us taste it before he generously filled our glasses (almost to the rim). We had potato salad , fois gras, lamb stew, and avocado salad. Potato salad was not what I expected (no mayo, sliced thinly and sauteed in LOTS of oil), but the simple combination of onion, carrot, and herring worked out very nicely. I've never seen such a big piece of fois gras... It was very well prepared, and I enjoyed it, but I still would rather have smaller serving at a lower price. The lamb stew got a bit too strong lamb flavor for me, but my date liked it a lot. There was nothing special about the avocado salad. We had dark chocolate mousse for dessert. It was good, but not like, really really good. And yes, the server didn't come offering to refill my coffee (which doesn't bother me much). I don't think this place is super cheap, but they do give you a fair amount of good food and wine for the price.

2
★★★★☆

I didn't understand why people are so unhappy about their service. Our waiter was serving most of the table on the floor, but answered all our question regarding the menu. I liked the way they serve glass wine. Our server came to our table with the bottles and let us taste it before he generously filled our glasses (almost to the rim). We had potato salad , fois gras, lamb stew, and avocado salad. Potato salad was not what I expected (no mayo, sliced thinly and sauteed in LOTS of oil), but the simple combination of onion, carrot, and herring worked out very nicely. I've never seen such a big piece of fois gras... It was very well prepared, and I enjoyed it, but I still would rather have smaller serving at a lower price. The lamb stew got a bit too strong lamb flavor for me, but my date liked it a lot. There was nothing special about the avocado salad. We had dark chocolate mousse for dessert. It was good, but not like, really really good. And yes, the server didn't come offering to refill my coffee (which doesn't bother me much). I don't think this place is super cheap, but they do give you a fair amount of good food and wine for the price.

Pros: good food at a reasonable price

Cons: parking maybe?

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My family and I went for a Saturday Birthday Brunch and the food was fantastic. The wait staff was friendly, knowledgeable and very accommodating. With out asking they brought me my desert with a candle in it and happy birthday written in French. The food was out of this world, very tasty and different. I would recommend to anyone who enjoys good food and a classicly simple atmosphere.

2
★★★★★

My family and I went for a Saturday Birthday Brunch and the food was fantastic. The wait staff was friendly, knowledgeable and very accommodating. With out asking they brought me my desert with a candle in it and happy birthday written in French. The food was out of this world, very tasty and different. I would recommend to anyone who enjoys good food and a classicly simple atmosphere.

Pros: Great wait staff, delicious food

Cons: a little chilly

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Overall It was a good experience. After we sat down my friends were pretty quick in choosing their dishes but It took one of us to stand up to talk to the manager for him to take the order. We did not know who was our server. The rest of the evening was great. Excellent food and the selection of desserts is great!

2
★★★★☆

Overall It was a good experience. After we sat down my friends were pretty quick in choosing their dishes but It took one of us to stand up to talk to the manager for him to take the order. We did not know who was our server. The rest of the evening was great. Excellent food and the selection of desserts is great!

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Good wine list: Has a nice variety of wines in terms of style and price. Overall prices reasonable on whole menu. Felt that the menu could have been a little more creative. Especially liked the white chocolate bread pudding.
I personally prefer Sel de la Terre.

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★★★☆☆

Good wine list: Has a nice variety of wines in terms of style and price. Overall prices reasonable on whole menu. Felt that the menu could have been a little more creative. Especially liked the white chocolate bread pudding.
I personally prefer Sel de la Terre.

Pros: Price

Cons: A little cramped

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The menu looked great, so I was really excited to try out this restaurant. Our server started the meal with "announcements" and then "so what do you want." He told us that it was "impossible" to substitute fries for potato soup, even if we paid the higher price. I had to ask to have my coffee refilled three times, and the restaurant was not at all busy. My favorite part was seeing the manager, our server, and another employee laugh and roll their eyes at our party while we ate. I mentioned to the manager at the end of the meal that the service was the worst I had ever encountered, and he smirked and said "uh ok." Finally, the server returned to the table to "apologize" or rather accost me for complaining to the manager. I felt extremely disrespected and will NEVER go back to this restaurant.

The food was ok, although we waited close to 45 minutes for omelets and salads.

Bottom line, don't bother eating here unless you like to be mocked, lied to, and accosted when you dine out.

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★☆☆☆☆

The menu looked great, so I was really excited to try out this restaurant. Our server started the meal with "announcements" and then "so what do you want." He told us that it was "impossible" to substitute fries for potato soup, even if we paid the higher price. I had to ask to have my coffee refilled three times, and the restaurant was not at all busy. My favorite part was seeing the manager, our server, and another employee laugh and roll their eyes at our party while we ate. I mentioned to the manager at the end of the meal that the service was the worst I had ever encountered, and he smirked and said "uh ok." Finally, the server returned to the table to "apologize" or rather accost me for complaining to the manager. I felt extremely disrespected and will NEVER go back to this restaurant.

The food was ok, although we waited close to 45 minutes for omelets and salads.

Bottom line, don't bother eating here unless you like to be mocked, lied to, and accosted when you dine out.

Pros: Cute interior.

Cons: Everyone on the staff. Including the manager.

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I had my worst dining experience in years here. Our waiter told my friend that one of the entrees on the menu was unavailabe, but then we saw him serve it to the people next to us 10 minutes later. His excuse? He just didn't remember that it was available. He refused to make a simple substitution with my entree (the sole), and when it arrived 45 minutes later, it was a burnt piece of salty, congealed oil that barely even resembled sole. I wouldn't come back here if you paid me.

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★☆☆☆☆

I had my worst dining experience in years here. Our waiter told my friend that one of the entrees on the menu was unavailabe, but then we saw him serve it to the people next to us 10 minutes later. His excuse? He just didn't remember that it was available. He refused to make a simple substitution with my entree (the sole), and when it arrived 45 minutes later, it was a burnt piece of salty, congealed oil that barely even resembled sole. I wouldn't come back here if you paid me.

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This is really a gem in the city. The food compares with any of the best in the city at much lower prices. The sacrifice is that the atmosphere is not as nice as a top-tier restaurant but still very good with a casual feel. All the appetizers, entrees, and desserts were top-notch. High recommend this one.

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★★★★★

This is really a gem in the city. The food compares with any of the best in the city at much lower prices. The sacrifice is that the atmosphere is not as nice as a top-tier restaurant but still very good with a casual feel. All the appetizers, entrees, and desserts were top-notch. High recommend this one.

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The food at Petit Robert is amazing and priced very low compared to standard French restaurant prices in Boston. We had the rabit moutarde and the duck confit (both delicious especially the duck). The lobster bisque was not the best I had but definitely on the good side. The escargot were cooked perfectly.

The service was fast. Our bread, water and wine glasses were refilled promptly. What confused me was that we did not seem to have an assigned waiter but random people would come up to the table.

I am looking forward to trying to skirt stake bearnaise next time...

2
★★★★★

The food at Petit Robert is amazing and priced very low compared to standard French restaurant prices in Boston. We had the rabit moutarde and the duck confit (both delicious especially the duck). The lobster bisque was not the best I had but definitely on the good side. The escargot were cooked perfectly.

The service was fast. Our bread, water and wine glasses were refilled promptly. What confused me was that we did not seem to have an assigned waiter but random people would come up to the table.

I am looking forward to trying to skirt stake bearnaise next time...

Pros: Food, Wine List, Prices

Cons: Too close seating

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Well, all I kept saying to myself while we waited for our food was: "Yup, this is French." It reminded me of the service I received at many a restaurant in France. Slow service aside, the food was FANTASTIC!!!! We had Onion soup (good, but not the best I have ever had) steak and Venison Bourguignon. Both of our entrees were fantastic and the fries were great too. Desserts were great too (Lemon Curd Tart & White Chocolate Bread Pudding). The food was great all around and the value was just as great.

The lack of parking (especially on a game day - had to drive home the first reservation we had due to lack of parking) is a real problem though!!

2
★★★★★

Well, all I kept saying to myself while we waited for our food was: "Yup, this is French." It reminded me of the service I received at many a restaurant in France. Slow service aside, the food was FANTASTIC!!!! We had Onion soup (good, but not the best I have ever had) steak and Venison Bourguignon. Both of our entrees were fantastic and the fries were great too. Desserts were great too (Lemon Curd Tart & White Chocolate Bread Pudding). The food was great all around and the value was just as great.

The lack of parking (especially on a game day - had to drive home the first reservation we had due to lack of parking) is a real problem though!!

Pros: Food, Value

Cons: Service, Parking

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I've been patronizing Petit Robert since it opened. The food is some of the best I've tasted (esp. the skirt steak with bordelaise, the scallops, the short rib special, and any of the soups and desserts), the service unfortunately has turned this regular away for good. Service has always been poor (we were hoping the mgmt. would work out the kinks but they've failed) but it's only gotten worse. It's too cramped and the waiters are inexperienced. The managers are unattentive and disorganized. I want to come back again and again for the succulent food, but the service is so awful I just can't bring myself to it. While the prices are a fantastic deal for the quality of the food, unless you have extremely high tolerance for bad service, poor mgmt., and don't mind sitting elbow to elbow, go for the food but adjust your service expectations to low.

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★★★★☆

I've been patronizing Petit Robert since it opened. The food is some of the best I've tasted (esp. the skirt steak with bordelaise, the scallops, the short rib special, and any of the soups and desserts), the service unfortunately has turned this regular away for good. Service has always been poor (we were hoping the mgmt. would work out the kinks but they've failed) but it's only gotten worse. It's too cramped and the waiters are inexperienced. The managers are unattentive and disorganized. I want to come back again and again for the succulent food, but the service is so awful I just can't bring myself to it. While the prices are a fantastic deal for the quality of the food, unless you have extremely high tolerance for bad service, poor mgmt., and don't mind sitting elbow to elbow, go for the food but adjust your service expectations to low.

Pros: Food is amazing, Good prices

Cons: Service, Crowded, Service

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I waited to add my review until I had been there twice. My first time was amazing, so I had to be sure the next time would be just as good...it was even better! This seems to be the only place in the city that has CHEAP, REAL french food. I am very impressed by the consistancy of the entrees. I also tried the onion soup which was incredible. We (party of 6) did not have to wait long for our table, and the manager was really funny and nice while we waited the few minutes for them to set it up for us. Our waitress was really sweet and knowledgable, and remembered us from when we were there months ago. A very pleasant and overdue dining experience in Boston!

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★★★★★

I waited to add my review until I had been there twice. My first time was amazing, so I had to be sure the next time would be just as good...it was even better! This seems to be the only place in the city that has CHEAP, REAL french food. I am very impressed by the consistancy of the entrees. I also tried the onion soup which was incredible. We (party of 6) did not have to wait long for our table, and the manager was really funny and nice while we waited the few minutes for them to set it up for us. Our waitress was really sweet and knowledgable, and remembered us from when we were there months ago. A very pleasant and overdue dining experience in Boston!

Pros: food, staff, ambiance + prices

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Petit Robert Bistro is a great little relaxing restaurant serving beautifully prepared simple bistro fare. The host was extremely accommodating in seating us next to the window. Appetizers are $6-9 (with the exception of foie gras $16), soups/salads are $5-8 and entrees $17-25. The foie gras was fantastic, crispy on the outside, creamy on the inside with a couple of apple slices in a nice cinnamon sauce. The rabbit leg was simply prepared, with a dab of mustard sauce and was perfectly cooked. Pomme Frites are a nice side. The pear tart was little disappointing, go for the chocolate Eiffel Tower. The skirt steak looked fantastic and most of the other tables ordered the mussels. On a Tuesday night, every table was taken, the noise level allowed for conversation and the service was very good. I would recommend this restaurant for a couple or for a small group.

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★★★★★

Petit Robert Bistro is a great little relaxing restaurant serving beautifully prepared simple bistro fare. The host was extremely accommodating in seating us next to the window. Appetizers are $6-9 (with the exception of foie gras $16), soups/salads are $5-8 and entrees $17-25. The foie gras was fantastic, crispy on the outside, creamy on the inside with a couple of apple slices in a nice cinnamon sauce. The rabbit leg was simply prepared, with a dab of mustard sauce and was perfectly cooked. Pomme Frites are a nice side. The pear tart was little disappointing, go for the chocolate Eiffel Tower. The skirt steak looked fantastic and most of the other tables ordered the mussels. On a Tuesday night, every table was taken, the noise level allowed for conversation and the service was very good. I would recommend this restaurant for a couple or for a small group.

Pros: foie gras, noise level, service

Cons: pear tarte, location

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My husband and I tried this place the very first week it opened since it's so close to our home. We didn't fault them then for not yet having their act together, and the food was so good and the value fair that we decided to go there in May to celebrate a family event. The service was even worse. Although we had made a reservation well in advance, we still had to wait OVER AN HOUR for our table with no apologies - in fact the manager seemed amused. After being crammed at a table way too small for the 5 of us, we waited an hour for our appetizers, and another 45 minutes for our entrees. Through this, our server was nowhere to be found. When we made a polite joke about all the waiting, again the manager treated us with arrogance. We have not been back since.

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★★★☆☆

My husband and I tried this place the very first week it opened since it's so close to our home. We didn't fault them then for not yet having their act together, and the food was so good and the value fair that we decided to go there in May to celebrate a family event. The service was even worse. Although we had made a reservation well in advance, we still had to wait OVER AN HOUR for our table with no apologies - in fact the manager seemed amused. After being crammed at a table way too small for the 5 of us, we waited an hour for our appetizers, and another 45 minutes for our entrees. Through this, our server was nowhere to be found. When we made a polite joke about all the waiting, again the manager treated us with arrogance. We have not been back since.

Pros: food

Cons: service

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A great addition to the area. Although small in size, pricing is reasonable and the food is outstanding.

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★★★★★

A great addition to the area. Although small in size, pricing is reasonable and the food is outstanding.

Pros: Great Food, Inexpensive

Cons: Small

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Just a really tight meal from start to finish, chicken pate to die for, esgargot amazing,skirt beautiful, choc souffle one of the best in the city, duck confit, oh stop me it was all fantastic, and our server Dennis was wonderful. We want to hit the whole menu.

2
★★★★★

Just a really tight meal from start to finish, chicken pate to die for, esgargot amazing,skirt beautiful, choc souffle one of the best in the city, duck confit, oh stop me it was all fantastic, and our server Dennis was wonderful. We want to hit the whole menu.

Pros: Food, Service, Manager

Cons: Decor

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what an awesome time! i had 4 friends in from out of town, so there were 6 of us for dinner. the food was amazing, the service was friendly and prompt. (Susan was a great waitress) we had... the salmon appetizer, the mussels, steak, 2 duck confits, a lamb, a salmon, and a sol, 3 bottles of pinot, 3 glasses of white wine, 2 gateau petit robert (dessert, multi-payer cake with Grand Marnier soaked layers), a creme brulee, and 2 double espressos. and the totaly with tip was $300, 50 bucks a person... wow. Highly Recommended

2
★★★★★

what an awesome time! i had 4 friends in from out of town, so there were 6 of us for dinner. the food was amazing, the service was friendly and prompt. (Susan was a great waitress) we had... the salmon appetizer, the mussels, steak, 2 duck confits, a lamb, a salmon, and a sol, 3 bottles of pinot, 3 glasses of white wine, 2 gateau petit robert (dessert, multi-payer cake with Grand Marnier soaked layers), a creme brulee, and 2 double espressos. and the totaly with tip was $300, 50 bucks a person... wow. Highly Recommended

Pros: value, food, service

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We decided to check out this charming little bistro for ourselves after all Improper Bostian hype. I truly appreciate the spirit in which the place seems to be run. The host was more than accomadating and our waitress was knowledgeable and gracious. The food, however, seemed to have been prepared by someone who wasn't quite sure what she/he was doing, but just took a go at it anyway. I'll say that I appreciate the sheer fact that they have a vegan pate on the menu. The entrees ALL come with the same sides!! And my tuna had some terriyaki-type sauce on it that tasted like it had been poured out the jar and onto my plate. Dinner would have been better if I had cooked it myself (and i don't cook).

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★☆☆☆☆

We decided to check out this charming little bistro for ourselves after all Improper Bostian hype. I truly appreciate the spirit in which the place seems to be run. The host was more than accomadating and our waitress was knowledgeable and gracious. The food, however, seemed to have been prepared by someone who wasn't quite sure what she/he was doing, but just took a go at it anyway. I'll say that I appreciate the sheer fact that they have a vegan pate on the menu. The entrees ALL come with the same sides!! And my tuna had some terriyaki-type sauce on it that tasted like it had been poured out the jar and onto my plate. Dinner would have been better if I had cooked it myself (and i don't cook).

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I ate here a couple of months ago, and am still telling friends and family about the wonderful food. We had foie gras, mussels, steak and scallops. And chocolate cake, soaked in grand marnier for desserts that came with a miniature chocolate eiffel tower. Everything was heavenly, and so reasonable. I will surely return every time I visit Boston.

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★★★★★

I ate here a couple of months ago, and am still telling friends and family about the wonderful food. We had foie gras, mussels, steak and scallops. And chocolate cake, soaked in grand marnier for desserts that came with a miniature chocolate eiffel tower. Everything was heavenly, and so reasonable. I will surely return every time I visit Boston.

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My boyf and i thought we'd give this place a whirl last night after reading all the recent reviews. The food was top notch and the service impeccable. We ordered mussels and escargots (both delish), and the seared pork for the main course. No complaints about the food! But after waiting an hour or so for it to arrive...our patience was wearing a little thin...a couple who had arrived before us were still waiting for their entree even after we had cleared our plates! If you don't mind enjoying a glass of wine or 2 before dinner it's definitely worth the wait! We'll def go back once the chef has his timing down!

2
★★★★☆

My boyf and i thought we'd give this place a whirl last night after reading all the recent reviews. The food was top notch and the service impeccable. We ordered mussels and escargots (both delish), and the seared pork for the main course. No complaints about the food! But after waiting an hour or so for it to arrive...our patience was wearing a little thin...a couple who had arrived before us were still waiting for their entree even after we had cleared our plates! If you don't mind enjoying a glass of wine or 2 before dinner it's definitely worth the wait! We'll def go back once the chef has his timing down!

Pros: Menu, wine list, price

Cons: Wait, snug seating

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It's great to finally have a reasonably-priced restaurant in my neighborhood that actually serves good food. The service is efficient, though a bit cool, perhaps due to the fact that they're French? We enjoyed everything from the appetizers to dessert, especially the duck confit and macaroons! It all made us feel like we were back in Paris. The place is definitely cozy, but tiny... I probably wouldn't bother going without a reservation, unless it was a weeknight.

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★★★★★

It's great to finally have a reasonably-priced restaurant in my neighborhood that actually serves good food. The service is efficient, though a bit cool, perhaps due to the fact that they're French? We enjoyed everything from the appetizers to dessert, especially the duck confit and macaroons! It all made us feel like we were back in Paris. The place is definitely cozy, but tiny... I probably wouldn't bother going without a reservation, unless it was a weeknight.

Pros: moderately priced, good food

Cons: small space

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We went on a Friday evening--place was packed at 7:30. Downstairs seating had a cold ambiance due to the tiled floor. Everything started out okay but after an hour when we still hadn't received our soup and salad, we asked the owner/manager? to check on it. He gave us a condescending talk about how everything is made to order, even the soup and salad. Regardless, it shouldn't take 75 min to receive appetizers! We almost finished our wine before the food arrived. When they brought the entree, they messed up my husband's order and I had to wait while they figured it out. Food was excellent but the time was ruined because of the terrible pacing of our meal. Our waiter was so embarassed that he barely came around; viewed the table from afar with a panicked look on his face. They just don't have their act together yet.

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★★☆☆☆

We went on a Friday evening--place was packed at 7:30. Downstairs seating had a cold ambiance due to the tiled floor. Everything started out okay but after an hour when we still hadn't received our soup and salad, we asked the owner/manager? to check on it. He gave us a condescending talk about how everything is made to order, even the soup and salad. Regardless, it shouldn't take 75 min to receive appetizers! We almost finished our wine before the food arrived. When they brought the entree, they messed up my husband's order and I had to wait while they figured it out. Food was excellent but the time was ruined because of the terrible pacing of our meal. Our waiter was so embarassed that he barely came around; viewed the table from afar with a panicked look on his face. They just don't have their act together yet.

Pros: good value, excellent food

Cons: kitchen is extra slow, SLOW SLOW SLOW

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Tried this restaurant on Sunday night and it was one of the best dining experiences I have ever had. The food was delicious (highly recommend the lamb) and the host was gracious and completely charming (and is French?). The pastry chef is also wonderfully friendly and quite skilled - I would recommend the creme brulee - desserts are not described nearly as well as they should be. Reservations recommended esp after some great reviews in the papers though the host is very accomodating. Will definitely be back.

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★★★★★

Tried this restaurant on Sunday night and it was one of the best dining experiences I have ever had. The food was delicious (highly recommend the lamb) and the host was gracious and completely charming (and is French?). The pastry chef is also wonderfully friendly and quite skilled - I would recommend the creme brulee - desserts are not described nearly as well as they should be. Reservations recommended esp after some great reviews in the papers though the host is very accomodating. Will definitely be back.

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Jacky Robert's two-story bistro is set in a brownstone at the edge of Kenmore Square and aims to provide a relatively affordable, casual option for Francophiles. To that end, Robert and his crew turn out classic workmen's lunches like…

 

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