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Petit Robert Needham

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45 Chapel St, Needham, MA 02492-2601 (Highland Avenue)
+1 781-559-0532
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Pleasantville, New York
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608 reviews
438 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Superb all around. A delightful discovery in my old hometown. Needham has become a culinary mecca. Petit Robert stands out - first of all it is authentically French. The food is great. Unfortunately I was only there for lunch and hope to return for dinner some night. There is a fine wine list to accompany the interesting menu with many... More 

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S. Natick, MA
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138 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our meal at Le Petit was perfect for a quiet and chilly Sunday night. My husband enjoyed the lovely, tender chicken, while I sated on the relatively hearty salmon with lentils. Service was gracious and attentive. Only down point was the chocolate tart we took home was rather dried out - a disappointment for $12. Nonetheless we would return.

Thank Callisto S
Wellesley, Massachusetts
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been to Petit Robert a handful of times. It is consistently decent and fairly easy to get a reservation or walk in. They occasionally change their menu so don't trust the menu you see on line (e.g. no tuna nicoise salad except if they have it as a "special"). Nice little bar but it's right next to the entrance... More 

Thank bostravel122
Needham, Massachusetts
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

I like everything about Petit Robert...food and service always superb. Sitting outside is a treat in the summer. We are regulars!

Thank hancamem
Boston, Massachusetts
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48 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Glad that we moved to Needham. Now I can walk to two of my favorite place here, including Petit Robert (the second one is French Press). Both places are old school Paris with American service to create a virtual perception of eating superb European food without rude waiters...But seriously, I like the bistro much better than the original restaurant. The... More 

Thank yurvlad
Boston, Massachusetts
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

A decent French restaurant in the suburb. Good variety of food and wine choices. The price is reasonable and the service is outstanding. I enjoyed the desserts offered.

Thank chhoisham
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58 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

We had intended to eat at an Italian restaurant but it had a two hour wait. They did direct us to Petit Robert Bistro and it worked out well. It is rather unassuming from the outside. When you come in the door there is a reception and bar area where you can wait for your table. They specialize in French... More 

Thank Greg P
Norwood, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is a piece of Paris in Needham Massachusetts it has many items on the menu to the delight the pallet

Thank rwsawbones
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79 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Stopped in since we were in the neighborhood around 8 pm. After waiting several minutes in the empty bar after being noticed by wait staff and host, we were seated and placed our drink order. Before serving our drinks, our waitress returned to take our orders. We asked for a few more moments to make a decision. When she returned... More 

Thank Gilreign
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42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

I absolutely love Petit Robert. The menu is authentic and they typically showcase fabulous French fare. The Roquefort salad was delicious and large; we actually split it in half because of its size. The Beef Bourguignon with roasted root vegetables was outstanding and the duck was cooked to perfection. We were so full that we did not even finish with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
French, European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45 Chapel St, Needham, MA 02492-2601
    (Highland Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: Needham
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Needham
  • Phone Number: +1 781-559-0532

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?