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Petit Robert Bistro Columbus Avenue

480 Columbus Ave, Boston, MA 02118-3138
+1 617-867-0600
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good38%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (13 reviews)
“coq au vin” (11 reviews)
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
480 Columbus Ave, Boston, MA 02118-3138
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Party of 5 for Easter Brunch. Lively, fun atmosphere and attentive staff. We had oysters, charcuterie, eggs Benedict, short rib sandwich, croque madame and a burger (all good) and very nice cocktails. Prices are reasonable. Looking forward to returning sometime soon.

Thank LoPo16
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Good lunch/brunch. Skirt steak excellent, moules frites quite good and cheese board / tarte tatin regulation. Good atmosphere and solid quality. Worth further investigation.

Thank David H
Reviewed 26 February 2018

Why this place is in such high demand is honestly beyond me. I came here with a large group of my (French) family who all ordered different dishes, and each one was severely disappointing. The foie gras was really bland and for some odd reason...More

Thank Celia_Beef
Reviewed 23 February 2018

Seated recommends this place as a great spot for date nights, and I couldn't agree more. I ordered the coq au vin and my wife ordered the swordfish. It's a terrific spot for classic Julia Child style French cuisine so the food was delicious and...More

Thank Jeffrey A
Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

Cozy atmosphere, as most establishments are in the south end, serving mostly classic French dishes. It is my sister-in-law’s favorite restaurant but wonder if that’s because it’s close to their condo? We found the food good overall, especially the green salad. There was nothing flagrantly...More

Thank Rob S
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

This is our go to place for French The best in Boston Hands down Nothing beats their frites Or the French onion soup We love this place and come EVERY time we are in town Parking can be dicey and very problematic as tickets are...More

Thank VacaCouple2014
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Amazing little restaurant in the heart of Boston. They offer valet parking for $15.00 as well as long as you are just dining and not going to symphony afterwards. I had amazing Ratatouille with salmon and my husband had the beef bouillabaisse. Both of which...More

Thank Kara H
Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

The atmosphere in this restaurant is good in any season but it was especially comfortable last week when four of us came in from a cold New England night. Service was helpful and good. We had mushroom risotto, chicken bourguignon, and bouillabaisse, all seemingly well-prepared...More

Thank Nancy2005
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

We stopped in on a blustery port blizzard day and had a great. And I mean GREAT bistro lunch. We went with the specials all the way, and the tomato soup and cod were both perfectly cooked. Add a dessert and a glass of wine...More

Thank mookie61
Reviewed 30 December 2017

We chose this restaurant because it was within walking distance of where we were staying and because it had a traditional French menu (the kind you don't see in many places on the west coast). On a cold clear night, it proved the perfect spot...More

Thank JamesV79
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 480 Columbus Ave, Boston, MA 02118-3138
    (W. Newton Street)
  • Public Transportation: Back Bay station
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > South End
  • Neighbourhood: South End
  • Phone Number: +1 617-867-0600
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