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Central Bistro

) #754 of 2,418 Restaurants in Boston €€ - €€€ , French,
34 Summer St, Second Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1003
+1 617-737-1777
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good44%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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Bar, French, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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34 Summer St, Second Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1003
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Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Food was ok at best was not overly impressed. The French toast was not very good...It tasted like grilled cheese. The chicken salad wasn't that tasty either. The smoked salmon eggs Benedict was tasty as was the green apple Cole slaw and house made chips

Thank kctravellers3
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Called in a Saturday night ~ 8pm and the place was quiet . I mean very quiet. Noone at the bar and just a few tables occupied. Despite the lack of atmosphere it was actually good. The overpriced oysters were good , as were the...More

Thank Alasdair S
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

This was a great spot for dinner before a show and quick walk back to theatre district. The escargot was tender and tasty, even took their suggestion to try it with cheese! The burger was filling with lots of tasty toppings, as were the cod...More

Thank Adderley3C
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

The French onion soup is phenomenal. The shrimp polenta. The flat bread. The blackened cod. All fantastic. The atmosphere is cool and fun and calm. Great music. Great lightening. Alcohol. We come here twice a week (dinner) and love this place! And perfect for business...More

2  Thank Justin A
Reviewed 17 March 2017

This place did not meet expectations. The location is nice, the ambiance is very welcoming, but the food is just a bore. Had the chicken and mushroom risotto, very bland and some of the chicken pieces were undercooked with no seasoning. The baked Alaska was...More

Thank EndyBOSTON
Reviewed 18 February 2017

The food here is terrible. We ordered 2 appetizers and 3 other dishes. Not one was good. The clam chowder had no flavor, the mustard chicken was like eating a spoonful of hot mustard, the escargot burnt, and the endive salad unexciting. The tuna tartare...More

Thank Dana R
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Central Bistro is in the Downtown Crossing area of Boston, across from Macy's and a five minute walk to the Boston Opera House and the Paramount. The restaurant is on the second floor, nicely decorated, and has table and booth seating. I was pleased that...More

Thank Bill B
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

In Boston for family trip and found this restaurant for dinner on open table. Had reasonable reviews and was close to hotel. When we arrived, restaurant was about 60 percent full. We were seated and ignored for about twenty minutes. No water service until we...More

Thank Cajun_traveler405
Reviewed 16 January 2017

I was here for a private party in the back room - which I didn't know they had when I walked in...I was just looking around the bar area like a fool! I really liked the atmosphere and feel like it would be a great...More

Thank su2doz
Reviewed 26 November 2016

Tucked above the bustle of Downtown Crossing on the second floor, Central Bistro is my go-to place for a reasonably priced business lunch in this neighborhood. The omelets are always a good choice as is the steak frites. The service is consistently top-notch. Ask for...More

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The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with
historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through
one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston
Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling
statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the
pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where,
during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting
children and eager tourists through the pond. Have
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 Summer St, Second Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1003
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 617-737-1777
  • E-mail
Petit Robert Central is a neighborhood bistro where style and comfort co-exist. Located in the heart of Downtown Crossing, Petit Robert Central features classic French bistro by award-winning Chef Jacky Robert and interior design by HGTV’s Taniya Nayak. Petit Robert Central is the perfect place for a business lunch, corporate event, date night out or after-work cocktail.
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