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Central Bistro

#860 of 2,424 Restaurants in Boston}
€€ - €€€, French, Gluten Free Options
34 Summer St, Second Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1003
+1 617-737-1777
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good41%
  • Average19%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
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Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
Bar, French, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
34 Summer St, Second Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1003
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31 - 40 of 95 reviews

Reviewed 14 May 2015

We sat at the bar and asked for Mussels. Great with the martinis, Plymouth and olives. I will go back for sure. Next time I expect to seat at a tablke and have a full dinner or lunch.

Thank Oscar J
Reviewed 27 April 2015

I recently had my rehearsal dinner for 14 at Central Bistro in one of their smaller function rooms - which was hands down the most responsive restaurant I encountered in scouring Boston for a private dining venue. The event was three hours: one hour of...More

Thank Christopher A
Reviewed 26 April 2015

We just ate at Central Bistro (where we've happily dined several times in the past), and we were very pleasantly surprised by its revamped menu that was even better than previous versions. Though there now aren't as many choices to pick and choose from as...More

Thank DGandSAG
Reviewed 13 March 2015

I ate at Central last night and was not disappointed. Two of us sat at the bar and had impeccable service from the bartender whos name I already forgot - maybe Mike. The hamburger was one of the better I have had in Boston with...More

Thank skantown13152
Reviewed 8 March 2015

Recently organised a post conference event here. Good sized drinks area for 100/120 people. Very kind and helpful staff! Good space for private function. Looks like a good food menu too. Easily accessible in downtown Boston.Good drinks and cocktail choices.

Thank Angela B
Reviewed 28 February 2015

Busy Friday night, but made a reservation and got a nice quiet table for two near window. Lighting perfect (low without being dark). Waitress was super friendly and skilled (timing, knowledge). Perfectly warmed bread and butter arrived immediately. Shared: Charcuterie plate (excellent, large: 2 x...More

Thank CxxxWxxx
Reviewed 27 February 2015

We sat at the bar on a Thursday night, it was not crowded. It took awhile to get service and we ordered drinks and had to repeatedly ask for water as well. My drink was fine, but my friend's drink was made incorrectly - actually...More

Thank 27coolbeans
Reviewed 24 February 2015

This restaurant has changed names and, I believe, owners. Dinner recently was a disappointment to all 4 of us. It started with small things like beer being delivered with no glass (on the assumption everyone drinks beer out of bottles), There was no bread. (PRC...More

Thank Charles M
Reviewed 10 February 2015 via mobile

Recently stopped by a familiar spot ~ Petite Robert. Rarely ever disappointed here. I enjoyed the grilled Rueben sandwich with salad and fries. Been longing for a good Rueben and was not disappointed. Right directly across the street from Macy's side entrance. Great place for...More

Reviewed 19 January 2015

...unbelievable!! The Cod Loin is one of the best fish meals I have ever had, wonderful! The fish is cooked to perfection and the tomato sauce with lentils puts it over the top. My new favorite lunch spot in Boston.

Thank JohnHC
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
Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings
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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