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Le Petit Cafe

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225 Montowese St, Ste 7, Branford, CT 06405-3873
203-483-9791
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Romance
Special occasions
Dinner
Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 65
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A Wonderful Meal

We met a friend for dinner at Le Petit Cafe. After a few failed attempts because of scheduling problems we finally went. And it was worth it. After a friendly greeting by the owner/chef we were waited on by a very attentive but not pushy waitress. Every dish we ordered was amazing. The pâté... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 17, 2015
PeterHarg
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Meriden, Connecticut
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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85 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Meriden, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We met a friend for dinner at Le Petit Cafe. After a few failed attempts because of scheduling problems we finally went. And it was worth it. After a friendly greeting by the owner/chef we were waited on by a very attentive but not pushy waitress. Every dish we ordered was amazing. The pâté, rabbit, and my rack of lamb... More 

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Branford, Connecticut
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

I’ve been to this restaurant twice and I can honestly say they were the worst dining experiences I’ve ever had – by far! I live in the town and this restaurant’s excellent reputation bewilders me. Most people I know in the area have also had negative experiences. The first time I tried to make a reservation for the upcoming Saturday... More 

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Berkshires, Massachusetts
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56 reviews 56 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Our experience here is not unique, it's what this guy has been doing for over a decade. We were part of the first seating, so we arrived an hour or so early to explore the town. If you come during the early summer the beautiful trees in town will have flowered a beautiful white. It was an amazing day. The... More 

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Connecticut
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130 reviews 130 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

For my birthday dinner, I wanted to dine here and I was thrilled to get reservations for a Saturday evening. I arrived at 5:20 for a 5:30 reservation and my date arrived right at 5:30 as the restaurant opened. My date was beautiful and she looked classy and elegant. We entered the smallish cafe and a woman took our coats... More 

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San Francisco, California, USA
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

This cute French restaurant is an absolute gem of Connecticut. It's hands down the best dining experience you'll find in the State and certainly in the greater New Haven area. Every time I'm in the area I have to make a stop here. You'll be started off with warm fresh organic bread that has the perfect texture and crust. I... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Chef Roy always delivers!! We have been several times and always leave impressed, full, and wanting to go back for more. With limited weekends off working in the restaurant business we tend to be very selective on where to go for a dining experience. From begining to end the food quality is excellent. Simple flavors, flawless techniques and quality ingredients.... More 

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tristate NYC area
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106 reviews 106 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We were spending our anniversary weekend away from home and our hosts suggested this restaurant. It is a small , chic, store front establishment with a romantic vibe. The prix fixe allows sufficient choices no matter what one's tastes. It was fun to see Chef Roy chatting with the regulars as they entered his establishment...how nice to be a regular... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

A great, cozy French place in the heart of CT (I think). The Zagat ratings are on the money, as the food is stellar. The prix fix menu was a bit if a concern at first, but I regret nothing. All of the dishes were perfect or very close to it. There were four of us and we each sampled... More 

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Cincinnati, OH
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69 reviews 69 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Le Petit Cafe offers an appealing blend of imaginative food, impeccable service and comfortable surroundings. I had the gazpacho, duck breast and flourless chocolate cake, while my dining partner had the crab and the scallop ceviche, rack of lamb and apple tart. Perfectly dressed salads also accompanied our meals. Everything tasted delicious, looked beautiful and was served with an easy... More 

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New York City, New York
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68 reviews 68 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I love Le Petit Cafe. This is the only restaurant that I love going back to dine. The ambience is cozy, romantic and warm. The qualitiy of the food is out of this world. The Prix Fix menu is outstanding. Everything on the menu is delicious, presentation and portion are perfect. Roy, the chef and Winnie, his wife are the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 225 Montowese St, Ste 7, Branford, CT 06405-3873
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Branford
  • Phone Number: 203-483-9791

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Special occasions

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