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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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    Very good
  • 6
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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
Simply our favorite restaurant

For any special occasion in our family, we head straight to Le Petit Cafe in Branford. Chef Roy Ip is without question the top chief in Connecticut. His restaurant is perfect and I'm not exaggerating. From the warm greeting at the door until the evening ends, guests are treated like royalty and old... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Mark S
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New Haven, Connecticut
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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New Haven, Connecticut
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

For any special occasion in our family, we head straight to Le Petit Cafe in Branford. Chef Roy Ip is without question the top chief in Connecticut. His restaurant is perfect and I'm not exaggerating. From the warm greeting at the door until the evening ends, guests are treated like royalty and old friends. We've never had anything less than... More 

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Killingworth, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Dinner for four on a Thursday night...and so glad we chose to come here. There was a jazz concert on the town green, so place was not busy. Escargot and pate for first course. The escargot was the best I've ever had...sauteed, served over puff pastry with a cognac sauce...melt in your mouth goodness...literally. The country pate was also very... More 

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Shelton ct.
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Friendly atmosphere in a French Bistro setting. The food is casual French well prepared without the heaviness of classic French stuffiness. Just a very enjoyable meal that will be remembered..We will definitely be back as the menu changes and we look forward to a reasonable Prix fixed 4 course meal. .

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Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We had a really nice evening at Le Petit Cafe, celebrating 2 birthdays. Our meals were prepared perfectly, and with good timing, no rush. We had lamb, duck and pork in our party, and all were outstanding. Would go back to this sweet spot any time.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Friendly staff and cozy spot, but really just mediocre given the tired/unchanging menu and dusty shelves at eye level on our window seat. If you want good French/fancy food go to Cavey's in Manchester (fabulous staff and seasonal cuisine).

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Branford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This restaurant is fantastic no complaints at all. Food is amazing, the ambiance is wonderful and the owner Chef Roy is very involved and attentive. Best meal I've had in a long time! Can't wait to go back!!!

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Glenville, NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

While visiting friends in Branford over the weekend we were treated to a marvelous dinner at Le Petit Cafe for our birthdays (mine last week, my wife in May). The dining options made it difficult to choose, but everything was delicious and we all thoroughly enjoyed everything we had, from the Pate and Ahi tuna appetizers to all of the... More 

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Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Very nice and quite place. The have a manu for the day. Food is fresh. The cheff will come and great you. We went for my wife's birthday and no regrets. Is a bit expensive but is worth it. Is very small so I recommend to make reservations. JG Branford, CT

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New London, Connecticut
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104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Absolute perfection! Outstanding flavors that are uniquely presented. Amazing! Thank you Chef! We will be happy to return.

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Meriden, Connecticut
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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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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: Romantic, Special occasions

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