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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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Good for:
Romance
Special occasions

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  • 68
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
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  • 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
Outstanding meals all around

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
MikeOstr
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Glenville, NY
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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88 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Glenville, NY
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

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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110 reviews 110 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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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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58 reviews 58 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 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
110 helpful votes 110 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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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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