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Le Petit Cafe

225 Montowese St, Ste 7, Branford, CT 06405-3873
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Ranked #3 of 126 restaurants in Branford
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: French
Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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85% Recommend
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English first
South Windsor, Connecticut
5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

This was my second trip to this lovely little French restaurant in Branford, Ct. The owner and chef comes from China. It has been highly rated by Zagat, and is a steal for the money ($54 for a 4 course price fixe dinner). Service is very good and the setting is small and quiet. Menu is limited but excellent. You... More

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New Haven, Connecticut
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Roy and Winnie Ip have created a restaurant which is the perfect setting for life events! Each four course meal is wonderful. Diners have a choice of appetizers, entrees and desserts and are also treated to a salad course and delicious home made bread. The atmosphere is French bistro; the noise level never rises to an uncomfortable din; and the... More

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New Haven, Connecticut
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Very nice little French spot tucked away on the Branford Green. They were happy to accommodate us for a late seating on a Friday night- the hostess, server and chef/owner were all so warm and friendly. Plentiful options on the prix-fixe menu along with amazing fresh baked bread. It was a really great night and wonderful food. Go and enjoy!

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Branford, Connecticut
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44 reviews 44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

My wife and I go here because it is a special treat. Everything is out of this world. Roy, the owner chef makes the entire meal one to remember. We truly enjoy the rack of lamb. It is prepared just the way you want it cooked. The fixed price arrangement allows you to experience a variety that you might otherwise... More

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hartford, ct
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74 reviews 74 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

A special occasion place for sure, this is one of my wife's favorite places for a birthday dinner. Reservations are a must! This was our third time dining and was probably the worst of the three. The bread, beats, and truffle butter are ridiculous to start. My wife had a special soup (mushroom and cheddar) and I had my duck... More

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Top Contributor
124 reviews 124 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

When trying to make reservations at the restaurant, I left a voicemail for them to call back. Unfortunately, my wife had to deal with the person who returned the call who was absolutely the rudest person we have encountered in years. She spoke to a person from the restaurant, who kept referring her to the restaurant's website, rather than answer... More

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trumbull, CT
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

I dine in NY often and was expecting a superior meal at Le Petit. We received our appetizers - escargot and duck - both good, but lacking sauce. I thought the French were known for their delicious sauces - not in this case, very sparse, which made them on the dry side. Salad is delicious, especially the goat cheese -... More

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Guilford, Connecticut
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

This is the place to celebrate any special occasion in your life. Chef Roy always delivers great food and the atmosphere is like dining in a Parisian restaurant. You could make a meal out of the fresh hot bread spread especially after spreading the truffle butter on it, but save room for the desert. I need to have more special... More

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Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

We just had the good fortune to celebrate a birthday at Chef Roy's Le Petit Cafe. This is a chef who strives for perfection Always---and achieves his goal consistently. This is a unique chef who Always makes his customer feel welcome and special; he is Always grateful you are there to experience his passion for creating superior food in a... More

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Stafford Springs, Connecticut
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Hartford Courant (CT) rated this as equal to the French Laundry. Le Petit Cafe prices are much more reasonable and the food and atmosphere are hard to beat, It is a small restaurant and open four days a week. While reservations are recommended, the Sunday we were there were several empty tables. The four course fixed price of $54 gives... More

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