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Pierrot Bistrot Francais

#338 of 2,879 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Beacon Hill
French, Bistro
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272 Cambridge St, Boston, MA 02114 (Anderson Street)
(617) 725-8855
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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Elegant

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  • 34
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Go to for lunch by MGH

Bistro on Cambridge Street across from Mass. General Hospital. Authentic bistro with the standard dishes, done well. Note to the reviewer that was disappointed with the variety on the wine list -- it's a bistro, not a expensive french restaurant. Just like in France, don't expect to get in and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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83 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

I'm a little spoiled when it comes to French restaurants because I live within easy reach of France. So unfortunately, all I can say about the food at this cosy little bistro is that it's adequate. However - there's more to an eating house than the food. The Mass Gen neighbourhood seems a bit short of places one can pop... More 

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Vermont
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80 reviews 80 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Bistro on Cambridge Street across from Mass. General Hospital. Authentic bistro with the standard dishes, done well. Note to the reviewer that was disappointed with the variety on the wine list -- it's a bistro, not a expensive french restaurant. Just like in France, don't expect to get in and out on a 45 minute lunch break, but a great... More 

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Charleston, West Virginia, USA
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78 reviews 78 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Very attractive small bistro style restaurant that is very reminiscent of Paris neighborhood restaurants. We go for lunch after an appointment at MGH and have always enjoyed it very much. The menu makes you think you are in Paris. The soup was excellent as were salads. Had a glass of Bordeaux which was quite nice, Prices are moderate and service... More 

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boston, ma area
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Based on three visits, Pierrot Bistro could be the best French Bistro in town and one of the best in the country -- or one of the worst. On two of the three visits, we would have echoed the sentiments of another reviewer, that it was "so French that we started speaking French". In fact, based on our extensive experience... More 

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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53 reviews 53 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

We stopped in for lunch because the place looked charming through the window, and it turned out not only charming but very good. We shared a first rate onion soup and each had a quiche that was terrific. The menu is French without airs or pretensions. Service was cordial, prices modest. We will definitely return and try it for dinner.... More 

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amherst
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We asked a pal for a recommendation for a restaurant with in walking distance of Mass general Hospital . He said this would be the place. He was correct. It was just like so many small Bistros in Paris. Warm welcoming on a cold winter's night . We split a pate plate that was good and generous went on to... More 

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Bogor, Indonesia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

The portion of food is very big, and unlikely Italian pasta its more like an American.. Not so pricey when you go there for lunch. They provide a lunch set menu which is a very good price. It's very near of MGH so it's very easy to reach..

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Sharon, Massachusetts
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48 reviews 48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I spend as much time as I can in Paris and as much of that time as possible at Bistrots. When I walked in, Pierrot just "felt" like a Parisian Bistro. The woman at the door greeted us with a French accent and seated us in tables that were perhaps just a bit to far apart to mimic a real... More 

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Duxbury, Massachusetts, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

A rainy night and a warm welcome were a perfect match at this Beacon Hill bistro. This is a comfortable fall back when we are in town and we are never disappointed. Tonight there was a fantastic endive salad with a mustard vinaigrette and slices of smoked duck breast, steak fritte and an incredible Grand Marnier soufflé. We rolled home... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Pierrot's really gives you that overall French bistro feeling from the minute you walk in the door; hearing some French music and seeing the dining room decorated in masks and white tablecloths. The food is delicious; and you must try the escargots as an appetizer. Also the cocktails are prepared with a flair and the dessert of soufflé is to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 272 Cambridge St, Boston, MA 02114
    (Anderson Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Beacon Hill
  • Neighborhood: Beacon Hill
  • Phone Number: (617) 725-8855

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: French, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?