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Petit Robert Bistro Kenmore

468 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215
(617) 375-0699
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Ranked #362 of 2,815 restaurants in Boston
Price range: $20 - $35
Cuisines: Dessert, French, Bistro
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Kenmore Sq.
Transit: Kenmore Square
Description: Petit Robert Bistro is a French Bistro open every day all year long 11:00am - 11:00pm. They feature an open kitchen on the first floor (40 seats), fireplace and wine racks on the wall. The sub basement has another 40 seats and the pastry bar (12 seats) where they prepare all their homemade desserts. The also offer a patio, which seats 15 guests. They offer a large selection of entrees.
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76% Recommend
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English first
Kingston, Canada
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

My husband and I ate here on our last night in Boston on a recent trip. We were exhausted from a day of (enjoyable) sightseeing, and didn't want to go far from out hotel. We took a chance on Petit Robert Bistro--we didn't have a reservation and hadn't read any advance reviews of it. To be honest, I was afraid... More

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Milford, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We first discovered this hidden gem a couple of years ago while in town for a Red Śox game. We have been back a few times for dinner since. A really nice atmosphere and great food.

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Rolling Hills Estates, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Visiting our son at BU and in the mood for something other than (the always wonderful) seafood or Italian my wife happened upon this place and we were so glad she did. It's a surprisingly authentic French bistro set in a nice, airy space. The menu was varied and replete with traditional fare, the food was delicious and the service... More

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Delray Beach, FL
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

My friends and I made the mistake of going there for dinner last Christmas. We specifically chose this restaurant because of the menu items displayed on their website. Not only that, I called them to make sure these items would be on the menu for Christmas and was assured they would be. So the big evening arrives and the items... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We went to Petit Robert for Mother's Day lunch and they not only met, but exceeded our expectations! Looking out onto Comm Ave, with spring in full bloom, it was as if I were sitting in a Bistro in Paris. From the moment we were greeted by the host greeting us fluently in French at the front door, to the... More

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Toronto, Canada
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103 reviews 103 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Dropped in for a quick lunch not expecting much. We sat at a table by the window - lots of nice light, linen on the tables. The waiter was friendly and efficient. Had the onion soup. Really quite good. They brought a warm baguette with real butter. My dining companion had the beet salad and said it was superb. Ordered... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

I always expect vestiges of Maison Robert when I dine here, but there,was no evidence of that. The four,of us thought,the food was mediocre,,at best. My venison (?) was drenched in what tasted like canned brown gravy, was served,not,even luke warm, and was so tasteless, I,sent it back. The replacement Tilapia was very good, but the other three fish orders,were... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

An intimate and quiet spot on busy Comm Ave. We were seated downstairs but there is plenty of light. We loved the Steak Frites with the peppercorn sauce and the mushroom risotto. Wine list is very reasonable - try the Malbec. Our waiter Luis was terrific - very attentive and helpful even though every table was full and it looked... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Went here on a week night and set up is quite all school and atmosphere a little oldie. The menu didn't really excite but the food was good, though felt the veg and potatoes were heated up. We had risotto and calves liver, both very tasty, though the liver was a little overcooked, despite asking for it to be under... More

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Petit Robert Bistro is always a favorite on my trips to the Fenway area. Unassuming, it offers excellent bistro fare with great service, delicious homemade bread and yes, real butter! A little touch of Paris when you are in the mood for bistro food.

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