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“Watch the food handling” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Petit Robert Bistro Kenmore

Petit Robert Bistro Kenmore
468 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215
(617) 375-0699
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Ranked #300 of 2,833 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.
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Watch the food handling”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

Jackie Robert, himself, was cooking on the two most recent occasions my wife and I have been here. We observed the owner in the kitchen tasting food with his finger and no spoon and worse, mixing the salad in his stainless bowl with his bare hands. Twice he was reported to the Board of Health, was inspected, and failed each initial inspection. Check the Mayor's Food Court at the City of Boston Inspectional Services Section and see for yourself. If the owner can not follow proper sanitary food handling what do you think his underlings are doing?

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Authentically French”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

What a find! An authentic french restaurant with a classic menu (Boeuf Bourguinon, coq au vin, tripes, kidneys, sweetbreads) all beautifully prepared and presented. Friendly and informative waitstaff. Lovely ambience. Reasonable prices.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
192 reviews 192 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 69 cities Reviews in 69 cities
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
“Good french food at a reasoable price.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

Downstairs on Commonwealth Avenue, but you can spot the mini Eiffel Tower out front from a block away. You can also have a chocolate version of the tower on a splendid chocolate cake for desert. Many specials during the course of a month, but I find the seafood is really excellent. The wine selection is superb and the clientele is eclectic. Casual dress, very helpful staff...ask if you don't know! This is a really nice dining experience.

Visited June 2012
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Coventry
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11 reviews 11 reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Lovely restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Great food only one disappointment and that was that they clear the plates away before both had finished. Did not put us off and we returned for a 2nd great meal

Visited September 2012
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Chester, Vermont
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Dinner at Petit Robert Bistro Kenmore”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

Have dined here several times and never fails to meet expections. Wait staff professional and friendly. Beouf Bourgignon very good.

Visited October 2012
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