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Le Petit Cafe

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225 Montowese St, Ste 7, Branford, CT 06405-3873
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Branford, Connecticut
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

Very dispointed in the service and quality of food! This is not a French Restaurant! Went once never again.

Thank plumgully
Guilford, Connecticut
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35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Spent a very nice evening for our anniversary at this French Bistro. I was impressed. Prix Fixe, only for a four course meal. It's not open Monday or Tuesday, and I did get reservations for a Wednesday evening. A small place, so that is definitely needed on weekends. It was maybe half full on the night we visited. We had... More 

Thank brucef33851
Guilford, Connecticut
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88 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

I have been to this restaurant at least two dozen times over the past 10 years. It has always been consistently exceptional. It is a small restaurant which reflects the type of cuisine and style which enjoyed on numerous occasions when wondering in France. The wait staff has always been polite and has always contributed to an enjoyable evening. I've... More 

Thank nbend1
Woodbridge, Connecticut
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

This was our first time visiting this restaurant. We were looking for something quiet and special to celebrate our anniversary. The restaurant was small and lovely without feeling cramped. The menu was price fixed (prix fixe) and the choices for appetizer and main course limited to about 6 each. House made bread & truffle butter was brought to the table... More 

Thank miakamm
New York City, New York
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71 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

Definitely make a reservation, especially on the weekends. The four course prix fixe is $56. While that may sound steep, you're getting homemade French bread with fantastic truffle butter as a starter, a salad, a main (no skimping on size either), and a desert. I had a center-cut pork loin, and my husband had the filet mignon. Both were delicious.

Thank discopantsguy
Branford, Connecticut
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

I've been there several times, but the last time was in June with my wife for my birthday. We went for the early seating. The food was uniformly excellent.

Thank Mcalter
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52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016

This is a small, modest cafe in the center of Branford. We have eaten at Le Petit Cafe several times to celebrate special occasions. The food is exquisite. They offer prix fixe meals only and although the menu doesn't vary much from year to year, the chef is meticulous with quality and presentation. I had the rack of lamb, which... More 

Thank Linda L
Woodmere, New York
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210 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2016

We'd heard how good this little place was and it did not disappoint. The early seating at 5:30 proved not to be all that noisy and we were totally impressed with the food. I had the best ceviche, done with grapefruit and scallops in a cilantro emulsion, which was outstanding. My husband's shrimp were equally delicious. I particularly enjoyed the... More 

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Meriden, Connecticut
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2016

Fantastic service and meal, From the very first communication to making a reservation to the last minute of walking out the restaurant from a great meal. The chef and the staff were on the money. I cannot rave about this place enough.

Thank Steven P
Branford, Connecticut
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

Great place for a wonderful meal. Best restaurant in Branford, and one of the best in Connecticut. Have been here several times and never been disappointed.

Thank David G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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

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