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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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New York City, New York
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70 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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189 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

1 Thank peggyvb
Meriden, Connecticut
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars 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
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars 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
Niantic, Connecticut
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52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

Last evening for our combination birthday-anniversary dinner, we drove to Branford to visit an old favorite, Le Petit Café. Once seated, we were greeted by our lovely server Helena, who soon presented us with straight-from-the-oven crusty French bread, accompanied by that delicious herb butter. Thus began our evening of culinary delights. Country pate and escargot were practically inhaled by the... More 

3 Thank Yankeefans95
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

I love this place. It is always on point. Great French restaurant with a talented chef and service that is perfect

Thank Matthew R
East Hampton, Connecticut
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142 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

We have been trying to go to Le Petit for years and went there on a Wednesday night to celebrate our anniversary. It was very surprising to find this restaurant being petit(small) but very friendly and welcoming. We were greeted by the chef/owner and was able to pick where we wanted to sit. The décor was very French with posters,... More 

Thank DaveL300
Hartford, Connecticut
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016

Understand that it has the high ratings and that the chef was on the honor role at cooking college....i just wasn't impressed (especially for the price!) $55 for the fixed price x2 menu...ok then add a bottle of vino (they range from 40 to over 100) coffee? with tax and service you are at $200...for that the food had to... More 

2 Thank Tom C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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?