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Le Petit Cafe

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225 Montowese St, Ste 7, Branford, CT 06405-3873
+1 203-483-9791
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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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6 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came to Le petit cafe for my husband's 65th birthday party and were deeply disappointed. The appetizers were ok and desserts were excellent, but the salad was bland and none of the entrees were at all special. The real problem however was that the fish that two of us had ordered was not cooked through: the centre was pink... More 

Thank julietf457
Beacon Falls, Connecticut
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

The food, atmosphere and service are all top notch! Everything is delicious and you get a lot of food for the fixed price.

Thank Mjd0912
new haven CT
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

Delicious 4-course price fixed meal ($57.50) in a charming comfortable bistro ambiance. Only complaint -- too much food! I started with French onion soup -- a meal in itself. For main course I had short ribs casserole. Plenty left over for lunch the next day. Service was prompt, polite and attentive. There are two seatings -- 6:00 and 8:30 PM.

Thank remyz
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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36 reviews
31 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 57 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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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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74 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 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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9 reviews
6 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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66 reviews
36 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

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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
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions
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: +1 203-483-9791

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