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Central Bistro

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34 Summer St, Second Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1003
+1 617-737-1777
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good44%
  • Average18%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“baked alaska” (4 reviews)
“steak frites” (7 reviews)
“rack of lamb” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Bar, French, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
34 Summer St, Second Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1003
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I was there for a nice brunch and I enjoyed some delicious salmon eggs benedict. Good cocktails and nice service.

Thank Claudiu C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for lunch and we had soup. Decided my sis and I would split a burger and was surprised when they brought our food out already split on 2 plates. Nice touch. Food was great and nice relaxing atmosphere

Thank Mjharte68
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This one won’t make my top 10 list for Boston restaurants but it’s worth a visit. I had the chicken, was pretty good. Others had better luck with beef and steak salads. Dessert was better for all. Little pricey for what you get.

Thank James W
Reviewed November 1, 2017

In a great area, close to the Opera where we were going to see "Tosca". It took us half an hour to locate this restaurant, it has a very weird address but one cannot enter after 6pm. No signage or direction nor any advice when...More

Thank AnitaNewportBch
Reviewed August 7, 2017

Hidden is right: convenient location in Downtown Crossing but tucked away on the 2nd floor of an office building. Maybe that accounts for the lack of a crowd on a summer Saturday night, but that's a shame. This place deserves to be popular, which they...More

Thank Mike B
Reviewed June 16, 2017 via mobile

Food was ok at best was not overly impressed. The French toast was not very good...It tasted like grilled cheese. The chicken salad wasn't that tasty either. The smoked salmon eggs Benedict was tasty as was the green apple Cole slaw and house made chips

Thank kctravellers3
Reviewed May 27, 2017

Called in a Saturday night ~ 8pm and the place was quiet . I mean very quiet. Noone at the bar and just a few tables occupied. Despite the lack of atmosphere it was actually good. The overpriced oysters were good , as were the...More

Thank Alasdair S
Reviewed May 12, 2017 via mobile

This was a great spot for dinner before a show and quick walk back to theatre district. The escargot was tender and tasty, even took their suggestion to try it with cheese! The burger was filling with lots of tasty toppings, as were the cod...More

Thank Adderley3C
Reviewed April 24, 2017 via mobile

The French onion soup is phenomenal. The shrimp polenta. The flat bread. The blackened cod. All fantastic. The atmosphere is cool and fun and calm. Great music. Great lightening. Alcohol. We come here twice a week (dinner) and love this place! And perfect for business...More

3  Thank Justin A
Reviewed March 17, 2017

This place did not meet expectations. The location is nice, the ambiance is very welcoming, but the food is just a bore. Had the chicken and mushroom risotto, very bland and some of the chicken pieces were undercooked with no seasoning. The baked Alaska was...More

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The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with
historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through
one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston
Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling
statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the
pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where,
during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting
children and eager tourists through the pond. Have
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $40
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 Summer St, Second Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1003
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 617-737-1777
  • E-mail
Petit Robert Central is a neighborhood bistro where style and comfort co-exist. Located in the heart of Downtown Crossing, Petit Robert Central features classic French bistro by award-winning Chef Jacky Robert and interior design by HGTV’s Taniya Nayak. Petit Robert Central is the perfect place for a business lunch, corporate event, date night out or after-work cocktail.
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