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“Watch the food handling”
Review of Petit Robert Bistro Kenmore - CLOSED

Petit Robert Bistro Kenmore
Price range: $20 - $35
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Fenway / Kenmore
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
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Watch the food handling”
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
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Thank DavidS60745
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English first
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Authentically French”
Reviewed November 29, 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
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Thank jannamarie
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Denver, Colorado
Level 6 Contributor
410 reviews
256 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
“Good french food at a reasoable price.”
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
Helpful?
Thank Trainman334
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Coventry
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Lovely restaurant”
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
Helpful?
Thank deb's48
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Chester, Vermont
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Dinner at Petit Robert Bistro Kenmore”
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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Thank bill_bourque
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