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Le Petit Bar

$$ - $$$
Wine Bar, French, Canadian
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399 Water St, Peterborough, Ontario K9H 3L7, Canada
+1 705-775-7384
16:00 - 00:00
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Tue - Wed 16:00 - 00:00
Thu 16:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 02:00
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Peterborough, Canada
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great little spot in the heart of Peterborough. You get what you pay for and everything I've had here has been mouth watering. Great service. Good wine selection. Love this place.

Thank jordyjam
Peterborough, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Thursday afternoon after 4pm oysters and sparkling white or a kir royale I could be at my local brasserie in Paris but I am in Paris, as Verushka said in Blow-Up and get to hang out with my friends after sauntering down Water Street. Rollie and Shannon are the publicans who understand the welcome and the discretion of hospitality. A... More 

1 Thank jon B
Peterborough & the Kawarthas, Canada
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

A neighbour and friend introduced us to this very European bar in downtown Peterborough. Some good french wines, (and others) and we had the mussels and croquettes. We sat at the bar, although there are some small tables in this intimate restaurant, talked to the owner and the bartender and it almost felt like Paris. Nice little find.

Thank 13Marten
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

It was an experience i guess, i was starving and broke when i left Food was good but $$$ for so little It sure is petite We were four in total it was a bit cramped Id try it again w just two people

Thank Vytel
Lindsay, Ontario
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2016

wonderful charcuterie plate - salmon and a cheese selection. A very nice red wine - sorry I forget the type it was, just that it was from Portugal. I like that you can get 1/2 a glass - that was actually perfect. Staff very friendly and down to earth. Very authentic feel - French style - so happy this is... More 

Thank Cdnmarcopolo
Shannon M, Owner at Le Petit Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words and for taking time to write reviews of Le Petit Bar. I'm very pleased to hear your positive feedback. Looking forward to your next visit. Sincerely, Shannon More 

Peterborough, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2016

I know this isn't a typical review but I have to say this is the second time we have had the pleasure of having the company Christmas party here. Couldn't be more pleased, the food they prepare is outstanding and the drinks are well done. The servers are lovely people. Hope to return this year.

Thank Supercouper
Shannon M, Owner at Le Petit Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review Le Petit Bar! Hope we see you soon. More 

Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

So true to its name... Super small. But really big on vibe. Great atmosphere, good food, nice drinks and friendly attentive staff. Totally recommend this place for a drink and snack.

Thank Jerry H
Shannon M, Owner at Le Petit Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. Pleased to hear you like Le Petit Bar! More 

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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2016 via mobile

This is a lovely, tiny-ish bar with an intimate feel, a great wine selection, some local beers and the most delicious cheese and charcuterie boards. Service is always prompt and friendly. The music can be a little miss-matched with the atmosphere (perhaps a little too trance-like for the classic looking French themed bar) and a little too loud at times... More 

Thank Hermes1978
Ottawa, Canada
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2016

The service is prompt, professional, and friendly without being overbearing. The (small) menu is diverse enough to satisfy vegetarians and meat-eaters. The mushroom puff pastry is particularly heavenly; the potato cheese croquettes, and gravlax are also excellent. The cheese and wine selections include local offerings, keeping things sustainable. The only drawback is the bar really is 'petit' so arrive early!

Thank thegreenthinker
Shannon M, Owner at Le Petit Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review. I'm pleased to hear you've enjoyed your visits to Le Petit Bar. We certainly appreciate your business! More 

Peterborough, Canada
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71 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2016

Shannon's place is fantastic. It was after a trip to Paris that I fully realized how "authentic" the place is. That sounds pretentious. But the bar is not. It's fantastic.

1 Thank Recovering_Hungarian
Shannon M, Owner at Le Petit Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write this review. I'm so pleased to hear you call our bar "authentic" - we're trying very hard to create a real Parisian experience - cozy, lively and delicious. It's lovely to hear that you think we've hit the mark. Thanks, again. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Wine Bar, French, Canadian
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 399 Water St, Peterborough, Ontario K9H 3L7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Peterborough
  • Phone Number: +1 705-775-7384

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