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Petit Robert Needham

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45 Chapel St, Needham, MA 02492-2601 (Highland Avenue)
+1 781-559-0532
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Needham, Massachusetts
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I like everything about Petit Robert...food and service always superb. Sitting outside is a treat in the summer. We are regulars!

Thank hancamem
Boston, Massachusetts
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48 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Glad that we moved to Needham. Now I can walk to two of my favorite place here, including Petit Robert (the second one is French Press). Both places are old school Paris with American service to create a virtual perception of eating superb European food without rude waiters...But seriously, I like the bistro much better than the original restaurant. The... More 

Thank yurvlad
Boston, Massachusetts
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

A decent French restaurant in the suburb. Good variety of food and wine choices. The price is reasonable and the service is outstanding. I enjoyed the desserts offered.

Thank chhoisham
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58 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

We had intended to eat at an Italian restaurant but it had a two hour wait. They did direct us to Petit Robert Bistro and it worked out well. It is rather unassuming from the outside. When you come in the door there is a reception and bar area where you can wait for your table. They specialize in French... More 

Thank Greg P
Norwood, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is a piece of Paris in Needham Massachusetts it has many items on the menu to the delight the pallet

Thank rwsawbones
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79 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Stopped in since we were in the neighborhood around 8 pm. After waiting several minutes in the empty bar after being noticed by wait staff and host, we were seated and placed our drink order. Before serving our drinks, our waitress returned to take our orders. We asked for a few more moments to make a decision. When she returned... More 

Thank Gilreign
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44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

I absolutely love Petit Robert. The menu is authentic and they typically showcase fabulous French fare. The Roquefort salad was delicious and large; we actually split it in half because of its size. The Beef Bourguignon with roasted root vegetables was outstanding and the duck was cooked to perfection. We were so full that we did not even finish with... More 

Thank pickyeater15
Boston, Massachusetts
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42 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

This small local restaurant is huge in heart and spirit. The food is authentic and delicious French cuisine. As repeat visitors, we love everything about it. The restaurant is quiet and intimate even when every table is full. The wait staff are friendly with the perfect degree of attention to diners and giving the diners privacy.

Thank C H
Boston, Massachusetts
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

For years, I have been a faithful patron of the South End outpost by the same name. After learning a couple of weeks ago that the Needham location is owned by the proprietor of my favorite coffee shop in town, I had to check Petit Robert Needham out. I visited on a recent afternoon and was lucky to get a... More 

Thank tiaww
Boston, Massachusetts
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625 reviews
346 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 587 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

The experience and the food are very nice, but it is like stepping into the past -- maybe the 1970's. Menu items are like what used to be common in better French restaurants, but seldom seen today. That's not a bad thing, but don't come here expecting modern French or farm to table items. The wine list was pretty expensive,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
French, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45 Chapel St, Needham, MA 02492-2601
    (Highland Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: Needham
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Needham
  • Phone Number: +1 781-559-0532

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