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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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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our waitress informed us upon arrival that the menu was completely new although it was, in fact, exactly what we expected, a classic French menu that could have been served in the 1950's. All dishes were exactly as anticipated. One could complain that the food lacked imagination, but I disagree: This was precisely what I wanted, and all four of... More 

Thank Serioso95
Wellesley, Massachusetts
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129 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On a mid March Monday at 7:30pm there were several tables taken and a few seats at the bar, it was not busy at all, a relaxing atmosphere. We had not been to this restaurant in a while so we were eager to try it again, this time we were not as impressed. What we tasted: We split an entree... More 

Thank RCS3rd
Pleasantville, New York
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609 reviews
439 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Superb all around. A delightful discovery in my old hometown. Needham has become a culinary mecca. Petit Robert stands out - first of all it is authentically French. The food is great. Unfortunately I was only there for lunch and hope to return for dinner some night. There is a fine wine list to accompany the interesting menu with many... More 

Thank Hugh B
S. Natick, MA
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153 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Our meal at Le Petit was perfect for a quiet and chilly Sunday night. My husband enjoyed the lovely, tender chicken, while I sated on the relatively hearty salmon with lentils. Service was gracious and attentive. Only down point was the chocolate tart we took home was rather dried out - a disappointment for $12. Nonetheless we would return.

Thank Callisto S
Wellesley, Massachusetts
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

We've been to Petit Robert a handful of times. It is consistently decent and fairly easy to get a reservation or walk in. They occasionally change their menu so don't trust the menu you see on line (e.g. no tuna nicoise salad except if they have it as a "special"). Nice little bar but it's right next to the entrance... More 

Thank bostravel122
Needham, Massachusetts
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

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
Reviewed 18 January 2017 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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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 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 31 helpful votes
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
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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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, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
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?