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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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33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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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606 reviews
334 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 577 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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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Petite Robert is tucked into a small narrow building in the center of Needham. The fare is French bistro Paris style, and the menu reflects the fresh local food. Service is efficient and friendly, the room is quiet, with a small bar at the front so as not to disturb the dining area. A sample of the a la carte... More 

Thank Tom K
Needham, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

We had a delicious steak dinner. A very enjoyable evening! We are looking forward to going back soon. The restaurant was clean and inviting, the staff was helpful and efficient and the food was perfect!

Thank Ann K
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195 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

We needed to find a spot for an outdoor lunch in the Needham - Wellesley area, as we had our yellow lab with us and it was too hot to leave her in the car, even in shade. Petit Robert turned out to be perfect - great outdoor seating; good service; and a lunch menu that offered variety at reasonable... More 

Thank robertwD7057IG
New England, United States
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105 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Decided to meet a colleague for a quick bite and to discuss business. Opted for a sandwich with a side and was not impressed with its overall taste and texture. The pastry was better, but I need something more substantial to fill me up, and if the main course is not that great, that's a show stopper for me as... More 

Thank Gabriel C
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Petit Robert in the South End has long been a family favorite. And the location in Needham is in the same class. A very giid continental menu, well prepared and well served every time. Also a good wine selection.

Thank jonb0730
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

I have visited Petit Roberts for several years, it is always always a pleasure! However, on my recent visit they went out of their way to accommodate a group of me and my girlfriends for dinner. There was eight of us and we all had one or another dietary restrictions and could not decide on the drinks. Jay, the owner... 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, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining
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?