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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
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16:00 - 02:00
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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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Lindsay, Ontario
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 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 

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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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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.

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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
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 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.

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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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 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 

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Thank Hermes1978
Ottawa, Canada
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 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!

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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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67 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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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 

Peterborough, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016

This is the finest overall 'port in the storm' that Ptbo has to offer. Atmosphere is refined and elegant without being pretentious. Music always great, even eclectic. Service is friendly and attentive. Food is always high quality and the charcuterie boards are a fabulous way to enjoy a meal, and an even better way to share one. A small charcuterie... More 

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

Thanks for taking time to review Le Petit Bar! I'm so pleased you've had such a positive experience spending time with us. Your business means a great deal to us. Thanks for the great feedback! More 

Peterborough, Canada
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2015

Nice place to go for a change. Nice cheese and meats. This restaurant isnt very big so get there early.

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Omemee, On.
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2015

Reminds me of a little bar we like in new Orleans. This is right next door to St Veronus Restaurant and rumor has it, they may even be related, which means that you'll get the utmost spectacular service...

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2 Thank Camille P
Shannon M, Owner at Le Petit Bar, responded to this review

Yes! We are related. My husband and I own both places. We're so pleased to hear you've enjoyed your experiences at Le Petit Bar and St Veronus. Thank you for taking time to review - it means a lot to us. More 

Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

This small restaurant but nice place, when I went to the first time. This restaurant is one of my favorite spot in downtown, but now cheese planner is just good,nothing to die for. The service is not attentive nor friendly,well, I don't know if I coming back for sure I hope they improve either the service and food quality.

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

I'm sorry you found the service lacking. We've tried to maintain consistency in the quality of our food and service since day one. I'm taking your comments on board, and hope to improve. I hope we can prove that we're still a great place on your next visit. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Wine Bar, French, Canadian
Meals
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
16:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 00:00
Thursday
16:00 - 01:00
Friday
16:00 - 02:00
Saturday
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?