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Central Bistro

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34 Summer St, Second Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1003
+1 617-737-1777
11:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri 11:00 - 00:00
Sat 17:00 - 00:00
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Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2015

We sat at the bar on a Thursday night, it was not crowded. It took awhile to get service and we ordered drinks and had to repeatedly ask for water as well. My drink was fine, but my friend's drink was made incorrectly - actually it was a completely different drink than what she ordered. We ordered two dishes of... More 

Thank 27coolbeans
Boston, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2015

This restaurant has changed names and, I believe, owners. Dinner recently was a disappointment to all 4 of us. It started with small things like beer being delivered with no glass (on the assumption everyone drinks beer out of bottles), There was no bread. (PRC always had great bread) They were out of oysters. The salmon was dry. My chicken... More 

Thank Charles M
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2015 via mobile

Recently stopped by a familiar spot ~ Petite Robert. Rarely ever disappointed here. I enjoyed the grilled Rueben sandwich with salad and fries. Been longing for a good Rueben and was not disappointed. Right directly across the street from Macy's side entrance. Great place for lunch and it won't hurt your wallet.

New Castle, New Hampshire
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130 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2015

...unbelievable!! The Cod Loin is one of the best fish meals I have ever had, wonderful! The fish is cooked to perfection and the tomato sauce with lentils puts it over the top. My new favorite lunch spot in Boston.

Thank JohnHC
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91 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2014

My sister's and I brought my Mother here for her 80th birthday. The staff went out of their way to make sure she had a special time. She wanted a Pina Colada which is not something the restaurant had the ingredients for. The bartender did his best to make something similar for her. They didn't have to do that but... More 

Thank momBoston
Dorset, Vermont
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2014

Right in the heart of Boston. Nice atmosphere. Great steak frites, burger and desserts. A really wonderful meal for a reasonable price. The whole family loved it.

Thank Megan T
Milton, Massachusetts
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93 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2014

The room is comfortable and attractive. Noise is not an issue. Window tables have a nice view of Downtown Crossing. The food is good and prices are fair. Service is excellent. Good list of wines by the glass and a generous martini. Easy access from Downtown Crossing T station.

Thank jakegreenville
Boston, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2014

The restaurant name is not so catchy and so is the local nick "Lil' Bob" for a French bistro, the entrance is small but once inside it's a total different open feeling with glass window running the entire half block. So conveniently located right above the Red Line Downtown Crossing station, and hidden inside the the landmark 101 Arch building.... More 

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Kopavogur, Iceland
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2014

Visited with the family on a very busy lunch hour. Friendly service, children friendly. Excellent food true to the French bistro concept. Very good beer on draft, impressive to see Boulevard Tank 7. Food platters were big. Very nice if in the neighbourhood.

Thank HaukurH
Milton, Massachusetts
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93 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2014

Convenient location at Downtown Crossing. The seating, service and ambience are all first class. Good wine list and generous cocktails. The food is very good and reasonably priced.

Thank jakegreenville

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$40
Bar, French, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 Summer St, Second Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1003
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 617-737-1777
Petit Robert Central is a neighborhood bistro where style and comfort co-exist. Located in the heart of Downtown Crossing, Petit Robert Central features classic French bistro by award-winning Chef Jacky Robert and interior design by HGTV’s Taniya Nayak. Petit Robert Central is the perfect place for a business lunch, corporate event, date night out or after-work cocktail.

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Staying in Downtown

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The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where, during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting children and eager tourists through the pond. Have your camera ready to capture its peaceful beauty in the middle of a bustling city. Continue on through the Gardens and take in some open green space at the Boston Common, where you can spend time throwing a frisbee, sitting on a park bench, or, in the winter time, skating on the frog pond. Head north from the end of the Common to see the golden dome of the State House, and travel through government center to Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall, both a historic and popular destination worth a quick visit for a first time to Boston. Head to Long Wharf to visit the Aquarium, or catch a boat to Charlestown or even Cape Cod.
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