DiningWithDon1
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  • Review Count
    2
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  • First Review
    April 22, 2014
  • Last Review
    June 23, 2014
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  • Average Rating
    3.5
 
 
DiningWithDon1's Reviews
 
Petit Robert Bistro Needham serves lunch, brunch and dinner every day of the year, offering authentic and simple French specialties such as Croques, Soupe à l’Onion Gratinée, Mussels Marinière, Escargots, Homemade Patés, Coq-au-Vin, Beef Bourguignon and Steak Frites.<br /><br />The ever changing, moderately priced menu showcases only the freshest and best seasonal dishes. We take pride in our made to order preparation of your meal using the finest meats, produce, and dairy from our New England and French suppliers.<br /><br />Petit Robert Bistro Needham offers a full-service bar. Our wine list offers a varied selection in price and style with labels primarily from France and California. Additionally, our exciting cocktails and beer list ensure that everyone finds something to suit their tastes.<br /><br />The cozy ambiance, friendly service, and savory menu will transport you to an authentic French Bistro in Paris from a light lunch to a leisurely dinner. Bon Appetit! <br />
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Petit Robert Is Back
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/20/2014
 2008
Dined on 6/20/2014
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"A change of ownership was needed and after some early kinks have been worked out & I can safely recommend this suburban spot in Needham. Living 2 towns away this is my closest French option so I want this place to succeed and with the attentive owner watching things I am sure it will. Frankly, nothing was spectacular, but nothing was off either: steak n frittes was a very good portion and tasty. The duck also was well made. The vegetarian option was lacking but a nice try. The appetizer at $16.00, 2 very small sausages over ratatouille, was small. The room is narrow but nicely appointed, the staff very friendly and accommodating. A solid neighborhood joint; with a lively crowd at the small bar...al fresco option as well. Prices are fair."
Dined on 6/20/2014
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Red Stripe is a traditional brasserie with an edge. Classic, and unique. Red Stripe has the distinction of being upscale yet relaxed, where you will find people from all walks of life enjoying their dining experience. Red Stripe serves comfort food with a French influence – simple in context, yet refined in taste. Food that is reasonably priced and made with passion! Come try one of our originals – like the mouth watering Red Stripe Grilled Cheese, made with prosciutto, poached pear and basil; accompanied by our oven roasted tomato soup or hand cut frites and aioli (surely unlike any grilled cheese you’ve had before) or our wide selection of moules (ten to be exact!) always a house favorite!<br />Red Stripe is located on the East Side of Providence in bustling Wayland Square and was recently awarded “Best Neighborhood Restaurant” by Rhode Island Monthly.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Red Stripe a bit checkered
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/29/2014
 2008
Dined on 3/29/2014
 2008
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"So the room at Red Stripe fills the bill for a fun, lively spot. It looks like a Parisian bistro, unfortunately it devolves into a Providence bistro! Too bad, we have had a good run at a variety of places in Providence. The mussels, which are finished in 10 different styles (one of the main reasons we chose the place), were disappointing: rubbery, overdone. Entrees were similar, no finesse, nothing special. A croque Madame was ok, very little meat - too much cheese and a flavorless hollandaise. A meat pie offering was much less interesting than the menu suggested. I can go on but I don't like ripping restaurants - it may have been a bad night - there are 5 or 6 bistros I can name in Boston that beat this place...'nuf said."
Dined on 3/29/2014
 2008
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