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Mar 1, 2011 05:14 AM

Petit Robert Bistro

Kenmore location. Using my groupon tomorrow night. Any menu items not to be missed?

Petit Robert Bistro
468 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA 02215

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  1. At the SE PBR, I like the smoked herring and potato salad. It's not a lot more than the sum of it's parts, but the parts are tasty. I thought the cabbage that came with my duck confit was a highlight too.

    There are some recommendations in the related threads linked to below.

    1. We typically go to the Needham location, but I think the menus are somewhat similar. Everything we've had there is pretty tasty. My husband swears they have the best French onion soup he's ever had and he normally gets the lamb or steak frites and I opt for the scallops or fish special. And their souffles are amazing if they're on the menu. Enjoy!

      1. I love their profiteroles with hot fudge sauce.

        1. The charcuterie/pate platter is delicious, there is usually one course/country style and two smooth pates with decent grainy mustard. Love the escargot, for entrees II like the liver or braised lamb. I also love the profiterole and can almost finish one myself!

          1. All eaten at original Kenmore location (many, many times):

            The charcuterie/pate plate is a bargain (and a good excuse to eat a ton of those nice little baguettey loafs). I also LOVE the vegetable pate, but moreso in the warmer months.

            Crispy poached eggs with bacon on frisee. I know, everyone does this, but PRB's egg prep is the best I've had. The chef explained the process to me one time - suffice to say, instead of taking long notes, I decided just to order at PRB rather than attempting at home.

            Mussels with side of frites. Very tasty broth that does not even slightly overpower the mussels. The frites are only average, but a necessary addition for me.

            Though credit for the duck confit should go to D'Artagnan, this is one of my favorite dishes. Especially in the cold months. I also love their rabbit preparation (usually with a mustard sauce) and also the sweetbreads (also usually with a mustard sauce).

            My wife is a huge fan of the onion soup, chicken "coq" au vin, and short ribs.

            The souffle. Awesome. Not on Saturdays. Rarely have I discovered a misstep on the dessert menu, and it's one of the few places where I almost always have dessert.

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              1. re: barleywino

                I've never seen it on the menu, but would definitely like to!

                1. re: barleywino

                  I had blanquette de veau in the Needham branch about a year ago and it was not good. The meat was very tough.

                2. re: Ricardo Malocchio

                  I agree with all that you have listed! I eat there often and these are my favourites.