Petit Robert Bistro
Boston overflows with French restaurants, from the expensively elaborate, to the esoterically wine-centric, to the Americanized and debased. The three PETIT ROBERT BISTRO locations manage to push through the scrum by delivering what a true Parisian bistro is supposed to: modestly prepared dishes of quality ingredients served without too much pomp. It unabashedly plates escargot, frog legs, calf’s brains, and foie gras, as well as less-scary dishes like coq au vin, beef bourguignon, and steak frites, plus killer desserts like soufflé au chocolat and île flottante. But its good bistro bones show best in the weeknight-friendly prices: no entrée cracks the $20 barrier.
PETIT ROBERT BISTRO | Various locations | petitrobertbistro.com