Many times on this board people ask about restaurants that are open on major holidays. Well, after checking out all the hotel restaurants for this year's Christmas Dinner we decided for the fourth year to go back to Petit Robert in Kenmore Sq. Each of the previous years were very good and we liked the fact that although they offered a special Christmas menu you could still order off their regular menu which was what we opted for. I stuck with the classics and ordered Onion Soup followed by Beef Bourguignon. My SO chose the Hearts of Romaine Salad and the Grilled Salmon with Ratatouille. Each of was very pleased with our choices. The portions were ample and the flavors and quality of each course was very, very good. We shared an order of the Tart Tatin for dessert topped off with a glass of Port and two espressos.
We were seated at a very nice table near the front window on the first floor. We like the ambiance of Petit Robert because it really does feel like a small bistro in France. The service was top notch and the prices are very reasonable.
I would recommend Petit Robert for any holiday dinner when the choices at many other restaurants around Boston are somewhat limited to over priced prixe fix menus.