Chowhound Presents: Table Talk with Yotam Ottolenghi and Helen Goh of Sweet: Desserts from London's Ottolenghi | Ask Your Questions Now ›

Restaurants & Bars

Boston Area

State of the French Bistro - 2013?


Restaurants & Bars 30

State of the French Bistro - 2013?

Klunco | Nov 18, 2013 09:19 AM

We haven't had any threads about Traditional French Bistros in a while and with the weather about to turn cold, I can think of no better fortification than a heavy red and heavier classics like escargot, salad lyonnaise, Steak-Frites, duck confit, beef burgundy, etc.

Over the year's I've tried them all: Petite Robert, Chez Jackie (horrible), La Voile, Brasserie Jo, Pierrot, Gaslight, Aquitaine, Bistro du Midi (although, I really don't think of this as a the same as the others).

All have been meh to good with nothing ever truly standing out, even if from time to time, I could've sworn one was better than the others. It's been a couple years since I've read anything about any of these restaurants and at least a year since I've been to any of them. Any recent experiences/recommendations? Any other places I might be missing?

Want to stay up to date with this post?

Recommended From Chowhound