What to Eat at Petit Robert Central, Bringing Duck Confit Downtown Next Month

Foie gras with rhubarb compote
Foie gras with rhubarb compote Photo: Petit Robert Central

Petit Robert Central is slated to open in the former home of Vinalia on September 13, and we’ve got your first look at the menu. As at the Kenmore and South End Petit Roberts, the focus here is on French classics at a very nice price point (entrees top out at $19.75), but Petit Robert also features a few more unusual dishes: think coffee and potato soup and a duck confit and kimchi sushi roll.


All sandwiches are served with salad, tomato & French fries
Central B.L.T. 7.00
Smoked Salmon Croissant 11.75
Annie’s Croque Monsieur 8.75
Croque Madame 9.95
Croque Monsieur topped with egg
Sardines a l’Huile Tartine
on a Grilled Baguette 10.75
Parisian Hot Dog on
Baguette with Cheese 8.50

Soups & Salads
Coffee & Potato Soup
with Toasted Almonds 4.50
Vegetarian Soup du Jour 5.50
Fresh Vegetable Salad Crudité 9.75
Traditional Salad Niçoise
with Preserved Tuna 10.95
Four Poached Tiger Shrimp,
Dill Cucumber Salad 11.95
Duck Confit & Kimchee Sushi Roll 10.25


Hors D’oeuvres
Green & Red Vegetable Paté,
Herb Oil & Tomato Concassée 6.50
Apple-Wood Smoked Salmon
…Lemon Wedge* 10.50
Trio of Homemade Patés
with Condiments 8.00
Jambon de Bayonne & Hearts of Palm Salad 10.25
Jambon de Bayonne is a French prosciutto
Hand-Cut Tuna Tartar Tartines
& Frisee Salad 12.75
Moules Marinières 11.25
PEI Steamed Mussels in our signature white wine sauce
Six Escargots Bourguignons 8.75
Our Chilled Foie Gras Terrine
…Fresh Rhubarb Compote* 17.75

Soups & Salads
Soupe du Jour 5.50
Soupe à l’Onion Gratinée 7.75
Creamy Lobster Bisque 8.75
Garden Salad, Shallot Vinaigrette 7.75
add Panko Crusted Goat Cheese 9.75
Romaine Heart, Roquefort
& Vinaigrette 10.50
Asparagus & Haricot-Verts Salad 8.75
Smoked Marinated Herrings Fillets
…Warm Potato Salad* 8.75

Penne Pasta with Three Champignons
(Butter or Olive Oil) 15.50
Pan-Seared Scallops with
Spinach, Tomato & Garlic Butter 17.50
Crab & Potato Cake, Sauce Tartare,
Curried Steamed Rice 17.25
Grilled Salmon Fillet, Lemon & Chive Butter* 17.75
Sautéed Bluefish with Grilled Shrimp,
Creamed Corn* 18.25
Duck Confit, Grilled Saucisson
& Braised Cabbage 18.75
Tripes Provençales 14.75
Roasted Half Chicken…Natural Jus* 16.75
Named one of Boston Magazine’s Top 20 dishes in Boston
Chicken Coq au Vin with Butter Noodles 17.50
Organic Calf’s Liver Sautéed Lyonnaise,
Caramelised Onion & Bacon* 15.50
Pan-Seared Sweetbread,
Cream of Leek & Mustard Sauce 16.75
Two Grilled Lamb Tongues,
Fresh Tarragon Sauce 16.75
Beef Short Rib Bourguignon & Roasted Potato 18.50
Panko-Crusted Pork Loin, Caper Butter* 17.75
Grilled Minute? Steak Frites, Choice of
Bordelaise, Béarnaise or Poivre Sauce* 19.75
All Entrées come with Vegies du jour and starch. Sorry, no substitution for side dishes

Dessert Menu
Nos Fromages 2.75/cut
Ile Flottante 5.75
Sorbets Maison 6.00
One Giant Profiterole 6.25

Previously: Petit Robert Finds a Permanent Home in Downtown Crossing

What to Eat at Petit Robert Central, Bringing Duck Confit Downtown Next Month