Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Petit Robert Bistro in Boston's Kenmore Square to Be Replaced by Josephine

It looks like a new French restaurant is on its way to Boston, opening in the space where another French dining spot has been.

The Boston Globe is reporting that Petit Robert Bistro is going to be replaced by a new eatery called Josephine, Restaurant Parisien, which will offer "contemporary French cuisine and an Old World-style wine selection." The article mentions that the owner of the new restaurant--Samuel Gosselin--spent part of his youth in France, while the opening executive chef Stefano Quaresima comes from the Columbus Avenue location of Petit Robert Bistro in the city's South End neighborhood. Expect to see Josephine open sometime in late March, according to the Globe.

There is no word on the status of Petit Robert Bistro in the South End or the location in Needham; as soon as we get more information, we will post an update here.

[March 2 update: A phone call placed to Petit Robert Bistro in Kenmore Square indicates that it is now closed, and it refers customers to the South End location (though it does not mention the Needham outlet).]

[June 11 update: BostInno mentions that Josephine, Restaurant Parisien plans to soft-open this weekend, and is slated to open to the public sometime next week.]

[June 17 update: According to a post from UrbanDaddy, Josephine, Restaurant Parisien officially opens this Saturday (June 20).]

The address for Petit Robert Bistro in Kenmore Square (and the upcoming Josephine) is 468 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215.

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[A related post from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): List of Restaurant Closings and Openings in the Boston Area]