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Petit Robert Bistro Needham serves lunch, brunch, and dinner every day of the year, offering authentic and simple French specialties. The cozy ambiance, friendly service, and savory menu will transport you to an authentic French Bistro in Paris from a light lunch to a leisurely dinner. Bon Appetit!

Our Proprietor is Jay Spencer.  Jay began his restaurant career at the age of 15 as a dishwasher at a neighborhood take-out restaurant in Cleveland Heights, OH.

Learning from the ground up, Jay quickly worked his way through the ranks becoming the youngest manager on staff. After working in both the front and back of the house, Jay went to Case Western Reserve University for mechanical engineering. Upon graduation he worked for several years in manufacturing and then decided to obtain a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Michigan. Focusing on strategy and operations management, Jay worked in consulting and finance until he decided to return to the restaurant industry.

In 2011, Jay completed the Culinary Entrepreneurship course at the French Culinary Institute in New York, NY.  Shortly thereafter Jay Spencer purchased Petit Robert Bistro in Needham, MA.

 

Petit Robert Bistro Needham serves lunch, brunch, and dinner, offering authentic and simple French specialties. The cozy ambiance, friendly service, and savory menu will transport you to an authentic French Bistro in Paris from a light lunch to a leisurely dinner. Enjoy Petit Robert Bistro. Bon Appetit!