Petit Robert Central

French Kiss

Your First Look at Petit Robert Central

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Sophie Marceau.

Audrey Tautou.

Julie Delpy.

All of them: Charming. Sexy. French.

Now, imagine that, only in restaurant form.

Behold: your first look at Petit Robert Central, the sexy new cousin of the Petit Robert Bistro empire, now taking reservations for private parties and fully open in two weeks.

Taking over the old Vinalia space in Downtown Crossing, this is your new home, first of all, for sleek new lunches, a place to broker deals, schmooze or just bring your colleagues from the Montreal office should they be looking for a taste of home (we recommend the Quiche Lorraine with Bacon).

But if you really want to optimize its sexiness quotient—it tests out at 114, by the way—you’ll want to use this as a date spot. The new decor is perfectly soft-lit for such activities, and they’ve even knocked down one of Vinalia’s bars to clear room for more plush booths.

Tuck into one of them with your mademoiselle and get all Love Actually over a bottle of red (French, obviously) and plates of Beef Short Rib Bourguignon & Roasted Potato and Two Grilled Lamb Tongues.

Every good relationship begins with tongue.

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