French cuisine, much like encyclopedia memorization and rice-grain embossing, is known for its focus on precise details. Explore exquisite edibles with today's Groupon to Jacky's Table in Brighton. Choose between two options:
- For $15, you get $30 worth of casual French fare during dinner.
- For $10, you get $20 worth of casual French fare during lunch or brunch.
Jacky's Table is owned and operated by Jacky Robert and Loic Le Garrec, who also own Petit Robert Bistro. Chef Robert, a native of Normandy, has also cooked at the renowned Ernie’s in San Francisco and the fine-dining oasis Maison Robert in Boston. At Jacky’s Table, he serves classic French cuisine in a relaxed bistro atmosphere. True to the restaurant's aim of creating a home-like feel, dishes are served family style to allow sharing of each savory selection and minimize the urge to sneak bites off a neighbor's plate.
Brunching or lunching guests can sample from menus sporting authentically monikered french toast ($6.75) and savory sandwiches, such as a flaky croissant bedecked with smoked salmon ($7.25). Prep taste buds with dinner warm-ups, such as the onion soup ($6.50) or the Burgundy-style escargots ($8.25). Entrees highlight continental favorites, such as coq au vin—chicken thighs braised in red wine ($13.50)—and chicken cordon bleu, stuffed with cheese and ham ($13.50). Raise a glass from the ample drink menu of domestic and imported quaffs to toast good times with family and friends or to cue another rousing rendition of "La Marseillaise."
The airy dining room of Jacky's Table accommodates digestion and sparks lively banter with rustic, bare-brick walls and work from local artists. The staff strives to welcome diners more warmly than the moon welcomes handsome astronauts; Boston magazine characterizes the restaurant’s demeanor as “one of hearty welcome, whether you're a BU junior just back from Paris or a family with a toddler in tow.”
Petit Robert Bistro
Petit Robert Bistro channels the relaxed ambiance of an authentic French bistro where common folk can gather for comforting, affordable fare. Blackboards bearing daily specials preside over the intimate eatery where renowned chef Jacky Robert prepares a menu of homestyle French favorites. Cape Cod oysters, sautéed scallops, and Bay-caught seafood spread across plates, and meat aficionados can fix fangs into chicken dishes or the beef short-rib bourguignon or branch out to cakes fashioned from vegan quinoa. Junior foodies peruse a kids' menu laden with pintsize French favorites, including a parisian hot dog and a 5-ounce skirt steak, with all proceeds going to chef Jacky's charity committed to feeding underprivileged children in the Philippines.