Attention, Bostonian Francophiles: A new restaurant is coming to town. Jacky Robert (pronounced Zsa-kee’ Ro-bear’), one of the premiere French chefs in Boston, has just sold his shares in the Petit Robert Bistro, the well-known eatery on Cambridge Street in Beacon Hill. Now, Jacky Robert will be partnering with Sam Sosnitsky, owner of Pierrot Bistrot Français, another French bistro in the Beacon Hill neighborhood, to combine forces and reopen the space as Ma Maison.
The new restaurant, according to Robert, will “stay true to classic French cuisine while injecting an occasional element of surprise.”
Examples of the “classic” menu items include braised short ribs bourguignon, wild salmon with ratatouille, and sweetbreads. One of the aforementioned elements of surprise could be the pea risotto served under U/10 scallops.
The restaurant itself is designed to look like chef Robert’s home, and menu prices, including the wine listings, are affordable, with ingredients and wine selections hailing from smaller producers, farmers, and wine-growers.