Petit Trois, opened July 2014 by chefs Ludo Lefebvre, Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo, has some of this cities best French Bistro Cuisine. The restaurant sits next door to their Trois Mec, a more upscale gastronomy infused restaurant, but with similar bar stool ambiance. The small space is quaint and friendly with true foodies dining on both sides of the aisle. As for the food – it makes you wish you were in Burgundy all over again.
The Escargot are magnificent, dripping in parsley garlic butter, which should be soaked up by the freshly made baguettes delivered twice daily. The flavors are not shy on garlic and the mollusks, oh so fresh.
The special of the day – Tartine of English Peas, Scallions Flowers and Whipped Goat Cheese was served warm. The crunchy baguette housing spring flavors left you wanting just one more bite.
The salad of Endive, Ubriaco (Italian cheese), Walnuts and Avocado was exceptionally flavorful. The walnuts were crushed in olive oil and layered the bottom of the plate with a bitter salad and dusting of cheese atop.
The traditional Frisee, Lardon & Poached Egg Salad in a tangy vinaigrette was French comfort food at its best. The egg was cooked to my liking, not too jiggly and the thick-cut strips of bacon, perfect.
The floating island was the chefs take on a French classic. The triangular shape of the meringue with a dusting of praline modernized this old school dessert.
The French bistro fare is delightfully done and there are no reservations accepted. My advice – go for lunch and grab a stool before the evening crowds begins. Open 7 days a week, credit cards only, no cash accepted.