Tue - Sun: 11:30 - 14:30
Tue - Sun: 17:30 - 21:30
For a French meal without the frills, drop by this eatery at Serene Centre and order some classic favourites like escargots, duck confit and spinach ravioli.
Because I study nearby, this is my go-to place every single time I crave French food. You can tell that there are plenty of regulars from the way the staff greets some of the customers.
The food is excellent for the price - the duck confit with a side of potatoes is $17.5. I must admit I don't know the prices of the other dishes because that's all I ever eat when I go there. The chef is a very nice Frenchman.
In recent times service has been rather curt, perhaps because of the increased human traffic. However, it is prompt and you usually do not have to wait too long for your food.
When I first came to the restaurant, it was really packed. Waiters were nice however flustered by the amount of customers in the restaurant. According to one conversation I overheard from a couple and a waiter, they booked reservations to eat here but they still had to wait for tables like casual walk-ins like me. I ordered the prawn ravioli with foie gras. It was delicious. The ravioli had a lot of filling unlike other restaurants and the richness of the foie gras accompanied by the tangy flavour from the sauce is definitely a treat. However, the ravioli came quite big. Raviolis are generally small so I was taken aback by how big the ravioli was ( 3 raviolis). There was a lot of excess pasta which made it seem like I was eating a ravioli made with lasagna sheets. My gf ordered the salmon and I ordered their veal tenderloin. Her salmon came first and it looked a little overdone however, the greens that came with it (spinach) was very tasty according to her. My veal tenderloin came and I was not impressed at all. The veal tenderloin was literally PORK. It was freaking pork. I paid $28 to give me small cuts of pork that wasn't even sliced properly. The sauce that came with it did not make my already horrible dish better. The sauce was sour. Extremely sour for some reason. When I asked about the veal, they claim it is in fact veal. I assure you it isn't. Even though service was good, it did not make up for the horrible food I've been given.
After dining at high class downtown Western restaurants that were over priced and smallish portions. dining at Petite, ( not small) was a delight. Order at counter from a wide choice of dishes and prices, help yourself to water and the food comes in ten minutes. No fuss, no grand entrance. Food: pork cotelet with pasta was delicious. so was the duck conditions.