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.
Been eating here since early 2014, possibly earlier. I have eaten here between 10 and 15 times.
Made this account because i like this place, and i am not happy to see such terrible reviews, likely by people who expected something very different when they thought "french restaurant". It is casual dining, not an upmarket high-brow place. Despite that, the quality of the food is always great.
I have never had a problem with the service here. The staff aren't the friendly hipster cafe type, if that clears things up. But they certainly aren't rude. I don't know what standards of service the bad reviewers expect. First name terms? Facebook friends? Cut your meat for you? It's a self service place. You order and pay at the counter.
They don't charge for service, and the food is cheap (my favourite dish here is 16 dollars). Well worth a try.
my one criticism: expensive drinks, and the water dispenser at the self service area is never cold.