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Great croissants at Petrossian's Cafe

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shivohum Dec 27, 2007 02:13 PM

I have to agree with Chowhounds in other threads who have recommended Petrossian's. After having tried croissants or pain au chocolat at Patisserie Claude's, La Bergamote, Ceci-Cela, Balthazar, Payard, Eleven Madison Park, Bouchon, and Pret a Manger (I liked theirs a good bit, actually!) and probably others, Petrossian's is the only one which crosses the threshold into good Parisian croissant territory... It tried the pain au chocolat there, and it's wonderfully flaky, it's buttery, it's got good chocolate, and it disappeared in a flash. Delicious.

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    nativeNYer Dec 27, 2007 04:48 PM

    This isn't the type of place where one can just run in and grab a croissant, right?

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      griller in the mist Dec 28, 2007 04:43 AM

      It is a cafe , where you can buy bread and other bakery items to go. They also selll chocolates and caviar. Their almnond croissants are one of the great pleasures in life. They usually sell out very early though

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        nativeNYer Dec 28, 2007 12:50 PM

        ahh.. .ok... i get it now. the cafe is on 7th and the restaurant is on W58. i was reading too quickly. thanks!

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      xigua Dec 28, 2007 07:08 AM

      Agreed! The canneles are to die for too!

      http://orderinny.wordpress.com/2006/1...

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