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Mar 19, 2008 02:32 PM

How is Le Petite Marche now?

I heard that the original chef at Le Petite Marche in the North Heights is no longer there. How is the restaurant now?

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  1. Went for the first time 10 days ago, so I can't speak on how it used to be. However, the fried oysters and chicken in au jus with mushrooms were very good. A special soup was lacking, however. And the sundae-type dessert (was it pudding? can't remember) was not good at all. Nice wine list. Elegant surroundings (although a schlubby family with several distracted kids/ tweens at next table kind of broke the mood. Can't blame the management for that, though, I guess.) Oh yeah, and the busboy whacked me with a metal bread basket by accident--hard.

    Overall, we'd go there again, but we weren't wowed.

    1. My fiance and I live in the neighborhood and eat there about twice a month, and have not noticed any difference in food quality. On Monday night we went with another couple, and had a great meal. Our table had the French onion soup, petit marche salad and poached pear special appetizers, and for entrees we ordered the seared tuna (actually listed as an appetizer), burger (best in the neighborhood, hands down), chicken au jus, and salmon, and we were impressed by every dish. We shared Hawaiian chocolate souffle for dessert.

      One Saturday night we noticed that the service was just totally off, but every other experience we've had has been great. We're so happy to have this place in the nieghborhood.