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Petite Abeille (First Ave.) -- any recent experiences?

ellenost Aug 15, 2008 06:16 AM

I haven't been to Petite Abeille in a while (2 years) on First Ave. & E. 20 St. I liked it very much. I've come across some recent postings on MenuPages.com that are very negative. I trust my fellow CHers for their reviews. Any recent visits? Thanks. I am supposed to go tonight.

  1. kcijones001 Aug 15, 2008 06:20 AM

    Go...You will enjoy..Steak frites are great...

    1. l
      Lucia Aug 15, 2008 10:58 AM

      I've never been to the 1st Ave location, but I've been to the other locations and go pretty often to the 17th St location. Food is always solid and well-priced.

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      1. re: Lucia
        Spends Rent on Food Aug 15, 2008 11:03 AM

        Agreed, I've only been to the 17th st location, but I go there once a month or so and it's always solid - especially the soups in the winter.

      2. jakew8 Aug 15, 2008 11:52 AM

        Remember that, to an even greater extent than on here, the posters on Menupages either outright hated their meal or loved it (and/or themselves own the restaurant in question).

        That being said, I think that the chain is generally well-liked and hopefully the First Ave location hasn't jumped ship. Take advantage of the nightly drink specials (if they have any on Fridays, that is).

        1. ellenost Aug 15, 2008 04:31 PM

          Thanks all. We had to reschedule due to the rain. Maybe tomorrow will be better. I'll report back.

          1. f
            foodwhisperer Aug 17, 2008 10:34 PM

            i only have gone to the one in tribeca. the omellettes are good and the mussels are good. the french fries were changed along time ago and they dont use Russetts anymore so they are not as dark or as good.

            1. DarthEater Aug 20, 2008 05:33 AM

              I'm not too fond of their mussels. The broth was thin and half of the mussels had a bad taste.

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              1. re: DarthEater
                jeanki Aug 20, 2008 08:55 AM

                Try Cafe de Bruxelles in the West Village if you want plentiful, fresh and tasty moules frites.

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