Petite Abeille – a touch of Ooh La La in NYC.

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Got to love when a place like Petite Abeille serves up brunch on a holiday Monday, and also still honors their regular half price Belgian beer weekly special! Double bonus points!

We were here not too long ago when I was off work for a holiday. Big, bright, airy place with plenty of tables. Outside seating too for when the weather is cooperating. A lot of options on the menu for brunch, lunch, and dinner. A stellar beer list with over 20 on tap! Felt so good to kick back with a glass of Leffe Blonde, a glass of Ommegang Rare Vos, and an Allagash Dubbel – each one only $3.50! Hell yeah! Happy Day!

The brunch plates here are terrific. Had to be one of the best Croque Madame’s I have eaten in this city. Large crunchy sourdough type bread topped with grilled ham, gruyère cheese, and an egg over easy. The whole thing was baked, and the egg was cooked perfectly. Just the right amount of yolk ran when bitten into. The bread is lightly toasted and buttered too. Oh my, oh my! Healthy? Hell no. Delicious? Oh good Lord – yes!

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Along with this testament to fatty yumminess it was accompanied with a bowl of Belgian frites. These fries hit it out of the park. Crispy, browned, and perfectly salted. Wow! On the main plate you also receive a lightly tossed salad with vinaigrette, and all this makes for a wonderful meal. Fools you into thinking what you just ate was kind of healthy in any way, shape, or form! Hey, it’s leafy greens, so it has to be good for me. Yeah – right!

Also, I had to try a waffle here. No brainer. I ordered the Liège waffle. I did not need anything on this – no butter, no syrup. Just plain, and it had a wonderfully malty and sugary taste. Just sweet and crispy at the same time. It’s like a dessert by itself!

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The overall service was pretty satisfactory here. Nice hostess that did not mind us moving around to a better table spot, a friendly attentive waiter, and even little things like our water glasses were constantly filled. Sure, the faux Belgian decor reminds me of what a waffle joint would look like in Belgium as I could imagine, but it was clean and on the homey/cute side. They also have drink and meal promotions running each day during the week so we will have to go back and have dinner there soon! Wines, mussels, lobsters all at special prices and we all love a good deal!

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Or, just hit it up on Monday night for the terrific half price Belgian beer special! Frothy creamy goodness. Bottoms up!


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28 Responses to Petite Abeille – a touch of Ooh La La in NYC.

  1. Now I am petite hungry!

    Thank you, Phil!

  2. Considerer

    *mutters to self “It’s nearly dinnertime -stay out of the kitchen. It’s nearly dinnertime – stay out of the kitchen”*

    Oh and I had such a hankering for eggs today, and when I got to the cupboard I discovered we only had one. And what the hell can you do with one egg. So I had sliced tomato on toast and it was no WAY as good *pouts*
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  3. Oooh-la-la, indeed! *want to be there*
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  4. Emily

    Oh my that waffle looks really good. And, the fries are making me drool, I need to go get some now!
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  5. Looks delicious! Love finding out about new delicious places to eat in NYC!
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  6. Deanna

    The Leffe beers are pretty good! I haven’t had one in a long time. That sandwich looks really yummy too!
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  7. I LOVE food topped with an over easy egg. Some cooking show recently called the yolk, nature’s sauce. Yum.
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  8. Oh my God. That looks soooooo good. I am so hungry right now. If I ever come to New York City, I have your web page book are in my iPad. This way I can use it as my restaurant guide. 🙂
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  9. Jean

    Well now I’m hungry. You find the best places! Looks great. Love Belgian food. For some reason I thought they were crazy about mussels, had a friend who visited Brussels and said they were served damn near on every street corner.

    Is Belgian beer pretty strong? I am trying to step out of my Miller Lite comfort zone.
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  10. Patricia

    You can never go wrong with half price beer – even bad beer tastes better at half the price.

    That brunch selection looks delicious. Toast, fries, ham (next best thing to bacon) – my goodness, a plate of yumminess.

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  11. Victoria

    Oh yes please. That brunch plate sounds like just my thing and at those prices. Sign me up you lucky people! I’ve been to Belgium itself and I miss it so especially the mussels in white wine!
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  12. Mandi

    Nothing beats kicking back with a nice Blonde…
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  13. Brunch looks good, too, mussels and Belgian beer with frites, love it!
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  14. God, I have to stop reading your blog at night. H-U-N-G-R-Y-!!
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