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Trois Canards
Trois Canards

Trois Canards Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.chelseadining.com/Trois_Canards/menu.html
  • Phone: (212) 675-7749
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French
  • Executive Chef: Alonso Tello
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar

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A word from Trois Canards
Trois Canards French Bistro in Chelsea NYC. Stop in for fine wine and great inexpensive French cuisine.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "Good food, good atmosphere and service. Very nice neighborhood restaurant that is cozy and accommodating. The staff was friendly and the service was quick. The food was quite good and plentiful."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "What a cute place! Excellent location for nearby theaters, the food is fine. My duck might have been a bit overcooked, but husband's filet of sole was really good. They got us out in plenty of time for our curtain. Pre-theater dinner is a bargain, and menu prices are really reasonable."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "It was fine. Service is SLOW. The food was solid overall, but uneven. Decent variety of wines by glass and bottle. Reasonably priced. Mashed potatoes are bland and chicken was dry, but the sauces are delicious and the steak was well-cooked. Duck was lightly overcooked. Veg was perfectly cooked."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "When we arrived for our 7 pm reservation we were alone in the restaurant. After about an hour, there were diners at two other tables. Service was friendly and prompt. Steak frites--the most standard of bistro fare--was a bit chewy and a bit overdone. Duck breast special was excellent. Brazilian music in the background was pleasant but a little out of place."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Terrible food, clearly straight out of a can. No one in the joint but took forever to get waiters attention."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "What a nice surprise, this little restaurant tucked behind its Italian cousin. Great food and great ambiance. I'd definitely go back."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "The ambience was fun and French, food was good, service and value great"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "My wife and I were looking for a relatively inexpensive restaurant in Chelsea near the Atlantic Theater Company on a weekday night. Trois Canards fit the bill. The food was really very good - nothing fancy, but tasty and well-prepared. My wife had the hanger steak in burgandy sauce and I had the Noisette de Veau. We shared the meals and liked them equally. All but one of the entrees were under $20. The restaurant is small and colorful, replete with neat French posters, etc. On a weekend night, it wasn't so busy, nor noisy. We recommend it."
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "Five of us dined at Trois Canards for dinner on a Saturday night. It was lovely to sit in a restaurant on a Saturday night and be able to hear each other talk. The restaurant is small and blessedly quiet. The food was excellent. I had the short rib special on a bed of mashed potatoes. Both were perfectly cooked. Other meals in our group included the Grand Marnier duck breast, Veau Monte Carlo. We were all very pleased with our dishes. The only sour note was the dessert. I had the creme brulee, my favorite dessert. Unfortunately, the sugar was burnt and it never carmalized. I only had a few bites. Another of us ordered the chocolate mousse and loved it."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Trios Canards is a peaceful and quiet spot in Chelsea (at least on a weeknight) with a great $20 pre-fixe meal for pre-theatre (perfect for the nearby Joyce or Atlantic Theatre Company)."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "this was our second time at this restaurant. the first time there was a price fix menu which was nor offered this time and both are meals were delicious so we came back this time. my wife had garlic mouse and sole and thought both were terrific. i had onion soup and grilled salmon and thought they were run of the mill. we shared an apple tart for dessert and it was terrific. we are late sixties (as are many of the customers) so the low key atmosphere is fine with us. we love it when the music is Edith Piaf or La Vie en Rose sung by ???? Don't sit near the door if its cold. the service was good. Enjoy."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Not bad, but certainly nothing special. Decent food, moderate prices. Reminded me of what we thought French restaurants were suppose to be in the '60s and '70s."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "I had reservatins with a friend.. When we were seated, we could hear loud music from the restaurant next door as well as music from our own restaurant. We asked if the music within our restaurant could be turned down. The waiter told us that the next door restaurant is managed by the same person who manages Trois Canards that there was no way he would turn down either of the sound systems. We asked for the manager, who was rude and abrupt and did in fact refuse to turn down either sound system, in spite of the fact that there were only four people present in Trois Canards. Ultimately, we decided to leave and find a quieter place to eat, upon which the manager rudely told us "Yes, why don't you do that." i will never dine there again!"
    Dined on 12/5/2013
  • "I've been to this restaurant twice now and have loved it. The service is great as well as the food selection. It reminded of those small intimate restaurants in France."
    Dined on 12/1/2013
  • "Romantic little spot in Chelsea; we went for the prix fixe. Was a good value for the money. Service very good."
    Dined on 12/1/2013
  • "This place is tiny, maybe ten tables. As a French food lover, maybe I'm just a bit more picky. Escargot was pretty good, poulet roti good not amazing, creme brûlée? No. Just no. For some reason had SO MUCH lemon! Then my server says that's how it's supposed to be...mmmm, nope. Wines BTG not good, but I get it. Most places dont have the greatest wines BTG. The bottle list looked decent. All in all, I would go again but not for anything special, just maybe if I needed a place to grab dinner close to my office. Which is how I ended up there in the first place."
    Dined on 11/26/2013
  • "Took my daughter out for a special dinner. We were so disappointed. We decided to share a bunch of plate. The escargot with steamed artichoke was flavorless and the "garlic sauce" was an unnatural color. The mixed greens salad with goat cheese was good but nothing special. The French onion soup was good but again over salted. We had one other dish but it didn't stay with me. Service was alright, food fair and ambiance a little kitschy"
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "Tho the food was a tad mediocre, the ambience was lovely; a charming little French restaurant. The low noise level contributed to our enjoyable evening. We were dining with friends and never had to raises or voices to be heard. It would be lovely is they played French music; Edith Piaf, etc. That would contribute even more to the atmosphere! We will return."
    Dined on 10/30/2013
  • "A small room, with faux French posters gives one a very comfortable, cozy feeling. The roast duck was perfect, with just the right amount of crispy skin and tender meat. A very nice selection of reasonably priced wines. A wonderful find for not much money."
    Dined on 10/29/2013
  • "I came here thinking it would be really Parisian and quaint. Not so much - it had salsa music blasting and a menu that was an amalgamation of Italian/French and American foods...Strange place."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "We happened to find this restaurant and it was a really nice experience. The food was very good and we truly enjoyed the nice, quiet ambience where we could have a nice conversation and good food."
    Dined on 10/4/2013
  • "This is a lovely romantic spot for a slow paced, relaxed & totally delicious meal. I thought the prices were also excellent for the quality & quantity of food too. The staff was friendly & very accommodating & welcoming."
    Dined on 9/28/2013
  • "My husband and I walked into a largely empty restaurant that had music blaring. We were seated under a speaker and asked if the music could be turned down so that we could enjoy our conversation. We were told very rudely that it wouldn't be possible because the people at the bar (which were none) like the music loud. We left the restaurant immediately and will never return. A shame since this location is ideal for us."
    Dined on 9/21/2013
  • "Although this is a charming looking restaurant, our server was unfriendly and impatient which became a major turn off. We both ordered a pre theatre prix fixe dinner as we were on our way to see a local off Bway play. I ordered the filet of sole which tasted more like cod than sole. The portion of vegetables was very small. My salad tasted like it had no dressing until I asked for some. I probably won't return because our waiter was rude."
    Dined on 9/7/2013
  • "I live in Chelsea and love this restaurant. The service is always wonderful and the place reminds me of being in Paris. It is really charming. The food is very good and the waiter Armando is excellent. I come here at least 3X a month and would recommend it highly. I usually go for dinner but brunch is excellent."
    Dined on 8/31/2013
  • "We met out of town friends for dinner and had a thoroughly enjoyable experience. The restaurant was rather empty which made it very easy for conversation. The food was delicious and well priced and the service was knowledgeable. We would return."
    Dined on 8/20/2013
  • "Went for a last dinner in NYC prior to moving my son into college. Cute bistro atmosphere. Escargot were good, but we split 6 among the 3 of us, and one was empty! The portions of the entrees were very generous. My duck with orange sauce was very good. The stuffed roast chicken was dry. The Grand Marnier souffle tasted like a vanilla -- maybe it was a mistake. It was a pleasant evening, but would not go out of my way to come here again."
    Dined on 8/16/2013
  • "we eat here every time we come to nyc and have never been disapointed. sole is fabulous"
    Dined on 8/8/2013
  • "Very average but serviceable. Pre-theater prix fixe very reasonable and ideally located near The Joyce Theater."
    Dined on 7/29/2013
  • "Have been here about 5 times and always loved it. Often come for the prix fixe, since I need to get back to Jersey before dark. Was surprised that the portions were much smaller than I was used to. The hanger steak consisted of about 8 small pieces. The pate course used to have more than one piece. The food herre was always good and actually rather bistro French. I will continue to go, but was disappointed."
    Dined on 7/29/2013
  • "Everything was excellent - the only flaw in an impeccable evening was the very small amount of wine served for $10 glass - about half the amount we expected."
    Dined on 7/28/2013
  • "Everything on the menu is excellent, and the specials of the day are invariably superb!"
    Dined on 7/28/2013
  • "Though the small poster-filled room that is Trois Canards feels French, and the names of the dishes were French, there is no real Gallic flavor to the food. The wait-staff is not French, and it seems the kitchen is shared with the Italian place next door -- so it's hard to believe a French chef is behind the edible but charmless selections we had. Onion soup lacked depth; mesclun salad could have come straight from California. The duck was well-cooked but served with gluey mashed potatoes. Ten dollars bought a glass of wine from a bottle that retails for $7.99. Would not return, or recommend."
    Dined on 7/25/2013
  • "The decor is pure French - very nice, but why they were playing loud Spanish music is a mystery. Two of us ordered Mussels - they were dry, fishy tasting and the broth was like dish water ... the toast they served with it was burnt. One person ordered a fish dish that they said was good. The waiter offered us a free desert ... we refused. We won't be going back."
    Dined on 7/18/2013
  • "it's a perfect place for a get together with friends."
    Dined on 7/17/2013
  • "Trois Canards kitchen is twinned with the Italian restaurant on the corner. There's nothing French here. Perhaps nothing Italian there. Our two dishes both had the same accompaniments even if one was fish, the other veal -- I suspect mashed potatoes and carrots with a dash of zucchini is what goes on every plate, a sure sign no one is interested in cuisine. Depressing. My 'special' off- menu catfish turned out to cost $5 more than salmon or sole, both on the menu. Ok, my fault, I didn't ask the price, but also, given the compartive price of the raw materials, a clear case of disrespect for the diner, of gauging. The visit left a bad taste in my mouth."
    Dined on 7/16/2013
  • "The specials of the day were absolutely fantastic! As is my custom, I took a little bit of everything home for my husband to try, but he didn't get to eat it until the following day. My husband, not overly fond of duck, said that this meal was absolutely spectacular! The mushroom ravioli was a wonderful find, and the Grand Marnier souffle was superb!"
    Dined on 7/10/2013
  • "The food was delish, the staff was very nice! Definitely recommend it."
    Dined on 7/7/2013
  • "Food good for the price. Perfect place to go if you're going to the Joyce Theatre."
    Dined on 7/2/2013
  • "The waiter was awesome...one waiter to handle all the tables, and he did it with style and grace! The place was really cute. The food was mediocre. I would not go back, and I would not recommend it to a friend."
    Dined on 6/28/2013