Trois Canards
Trois Canards

Trois Canards

  • 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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Trois Canards French Bistro in Chelsea NYC. Stop in for fine wine and great inexpensive French cuisine.
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Trois Canards reviews from OpenTable diners
48 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.8
    Service4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (31)romantic (18)fit for foodies (12)late-night find (6)special occasion (6)great for lunch (3)good for groups (3)great for brunch (2)notable wine list (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • This was not French Cuisine.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    The good things about Trois Canards are that it is inexpensive and the stuff is very friendly and prompt. The ambience is very nice, with vintage posters, old bottles under the ceiling and a string of French songs in the background. Cuisine, however, was not quite French. I can vouch only for the dishes that I have tried though, it is entirely possible that the rest of the menu was authentic and well executed and I just had some awfully bad luck. The first sign of not quite Frenchness was the bread. It was non crusty brick shaped white bread, warm and fresh though. Individually wrapped pieces of butter are not unheard of in French restaurants, but also usually not a good sign. My first course sounded fabulous on paper. "Wild mushrooms with goat cheese & leeks and puff pastry". It was huge, another bad sign in a French restaurant. Look, the idea of the French cuisine is not to starve the customer, but to impress with textures and flavors. And first rate ingredients rarely come cheap, hence the size. Here we had a mixture of sautéed mushrooms with sautéed leeks and goat cheese inside a round of puff pastry. It had calories, a tad too much salt and it was a mixture, not a dish. It was edible, but it was hard to finish it and it did not inspire thoughts of another helping. My second dish was sole meuniere. With white shallot sauce. When it came, it was completely drenched in that sauce, even if it was fried in butter previously, like a proper meuniere should. Two sides consisted of a few barely boiled and very hard green beans and a globe of sticky rice. It is still was edible, but it was not a pleasure to eat and I am not sure that the French would do that to a sole, beans and rice. I understand the desire to do French cuisine on budget, and it can be done, but for that one has to have appropriate expertise, which was absent in the two things that I have tried.
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  • Lovely small bistro
    LarsVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    What a great little restaurant. Food was lovely as was the service
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • French Bistro
    mwamwa
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    A small restaurant with amenable staff. Recommended for small dinners
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great date night
    Viaggiatore
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Intimate room. You feel you've just walked through a door into your Paris neighborhood restaurant. The food was very good to excellent. The onion soup was a little heavy on the salt and chicken stock. The garlic flan was delightful. Definitely save room for the apple tart!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good French Fare
    AndrewVIP
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Good neighborhood French restaurant with nice decor and ambience - Good food at a reasonable price.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • generalVIP
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    The food was excellent and so was the service. There was only one waiter for the entire restaurant. He was efficient and attentive to everyone's needs. I had the duck which was served half on the bone and half cut into pieces that were tender and delicious. The restaurant had an old world feel to it with posters and pictures on all the walls. The restaurant was a little dark but it added to the charm. I would recommend this restaurant and will come back in the future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pleasant ambiance
    PhillyexpatsVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We were looking for a dinner venue where we could meet our son and his girlfriend and have pleasant conversation without having to shout to be heard. Not easy to find in Manhattan. On that account this restaurant met our expectations. It is small and quaint and we enjoyed our time there. The service was attentive and polite. The food was not great, however. My son and his girlfriend had steak entrees and they seemed to like them (or were too polite to complain). My wife and I each had the stuffed sole special of the day and we must have misunderstood the menu because we were expecting fish entrees, when in fact the sole was so tough that it must have been a shoe sole. The stuffing was tasteless. Salads and wine were fine.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Date night standby
    diner130104VIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Out go-to for a great date night. Food is always outstanding (duck is our favorite). Service was a bit on the slow side for this visit, but that is the exception, not the rule. You should try this place - you'll thank me.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ElsewhereVIP
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    We found the restaurant cozy and clean. The food was delicious. We would recommend the restaurant to our friends. It was quiet and the service was good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Friendly and moderate
    CoppertopVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    The roast duck did not disappoint; rich and yummy. The mushroom tart appetizer is big enough for two, or a small meal for one. My son was delighted with the escargot, and happy enough with the veau citron (lemon veal). The wine by the glass however is absolute swill; I should've sent back versus complaining about it publicly but I didn't have the energy and that's is what customers do in this new era....
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very charming & the food was delish
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    The ambience was lovely and every meal was delicious. Had a fabulous time with the family! I've been to Paris many times and it was like walking into a small bistro in the heart of the Cty of Lght!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Restaurant like a Parisian Bistro. Staff very friendly. Food good. Soufflé delicious. Would have liked French music
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice spot, but "average"
    Ixtris
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    We liked the outdoor dining area, but the menu was bland and the food was too. The service was friendly but inefficient.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Authentic French
    Effortlessg
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    A real French restaurant in Manhattan. I have eaten many times in France and the food took me back there. Great French onion soup ans succulent steak. Extensive wine list. Good for that special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Superb food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    This restaurant has really excellent food at reasonable prices. It is quiet enough so that you can actually have a conversation - a precious rarity in New York.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • JUST LOVELY...
    Rodster
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    It was our THIRD or FOURTH time there.....we LOVE dining here!!! ALL WAS GREAT! THANK YOU!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • mixed bag
    pickyeater
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Soups were excellent, main courses were surprisingly iffy: my companion's fish was not fresh, my roasted duck was fair-to-good (tough). Wines were very reasonable if limited. Did not like turning down the lights at 7 PM, and the sound system was loud. To balance, the service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • PERFECT RESTAURANT!
    MACKIE
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    The restaurant serves great food--especially of the comfort type. The wait staff is attentive and seems to accomplish their work effortlessly. Food arrives fresh and hot and whereas the serving flows well it is never rushed or intrusive. This restaurant is a personal favorite.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quaint and cozy french restaurant
    goodwine
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    My husband and I have been here a few times. We have always been satisfied with our meals. The escargot is to die for! They offer a substantial variety of entrees to choose from. We like it because it's small, romantic and very reasonable. I would definitely recommend it to my friends.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • goodeats
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    EXCELLENT FOOD, GREAT SERVICE, MODERATELY PRICED AND CONSISTENTLY DELICIOUS!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • just ok
    ebfromroslynVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    food was mediocre, duck was rather dry and not enough sauce, very close to the theater we went to, accommodating re turning down the horrible music that was playing when we arrived, but the waiter was not especially helpful and neglected to tell us the specials which we heard him announcing at the next table after we had ordered. when we told him this later he said we had ordered the prix fixe menu as an excuse, but this was not true.
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  • duck duck….duck
    maestromuffinVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    when I want duck…I go to trios canard! most upscale restaurants serve duck breast - here you get a delicious dish of both the breast and the leg/thigh. it is served with a lovely orange sauce and some of the tastiest aromatic wild rice ever. i started with the escargot, which were yummy! my friend had a porterhouse, just as he likes it. O love going here, it's a little bit for france right in chelsea!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent@!!!!!
    JamieVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Delicious.. great prix fixe and a FABULOUS souffle
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious and Reasonable
    sashaVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We had the price fixe dinner before attending the theatre nearby. The decor is adorable and the service friendly but quite slow. We both had the hangar steak (few dollars upcharge on price fixe but worth it). Steak was flavorful and came with very yummy mashed potatoes and veggies. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sam200
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Excellent location near Joyce Theater, nice decor, ver good food, very good service, and reasonably priced.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • goodeats
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Food was great- ample portions, tasty preparations, and good service. Prices were reasonable. Souffle was really delicious. What more could one want?
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good food, slow service
    LarryBVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    We had just gotten back from Paris and were not ready to leave the experience behind. Trois Canards was fun. Nice ambiance, reasonable prices, but excruciatingly slow service. Food came in reasonable time, but then they forgot about us. Oysters were great- big, flavorful and succulent. Creme Brûlée was also stellar.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 21 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food3.5
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 227 reviews are from the Trois Canards reviews archive.
  • Good Find
    DUBR
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely adorable.
    Cather123VIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice French neighborhood place
    KittyK
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good but not great
    Brooklynite
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Avoid
    DispleasedVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Terrible food, clearly straight out of a can. No one in the joint but took forever to get waiters attention.
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  • A hidden gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    What a nice surprise, this little restaurant tucked behind its Italian cousin. Great food and great ambiance. I'd definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fun spot
    localfun
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    The ambience was fun and French, food was good, service and value great
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very good meal, good value
    TickVIP
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • New French Find
    DLKing
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Peaceful & Quiet in Chelsea
    CharlieSigVIP
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    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).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • second time around
    ior57review
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not Bad
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    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.
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  • A terrible experience!
    realmagic
    Dined on 12/5/2013
    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!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet