265 W. 20th Street
New York, NY 10011Neighborhood:
FrenchPrice: $30 and under
- 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.Continued
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Trois Canards reviews from OpenTable diners
49 reviews since July 31, 2014
- Ambiance3.9Noise LevelModerate
neighborhood gem (30)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
- OUT OF BUSINESS!!!!FelicedollVIPDined on 11/22/2014Went there for nothing after receiving an Open Table confirmation!
- Restaurant is goneOpenTable Diner Since 2009Dined on 11/21/2014Nothing to review here: we arrived for our 6:30 reservation to find the place locked up and dark. That would explain why they were not answering when we had tried to make a reservation by phone; and why it was so easy to get a reservation on OpenTable for what should be a popular restaurant on a Friday night, at just the time we wanted, just two days previous. I can only assume the restaurant is shut down. My advice would be: if you can't reach them by phone, don't bother making a reservation on OpenTable.I would recommend this to a friend.
- This was not French Cuisine.OpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 11/15/2014The 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.
- Lovely small bistroLarsVIPDined on 11/9/2014What a great little restaurant. Food was lovely as was the serviceSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- French BistromwamwaDined on 11/7/2014A small restaurant with amenable staff. Recommended for small dinnersSpecial Features:
- Great date nightViaggiatoreDined on 11/1/2014Intimate 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Good French FareAndrewVIPDined on 10/29/2014Good neighborhood French restaurant with nice decor and ambience - Good food at a reasonable price.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- generalVIPDined on 10/29/2014The 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:
- Pleasant ambiancePhillyexpatsVIPDined on 10/25/2014We 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:
- Date night standbydiner130104VIPDined on 10/24/2014Out 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:
- ElsewhereVIPDined on 10/22/2014We 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:
- Friendly and moderateCoppertopVIPDined on 10/15/2014The 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:
- Very charming & the food was delishOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 10/9/2014The 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:
- OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIPDined on 10/6/2014Restaurant like a Parisian Bistro. Staff very friendly. Food good. Soufflé delicious. Would have liked French musicSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Nice spot, but "average"IxtrisDined on 10/2/2014We liked the outdoor dining area, but the menu was bland and the food was too. The service was friendly but inefficient.
- Authentic FrenchEffortlessgDined on 9/29/2014A 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:
- Superb foodOpenTable Diner Since 2009Dined on 9/26/2014This 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:
- JUST LOVELY...RodsterDined on 9/25/2014It was our THIRD or FOURTH time there.....we LOVE dining here!!! ALL WAS GREAT! THANK YOU!!Special Features:
- mixed bagpickyeaterDined on 9/25/2014Soups 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:
- PERFECT RESTAURANT!MACKIEDined on 9/22/2014The 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Quaint and cozy french restaurantgoodwineDined on 9/6/2014My 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:
- goodeatsDined on 8/21/2014EXCELLENT FOOD, GREAT SERVICE, MODERATELY PRICED AND CONSISTENTLY DELICIOUS!Special Features:
- just okebfromroslynVIPDined on 8/21/2014food 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.
- duck duck….duckmaestromuffinVIPDined on 8/15/2014when 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- excellent@!!!!!JamieVIPDined on 8/6/2014Delicious.. great prix fixe and a FABULOUS souffleSpecial Features:
- Delicious and ReasonablesashaVIPDined on 8/2/2014We 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:
- Sam200Dined on 8/1/2014Excellent location near Joyce Theater, nice decor, ver good food, very good service, and reasonably priced.Special Features:
- goodeatsDined on 8/1/2014Food was great- ample portions, tasty preparations, and good service. Prices were reasonable. Souffle was really delicious. What more could one want?Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- The following 228 reviews are from the Trois Canards reviews archive.
- Very good food, slow serviceLarryBVIPDined on 7/29/2014We 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Good FindDUBRDined on 7/18/2014Good 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Absolutely adorable.Cather123VIPDined on 7/15/2014What 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Nice French neighborhood placeKittyKDined on 6/21/2014It 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:
- Good but not greatBrooklyniteDined on 6/11/2014When 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- AvoidDispleasedVIPDined on 6/6/2014Terrible food, clearly straight out of a can. No one in the joint but took forever to get waiters attention.
- A hidden gemOpenTable Diner Since 2005VIPDined on 5/23/2014What a nice surprise, this little restaurant tucked behind its Italian cousin. Great food and great ambiance. I'd definitely go back.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- fun spotlocalfunDined on 5/10/2014The ambience was fun and French, food was good, service and value greatSpecial Features:
- Very good meal, good valueTickVIPDined on 5/1/2014My 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:
- New French FindDLKingDined on 3/29/2014Five 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Peaceful & Quiet in ChelseaCharlieSigVIPDined on 3/19/2014Trios 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:
- second time aroundior57reviewDined on 3/15/2014this 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: