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Petite Chou - Broad Ripple

4.5
90 reviews
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$30 and under
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French American
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

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We've been named in Travel and Leisure's "Best French Restaurants in the U.S.!" With tightly packed tables and classic bistro fare, Petite Chou Bistro and Champagne Bar is Patachou's reinvention of the iconic French neighborhood restaurant. Enter. Enjoy.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French American
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Hours of operation


Sunday & Monday: 8:00am - 4:00pm, Tuesday - Thursday: 8:00am - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 8:00am - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(317) 259-0765
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Parking details
Parking lot is directly east of the restaurant. If the lot is full, there are metered parking spots along the front of the building.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wine
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4.5based on all time ratings
4.4
food
4.4
service
4.3
ambience
4.0
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3.0Dined on August 2, 2017

We have been to Petit Chou many (over 50 times- at least 1-2 times per month) and were surprised ( and somewhat shocked) today to see the changes. The menu has been severely shortened, and many of our favorite items (e.g. Chicken salad) were gone. I ordered the new chicken tartine, and it was mediocre and tiny (half the size of the previous chicken salad tartine but the same price). The lettuce salad with it was tired and wilted.Why are they doing this? They had a great formula, and they are scrapping it. We will have to think twice before ever returning. Dr. R. Browne

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3.0Dined on July 26, 2017

We went for the fried chicken. Great taste. But it was served almost cold. And it is supposed to be hot. The service was very slow. Our server did not explain why. Just ignored us for long stretches of time.

I'm willing to try again, as I loved the taste of the chicken.

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2017

Perfect patio ambience -had live music playing on patio for Bastille Day it was great! This is our hands down favorite dinner spot in Indy - a real gem!

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4.0Dined on July 8, 2017

This is one of our favorite restaurants when visiting Indianapolis. The contemporary French food is excellent. Parking can be a challenge, but that's just the way it is. My wife and I enjoyed the special jumbo shrimp with seafood sausage, served over a special succotash. It was superb, and just the right serving size for summer.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2017

Service was awesome and everything we had was delicious. Love the duck fat fries and cocktails!

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4.0Dined on June 29, 2017

Love the setting....good food although my order was slightly mixed up...service was prompt

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5.0Dined on June 21, 2017

Best dinner spot in Indy . A local treasure. Food is fabulous never disappoints , cocktails are A++, ambience A+++ our favorite spot.

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2017

Everything is fantastic we dine here weekly it's our favorite dinner spot. Outstanding food and staff and atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2017

hints of true French Cuisine. The freshest of ingredients and great seasonal specials. Was in town for a horse show. Enjoyed it so much decided to go back again the next night. Was not disappointed.

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2017

My husband and I chose Petite Chou for our wedding anniversary; this was the best dinner I have ever had. I ordered the halibut and it was delicisious.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2017

Patachou is one of our favorite places to eat. I have a gluten allergy and they always have things I can eat. We tried the trout and it was excellent. The food is always farm fresh from local providers. And good people watching if you sit on the porch

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2017

I had the duck fat fries as an appetizer. I can't tell what is so special about them. The Rhone wine was excellent. Had the Croque Monsieur as an entree. It really is a Croque Monsieur. Seems a bit pricey. But I think it came with Gruyere Cheese which is really expensive in the US. So, overall a nice dining experience.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2017

Love this gem of a place...high quality food, high value. The mussels were the best we've had in Indianapolis. Chicken crepe rich and such a neat change of pace. Farmstand salad and Omelette de Nuit all just perfect. The thick bread and creamy butter are a wonderful way to start the meal. Just perfect.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2017

This place is our own little Parisian getaway right here in Broad Ripple. Love the food, Love the music, Love the service.

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2017

Patio dining -perfect patio w delicious food everytime!

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2017

Petite Chou was fantastic! The food was great as was the ambiance. We had pretty good service, but definitely spent quite a bit of time there waiting for the food to be prepared and served. Would definitely go again for certain!

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2017

Enjoyed a very tasty dinner with the right amount of attention by staff.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2017

One of our favorite spots to go, Petit Chou has great service with a fun patio that you can watch the people walking on the canal. They have fried chicken nights that is wonderful, spirits and a nice wine list.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2017

Have been here a few time. The food has always been good and consistent. High quality ingredients. The burger is one of the best. But all items on the menu are exceptional. This time the tomato soup was gone. I wish they would bring it back.

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3.0Dined on April 5, 2017

A good experience. The filet was excellent, but the duck just so so. Excellent service. A Broad Ripple vibe with French flair. We'll come again.

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2017

Nice ambience, very friendly personnel and very good service. For the food, it really depends what you pick and what you expect.

If you are looking for real French taste, you will be disappointed. Neither the "Steak Tartare" nor the "Croque Monsieur" have much in common with what you can expect to taste overseas. The only two elements of our dinner that reminded us of France are the bread, served with salty butter, and the wine, both very tasty. On the positive side, it did not take much complaining about the "Steak Tartare's" gross texture and poor seasoning to be offered to choose another dish, for free - this is part of why we rate the service as very good. Also, there are some tasty picks on the menu, like the "Crepes" - but again, do not expect French finesse.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2017

A staple in Broad Ripple. Never disappoints! Great menu and friendly staff.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2017

Dinner was great. Service great. Always good

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2017

My wife and I are locals and were there for Valentine's Day! We love French food and had a great time. This is a place you can go anytime...not just for a special occasion...and I encourage you to do so! The atmosphere is really great and during warm weather the patio is the place to sit!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2017

Cauliflower Steak was amazing! We had the Pavlova for dessert. It was hands down the best dessert I've had in years! Very good service. Highly recommend this little gem!

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1.0Dined on February 11, 2017

We went to Petite Chou specifically to get their cheesburger and a chicken dish only to find out that the menu they offered was for valentines day week and none of the regular items were available.....we left. Might have been great if you were going for valentines day but that seems like a very narrow crowd to be chasing for an entire week.

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5.0Dined on February 4, 2017

Amazing food and service was even better! Was my wife's birthday and wow corner table with candlelight and bottle of wine wow!

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4.0Dined on December 9, 2016

I have eaten here several times. I am looking for a little more variety on the menu. Food is just OK. Wine list has some neat, obscure wines. It appears they do not have enough waiters for the business they're doing.

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5.0Dined on November 18, 2016

It was a great experience with my girlfriend! The restaurant was lovely. It felt like we were in a cozy restaurant in France. I would highly suggest!

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5.0Dined on October 26, 2016

We were greetly warmly and quickly when we walked in. Our special occasion was mentioned right away as we had it on our reservation notes. Décor is very nice and food was fantastic for everyone in our party. We were not hovered over, but were attended when needed. Would go back a million times again!

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5.0Dined on October 15, 2016

I have read negative reviews of this fine restaurant and am baffled. We have always had great service, great food, and good ambience. This is an A list establishment.

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5.0Dined on September 17, 2016

Absolutely perfect! Seriously one of the best meals I have had in a long time. I would highly suggest you try this along with the other Patachou spin-offs.

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5.0Dined on September 17, 2016

Try the specials...a wonderful, lovely place for a light or hearty dinner. We enjoyed the Chicken Paillard, Omelette de Nuit and the special...indescribably delicious. Attentive service--and very reasonably priced. Can't wait to return.

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4.0Dined on September 14, 2016

The Mushroom appetizer was great! Chicken Crepe was good. The Sauce in the crepe wasn't as good as I thought it would be.

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3.0Dined on August 24, 2016

Food was OK, service slow, interesting and fairly priced wine list. Not many other options if you want French food in Indy.

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5.0Dined on August 19, 2016

The plates for two with wine pairings was simply the best meal we've had since I can't remember when! Simply delicious.

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4.0Dined on August 19, 2016

Girls night out was very enjoyable. The staff was very amiable.

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3.0Dined on August 18, 2016

Chicken club was served with cold toast and dry chicken.

Mac and Cheese is very good, though, but not good enough for another visit.

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4.0Dined on August 13, 2016

I very much like Petite Chou (though I miss the one at Clay Terrace dreadfully), and our food was delicious as always. The Fois Gras Tourchon is frankly the best in the city and the mushroom duxelle are fantastic.
Plus I love, love, love that my dog is welcome!

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5.0Dined on August 13, 2016

Outstanding food in freshness, taste, presentation. Outstanding service in Indiana/French bistro setting. Perfect portions of food and wine. Forget any negative reviews from nitpickers. This is not the French Laundry, folks

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