Petit Poulet

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Opened in fall of 2012, Petit Poulet is a French Bistro & Wine Bar located near Herald Square.
Petit Poulet’s charming and intimate setting features warm wood walls,
mosaic tile floors, and a classic tin ceiling in an ode to classic parisian bistros.

Located in the Radisson Hotel in Herald Square, Petit Poulet offers lunch and dinner menus,
appealing to both travelers and locals alike. Some examples of the customary French fare includes
French Onion Soup, Beef Tartar, Escargot, various tartine dishes, and rotisserie Cornish hen.

Seating options include tables, booths, and bar seats. Additionally, for a few lucky diners,
we offer special bar style seating in front of our open kitchen, giving them a unique view of our
talented chefs creating meals from scratch.
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Sun 2:00PM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 5:30PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM
Mon - Fri 2:00PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 5:30PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM
Sat 2:00PM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 5:30PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM

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AL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Very friendly service, just plan on a longer stay than usual - they follow the French tradition of unhurried dining!
Food was excellent, nice wine list.

MD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

A gem in a generally gastro-lousy neighborhood. Our favorite before any event at MSG.

JD
London
11 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent all around. Nice menus, terrific service.

JB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is quite the find. My sister in law first introduced me to this place a few years ago and I've been a regular patron ever since. Thank you Petit Poulet!

OT
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Nice surprise to find a cloth napkin restaurant on a street lined with sports bars and other beer 🍺 joints. The food was good, service was fine and the ambiance pleasant at (for midtown Manhattan passes as) a reasonable price. We feel we got value for our money and a memorable experience too. I’d be happy to go back to try other items on their menu.

S
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Disappointing- standards seem to have fallen. One of the wines and some of the earlier dishes were not available. Dessert menu card not available. Overall underwhelming

RK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Our company recently moved into the Herald Square neighborhood and I have had the opportunity to sample a number of the nearby restaurant. I had passed Petit Poulet several times so decided to try it. I was not disappointed. My colleague and I shared a delicious salad and she had the muscles while I ordered the roast chicken. Both were very good. The restaurant serves breakfast, which I would like to try, and then features an all-day menu. Prices are fair and I would raise my rating one star higher for value at dinnertime. The service was friendly and attentive, and the low noise level, at least at lunch, was a welcome change from so many restaurants these days.

LR
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The menu was Completely Different from that shown on website via Otable. Please institute a firm policy of restaurants updating their websites immediately if they’re going to lure us with their food. This has happened before but the changes appeared significant and we didn’t enjoy the experience as much as we expected.

Aside—- I expect full menus and Pricing from Otable. Please institute this requirement. These are the very first parameters diners look for. I will not go to a restaurant without knowing how much it will roughly cost me.

Tx

JB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely time. Great service. I eat here regularly.

F
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service! A+ food and prices are very fair! It was overall a great experience! Definitely not a one-time visit!

RP
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent rotisserie chicken and pommels purees. I will return. However, I was incredibly disappointed that the coq au vin was discontinued from the menu — a dish that would have turned an excellent dinner into a near-perfect one.

B
New York Area
85 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My go to restaurant near herald square and penn station. Quiet. Good ambience and service. Small menu but food is very good and they are very accommodating.

AP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We arrived at 6:15 and although I requested a quiet table, we were seated under a speaker. Not to worry; the host promptly turned the speaker off in our location when requested and we were able to enjoy a lovely dinner. The server was attentive, wonderful and timed everything perfectly. I've taken a few friends to Le Petit Poulet and will continue to introduce more to this little gem of a restaurant. Thank you!

BS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

This used to be our go to place. We haven't been there in 6 months and went back for an early date night.

The prices have gone up 35% for essentially the same steak, they don't give you a salad anymore with your $38.00. which used to be $24.95

The place was empty when we got there. We sat at our favorite table in the corner. It took 5 minutes for the server to come over. He was not friendly at all very cold and not talkative.

The service was just bad, since no one was in there, no one was walking around. I had to ask for bread twice, water, wine it was probably the worst service we have had there in 20+ visits.

Other than the cost of the food, it was the same as before, good, not great but good.

SM
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We came with a group and was treated with grace and kindness. The food was delicious and they were very accommodating. Thank you!

b
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Petit Poulet has a great location near Penn Station and walking distance to Times Square. We wanted French food and the prices were reasonable and reviews were great. I made a reservation on Open Table before we went and they sat us right away. The server was great. He made sure our questions were answered and checked back on us. The water was refilled without us asking. However, the food was not good. The burger was not fresh (it was from a frozen patty). The chicken in the tartine poulet was dry (the rest of it was good), and the tart lyon was a flatbread (pizza without sauce), which was not what we expected. I wouldn't come here for the food. It was just not what we expected.

MG
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food and the service were really excellent and professional. However, it was apparent that the restaurant is either under new management or have restructured their business model. Looking at the menu, we saw that the prices have gone up significantly since we last dined here. Having stated that, the food was absolutely delicious and beautifully prepared. However, there was a manager on duty and he was overheard haranguing the bread basket-busboy, the waiters and the kitchen staff. These interactions clearly made them uncomfortable and affected the overall mood of the dining room. Interactions between management and staff should be seamless and the guests should not be aware of any conflicts.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Menu was different than online. Service was rude. We paid $10 for our sparkling water and then left. It was empty for a clear reason. I live in the area and had wanted to check it out - will never go back and not will my neighbor who was with me.

Z
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

The menu was very limited and not creative. The service was so-so.

LF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Under new management and menu changed. They did not update the website with new menu which was very limited. Asked for decaf coffee which turned out to be espresso with milk since they didn't have regular coffee!!!!

K
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Still a very good place with great service. The new menu is very limited and too scaled back on what remains. I hope it expands and that soup of the day and specials return.

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Caribbean
8 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We so enjoyed our dining experience on
Sunday night. The atmosphere was perfect and we loved the salmon entree.
The crudités for a starter was a pleasant surprise and the green bean salad rounded out a wonderful dinner. Service was very attentive and friendly.the wine by glass was perfect. We would definitely return and refer friends.

a
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Lovely restaurant/bar convenient to Penn Station and Herald Square. Food was extremely good and well presented. My fiance loved the onion soup and mussels. Daughter was so pleased with the chicken, which was delicious with an ample serving. I enjoyed my salmon, cooked to perfection. Service was excellent as well with waitstaff eager to please. Definitely worth a revisit.

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

The only reason I’m giving this 2 stars is because my server/bartender Mario did his best to salvage the night. The wait for my food was ridiculous - almost 20 mins for my appetizer and an hour for my entree. I saw him go talk to the chef multiple times about my order, and he was nice enough to comp my meal and dessert. However, the food wasn’t really worth the wait - mediocre at best. If Mario hasn’t been there. I would’ve walked out.

K
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New menu with great food and service. Nice to see a change and happy for great food.

IB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It has been a gem in the neighborhood a go to for meeting friends near penn station
food service always good...but went yesterday for dinner and they have changed menu taking away a lot of favorites...bring them back!

SB
New England
34 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The menu has a variety of nice options. Oysters and Salmon were very good. The service was a bit slow especially on a very quite night.

NY
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed a quiet, delicious dinner at Petit Poulet after a busy day of sightseeing. The restaurant was conveniently located near our midtown hotel, and is around the corner from the Empire State building. It offers a range of French dishes. The food was fresh, savory and prepared with care. A real treat for the tastebuds! We can highly recommend the vegan ravioli and the chicken in puff pastry. The vegetable sides we ordered were perfectly cooked with just the right amount of bite. The nutella and banana crepe is a delicious way to end the meal if you have a sweet tooth. It was garnished with a lovely ripe strawberry cut to look like a rose. Service was excellent, and the atmosphere helps you enjoy the food even more. Highly recommended.

OT
Des Moines
3 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal, as always!

HK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 4

Great food but our waiter disappeared half way through our meal and we had to get check from another waiter.

WF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Unfortunately the dining experience was horrible. We went last year and it was great, but what a difference. The server was horrible, didn't seem to care that we were there and even when we asked questions he didn't respond just stared at us. On top of that the food was practically inedible. So sad this downward slide from just a year ago.

E
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Salad dressing was lovely and the service was wonderful!

d
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 2

We were very disappointed this time at petit poulet. We were wondering if the management has changed and the food is no longer as good as before. We ordered beef bourguignon—a major mistake! The meager dish was served in a shallow dish with pappardelle. The beef chunks were small and dried up. The sauce was soupy and flavorless. Vegetables were in tiny dice—almost invisible and no taste. The “soup” was too thin and it tasted like canned product. Rotisserie chicken was a bit dried and bony. The French string beans that served with chicken were hard and not cooked enough. And of course the waiter knocked over a water glass next to us with the shattered glasses flying all over me and over the table —it was no fun.

T
New York Area
87 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was impeccable and the food was authentic and so beautifully prepared. A gorgeous dining room in mid Manhattan

SW
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food is absolutely delicious. I felt transported back to a sidewalk cafe in Paris, just with more construction (thanks NYC) The quiche Lorraine and Beef Bourguignon were my favorites. I will definitely be coming back when in town.

NY
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was looking for a restaurant near Penn Station as we were meeting friends for dinner who were going to need to get on a train afterwards. I found Petit Poulet on Open Table. We had an excellent meal. I would go back there again in a flash.

PC
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My sister and I loved this restaurant! Our top three in ALL of New York. Just go‼️

CR
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Waiter was VERY rude. I ordered a wine and he kept telling me the price of it, which I didn’t ask for.

DL
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

The wine list was very good and the waiter had some great suggestions. But unfortunately that’s as good as it got. The food was dry and bland (I had a beef bourguignon which came with no sauce whatsoever!) and overpriced.

Overall we had 2 bottles of wine, shared starters and had 3 mains between 3 of us which came to almost $400 - steep for disappointing food paired with decent wine on a Monday.

AA
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely first impression. Good wine list. Disappointed with choice of cheeses on platter. Beautifully plated, but two choices not available. Same with dessert menu. Choice not available. No offer of coffee refill.

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