Petit Poulet

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807 reviews
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French
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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WF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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.

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E
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Salad dressing was lovely and the service was wonderful!

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d
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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.

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T
New York Area
77 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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

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SW
Washington DC
35 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.

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NY
New York Area
18 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.

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PC
San Francisco
24 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‼️

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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.

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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.

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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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RO
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This isn't the place to go for a high culinary experience, no fancy presentation, or exotic flavorings. BUT, the food is very good. All three dishes we ordered were solid. The beef bourguignon was like grandma used to make (actually I think grandma did make it) slow cooked and not salty. Definitely order the couscous royale, it comes topped with... well you'll see... fun and super flavorful/delicious. Service was a little weird, with the bartender jumping out from behind the bar to take our food order, and then someone else served us the food, but we had adequate attention and servers were friendly. It was pretty busy when we went for an early afternoon rainy saturday supper. Strikes me as a nice mom-and-pop run eatery.

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R
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great find pre show find! Food was devious and service was great!

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j
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Nice place, good food. Will come again.

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s
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Ok meal in pedestrian environment.

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J
Grand Rapids
19 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

I was staying at the hotel connected to Petit Poulet so had a solo meal one evening. Ambiance is nice and has authentic French bistro vibe. I had French onion soup, which was good, not great. Their green salad was quite nice with thick cured bacon croutons. The bread was nothing special. My waiter was aloof, ironically adding to the French authenticity. I would not seek this place out, but would happily go again if staying at the hotel or nearby.

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NY
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

3 of us went for lunch for a birthday celebration. Food was delicious (pate de campagne!), no noise, nice service. Prices ok. I’d go back.

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MP
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This place is a wonderful to eat. I will return soon. I enjoyed everything, the free dessert creme brulee was out of this world. The staff is very friendly, they smile a lot and makes us feel at home. Good job messieurs!

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BB
New England
6 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Charming, comfortable spot, convenient to theaters. Feels like a real mid-priced Paris bistro. Lots of seating. Efficient, pleasant service. Reasonable prices. Not a destination for fine dining, but good value for pre- or post-theater, lunch, or a moderately priced evening.

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t
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All around wonderful. Great value and quality.

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AD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed a very good French meal only 4 blocks from Madison Square Garden/ Penn Station.

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OT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely meal, nice atmosphere, excellent service.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Carlos our waiter was awesome...good food and wine. Brunch menu was ama

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

A bit pricey. Value for money is not there.

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WC
Richmond
23 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a party of 7 for brunch to celebrate a birthday. The service was outstanding (thank you Carlos!) and the food was equally as good. Loved the escargot and the French Toast was amazing! Very nice décor and the atmosphere was perfect for all of us to be able to converse. A great spot!

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New England
90 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Brunch: French onion soup and duck confit salad were both delicious.
Not too busy on Saturday, great spot!

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KL
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was delicious and service is average. It’s not over pricy for what you get. Overall, we had great experience there.

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OF
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Service was inconsistent, especially once the restaurant began to fill up. Food was delicious just hard to get the attention of anyone until we asked for the check. Once we had the check, it seemed the waiter remembered to fill water, clear plates and ask how our meal was.

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ED
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Petit Poulet was an amazing surprise, it was really better than expected! I really recommand this adress for French people that missed French food in NYC ( like me... ) or for other people who want to try French food! The prices are affordable and the service is perfect! An amazing welcome even if we were very late because of the traffic and a very nice French Chef!! Thank you again Petit Poulet!

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a
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

It was good

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KM
Chicago
55 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved our table, a nice round table for 3 instead of trying to cram us around a table for two.

It was a great meal, wonderful service, fabulous bathrooms and friendly staff.

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DA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very pleasant place
Food is very good
Waiters speak French
Good experience

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SG
Salt Lake City
11 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I came early so was able to taste a wine they we’re taking about. Special duck dish was de-lish.

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MD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I definitely recommend getting the charcuterie to start off with, so you have something to munch on as you wait for your entrees. Kitchen is open as others have said so you can see everything prepared. Great for after-work drinks and dinner.

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PF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

There was an issue with the service and the arrival of our food
The food was excellent when it did arrive
And the management more than made up for the delay
I would try it again

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MD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

A gem in the touristy and busy area around Penn Station. The steak is excellent, the service great and fast (if you are in a rush) and the ambience super nice.

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EL
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was wonderful, the wait staff was great

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f
New York Area
355 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Have dined here a few times and had a better than average experience. Tonight our appys and wine were delicious. Our wait team professional and very helpful. There was a problem with our main course, but management was quick to step in and offered several alternatives. He handled the situation promptly to our satisfaction.

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MM
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Portions were good and taste was excellent

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Worst NYC restaurant experience we have had and we go regularly to try new places. This was just plain awful. We were seated basically underneath the heat lamps and left there to cook for OVER AN HOUR while they cooked everyone else dishes but ours, including giving away the last vegan dish that we had ordered to someone who ordered after us.

We had to request a server be sent over after being ignored, and then got routinely ignored anyway. When they finally did bring food, the duck was raw and they added shrimp to the vegetarian dish they had made to make up for the missing vegan dish, so we watched them have to dump it and start over. Management knew we were unpleased and proceeded to ignore us.

When they were asked to make the duck “a little more medium,” it went from raw to very well done and could barely be cut or chewed. They also have no idea what to do with vegetables other than throw tons of garlic on it.

Once the food was done, we were still dying under the heat lamps and still needing to beg a waiter to give us the check and stop holding us hostage in this horrid place.

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