Petite Chou Bistro & Champagne Bar

4.7
93 reviews
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$30 and under
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French American
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, French, Bistro
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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
Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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JW
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was beyond pleased. This was my first visit...found information on #eathereindy I totally recommend

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Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and attentive staff.

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M
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place, Latham always provides stellar service and makes the best cocktails!
I recommend the Chicken Paillard, burger, beet salad, champagne cocktails, duck frites and my friends say the bouillabaisse was phenomenal.

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RB
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2017
Overall 3food service ambience

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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e
Indiana
43 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

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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DS
Indiana
16 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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Denver
22 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

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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Memphis
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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c
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

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

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DS
Indiana
16 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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DS
Indiana
16 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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C
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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Indiana
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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c
Indiana
35 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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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EG
Indiana
216 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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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Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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DS
Indiana
16 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Patio dining -perfect patio w delicious food everytime!

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Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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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RD
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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c
Indiana
35 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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G
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

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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FW
Indiana
16 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

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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s
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

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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c
Indiana
35 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was great. Service great. Always good

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Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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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JH
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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d
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

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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JH
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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DL
Indiana
19 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2016
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

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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CH
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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b
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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j
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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EG
Indiana
216 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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SM
Indiana
63 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2016
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

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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DL
Indiana
19 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

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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D
Indiana
94 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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GG
Indiana
37 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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

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