Petite Chou Bistro & Champagne Bar

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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.
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vipcindyfromindy
Indiana
45 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quaint restaurant in Broad ripple with French decor and food. Gluten friendly.

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ckissxox
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Cute and cozy. Nice for a romantic date.

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CristaW
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Soup. Simply amazing.

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SydneyL
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Awesome ambiance on the patio even in the winter! Would love to bring my pup in the summer! Be prepared to drop some money on the champagne though because there is not a variety of prices on bottles! The lobster bisque is delicious and the duck fat fries are a must!!

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ohiogirl86
New England
10 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, wine list, service, and experience. Would eat here again in a heartbeat. Very accommodating to the severe nut and coconut allergies in our group. A great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Dad was in town visiting and I wanted a place where we could talk and hear each other that also has great food. I had to lobster bisque and it was delicious. The crab cakes were phenomenal and very fresh. I was impressed. My Dad had the steak and it was cooked properly and tasted great. He also had the French onion soup which looked as delicious as it tasted. The service was incredible. The drinks were excellent. I’m a big fan of this restaurant because it has been consistently good whether I go for dinner or breakfast.

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vipCorona
Indiana
20 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Had knife and fork burger. Over priced and too salty.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in town. Never had a bad meal here. Great atmosphere and delicious cocktails.

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StevenB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Very disappointing experience. Booked Valentines Day reservations for my wife and I. Two days before the reservation I received a call indicating that we were going to be seated on the “heated” covered patio and reminding me of their $50 cancelation fee. Upon arrival we immediately noticed that everyone on the patio were wearing their winter jackets. We nevertheless decided to be seated and was placed at a table at the far end of the patio where there were no outdoor heaters. I understand it was a cold night, but you cannot claim you have a “heated” patio if it is under 60 degrees. We ordered one drink and told the waitress we needed to leave as we were too cold to continue to the meal. Shockingly, a couple who was seated at an equally as bad table after our arrival was immediately told they would find them a warmer seat. We were never offered such courtesy. The waitress was “cold” and rude when we told her we were leaving. We have been wanting to try this restaurant for a long time and are disappointed we couldn’t make it to the food.

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DoctorA
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We were very disappointed! We were told our
lamb could not be prepared medium. Only medium rare or well done. I’ve never heard of such. The Lentil side dish was tasteless. The server was inattentive leaving our water glasses empty and never returning to take our drink order. The one ounce complimentary champagne starter was a joke especially when compared to the table next to us who was given what looked to be a three ounce short pour. Tables are too close together and server bumped me on several occasions when attending to the next table.

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AubreeS
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Although we love petite Chou on any other day, the prix fix food was garbage and we were herded like cattle. Server couldn’t be bothered. For spending $200, it should have been exceptional.

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susanl
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Petite Chou! We love the food, the service the ambience, the location. We have never had a a bad experience and we have been there many times. It's our go to place to take friends and family. And one of the best things is that we can take our little Maltese dog year round! They love dogs! And they have the most lovely patio, and in the winter they enclose it and have lots of heaters. It truly is one of the best restaurant experiences in Indianapolis.

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vipheminin
Indiana
14 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took our daughter to celebrate making the deans list! Perfect place for a celebration, lovely decor, loved the ambiance. Food was excellent, although the tasty duck wings appetizer was a little messy to eat and a little chewy! We had to ask for extra napkins. Otherwise the steak frites, crab cakes and mussels were excellent. Great wine list. Petite Chou is definitely a special occasion place as we thought it was expensive.

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vipEGFJ
Indiana
252 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We think of Petite Chou for brunch yet it is equally lovely for dinner! Attentive but not hovering service. Delicious mussels, chicken crepe beautifully prepared and the frites are perfection. Chicken paillard a tiny bit dry. Excellent wine and champagne by the glass.

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vipNYCTraveler
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The server had a wonderful personality and was attentive without being intrusive. Just what you want with a special meal. My steak came out overdone, not something from a French restaurant where steak frites is a classic. But it was an excellent steak.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This restaurant is a hidden gem in Broad Ripple, the food was excellent and the cocktails were just as good. We will definitely be back!

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vipDianeS
Indiana
31 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service always. Although it’s known for being the best brunch in the city , this tiny French Bistro is the perfect cozy dinner spot. The lighting music ambiance is all A+++

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vipMangare4
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to celebrate a special occasion like NYE. Located in a cool neighborhood with awesome service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Although we enjoyed our New Year’s Eve dinner, we felt rushed through each course which was very disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food is very good. However, the service needs improvement.

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LynnE
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

awsome as always. They have the best mussels in town! the broth is fantastic, sopping it up with their crusty bread is an added bonus and the frites are delicious as well. I look forward to mussel season so I always get this in the winter and share a salad.

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vipChrisD
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

One of the best restaurants in Indianapolis. The old fashioned was excellent, the mushroom toast appetizer was outstanding. Had a chicken entree that was merely "very good". Overall, a fantastic experience. Will be coming back regularly!

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BrianW
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. The Coq au Vin dish served only on Wednesdays is wonderful.

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vipKevin
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always great...and the menu represents something different from all of the other choices. The only thing better than the food...the people. They always take great care of me.

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MaryD
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Petite Chou, no matter what meal is being served, but our most recent visit was specifically to try the coq au vin, a special served only on Wednesdays. It was delicious, as was the chewy bread set out at the beginning of the meal and the fabulous crepe suzette at the end. The ambiance is incomparable in Indianapolis; it truly has the feel of a bistro in Paris.

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Indyeater
Indiana
12 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A nice French concept restaurant in the Patachou family. Our waiter had excellent knowledge of wines and wasn't intrusive. I had the mussels and frittes, which were very good, fresh, with a nice broth.

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vipDianeS
Indiana
32 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The BEST . Every single time!

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SaraB
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and FUN! Thanks for a great evening!
We will be back!

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DarrellM
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff was very nice and greeted us immediately upon our arrival.
The Service was excellent.
The meal was great.
The atmosphere was very nice, very comfortable.
We look forward to our next visit.

JM
JennM
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

It was the perfect place for a late night dinner date. We sat outside on the patio which was lovely and perfect. The champagne was delicious and the cheeseboard and mussels were amazing. We will be back.
Jennifer

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vipBabs
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Portions of entre too small for price.

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JaneB
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous dinner celebrating our anniversary!

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vipKearstenH
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved sitting outside on the patio. Music and ambiance was wonderful! As always, the food was delicious as well.

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DeniseB
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The service was wonderful. The good was fantastic! Every single item was delicious and perfectly presented. Can’t wait to return soon!

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C1959
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious onion soup, traditional French dishes- and don’t miss the lemon pavlova for dessert.

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vipMike
Indiana
70 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great food and service.

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Dinthecity
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Petite Chou! It is quaint and reminiscent of Paris. The food was tasty and the server attentive.

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Jack
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It was a pleasant experience. I could not recommend the foie gras to anyone who likes the real thing. Theirs is more like liverworst and comes from Kentucky of all places. Also, some actual French music would be better than the golden oldies that they were playing. If they want to be a French restaurant, then do it right.

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vipDLDu
Indiana
44 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Standard French dishes with a touch of creativity and well prepared.

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MichelinFoodie
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time! Looking forward to coming back!

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Petite Chou Bistro & Champagne Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (317) 259-0765.

Petite Chou Bistro & Champagne Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 184 OpenTable diners.

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