Petite Chou Bistro & Champagne Bar

4.8
247 Reviews
$30 and under
French American
With a cozy atmosphere and classic bistro fare, Petite Chou Bistro and Champagne Bar is Patachou's reinvention of the iconic French neighborhood restaurant. Enter. Enjoy.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 247 people are saying
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LoreneB
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience4

A fun, casual neighborhood place that welcomes all ages. Food and service are good.

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vipJam316
Indiana
12 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Our food was amazing! It had been a couple years since I had their mussels and I was unsure about ordering them again and I am so glad I gave them a second try! So good! We felt the cocktails could have been a bit better. Our waitress was so kind, but overall service was a bit slow. Chef came out to make sure everything was ok and that was so appreciative!

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LoriB
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere! We will be back! Hopefully soon!

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CourtneyW
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

My husband got the steak frittes and I got the lobster. We also had the cheeseboard appetizer. The cheeseboard was delicious and the best part of the meal.
My husband ordered his steak medium but it was served medium rare. It didn’t have much flavor either. I found the main courses to be very overpriced for what you actually got. If the only steak you’re going to have on your menu is a sirloin cut and charge over $30 for it, spring for a strip at least.
I was also surprised that their water carafes were plastic and not glass. I know that sounds picky but we spent over $100 on dinner that was mostly French fries. Again, glass carafes would have elevated it a little more. The plastic ones had water spots and hard water stains.

I will say that the dessert was delicious.

If you’re a drinker then you might not care as much about the quality of the food - but my husband and I don’t drink so the mediocre main course really stood out. If we go there again I’ll be sure to try something more French I guess lol

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Enjoyed the atmosphere

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MichaelO
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great service - food was phenomenal. My fiancée got the Knife & Fork burger and I got the Frenc Onion Grilled Cheese and both were terrific. Just a short walk away too.

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Danna
Louisville
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Great food and atmosphere. We ate there in the evening and were seated on the patio it was slightly chilly

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RheaC
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

A perfect place for great service, amazing food--and champagne cocktails.

You won't be disappointed!

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IndyGirl
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This is such a lovely spot. Great cocktail and wine selection. Perfect date night.

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vipBeth
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is fresh, high quality, great flavors and good variety. Atmosphere is cozy and warm. My favorite restaurant in Indianapolis.

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vipCoglaub
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of Indy’s best!

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vipMaxwell
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ashley is the best server. She makes every meal a special occasion!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food4service1ambience5

A very cute dinner place! Service was not up to par. We were barely checked on, and seemed almost as an annoyance to the server. The French onion soup / truffle frites were amazing! Steak was decent. Better off just ordering small things from the menu.

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vipSteveyLevy
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Felt like I was in France. The pasta was homemade and the sauce was excellent. But the mussels stole the show.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Petite Chou!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Came here for Valentine’s and it was great!

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JenniferN
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were at Petite Chou for a Valentine's/birthday celebration, and as always everything was perfect. We sat safely outside on the enclosed patio where the heaters (and cocktails) kept us warm and cozy. It is so nice to be able to get out of my own kitchen and have a special meal at Petite Chou. Some of us had the beef bourguignon Valentine special, others the sole and the chicken paillard. All of our meals were beautifully presented and delicious. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service

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JayH
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the consistency of Petite Chou! One of our favorites. Patio seating very comfortable, despite the cold temperatures.

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JimR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant and the coq au vin is delicious. Can't pass up those frites either. Yumm.

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vipJohnB
Indiana
25 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to be in the area and enjoy PC! They need one in East Carmel, for sure... I’ll commit to go 11x a year and buy at least a bottle of wine with dinner each time. Martha nailed the ambiance, and the servers are amazing. The food is terrific- and not like anything else you can find in Indy. Cant wait to go back.

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Anonymous
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, or experience was enjoyable. We were there on a Saturday evening, and it was not terribly busy. (Still during covid reduced-occupancy rules) Service was great, ambiance was great. No problems of any kind.

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vipBethM
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was just a fantastic way to send off a really terrible year--but this is sure to be a tradition from now on. The food was amazing, the service attentive and kind, and the atmosphere was a winter wonderland. It's clear they have made every effort to keep all visitors and staff safe while providing an absolute wonderful experience. HIGHLY recommend any of their delicious cocktails as well as the cheese board--so delish! Thank you for helping us welcome in a new beginning--my resolution is to visit this restaurant more regularly!

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vipDianeS
Indiana
40 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fantastic service and food. Best patio dining in the city . Doing a fantastic job during covid . Love this place love the staff . Always gets two thumbs up -5 stars

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Rich
Indiana
17 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was quite good and the heated, enclosed dining area, decorated for winter, provided a wonderful ambience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Was super psyched about this place but wasn’t impressed. Service was not friendly. Mussels were the only thing that were good, wouldn’t recommend ordering from the apps. If the service was friendlier and more welcoming, would have considered coming back to try an entree. But probably not.

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ChristinaH
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful little place with fantastic food. Definitely my favorite place during my Indy trip.

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vipWhoknew
Indiana
88 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Was as good a meal as could have been had in town on Wednesday evening.

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Lizzie
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was delicious. The service was a bit slow. We will go back.

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RachelP
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant closed the night of our reservation due to an employee getting Corona Virus. Which they cannot control but they called to tell us an hour before our reservation time and I did not pick up because I did not see my phone ring and they did not leave a message so we showed up and were turned away. At that point and even if I did see my phone ring and answered we were not able to get in to any other restaurant for the evening so we had to reschedule our 3 year anniversary dinner at another restaurant for five days later. I found it very rude to close an hour before someone’s reservation because you know they will not be able to get in anywhere else and if they made a reservation that probably means it’s important. We were so excited to try this restaurant too as we love French food but we will never go back after this experience.

Petite Chou Bistro & Champagne Bar
Responded on November 12, 2020

We apologize that you were not able to dine with us on your anniversary, but the safety of our staff and customers is paramount. Closing immediately after the positive test of one of our staff members was not easy, but it was the responsible thing to do. We called all reservations as early as we possibly could, and left voicemails for those whose boxes were not full. Leaving a 1 star review for putting your safety first is frankly the rude move here.

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JayM
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is EXCELLENT. We had Onion Soup, Chicken Paillard, Cassoulet, Duck Fat Fries w/ truffle, wine and champagne. Everything was great and I know the rest of the menu is as well. We had a reservation for their cute patio but ended up sitting inside when our table wasn’t available outside. The back room inside felt empty (probably b/c of COVID) and was a little weird in my opinion- just didn’t feel like a special occasion atmosphere which is what we were hoping for this particular evening. We will definitely be back but will wait for patio or maybe even the front room. Can’t wait to go for brunch as well.

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vipDonnaR
Chicago
105 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Long a fan of the Patachou restaurants, I am sorry to report that this particular visit was disappointing. Our server was terrific but the food was not prepared to this restaurant's usual standards. My party of three was forgiving --we know these are difficult times for restaurants -- but we might not be back for awhile.

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MarianneM
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go to Petite Chou for many reasons...ambience, food, staff. Ashley was our waiter last Thursday and he gave us excellent service. We look forward to returning sometime in December.

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vipDianeS
Indiana
40 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fall seasonal fish prep is off the charts delicious !

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vipMWINDY
Indiana
26 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Awesome spot for a date night. We had the new pumpkin appetizer, and it is delicious!! I hope they keep it on the menu for a while. We had a great booth inside that provided ample social distancing. We will definitely come back.

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RachaelH
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and love the patio! New menu items are so good

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vipCarlosL
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! Delicious food, delightful ambiance, and exceptional service. What more could you want?

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vipObail
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Petite Chou never disappoints!

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Ebgmo
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Full disclosure— I’ve never eaten inside the restaurant but have dined twice now on the outdoor patio. The ambiance is perfect French bistro and pet-friendly. And the food is so good that on two successive one-night visits to Indianapolis, we had to eat here for dinner despite the plethora of tempting places surrounding it in Broad Ripple. Try the chicken paillard, it’s amazing. And the burrata appetizer is heaven.
Dessert selections are mostly different kinds of crepes but the chocolate pot de creme is lovely. I will be dreaming about the caramel apple crepe for a while. Might be the best thing I’ve ever tasted.
This place is not inexpensive (dinner for two with a shared app and dessert plus tip was about $100) but excellent. Can’t wait to go again.

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vipDianeS
Indiana
40 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fall menu is amazing- mushroom farro is a must ! Our favorite spot hands down .

FAQs

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 4.8 stars by 247 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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