Petite Chou Bistro & Champagne Bar

4.6
219 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.
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Lizzie
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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
102 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
39 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fall seasonal fish prep is off the charts delicious !

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vipMWINDY
Indiana
23 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
1 review
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
9 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
39 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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AubreeS
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Mussels and broth were cold the new app of cheesy puff pasty had no cheese and no puff. We were seated in the back patio without lighting. Had to use phone light to finish meal. Frites are always spot on tho

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vipDianeS
Indiana
39 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fabulous

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vipKaren
Indiana
52 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great for outdoor dining

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vipKMMM
Indiana
19 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Not so good. Server was not very friendly, we told her we were celebrating 2 birthdays. They were out of the wine we wanted, out of raspberries for the champagne drink I wanted. We had to ask several times to get bread and butter with dinner. It was a letdown. Not terrible, but not like when I have dined there before.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

My husband & I went here for our anniversary, to experience French food for the first time. The French onion soup was spectacular. The champagne cocktails were delicious but a bit pricey. The food was average and quite over-priced for the small portion that we got. Overall, just ok.

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vipMWINDY
Indiana
24 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

This is a great date night spot to sit outside and enjoy great food. Our food was delicious (beet burger and steak & frites). The wine list seemed very limited with only 2 varieties of red and 2 varieties of white, but that may be due to the pandemic. While we enjoyed the outdoor seating, it is not socially distanced, so if you don't want to be close to your neighbor, it may not be the spot for you right now.

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Cynthia
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place always lives up to the same high standard. They do everything RIGHT.

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vipDianeS
Indiana
39 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dog friendly patio- we love Petite Chou! We are regulars . Love the servers, food , vibe all outstanding !

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LukasG
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Lackluster experience
Service was slow and impersonal
Food was mediocre
$30 salmon was served with microscopic sized amount of zoodles and a bland sauce
$18 burger was a mish-mash of flavors and overly salty and served with double fried (burnt, leftover) frittes
Tequila Mockingbird cocktail was excellent!
Overall experience and food was not worth the price

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Petitchou dearly! One of my favorite restaurants!!

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vipDiningJen
Indiana
84 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved sitting outside on the lovely patio with a great bottle of wine!

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vipDianeS
Indiana
39 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our fave spot in the city !! We love everything!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening, delicious meal with great service and incredible dessert - our server brought it out with a Bday candle. So fun and made our dinner so special.

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vipkimdepp
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our very favorite places to eat! The food is always delicious and the atmosphere is very pleasant.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sitting outside on the patio at Petite Chou is a joy

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vipDianeS
Indiana
39 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We eat here at least once a week. Amazing food and service each time . Love the patio - they welcome dogs and I love that ! Unlike cities like Chicago , NY , LA ... Indy isn’t as dog friendly - I love all of Martha Hoover’s restaurants , food amazing and all patios are dog friendly!

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vipHappyGranny
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Was so welcomed this evening--even with an 18 month old. Thanks to everyone for a great evening celebrating the birthday of our daughter-in-law.

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vipLizO
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Everything, including the service, was outstanding! It was a busy night, but the staff was on top of all the details!

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vipLoriW
Indiana
14 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Petite Chou never dissappoints! We celebrate almost every special occasion here. Our whole family loves it. Great atmosphere, menu favorites, and great servers.

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vipRicoop
Indiana
45 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We really felt safe and secure. The food, wine, and the pace of the meal were really enjoyable.

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bigsue
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were pleased to see the masks required sign as we entered the restaurant. Covid related questions were asked and a signature required. Service was friendly and excellent. We shared the delicious mussel appetizer and a chicken crepe entree. We actually each got a crepe and salad. A well presented bargain! We will be back.

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vipDianeS
Indiana
39 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always incredibly delicious. We LOVE the patio! Dog friendly also!

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MarianneM
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kelly was an excellent wait staff person! It was a wonderful evening!

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vipcindyfromindy
Indiana
46 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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vipCristaW
Indiana
5 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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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 4.6 stars by 219 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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