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Petite Abeille - 20th Street

3.6
3.6
66 Reviews
$30 and under
Belgian
Petite Abeille serves traditional French specialties in its bright and welcoming eatery, inspired by the rustic cafés found in the French countryside. Savory appetizer options include the mushroom tartine on charred sourdough, the roasted beet salad with goat cheese and the gruyere and parmesan cheese croquettes. Popular entrée items include the bonne maman mac and cheese with Black Forest ham, the North Sea bouillabaisse and the rich Flemish-style beef stew with veggies. Petite Abeille also has a variety of juicy burgers as well as daily specials. For a sweet end to your dining experience, try the decadent Callebaut chocolate mousse. For satisfying French comfort food in an inviting setting, look no further than Petite Abeille.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Belgian, French

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 11:00am Saturday & Sunday: 9:00am - 4:00pm, reduced menu between 4pm and 5pm Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm reduced menu between 4pm and 5pm Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 727-1505

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Jason Hicks

  • Neighborhood

    Gramercy / Flatiron

  • Cross street

    Corner of First Avenue

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    L train M 23 Bus

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 66 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

3.6
3.6 based on all time ratings
  • 3.7Food
  • 3.7Service
  • 3.4Ambience

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2014

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating some anniversary with my boyfriend at Petite Abeille at E20th street. Everything was absolutely fantastic, the service - amazing and food - great! The gem of the dinner was the chocolate mousse! If you go to this place, get the chocolate mousse!!
  2. SP

    SPA2014

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2014

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Finding a brunch location on a Friday isn't always easy. Petite Abeille is an interesting restaurant and I can safely say the waffles were light as air although somewhat chilly. Unfortunately one of the menu items wasn't available so one member of our party needed to find an alternate choice. The coffee was good. The restaurant was largely empty so we had good service. When caffeinated coffee was poured in my decaf cup, a new cup of decaf was promptly provided. The wait staff members were cordial and prompt.
  3. L

    Luis

    New York Area

    273 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    273 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2014

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Went back to Petite Abeille after a business meeting. Brought my staff with me. We all enjoyed the good food, fun atmosphere and good service. As usual, all food ordered was fantastic. Thanks for a great end to a long day!
  4. CL

    CL389

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2014

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    The Pâte, mussels and chocolate mousse were excellent. They tasted like we were in a cafe in Bruges.
  5. k

    klunetta

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2014

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Casual feel but world class food. Mussels are extraordinary.
  6. SB

    SouthernBelle

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2014

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I am thrilled to have Petite Abeille as a short walk from my apartment, where I can meet up with friends or take visitors and know we will have an enjoyable evening with good food and drink.
  7. r

    rmbpearson

    New York Area

    46 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2013

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    I went there for the 1/2 price wine on Tuesday nights. Best deal, bar none! More than that, the noise was perfect for those of us who were out to have a leisure evening where we could talk without shouting.
  8. K

    Katherine

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2013

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    3 of us came here 5:30 on a rainy Friday night; the place was almost full ! The food was good, the prices reasonable, and the service attentive.
  9. NJ

    NJgrandma

    New York Area

    130 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    130 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2013

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    This is a good neighborhood place. The steak frites was very good, mussels also very good and burger better than average. Lots of kids there at 6:30 so kind of noisy.
  10. l

    liketodine

    New York Area

    46 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2013

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    A step from coffee shop, a Belgian bistro. Lots of beer, though expensive beer. Burgers and stews very good. Excellent fries. Always busy.
  11. C

    Chandrasendja

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2013

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The overall dining experience was great! We had the mussels for entree and the pate for appetizer. They forgot our onion soup, so we asked them to cancel that order--they apologized, but if it were anyone with less of a good mood they would have had an irate customer. The proseco was lovely. The lovely waitress was attentive most times...i would go there again for the mussels.
  12. s

    srk49

    New York Area

    582 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    582 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2013

    overall4food4service2ambience3
    Quiet with about five tables taken. Omelette with side salad (nice mild dressing) and potato and waffle with strawberries and cream delicious. Would return.
  13. j

    john

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2013

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Been to restuarant before, disappointed this time. Steak could have been better quality. Peach Melba dessert was very disappointing - canned peaches, melted ice cream, no almonds as indicated, and served with chocolate syrup.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2013

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    The dishes were unremarkable to just plain bad. The calamari had a nice light crispy batter but was tasteless and served with tartar sauce. The durade was bland while the mustard seasoning for the salmon was overbearing. Their key dish, mussels, were tiny and tough. To top that off, the seasoning for Moules Marinières (white wine celery garlic) and Moules Grand-Mère (creamy beer sauce, bacon essence) were identical except for 6 bacon bits?! Nevermind that they should be different, the alcohol wasn't adequately reduced and it just was not tasty. Lastly, the waffle in the Gaufre Banana Split dessert was hard and dense. I can't decide whether frozen waffles taste better but I know that I won't be returning to this establishment.
  15. J

    Joan

    New York Area

    354 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    354 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2013

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Enjoyed scrumptious salad at Petit Abeille, a most pleasant cafe. Tiny (silver dollar size) pancakes were a wonderful completion to a lovely meal. Tables are set outdoors on the sidewalk. Many of the indoor tables share the ambiance of a sunny afternoon. Many Belgian specialities on the menu.
  16. D

    Dontcaretogive1

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2013

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    you can always count on great food
  17. j

    justmyopinion

    Dallas

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2013

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    We went with a group of 7 (most friends/family visiting the city and they loved the place). Table was ready on time. Food and ambience were excellent. Service was good. Recommended: cheese croquettes and any mussels. Great beer selection.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2013

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The mussels were good, the french fries were good, and on the multiple occasions we've been here, everything's been good. Except the beer. The beer is GREAT. My favorite style of beer is Belgian, and this place has a solid selection of beers along that line.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2013

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The good selection of Belgian beers does nothing to offset the horror of their food. The menu selection is poor at best, and is further hampered by terrible execution. This would almost be worthy of 2 stars, just for the beer alone, but the painfully incompetent service made the whole experience into a farce of what should be a dining experience.
  20. J

    Jbigsmom

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2013

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I went to Petite Abeille for a treat and had a nice time. The Restuarant had been on the "Cooking Channel" and my interest was in the banana split waffle. the atmosphere is nice, layed back, and kid friendly. The staff was amazing and my food was great . The restaurant was not as crowded as I had heard it would be but I think it may have been because it wa a weekday afternoon.
  21. b

    babka

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2013

    overall3food3service3ambience1
    Too noisy; friendly; its more of a family place with children; food is good; service is hectic;
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2012

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I've been to Petite Abeille many times. It is one of my favorite places. Really kids friendly (we usually go as a group with at least 4-5 kids). For the NYE we went for a early dinner, and ended up staying until 1 AM! It was beyond my expectations. Great place, good food and friendly environment!
  23. R

    Renee

    Los Angeles

    88 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2012

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Thanks for accommodating my small group! This was an important meeting for me and I appreciate accepting my reservation!
  24. FN

    FoodieNYCguy

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2012

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food alone doesn't make a great dining experience. The staff, especially the person who handled our table and meal requests made for a wonderful experience. With knowledge of the menu, his suggestions were noted and they turned out perfect for the night. We enjoyed the energy of the crowd and it made it bearable to get through what had been a somber 24 hours. Highly recommend the cheese croquettes and the free range chicken. The mashed potatoes were simply done and yet so flavorful.
  25. SA

    SAM329

    Washington DC

    46 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2012

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Awesome Thanksgiving menu! Really good stuffing and cranberry sauce. Pumpkin pie too cold and store bought But everything else was great!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2012

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    there for breakfast last Saturday about 10 AM. Service was poor -- had to ask several times for coffee refills -- french toast was soggy, runny in middle; sittiing outside & took very long time for wait staff to return to check on us for more coffee, re-cook french toast, get check etc. Would definitely not return or recommend
  27. L

    Luis

    New York Area

    273 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    273 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2012

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Went for the first time with colleagues after a business meeting. The food was superb! Waiter was friendly, and although busy, stayed in touch with us. As previously mentioned, the food and overall service were very good! Yep, I'll go back!
  28. SA

    SAM329

    Washington DC

    46 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2012

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Pretty good brunch place- but nothing spectacular. Got the belgian waffles with strawberry and whip cream. the orange juicee was amazing! and the service was really great!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2012

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Food was not at all like it's been in the past. Especially for the cost.
  30. E

    Excellent

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2012

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Great beer menu and the bar scene can be fun at times. Service in the restaurant is spotty, however.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2012

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    We had a party of three and they have seating outside on the street or inside. We sat inside where it was a little cooler. They have an amazing beer selection and the place is decorated with various beer bottles mainly Belgium but others are also available. The best was most are on tap. Server was attentive and took our drink orders right away. The brought out bread quickly and we order. Two of us had mussels (one cooked in cream, shallots and wine) the other cooked in wine and spices, both were excellent. The third person had the chicken stew which had a nice smoky flavor from the bacon. For dessert we had a Belgium waffle with strawberry and Chantilly cream (which was just plain whipped cream) but still really good. Prices were
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2012

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    This location pales in comparison to the one on W Bway. The ambiance is sparse and barren looking, with very little character. Place was pretty much dead on a Sat night and location is not charming at all. Mussels were great though, but other food we had was uninspiring including beef stew.
  33. VS

    VanessaS

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2012

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Excellent food! Was pleasantly surprised for such a small, hidden place. We brought our kids and they loved the food (pretty good for a picky 3 and 6 year old). The mussels were some of the best I've had in a very long time. If you're coming here you need to order three things: beer, mussels and a waffle
  34. 1

    1344

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2012

    overall2food3service3ambience3
    Have been here several times and the noise level can be extremely intrusive, making it very difficult to have a conversation.This last time the restaurant was only half full, but a table with a couple of young children (who were seated outside,but which has no doors or barriers to the inside)made this visit particularly unpleasant.The kids were screaming, crying, whining. I don't blame them, rather the parents.(BTW I have children and would not impose them on others.) The management should have had a word with them. The noise level will make me think twice before I return. It's a shame because it's a decent choice in my mom's neighborhood. The food is generally pretty good, room reasonably attractive, but overall not a pleasant experience.
  35. NJ

    NJgrandma

    New York Area

    130 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    130 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2012

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Great neighborhood find. Probably the best fries I've had in ages. Mussels were a very large portion and delicious. Will definitely be back.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2012

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    There were hits and misses. Nice atmosphere, very kid-friendly with kids running up and down the restaurant. We had to wait for a while to get our food but the meal was good -- although the mussels I ordered were good but did not come with enough of the white wine sauce that was offered. The service was poor, we had to ask for water five times before we got it forty minutes later.
  37. PE

    PaulE

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2012

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Went there for my Birthday, left very happy. Things were not busy on the Friday morning, had a nice Cappucino, tall glass of cold milk, and a waffle with whipped cream and mixed fruit. A great start to my day.
  38. JR

    JacksonR

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2012

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great meal and very friendly service! Going back for sure.
  39. j

    justmyopinion

    Dallas

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2012

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Excellent cheese croquettes. Mussels with fries are a must.
  40. S

    Secondvisit

    New York Area

    116 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    116 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2012

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I went there for the mac and cheese - it did not disappoint and was enough for two meals. My companion had the hamburger which was nicely prepared and came with a Belgian flag and fries. Fries were tasty and we took the flag home.

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Petite Abeille - 20th Street offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 727-1505.

Petite Abeille - 20th Street is rated 3.6 stars by 66 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Corner of First Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Gramercy / Flatiron

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 11:00am Saturday & Sunday: 9:00am - 4:00pm, reduced menu between 4pm and 5pm Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm reduced menu between 4pm and 5pm Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

  • Cuisines

    Belgian, French

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    L train M 23 Bus

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jason Hicks

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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