I was in New York for Thanksgiving a couple of years ago, and wanted to find a restaurant where I can eat a traditional Thanksgiving meal. After doing a bit of research, I decided to have dinner at a French restaurant. It’s called Petit Poulet (Little Chicken).
It might seem odd to have dinner at a French restaurant for Thanksgiving , but really I don’t regret it. Dinner was excellent, this place is highly recommended.
How is the Petit Poulet?
Petit Poulet is located near Herald Square. It is on the ground floor of the Radisson Martinique, but it has its own front entrance from the street.
The hotel is a historic landmark in New York, however, the hotel opened recently in 2012.
This restaurant seems to be a Parisian bistro. It is not very large but it’s beautifully decorated. The walls are made out of wood elements, and the roof is a metal stamping.
Some tables have chairs or benches, and they have a bar you can sit at facing the kitchen, while watching the chefs working.
How is the atmosphere of the restaurant?
It is a very nice restaurant, the music is not very loud, and it’s a pretty quiet place.
What is the clientele at Petit Poulet?
That night it was Thanksgiving and usually everyone is having dinner at home with their families. I do not think the clients that were there were regulars who often go to Petit Poulet. So tonight it had more tourists than New Yorkers 🙂
What can you eat?
This restaurant prepares many French specialties like snails, onion soup, meat style “tartare”, and salads…
The wines are from France, but they also have California wines.
For some reason it strucks me go to Petit Poulet for Thanksgiving dinner and I have no regrets because dinner was delicious, and at a good price ($ 39.95). It is a good price because most restaurants with menus like this are from $ 50 to $ 100 🙁
The entree was simple (vegetables or salad), I could not pass on the turkey 😀 The cooking was perfect, the turkey was delicious, with gravy (prepared as thick based turkey gravy), cranberry chutney, sweet potatoes and beans.
For dessert, we had the famous Pumpkin Pie. It is a very rich, also homemade cake.
What is a good tip for Petit Poulet?
A real good tip is to go to this restaurant for Thanksgiving dinner. They had a great menu at a great price. I’ve been told that the Christmas dinner is also very tasty!
This restaurant is very well located, inside the Radisson Martinique hotel, and it’s close to all tourist activities in New York. If you stay there and do not want to go somewhere far for dinner, I recommend Petit Poulet 😉
You don’t need a special occasion to go to Petit Poulet, I let this picture of a brunch speaks for itself…
How is the service?
There is nothing bad to say about the quality of service. The waiter who greeted us was very professional, dressed nicely. He explained to us all the dishes and recommended us a California wine. I was able to perfectly understand his explanations because he was from Barcelona! Long time working in New York now, but speaks Catalan, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French … and English of course 🙂
Where is the Petit Poulet in New York?
The restaurant is located in Korea Town, between the Empire State Building and Greeley Square.
Address: 52 W 33rd St, New York, NY 10001
Petit Poulet is a very good restaurant in the Parisian bistro style in the heart of New York. Thanksgiving dinner was delicious. Highly recommended for special occasions, a lunch or a romantic dinner.
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