Cuisine: Belgian , Sandwiches , Coffee Shops
Menu Details: Lemon Sole, Roquefort, Chicken Stew, Carrots Parsley Buttered, Croquettes De Crevettes Grises
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Petite Abeille is the type of restaurant any neighborhood would relish. The instant you walk in you feel as though you've been transported to a European cafe. Oversized cartoons line the walls with French captions. Tablecloths come in the blue checkerboard variety, and the staff is very friendly.Review By: Thomas Rafael
You'll want to arrive early for breakfast. Fluffy Belgian waffles are cooked up fresh. There's also over-sized French toast, brioche and a nice selection of omelettes; ranging from smoked salmon, scallions and sour cream to a bacon, spinach and cheddar served on ciabatta ($4.50-$11).
I opted for lunch and a Belgian beer. It's not often that a sandwich can jazz me, but this one certainly did. It was a simple croque monsieur ($9.50), aka ham and swiss. The bread grilled until it had a perfect crunch. The cheesy center dripping over slices of ham. I savored every bite, and then it was gone. You can also opt for the "croque madame." It's basically the same sandwich served with a sunnyside up egg on top. I also enjoyed my bowl of broccoli soup. It arrived in what looked like a giant tea cup with four crunchy croutons on top. It was creamy and simply delish (Soup and 1/2 sandwich $6.75). Petite Abeille also serves up a nice selection of salads and quiches.
Dinner is served from 5pm to 10pm. Wednesdays are Moules A Go-Go, all you can eat mussels in a garlicky white wine broth, along with one Stella ($19.95). Now, I would certainly enjoy that in my neighborhood!
Neighborhood: Union Square
Entree Price: $10-15