PETITE ABEILLE: This Little Bee is a Real Honey

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Who doesn’t love an honest bistro with carefully prepared food, assertive seasoning and affordable prices. Well, have we got a place for you. PETITE ABEILLE is absolutely one of the best bistros in New York. It would be difficult to match it in Europe these days and it’s not exactly a secret.

It’s been around since 1996, when the original location opened on West 18th Street as a tiny waffle and omelet oriented eatery, Petite Abeille (“Little Bee” in French) has been creating buzz with its modestly priced classic Belgian food and extensive Belgian beer selection presented in a cheerful, casually comfortable family friendly setting. One distinguished by enchanting touches of whimsy courtesy of beguiling memorabilia – posters, murals, dolls, books, blue-and-white checkerboard tablecloths  and  a chalkboard serves as a wine list and the walls  – associated with Tintin, the beloved Belgium cartoon series, that embellish each of Petite Abeille’s four current Manhattan locations. Indeed the name was inspired by a Tintin character.

WEB SITE: www.petiteabeille.com

ADDRESSES /

PHONES: 401 E. 20th Street, New York, NY 10010 (212) 727-1505

44 West 17th Street, New York, NY 10011 (212)-727-2989

134 West Broadway, New York, NY 10013 (212) 791-1360

466 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10014 (212) 741-6479 brussels You Don’t Have To Visit Brussels Famed Grand Place (Above) To Enjoy The Best Belgium Food In New York

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Yves Jadot – Brussels born and bred, who arrived in the U.S. in 1986 at the age of 18 with a hundred stake for his new life. Now he oversees a burgeoning restaurant and bar domain which encompasses, in addition to the four Petite Abeilles, Raines Law Room, one of the city’s most stylish cocktail lounges, the Mexican taco and tequila centric Vamos and his latest venture, Jones Wood Foundry, the food driven pub that is making British culinary waves on the Upper East Side.

 

mussles

A Generic Representation of The Belgium Staple

The French-Belgian menu is small, and everything on it is satisfyingly savory, such as a simple pot of mussels in a choice of sauces (beer and bacon, creamy mushroom, or white wine-and-garlic broth); beef stewed with beer and prunes; and a juicy croque monsieur. The pommes frites are top-notch, and there’s an impressive array of Belgian beers to pair with your meal. Desserts are pleasant, if you have room left, we recommend a moist cheese cake, shared waffle or the amazing Café Liegeois

espresso float, a knockout concoction of coffee ice cream, whipped cream and more, served in a parfait glass (Simulated Below).Café Liegeois

Open daily for breakfast / brunch, lunch and dinner, Petite Abeille proves the old adage that “Belgium serves food of French quality in German in quantities (as in generous portions).” The traditional Belgium fare incorporates stables of the cuisine – sausages, cold meats, pates, eggs, potatoes, creamy sauces, salads, cheese and butter – with such signature dishes as: Croquettes de Fromage, Belgian cheese croquettes and Salade Liégeoise, warm green beans, potato, bacon, onion salad with a poached egg that is a paragon in the world of salads and is not to be missed.

carbonnade-flamande (Above) A Generic Representation of the classic Carbonnade Flammande, (Flemish style beef stew and Belgian fries.

Mussels figure prominently on Petite Abeille’s menu mix, and are the best we have ever tasted. There are five tempting preparations from the classic Marinieres, white wine, celery and garlic and Poulette, creamy white wine and shallot sauce to the more exotic Rasta, Jamaican curry sauce and crisp apple. Our absolute favorite was Grand-Mere Mussels  in a creamy beer sauce and bacon essence. The best we ever had!  Indeed, Petite Abeille was the first restaurant to present a weekly all-you-can-eat mussels option, now a common New York City offering.

We also adored Macaroni Jambon-Fromage mac and cheese with ham & gruyere, the house version of Mac and Cheese; a Veal T-bone Special and Stoemp Saucisse, Stoemp Saucisse, Myers of Keswick Cumberland sausage, potato leek stoemp & juniper gravy), (Representation Above)

Waffles too are a menu hallmark with seven enticing choices including: the rich, densely sweet Liege; the flirtatious Chantilly topped with whipped cream and strawberry sauce; and the sinful Banana Split, appropriately decked out with vanilla ice cream, banana, chocolate sauce and whipped cream.waffle

As the first restaurant in New York City to aggressively promote Belgian beer with a then unprecedented selection at the original location, Petite Abeille has been instrumental in the growing popularity of Belgian brews – sales to the U.S. escalated a staggering 257 percent from 2005 to 2009. While all the Petite Abeilles offer an impressive choice of Belgian beers, the flagship E. 20th street restaurant boasts the city’s largest array of drafts with 30 options and another 30-plus by the bottle.chimay

Highlights of Petite Abeille’s beer list include: all the Trappist iterations, the Abbaye Duvel and The Buzz, a dry spicy light ale brewed exclusively for Petite Abeille by Brooklyn’s famed Sixpoint Craft Ales.

It is further distinguished by a number of large bottles, from 25 ounces to the 1.5 liter magnum, 3 liter jeroboam and the 9 liter salmanazar, the largest size on the global market.

Every Monday night, Petite Abeille at all locations encourages exploration of the list by slashing prices in half. Another Petite Abeille promotion first in New York City.

An unpretentious, reasonably priced wine list addressing all the most popular varietals and compiled to complement the food is also available as well as a full bar.

Many foodies believe that Belgium has better food than France and while that remains a moot point, I’ve never met anyone who complained about their gastronomic experience in this charming and underrated country. As a matter of fact, I’ve never heard anyone complain about Petite Abeille, which for the gentle prices and quantity/quality ratio of the food should be on every serious “must try” list. We certainly love it. So will you.

Walman Report Award: One of New York’s Best Bistros.

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Petite Abeille Dessert

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Menus & Prices (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

 

Dinner

Prix Fixe 3 Courses Menu 5pm-6.30pm $24

Appetizers

Mushroom On Toast white mushroom & shitake
8.00

Ham Hock Croquette gribiche sauce & baby arugula
9.00

Cheese Croquettes belgian cheese croquettes
8.50

Fried Calamari uruguayan squid light & crispy, tartar sauce, fried parsley
9.00

Salmon Rillette organic loch duart scottish salmon spread served with toast
9.50

Moules Marinieres steamed mussels in a white wine celery garlic broth
9.75

Salade Liegeoise warm green beans, potato, bacon, onion salad with a poached egg
9.00

Roasted Beet Salad fresh goat cheese & watercress
8.50

Today’s Soup
6.00

Gazpacho Petite Abeille egg mimosa & pumpernickel croutons
7.00

Salade Petite Abeille with marinated tomatoes & cucumbers
6.50

Salads

Salmon "Liegeoise" organic loch duart scottish poached salmon, green beans, potatoes, bacon & onion
19.75

Caesar fresh crisp romaine with parmesan, anchovies & croutons
11.00

add with chicken
4.00

Grilled Chicken couscous, mesclun greens seasonal vegetables with dijon dressing
16.00

Nicoise albacore tuna, green beans, roasted pepper, fingerling potatoes, black olives & anchovies
17.50

Pei Mussels $19

2 Lbs Served With Belgian Fries

Marinieres white wine celery garlic broth

Rasta jamaican curry sauce & crispy apple

Grand-Mere creamy beer sauce, bacon, essence

Poulette creamy white wine & shallot sauce

Ratatouille roasted pepper eggplant, tomato & garlic

Classics

Vol Au Vent chicken stew with bacon, mushroom & belgian fries
18.75

Carbonnade Flamande flemish style beef stew & belgian fries
19.25

Stoemp Saucisse myers of keswick cumberland sausage, potato leek stoemp & juniper gravy
16.00

Spaghetti Bolo spaghetti bolognese
15.00

Macaroni Jambon-Fromage mac and cheese with ham & gruyere
15.00

Boulettes Sauce Tomate veal & pork meatballs, marinara sauce choice of belgian fries or pasta
15.00

Entrees

Dorade whole grilled & boneless, shaved fennel, citrus dressing
24.00

Herb Crusted Organic Salmon braised endive & spinach stoemp
21.00

Lemon Sole pan fried, brown butter sauce, parsley buttered carrots
21.00

All Natural Roasted Chicken potato-leek stoemp, natural juice & fried parsley
19.00

Grilled Skirt Steak Ratatouille baby arugula & belgian fries
19.00

Grilled NY Strip Steak Frittes $25

Choice Of Sauce

Maitre D’

Au Poivre

Mushroom Sauce

Ratatouille

Burgers $13.95

9oz Served With Belgian Fries, Certified Black Angus Ground In House

Petite Abeille blt with cheddar on a brioche bun & our special sauce

Ardennais bacon, mushroom & sauteed onions

Ratatouille roasted pepper, eggplant, tomato & zucchini

Roquefort roquefort cheese, lettuce & tomato

Swiss melted gruyere, lettuce & tomato

Salmon salmon burger with marinated red peppers and cilantro

Mitraillette "The Hangover Sandwich " burger, sauteed onions, belgian fries & ketchup on challah baguette

Sides $4

Belgian Fries

Stoemp spinach or leeks

Carrots parsley buttered

String Beans sauteed or steamed

Mesclun Salad dijon mustard dressing

Brunch

Petit Dejeuner

Croissant
3.00

Pain Au Chocolat
3.00

Almond Croissant
3.00

Bellini
7.00

Brioche French Toast with fresh fruit
12.50

Seasonal Fruit Salad
6.00

Dahlia’s Granola Parfait greek yogurt nuts & fresh berries
8.00

Petite Abeille Bloody Mary
10.00

Baguette with nutella
4.00

with homemade ham
4.00

Blueberry Pancakes with petite abeille maple syrup
10.50

Mimosa
7.00

Eggs

Our Omelettes Are Served With Mesclun & Stoemp

Omelette Maison smoked salmon, scallions & sour cream
13.50

Omelette Ardennaise bacon, mushroom, spinach & onion
12.50

Omelette Western peppers, ham & cheddar
12.50

Omelet Of The Day

Omelette Parisienne ham, tomato & gruyere
12.50

Omelette De Bastogne tomato, goat cheese & asparagus
12.50

Jambon Benedict eggs benedict with black forest ham
13.00

Salmon Benedict eggs benedict with spinach
13.75

Cocotte fried eggs over bacon, tomato, goat cheese, gratineed with gruyere
13.00

Appetizers

Today’s Soup
5.50

Gazpacho Petite Abeille egg mimosa & pumpernickel crouton
7.00

Cheese Croquettes belgian cheese croquettes
8.50

Salmon Rillette loch duart organic scottish salmon spread, served with toast
9.50

Salads

Salade Petite Abeille marinated tomatoes & cucumbers
6.50

Caesar fresh crisp romaine with parmesan anchovies & croutons
11.00

add with chicken
4.00

Nicoise albacore tuna, green beans, roasted pepper, fingerling potatoes, black olives & anchovies
15.50

Grilled Chicken couscous, mesclun greens seasonal vegetables with dijon dressing
15.50

Classics

Macaroni Jambon-Fromage mac and cheese with ham & gruyere
14.00

Stoemp Saucisse myers of keswick cumberland sausage, potato leek stoemp & juniper gravy
15.50

Vol Au Vent chicken stew with bacon, mushroom & belgian fries
17.00

Les Croques

Served With Fries

Croque Monsieur grilled ham and gruyere cheese
11.00

Croque Madame grilled ham and gruyere cheese with sunny side up egg
12.00

Sandwiches

With Fries Add $2.50

Tartine De Saumon Fume smoked salmon & egg salad on sourdough
13.00

Natalie’s Tuna spicy albacore tuna salad on sourdough
8.50

Grilled Chicken avocado, lettuce, tomato & mayonnaise on baguette
8.50

Belgian Waffles

Gaufre Chantilly waffle with whipped cream & strawberry sauce
7.00

Gaufre Au Sucre waffle with sugar & strawberry sauce
7.00

Gaufre Au Sirop D’Erables waffle with petite abeille maple syrup
8.00

Gaufre Aux Fraises waffle with fresh strawberries & whipped cream
9.00

Gaufre Dame Blanche waffle with vanilla ice cream, belgian chocolate sauce & whipped cream
9.00

Gaufre Banana Split waffle with vanilla ice cream, banana, chocolate sauce & whipped cream
10.00

Gaufre De Liege the one and only liege waffle
4.00

Plain Waffle
4.00

Burger $13.50

9 Oz Served With Belgium Fries, Certified Black Angus Ground In House

Petite Abeille blt with cheddar on a brioche bun & our special sauce

Ardennais bacon, mushroom & sauteed onions

Ratatouille roasted pepper, eggplant, tomato and zucchini

Roquefort roquefort cheese, lettuce & tomato

Swiss melted gruyere, lettuce & tomato

Salmon salmon burger with marinated red peppers and cilantro

Mitraillette "The Hangover Sandwich" burger sauteed onions, belgian fries & ketchup on challah baguette

Family Values

Monday-Friday 5pm-6.30pm Ask Your Served $45.

Mondays half price on all

Belgian Beers from 12pm till close

Tuesdays half price on all

Bottles Of Wine from 12pm till close

Wednesdays moules a go go

All You Can Eat mussels add 1 stella
23.95

Thursdays Lobster Night
(1 1/4 lbs) 22.95

Beer

Beer – Draft

Rare Vos amber ale of medium color & strength aromas & flavors of caramel, orange hops
7.00

Saison DuPont farmhouse ale, refreshing crispness, very spiced & well-hopped
12.00

Ommegang Abbey plum, cinnamon, toffee & licorice, it is known to cause spontaneous meditation
7.00

Avril golden yellow color, yeasty smell, crisp & bitter
12.00

Hennepin a warming ,ix of spicy gingersnap & citrusy hops refreshing
7.00

Me Chouffe flavors of dark fruits & cloves, smells is sweet & malty
11.00

La Chouffe golden ale, spiced with saaz & lemongrass aroma
11.00

Allagash Dubbel sweet & spicy aroma, nice malt flavors
7.00

Allagash White very grainy & grassy wheat with hints of a lemony, citrusy hop profile, fairly abundant spicy notes of coriander
7.00

Lindemans Framboise palates of raspberries
10.00

Chimay 500 bitter & mellow blond
12.00

Duvel Green duvel & duvel green are both brewed in the same installations, using the same ingredients (water, two row summer malts, saaz & styrian golding hops but duvel undergoes a second fermentation in the bottle while duvel green is cold filtered & packaged in kegs
11.00

Maredsous sour, sweet and fitter flavors melting together harmoniously
11.00

Scaldis strongest beer in the world
12.00

St Feuillien triple this light beer has a deep golden color with a smooth, frothy head. hint aromatic hops & a fruity (citrus)
9.00

St Feuillien Triple amber fruity & very powerful taste
12.00

St Fruillien Saison traditional farmhouse ale with all the rich savour of the fertile land of southern belgium
12.00

Gouden Carolus Triple coppery color & rich bouquet kwak
11.00

Kwak strong & liquorish aroma, sweet flavor with hint of bitterness
11.00

Karmeliet Triple best belgian triple beer
11.00

Delirium Tremens great balance of sweet & dry
11.00

Stella the original pilsner of the artois brewery in leuven
7.00

Hoegaarden traditional belgian witbier
7.00

Palm amber style beer from londerzeel
7.00

Beer – Bottles

Westmalle Dubbel pale & clear, has a powerful fruity flavour that gives a bitter taste
14.00

Westmalle Tripel gold colored, fruity, yeasty, very malty & sweet
15.00

Delirium Nocturnum strong & heavy top, fruity & malty
11.00

Orval produced by orval monastery, deep golden bitter & dry
14.00

Deconinck Ale brown malty beer from the city of antwerp
8.00

Gueuze Fond Tradition champagne of beers
20.00

Malheur blonde citrus & poire williams in the aroma malt & a hint of citrus in the flavour
10.00

hazy dark brown body with a huge, fizzy beige head, the aroma is filled with either of prune, overripe plum & banana
12.00

Gouden Carolus Classic double dark with a very strong taste
11.00

Troubadour Blonde biscuity flavors with peppery yeast, some honey & citrus sweetness
10.00

Troubadour Obscura malty clearly roasted (is it hints of coffee, is it hints of chocolate
10.00

Duvel world’s greatest beer, like a lager, very lively & malty
10.00

Chimay Blue dark fruity & spicy, strong ale
14.00

Chimay Red dark red rich & fruity aroma
13.00

Kasteel Triple gold colored & fruity
11.00

Kasteel Donker massive, ale, very dark with a sweet taste
11.00

Kasteel Rouge aromas of sour dark cherries, small sourness & a bit syrupy
11.00

St Bernardus Prior 8 delicious & malty taste
12.00

St Bernardus Abt 12 very highly fermented beer, amber dark, sweet & sour fruity & malty
13.00

Satan Gold round , fine taste, fruity with a touch of bitterness
10.00

Achel-Blonde strong pale blonde from the youngest trappist brewery in belgium fruity with nice hop backbone
14.00

Achel-Bruin one of six trappist brewery. this flavorful amber ale is rich in dried fruit & spice note & has a refreshing finish
14.00

Corsendonk Ale double dark with a strong sweet taste
11.00

Corsendonk Abbey Brown double dark with a strong sweet taste
11.00

Rochefort 6 deep brown fruity flavor, roasted malts & slight bitterness (not available on 1/2 price monday)
14.00

Rochefort 8 top fermented beer, very dark with a sweet taste (not available on 1/2 price monday)
14.00

Rochefort 10 reddish brown color, compact head & aroma of figs, strong alcohol component, rich version of rochefort 6 & 8 (not available on 1/2 price monday)
16.00

Maredsous 8 very strong & heavy with a sweet taste & bitter finish
12.00

Grimbergen Blonde dry & malty blend with a wheat taste
8.00

Grimbergen Brune rich dark burgundy with a white head, chocolaty & brandy finish
8.00

Beer – Large Bottles

Kasteel Triple gold colored & fruity
24.00

Kasteel Donker massive ale, very dark with a sweet taste
24.00

Gouden Carolus Classic double dark with a very strong taste of caramel and toffee
23.00

Duchesse De Bourgogne flemish red light & sour (considered the most unusual beer style)
28.00

Chimay Red dark red, rich & fruity aroma
27.00

Chimay Blue dark, fruity & spicy, strong ale
30.00

Kwak strong & liquorish aroma, sweet flavor with hint of bitterness
26.00

Maredsous Double very strong & heavy with a sweet taste & bitter finish
25.00

Maredsous Triple top fermented abbey ale
25.00

Gouden Carolus Grande Cuvee brewed once a year to mark the birthday of the emperor charles v
25.00

La Chouffe golden style, spiced with saaz & lemongrass aroma
27.00

Duvel world’s greatest beer, like a lager, very lively & malty
28.00

Satan Red harmony of nuances between creamy & strong aroma
24.00

Very Large Bottles

The Party Starter

Triple – Magnum best belgian triple beer
65.00

Chimay Blue – Jeroboam (3 Liters) dark, fruity & spicy, strong ale
150.00

Bar Menu

Salmon Rillette "Petite Abeille" loch duart organic scottish salmon spread with toast
9.50

Buffalo Chicken Wings
8.00

Belgian Fries
4.00

Fried Calamari uruguayan squid light and crispy tartar sauce
9.00

Cheese Plate
12.00

Onion Rings
4.00

Nibble Plate sopressata, olives, gruyere
8.00

Dessert

Belgian Chocolate Mousse
6.00

Petite Abeille Cheese Cake
7.00

Chocolate Fondant
7.00

Cafe Liegeois espresso float
7.00

Chocolate Fondue of strawberry & marshmallow
8.00

Belgian Float lindemans framboise and vanilla ice cream
9.00

Cheese Board chef’s selection
12.00

Gelato
sm 3.75
med 5.50
lg 7.50

Imported Italian Gelato

Waffles

Grufre Chantilly waffle with whipped cream & strawberry sauce
7.00

Gaufre Au Sucre waffle with sugar & strawberry sauce
7.00

Gaufre Au Sirop D’Erable waffle with petite abeille maple syrup
8.00

Gaufre Aux Fraises waffle with fresh strawberries & whipped cream
9.00

Gaufre Dame Blanche waffle with vanilla ice cream, chocolate sauce & whipped cream
9.00

Gaufre Banana Split waffle with vanilla ice cream, bananas, chocolate sauce & whipped cream
10.00

Gaufre De Liege the one & only liege waffle
4.00

Coffee

American Coffee
2.50

Cappuccino
3.75

Espresso
3.00

Double Espresso
4.00

Caffe Latte
3.75

Macchiato
3.00

Mochaccino
4.00

Hot Belgian Chocolate
4.00

Cafe Au Lait
3.00

Take Out & Delivery – Breakfast

Available Until 11:30am.

Croissant
2.00

Almond Croissant
2.75

Baguette with homemade jam
4.00

Dalia’s Granola Parfait With Yogurt, Nuts & Berries vanilla yogurt.
8.00

Brioche French Toast with fresh fruit
12.50

Pain Au Chocolat
2.25

Baguette with nutella
4.00

Fresh Fruit Salad
6.00

Petite Abeille Egg Sandwich spinach, bacon & cheddar on ciabatta.
5.00

Cream Cheese Cupcake
1.75

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