Petite Abeille

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Petite Abeille

Authentic is not synonymous with serious. Check out the drawings of Tintin at this charming minichain that draws its name from another Continental cartoon favorite, the Little Bee. Locals keep coming back for fresh mussels and the three-course prix fixe, offered weekdays from 5 to 6:30pm. Try the vol-au-vent, a chicken stew covered with a puff-pastry lid, or the croque-monsieur, made with ham and Gruyère. At brunch, golden waffles topped with strawberries are authentic, serious fun.

Venue name: Petite Abeille
Address: 44 W 17th St
New York

Cross street: between Fifth and Sixth Aves
Opening hours: Mon–Fri 7:30am–11pm; Sat 9am–midnight; Sun 9am–10pm
Transport: Subway: 1 to 18th St (Seventh Ave)
Price: Average main course: $15. AmEx, MC, V
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