|Interior of Petite Abeille|
Petite Abeille (“Little Bee”) is a Belgian restaurant that has 4 locations in NYC. The one I dine at most is on 17th Street, between 5th & 6th Aves. The cramped entryway opens up to a dining room, and outdoor seating area in the back. The decor – blue picnic tablecloth, Tintin cartoons, and chalkboard with an extensive list of beer available to order. You no longer feel like you’re in New York.
My favorite items off the menu:
Omelette Parisienne (ham, tomato & gruyere) served with mesclun and stoemp*, $12.25
A hearty serving, order this when you’ve got a big appetite. The stoemp is delicious, kinda like mashed potatoes, without all the butter.
Croque Monsieur (grilled ham and gruyere cheese sandwich), served with frites, $11
I’m a huge fan of croque monsieur, and Petite Abeille’s is great, but does not beat neighboring Markt.
Grilled Chicken sandwich (avocado, lettuce, tomato & mayonnaise on a baguette), $8.50
In addition to their regular menu, they also have daily specials. If you hear of their special grilled vegetable sandwich, go for it.
Stoemp is a dish in the cuisine of Belgium and the Netherlands. It consists of pureed or mashed potatoes, other root vegetables and can also include cream, bacon, herbs and spices. – source: Wikipedia
Petite Abeille also has specials throughout the week:
Mondays – Half Price on all Belgian beer
Tuesday nights – 1/2 priced bottle of wine
Wednesdays – Moules a go go: all you can eat mussels with 1 Stella for $23.95
Thursdays – Lobster night
|Grilled vegetable sandwich with a Piraat|
If you’re around, be sure to stop by.
44 W 17th St
New York, NY 10011