Petite Chou by Patachou serves French inspired breakfast, lunch and dinner, bringing elegant dining to Indianapolis people in Broad Ripple Village. Specialties include jumbo omelets made with farm fresh eggs, three varieties of chicken paillard, environmentally sustainable fresh fish and seafood and locally farmed and grass fed beef, lamb and pork. Enjoy a decadent meal in an elegant interior inspired by Paris, or eat in “plein air” on their beautiful pet-friendly patio.
Upon entering Petite Chou, visitors are transported to an adorable Parisian cafe. Artwork depicting Paris, crystal chandeliers and rich fabrics and textures pepper the walls of this Indianapolis restaurant. But the designers of Petite Chou cleverly remind diners of the restaurant’s Hoosier roots with original sketches from Indiana author Kurt Vonnegut on the walls. This gem of a restaurant creates a visual escape from the hum-drum of daily life in their elegant design elements.
But the visual escape is nothing compared to the oral escape diners receive with each dish. Enjoy made to order crepes, tartines and omelets all day long. Delectable crepe combinations include potato and goat cheese, ratatouille crepe Provencal and a daily combination special. Or enjoy a tartine (French open-faced sandwiches) topped with chicken salad, egg salad, tuna salad, smoked salmon, caprese, house roasted turkey breast or veggies.
A lunch favorite at Petite Chou are the croque sandwiches (French grilled ham and cheese on brioche). Made with Smoking Goose ham, these delicious creations come with either mushrooms, bechamel sauce and brie or bechamel, Dijon mustard and Gruyere cheese.
Pair your brunch with a delicious espresso drink or mighty leaf tea. Or take a taste of their signature champagne cocktails. Try a Champagne Frambois, a flute of Prosecco with all-natural raspberry syrup. Or sip on a Lavender Infusion, Prosecco infused with lavender. The Blackberry Fizz is a bubbly concoction of in-house made blackberry puree topped with Prosecco. Or make your selection from an extensive wine and beer list
This cute little cafe is open for dinner as well. Start your evening meal of with a delightful cup of tomato artichoke soup. Split an order of Duck Fat Frites: potatoes fried the authentic–in duck fat, and served with in-house made aioli, Dijon mayonaise and ketchup. Their individual savory tart is a scrumptious combination of goat cheese, mushroom and leeks.
For the main event, go light with a gourmet salad. Endive with walnuts and Gorgonzola cheese is always a popular choice. Or order the Farmstand, a bed of greens topped with baby beets, arugula, oranges, Gorgonzola cheese and sugared pecans. For the steak and potatoes man, the Steak and Frites meal is a sure winner, made with Indiana steak and a red wine demi glaze. Other options include the seared beef tenderloin, pan-seared sustainable salmon, jumbo scallops and an omelet of the night.
Croques, crepes and burgers are also available on the dinner menu, as are a variety of side dishes that will round out any meal. These include duck fat frites, pommes puree, Gruyere mac and cheese, warmed lentil DuPuy, warmed beets and goat cheese and asparagus.
Head to Petite Chou in the Indianapolis cultural district, Broad Ripple Village, for a sumptuous dining experience. This north Indianapolis restaurant transports visitors to land of delicious French inspired cuisine, where the only thing that matters is elegance. Petite Chou is perfect for ladies who lunch, an elegant celebration dinner or a divine business meeting.
Petite Chou’s pet friendly patio in Broad Ripple Village
Bright Parisian inspired interior design at Petite Chou in Broad Ripple Village
Petite Chou’s side patio is covered, heated and also pet friendly
823 Westfield Blvd
Indianapolis, IN 46220