They say don’t judge a book by its cover. That’s certainly the case with this months Top Eat. While Petit Trois itself has a beautiful exterior, the doughnut shop to the left and laundry-matt to the right do a pretty good job of hiding this treasure. Trust me. Just get to the door. The quaint, cozy interior transports you out of West Hollywood and into the heart of Paris. Clangs of pots and pans add their flourish to the jazz playing in the restaurant. The cooks move swiftly in the tight alley kitchen, dancing around each other, keenly aware of the space around them. Controlled chaos. It’s beautiful and seductive.
If the atmosphere wasn’t enough – and it was – the food is even better. As Jonathan Gold said “there may be no better plate of escargot in town, than that of Petit Trois.” I’d go further. It was the first thing we tried and if we’d stopped there, we would have left completely satisfied. But being the greedy Americans we are, we needed more. With every dish we witnessed being created right in front of us, our eyes grew bigger and our wallets grew smaller. But each meal we got was worth every penny. Here are our choices.
What to Order
French Onion Soup