Petit Trois is a French bistro co-owned by Ludo Lefebvre, Vinny Dotolo and Jon Shook, who are also responsible for other successful restaurants including Trois Mec, Animal, Son of a Gun, and Jon and Vinny’s. Petit Trois was recently named one of Bon Appetit’s Best New Restaurants and it is one of only two restaurants in Los Angeles featured in the Bon Appetit article.
Petit Trois is Trois Mec’s little sister, located right next door in a small strip mall on Highland Ave. Unlike Trois Mec, which is famous for its complex gastronomy, prix fixe menu and impossible-to-get reservations, Petit Trois takes no reservations and boasts an accessible French bistro menu. It features 22 bar seats, half of which face the open kitchen.
The menu offers classic French fare such as steak frites, escargot, a confit chicken leg, beef tartare, a Boursin cheese omelet, a simple salad, croquet monsieur, a couple of specials and a few desserts. The restaurant also serves lunch, which features a decadent burger along with dinner menu items. The omelet is something truly special. It’s creamy and so perfectly cooked that it leaves you wanting to rush home to replicate your own, although you know you’ll never quite be able. The escargot is also great. The shells are served full with garlic, parsley and melted butter and with a perfectly-sized pronged fork to tactfully grab your shells.
This is an ideal restaurant for a leisurely lunch with a glass of wine, or a nice spot for an easy but impressive dinner. They have delicious cocktails and a nice wine list that compliments the food well. The waiters are happy to guide you through their recommendations. While it wasn’t too difficult to snag seats for the past several months, it might be more challenging now that they have garnered the well-deserved Bon Appetit accolade. But even if that’s true, it’s well worth the wait.Petit Trois
718 N Highland Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90038