Homestyle French: Part of the foodie offerings at H Queen’s, La Petite Maison is the first Asian outpost of the group’s elegant French restaurants.
Look & Feel: This is a rather spacious eatery for Hong Kong. La Petite Maison occupies a 3,600sqft location, all of which is decked out in laidback Niçoise style. There’s a collection of intriguing art, the odd ornament that harkens to the Belle Epoque, and tables dressed in crisp white linen. The open kitchen provides a nice focal point.
On the Menu: Southern French food is the mainstay of La Petite Maison. And boy, do they deliver in style. There’s a full list of easy-to-share starters, and an equally full collection of hefty mains. The best part? Every dish we tried was delicious and flavorful, without being too rich. It’s truly a perfect balance. The Burrata et Tomates (burrata cheese with fresh Datterini tomatoes) came highly recommended – and for good reason; while the Crevettes Tièdes à l’Huile d’Olive (warm prawns in olive oil) was deceptively simple, but so well done. The Escargots de Bourgogne (snails in garlic butter) was well-portioned and utterly decadent – get some bread to mop up all the sauce. For mains, we tried the seasonal white truffle rigatoni, which was creamy and not the least bit overpowering. For dessert, we were told that we couldn’t miss the cheesecake or the French toast, and we were certainly glad we got both to share – they were light and just the right amount of sweet.
Jeng: The food is fabulous, the ambience is good, and the service is done with a smile – there’s nothing to fault here. Even the prices were surprisingly reasonable.
Not So Jeng: We truly loved every part of our experience at La Petite Maison.
Great For: Homey French food done with style.
FYI: La Petite Maison has a great little outdoor terrace which would be perfect when the weather’s nice.
[updated November 2019]
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