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“Best service with amazing food”
Review of La Petite Maison

La Petite Maison
Ranked #208 of 2,173 Restaurants in Abu Dhabi
Price range: US$95 - US$150
Description: The home of Cuisine Niçoise, whose origins lie in old Genoese cooking, is the old town of Nice where French Mediterranean cuisine has evolved with the influences of Ligurian Italy across the border. Local produce, notably artichokes, courgettes, lemons, olives, tomatoes, peppers and girolles are used generously with sea food, meat and fresh pasta to produce a style that's light and healthy.
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Description: The home of Cuisine Niçoise, whose origins lie in old Genoese cooking, is the old town of Nice where French Mediterranean cuisine has evolved with the influences of Ligurian Italy across the border. Local produce, notably artichokes, courgettes, lemons, olives, tomatoes, peppers and girolles are used generously with sea food, meat and fresh pasta to produce a style that's light and healthy.
Reviewed 8 December 2017

We had my wife's birthday party at the restaurant with 12 adults and four children (aged 7-13). The restaurant booked us two tables, one for the adults and the second for the kids. From the get go, the service and level of care that both tables received was amazing. The wine list is extensive and priced with the client in mind. The price range for a good bottle is between 250-450 dirhams (70-130 USD). This is in contrast to its main rival next door (Nusret) where you will not find anything drinkable under 700 Dirhams (200 USD). In addition they have a great mixing bar with a lot of varied drinks both virgin and not so virgin, with the tomato martini topping everyone's list. The children order non-alcoholic drinks that were exceptional as well.
It was difficult to order for our large group and although we did get to sample almost everything on the menu, getting the quantities right was difficult and that was our only complaint.
At the end of the meal, the staff came with a cake/candle and it was quite a site as more than twenty staff came to the table to sing happy birthday.
Another great thing was how they dealt with the children and never did they make us feel that they were not welcomed or out of place.
In conclusion, it was a great night. Great food and excellent service and considering everything we did not feel that we were overcharged like you tend to feel in most high end restaurants in Abu Dhabi.

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Thank Samsonite911
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Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

We went here on a ladies night on a Wednesday. The food was amazing ... especially the aubergine with shrimp starter and the sirloin main! Our waitress, Alina, was really great and friendly and super knowledgeable! We had fun catching up with friends but did expect a better atmosphere. It was not busy or vibey. We had a couple sit down next to us with their crying toddler. And we finished ta 11:30 and were the last table to leave.

Thank cd_nel83
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Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

The decor is nice but not very interesting. The tomatoes on the table are a bit pointless especially considering they are not particularly tasty (yes I tried:)). We ordered tapenade, some awesome fis carpaccio with Japanese dressing, absolutely yummy and a cold ratatouille that was both interesting and tasty. For the mains we had sole meunière that was a big miss as the fish did not have any taste, probably frozen, and did not melt in the mouth which is what I would have expected. However, the duck confit and the patates gratins hit the bar! Confit was perfectly cooked and not so salty with a lovely orange glazing while the gratins was tasty yet did not swim in fat which is what you would normally get in many places.
Also one of the highlights was the mocktail we tried. Definitely try them as they are very sophisticated and tasty.
Great service. I am voting four due to the sole. Hope management takes note and improves.

2  Thank Janji C
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Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

It’s one of best french restaurants in town and best location in city. Food quality is perfect as well the choice of drinks it’s unique different. What I don’t like about it is the seating is so close to each other that you can hear what other guest talks about and the listen to your conversation as well. Non the less it’s one of the best and staff are perfectly beautiful and polite

Thank almarri123
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

Amazing food, great atmosphere, great vibe, excellent service! We went on a Saturday night for the 9PM seating and it was packed. Service was excellent and the food delicious. For appetizers I would highly recommend the burrata and the tuna carpaccio. The onion tart was lovely also. For main you HAVE TO go for the truffle pasta and the veal chop with gratin potatoes was excellent. The truffle risotto was good but not as much compare to the truffle pasta. Desserts are the best part of the meal! The chocolate lava cake very good and the crème brulee to die for! Excellent portions as well. Cannot wait to go back

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Thank AngieSRS81
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