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Petit Trois

718 N. Highland Ave
Hollywood, CA 90038
Best Of
Petit Trois +

Anne Fishbein The Big Mec


  • Sun.-Thu., noon-10 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., noon-11 p.m.
  • Vegetarian Friendly
  • Lunch, Dinner
  • Full bar
  • Valet Parking
  • Reservations Not Accepted
At least half of the items on Petit Trois’ menu already qualify as iconic L.A. dishes, a mere three years into the restaurant’s existence. There’s the omelet: the egg itself presented as pure texture, a lightly frothy yellow solid, with absolutely no visual or tactile clue that it has ever touched a pan, its interior gloriously creamy. And there’s the burger: a mashup of cultures, taking inspiration from the classic American cheeseburger as well as chef Ludo Lefebvre’s homeland in the form of Bordelaise sauce with a smidge of foie gras, and piles of caramelized onions. There’s the escargot, drenched in butter; like everything here, better than the actual Parisian food it aims to parrot. But it’s worth straying from these beloved dishes to try some of the newer additions and specials: light-as-air Parisian gnocchi showered in cheese, or a lobster thermidor that’s as decadent a throwback as you could ever wish for. We’re looking forward to the larger San Fernando Valley outpost that’s slated to open later this year, but in the meantime this tiny slot of a restaurant remains one of the best — and, yes, most iconic — dining experiences in the city. —Besha Rodell
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