Tuesday, November 16, 2010
La Petite Brasserie - Clearwater, FL
Wow, Wilko did it again! He opened another restaurant that shares the same great quality of its sister restaurant, the St. Pete Brasserie. My family and I took the short trek over to Clearwater to check out the new place that was located in a nice, quiet residential neighborhood. It is great for those who live north of downtown St. Pete and don't want to make the trek downtown, or for those who want to get out of downtown St. Pete. It rather reminded me of Minneapolis, where you would find all sorts of hidden gems in neighborhood spots in the metropolis area. It is a cozy and warm spot to get away from it all after work, or to enjoy a weekend reward after a busy work week. It was a rather romantic spot with walls that were a wonderful burnt orange and covered with wine bottles and lovely art. The ceiling had a nice industrial feel to it, that again was very metropolitan. Grab a spot in the corner if you want to watch the whole room or to be away from the center of things with your sweetheart.
For those of you have dined at the St. Pete Brasserie, the menu looks to be pretty much the same, with good value and quality combined. For those of you who have not dined at St Pete Brasserie, I will tell you about some of my favorite dishes that we tried at La Petite Brasserie. The crab cake is excellent along with the french onion soup. My husband loves the rich vegetable risotto and I love the ultimate comfort food - Beef Bourguignon. My son loves the Brasserie Burger with its Brie cheese. And if you have room, La Petite Brasserie has some of the most amazing fries and you have to try them with their aioli dipping sauce. Altogether, our experience was wonderful, with great food and good service. La Petite Brasserie is sure to be a winner and one that I would recommend you try.
La Petite Brasserie
2245 Nursery Road
Clearwater, FL 33764