Belgium Eats in New York
For those who have never been to Belgium, take an afternoon and head on over to Petite Abeille. Located on 1st Ave and in the center of Stuyvesant Town, this restaurant has established a cultural dining spot for patrons to sample cuisines from Belgium.
Inside, Patrons will take in the wide, charming space made complete by its countryside décor. The printed menu includes an assortment of fine dishes ranging from sweet and savory items for breakfast as well as lunch. Patrons will be delighted and eager to try many of the Belgian dishes. The service was decent. The waiters were attentive and prompt taking our orders; however the food was not delivered to the table swiftly. For Breakfast, ordering the Gaufre aux fraises was the right choice; it was plated and served warm topped with a nice helping of whipped cream. Additionally, the waffles were paired with a side of homemade strawberry sauce. These waffles were delicious; it had a soft, fluffy yet doughy interior, which made each bite enjoyable.
For lunch, I ordered the Croque Monsieur, Grilled ham and Gruyère cheese sandwich. The dish was plated and served piping hot, with a side of mesculin salad and crispy Belgian fries. The sand-which was flavorful and memorable. Patrons who favor a well-made grilled cheese sand-which will be overly satisfied with this savory dish. The salad portion was forgettable and flavorless. The fries were crisp, golden- brown and salty; a great side dish.
Finally, the restaurant has a sweet station inclusive of imported Italian gelato and homemade liege waffles for to-go dessert orders. For a simple, sweet breakfast with a friend, or a simple lunch for one- try dining at Petite Abeille for a courteous restaurant experience.