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7216 E. Shoeman Ln. (Scottsdale Rd.) Send to Phone
A tiny, stylish bistro with impressive yet reasonably priced classic French cuisine.
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Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner daily, Brunch Sat.-Sun.
Open late Thurs.-Sat.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Petite Maison Restaurant Review

: The menu reads like French foodie porn: porc et lardon (roasted pork loin with celery root and braised cabbage in red wine gastrique), poisson entiers pour deux (a whole grilled fish for two in sauce charon) and steak tartare (grass-fed beef with Banyuls vinegar, fried egg yolk and gaufrettes). But then, what would you expect from one of the sexiest chefs in the Valley (we mean in the kitchen, of course)? Chef-owner James Porter practically caresses each recipe with his use of lavish ingredients and driving passion for fresh and local products. The setting is appropriately intimate for such indulgences, with just 22 seats in the dining room, 11 at the bar and 30 on the patio. That’s all the better for coveting your neighbor’s dishes, like boudin blanc (house-made sausage with poached apple and frisée) or beignets du Nutella. Service, like the reasonably priced food, is professional yet relaxed, and everyone in the café is well trained in the best wine pairings, sourced primarily from France. For an extra treat, stop by on Thursdays, Fridays or Saturdays for a late night menu called "Staff Meal," a nightly changing favorite dish from Porter’s support cooks.

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by ahotmedic on Tue Sep 11, 2012 11:58 am
We consider ourselves foodies, so I have to say that our group knows a little something about an overall dining experience! Went there on a friend’s recommendation and we were disappointed… to say the least! Waiter was completely unprofessional and did not know the menu (Server 101) and he forgot some of our appetizers, a glass of wine and dessert orders! The Manager came out to speak to us and apologized and comped our undelivered items and still never brought out our missing dessert, but gave us our bill instead! Then to make matters worse, the Chef showed up and apologized for the waiter and practically thru him under the bus. Another unprofessional move! I was so upset after all of our experience up to that point…That I didn't even want to bring up the really fishy bouillabaisse, average chicken and the awful braised short ribs (needed a steak knife for this one). Oh, and their online menu on the day of dining is not the same as the one they give you there! I understand changing menu, but if you are placing the menu online… why not keep up with the most current one? Unfortunately for us, it wasn't just the server we were disappointed with: our food, the Manager’s response and the Chef/Owner’s overall lack of professionalism made for a completely awful dining experience.
by Ereike~ on Sat Nov 19, 2011 10:42 am
I took my mom to Petite Maison last night. The temp bartender was great and helped me choose the perfect bottle of wine. The escargots’ were good. The salad was ok. However I was very disheartened by the barramundi I found it so tough and over cooked it really did almost taste like chicken. This was the main event I ate some trying to find better pieces of the fillet not so tough and my mom tried a bite to see what I was talking about. I did not finish it and when asked how the meal was I did politely mention the problem with the fish. When the chef came out and made his rounds I found him to be rather arrogant as he took the fish off my plate shook it like a piece of shoe leather and replaced it. He said the next time I came in he would make sure I had a perfectly cooked piece of fish. (as though it was a foregone conclusion we would be back) He did send out a chocolate cream brulee on the house however as I had not wanted dessert nor did I want chocolate that night, even if it was a well done dessert I, was not so impressed. I would have been much happier if he sent out a decent remade piece of fish. No need to remake the already eaten sides but just one or two bites of good fish (the whole point of the meal) would have made this entire review a different story.
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