13705 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
818 989-2600

The omelets are wonderfully moist with the flavor of perfectly fresh eggs. My favorite – the feta and avocado omelet – is served with a lightly dress Boston lettuce salad.

The croque monsieur and croque madame are magnificent. The Big Mec (burger with foie gras sauce) is luscious. The beignets are unsurpassed.

This Petit Trois restaurant is chef Ludo Levebvre’s first venture into the San Fernando Valley. His Trois Mec and Petit Trois in Hollywood already were among the city’s top spots, when he decided he wanted a place near his home in the Valley.

Ludo’s position on the L.A. culinary roster were well established from his years at l’Orangerie and Bastide. His pop-up Ludo Bites brought him star status. I learned of Ludo’s plans for the Valley restaurant a few weeks before it opened, when he was seated next to me at the sushi bar at Asanebo. He told me he wanted a place with an authentic feel of his native France.

Petit Trois is light, airy and filled with happy chatter, smiles and laughter. It’s more modern and upscale than other well-attended French restaurants in the Valley. There are walk-in seats available at a bar counter and a smaller counter facing the kitchen.

The morning pastries and feel of the restaurant could be lifted from any of a number of Parisian street corners. Breakfasts and lunches run the gamut from lite bites to steak frites and the Big Mec double cheeseburger. And the dinner menu is breathtaking.

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