Le Petit Marche Back In Business


After passing their re-inspection today “with flying colors,” Le Petit Marche will be re-opened for business beginning tonight, owner Daniella Silone told BHB.

“It’s a little nerve-wracking,” she said. “I’m happy to be re-opened.”

Silone said she didn’t know how the restaurant will be received, but she “hopes people will give us a chance.”

The restaurant’s re-opening caps a roller-coaster week that saw the restaurant close, temporarily re-open for a private party, close again and fail its first re-inspection. However, the proper changes were made since yesterday, and the restaurant is now up to code and ready to remain open. It looks like the restaurant will no longer hold the distinction of being Brooklyn Heights’ answer to Brigadoon.

Silone said the restaurant would be open for dinner on Thanksgiving this year, as always.

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  • Homer Fink

    Welcome back LPM, what a long strange trip it’s been. Hope you’re here for years to come!

  • Cranky

    Well said Homer, I agree.

  • AEB

    Ditto, Homer.

  • High on Hicks

    Did anyone show up? It’s hard to tell in the picture. Not like that place is ever crowded anyways.

  • AEB

    When I passed, at about 8:30, about four tables were occupied….

    …seems fairly average for a Tuesday night….

  • Karl Junkersfeld

    Well said Homer.

    Those of us who live in the North Heights appreciate the esthetic that this beautiful restaurant brings to the Henry Street restaurant row. We all want it to succeed.

    I’m very happy they are open once again and plan to go to dinner there next week with my wife to show my support.

  • Chris

    Went there once with the wife, meal was good, but not super-memorable. More of a fan of NP and HE in the area. That said, I would (and plan on) give it another shot sometime in the future, regardless of the health inspection issue.

  • Mary

    Went to dinner at LPM last night to celebrate there reopening
    food as good as ever – Welcome back – look forward to many more dinners at LPM

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/theyardie/298366254/ David

    Like my bottle of 1982 Château Ducru-Beaucaillou, these frogs need to be sent back to where they come from!

  • heightsdiho

    not cool, David…. pourquoi all the vitriol?

  • Nancy

    Le Petit Mouse Droppings

  • nabeguy

    David, Lou Dobbs called…he wants his rant back.

  • nancy

    If this was not one of the “favored” restaurants in the area, I wonder if the coverage would have been so positive I hope they succeed, but they had better make sure they pass their next inspection.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/theyardie/298366254/ David

    When or if Lou Dobbs ever calls you back be sure to let him know I use his “rant” not to thieve, but to spread his enlightened message.

  • nabeguy

    Enlightened message? I said Dobbs, not Hobbes.

  • Jonesy

    If this is one of the favored restaurants in the neighborhood why are they on the brink of going out of business and trying to sell the restaurant?

  • Homer Fink

    Heights Cafe, Tazza and Lantern have all been DOH’d since we started publishing.
    Difference is they dealt with the issue with no apparent “spin”. LPM’s claim of a clerical error has not been proven to be true. Not to mention the third strike issue.
    I’m sure The Wine Bar, Henry’s End, NP and others have all had to make changes dictated by doh. Difference is they deal with it like pros.

  • nabeguy

    Perhaps if it was Le Grand Marche, they might have dealt with the DOH in a professional manner. I don’t blame them for spinning in the name of survival, but for putting themselves (and our stomachs) at risk in the first place. Given the previous inspections, their failure to rectify the problems is just plain stupid in so many ways. Now, they’ve not only lost a fan base, but whatever shot they had at a potential sale. Incroyable.

  • tb

    Was the Blue Pig/Oven guy ever DOH’d? One wonders. He could have fixed up the places with the $750 he stole from us.

  • Henry

    I am pleased that we have the DOH inspecting places and posting the standards and violation points . With so many places to select why take one that has or had major problems. I would rather be an well informed ingestor and opt out of potentially getting ill that not have these inspections.

    The problem with LPM is that they told “The Big Lie” and expected to get away with it. That may work elsewhere but no in the Heights.

    I personally think the food has lost some of its pizzazz since chefs changes.

  • George Earl

    Worth the cost? Two dinners there make me want to say, “Nope.” Even asking for a second bread basket brought some dirty looks.

  • my2cents

    Jane, amen about the posters.

  • nabeguy

    Demand? That’s torch-and-tar-bucket talk. No doubt, they made a huge mistake, but is anyone else out there willing to take a CIA course, raise $300K+, renovate a decrepit space and step up to the culinary bat?

  • No One of Consequence

    Perhaps if “demand” was used in the sense of “demand our money be returned” but in this context it’s fair to command value for your dollar.

  • Frank

    I for one have been back since they re-opened and really don’t care much about the “she blamed the city” blah, blah, blah. Probably should not have done that and just simply dealt with fixing the violations at hand and been over an done with it. The finest restaurants in the city all have problems from time to time. I defy anyone to find one restaurant that has never had at lease one violation. Still had a lovely dinner and the service and atmosphere was great as it has ever been. Will continue to be a repeat customer of this fine restaurant.