Petite Jacqueline has an extensive cocktails list — Photo courtesy of Petite JacquelineThink fun French when it comes to this exciting eatery. The atmosphere is relaxed, casual, a classic bistro environment. Diners linger over cocktails while sampling the menu’s expansive offerings of tastes and spices. No wonder this restaurant is quickly becoming a favorite with everyone from high powered Portland executives to funky artists.
There is no doubt that Petite Jacqueline has found that sweet spot between gourmet, formal dining and laid back dining for dining’s sake that so many other eateries seek. The menu is reasonably priced with light fare that is both tantalizing and savory. Each dish is prepared with an eye toward the attractive but with equal emphasis on delighting the palate with fresh and tasty foods.
Seafood is a specialty at this eatery. — Photo courtesy of Mark PechenikThe staff is friendly, hip and eager to please with menu suggestions. Among menu standouts are Seared Local Fluke with capers and butter; Boeuf Bourguignon, a French classic featuring Burgundian Beef Stew, mushrooms and fresh Maine potatoes; and Saumon A La Poele with pan-seared salmon, mustard crème fraiche, and crushed fingerline potatoes. Be sure to save room for dessert. Gourmet sweets such as Crème Brulee, Petite Gateau Chocolat, and ice cream are not to be missed under any circumstances. Whether a casual night out or something more foodie focused, be sure to visit Petite Jacqueline.