From cute blue and white hand-painted tilework to French pantry staples to rotisserie chickens tucked into brown paper boxes stamped with the shop's rooster logo, Washington Square West's new Petit Roti already looks like a Francophile's dream come true. (Too bad it's not exactly picnic season right now.)
Open as of late last week, the new rotisserie spot comes courtesy of Olivier Desaintmartin, who also owns next-door neighbor Zinc and nearby Caribou Cafe. There is a small amount of seating available, but the space is more geared toward grabbing meals to go. Roasted chickens, prime rib, or pork loin can be paired with basic sides (roasted potatoes and seasonal vegetables) for a full takeout dinner. They also form the basis for a handful of sandwiches, rounded out by a classic jambon beurre.
Chicken soup, baguettes, cheese, pates, and more imported dairy products and grocery items are all on hand to purchase as well. A whole chicken dinner with two sides runs $16 to $20; sandwiches are $8.50 before optional add-ons.
Petit Roti is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday.