While there are approximately 93 Italian restaurants from Soi 1 to Ekkamai, the number of French restaurants can be counted on one hand. So when you can find a good French eatery in Sukhumvit it’s something worth writing about.
It’s especially worthwhile when the restaurant, Le Petit Zinc, is a cozy place with a bistro/brasserie menu and an inviting atmosphere. A recent meal there made us glad we visited and gave us some good reasons to return.
Owners Muriel and Thomas Dazard have created an authentic-looking dining room in which to serve Thomas’ rather simple French cuisine with Muriel looking after the front of the house while Thomas runs the talented kitchen brigade.
We sat at the most popular table in a corner of the restaurant early on a slow, very rainy night and felt like we could have been in Paris on the same kind of night except for the fact that our server was Thai and the menu was in English.
The menu is filled with basic French dishes that the kitchen is very capable of rendering in a stylish manner. Our own selections consisted of the foie gras appetizer, the Salade Campagnarde, the salmon steak and the lamb shank.
The foie gras was cooked perfectly, the salad was a great mixture of complementary flavors including a poached egg and pork belly along with the greens, the salmon was delicious as were the sauteed vegetables accompanying it  and the lamb shank was tender and moist. The couscous with the lamb was a little dry but other than that it would have been difficult to execute these dishes much better.
The rest of the menu looks inviting as well with items like the entrecote (flank steak with french fries), ribeye steak, beef tournedos , beef tartare, Coquilles St. Jacques, duck breast and others forming the backbone of a classic bistro/brasserie menu.
And since this is a French restaurant let’s not forget about the wine. It’s mostly French but there are some bottles from Australia, Argentina, Italy and New Zealand so both New World and Old are well represented. 
Although they had no real restaurant experience before starting Le Petit Zinc, Muriel and Thomas have created one of the few French restaurants in all of Sukhumvit and one that you’ll enjoy visiting.
Le Petit Zinc, 02-259-3033