My friends and I decided to give Pied-a-terre a try; we'd been a huge fan of Parkside and spent a lot of time staring at the menu onlline. We called to make a reso for 8pm and strangely we were told that if there was a late rush, we may need to leave at 10pm (which we found odd because their website said they closed at 10:30... how quickly would they need to eat ?!).
The room was very small but nicely decorated (very modern bistro feel). Music was playing but it was barely audible (not that I'm suggesting that it be all you can hear but I would've liked to drown out everyone else's conversation).
The food was phenomenal - better than I expected (although I don't know why - Parkside has been my favourite restaurant for years).
We ordered the french onion soup, onion tart and foie gras parfait for appetizers (the parfait was so light and rich - just as I remembered it). For entrees, we had a beef bourgignon, the poulet roti and I chose the veal chop feature - the best veal chop I've ever had - perfectly cooked, melt-in-your-mouth tender. The only downside was that it was overly drowned in a delicious shallot sauce/gravy. Desserts included the chocolate mousse, the pot de creme (which turned out to be my favourite) and a half order of the cheese plate.
The service was incredible - all 3 on the floor looked after us and their knowledge, suggestions and overall service didn't miss a beat. One more suggestion though - they should get an espresso machine. It would satisfy those of us who aren't fans of drip coffee and would likely minimize the number of patrons who stick around for free refills (and make the needed turnover an easy one).
We will definitely be back (already looking forward to it!).