Comfort food satisfies at Poulet

Grace Monacelli, Staff Writer

If you are looking for a fast and inexpensive meal that is still delicious, then Poulet is the place for you.The location where I enjoyed a meal was Greenspring station in Lutherville, and the chain is currently working on opening another location on York Road in Timonium, MD. Poulet is open from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. every day of the week. Johnathan Soudry, Owner and Chef of the eatery, has done an excellent job creating appetizing dishes and a comfortable atmosphere within his restaurant.

When you first enter the establishment there is a small seating area off to both sides of the entry way. It should be noted that seating is limited due to a lack of space in the building. The main space of the restaurant is dedicated to the buffet line.

When you are ready to order your food you are greeted by one of Poulet’s cheerful employees. Preparing your meal is quick and easy. All you have to do is walk down the buffet line and tell the server what you would like to eat. Poulet serves a wide variety of chicken dishes, salads, soups and sides. All the food Poulet offers is delicious, traditional, home-style cooking. In addition, they serve an abundant variety of mouthwatering, homemade ice cream.

The meal I enjoyed was buffalo chicken with mashed potatoes and mac and cheese on the side. The meal was complete with the coffee chocolate chip ice cream that I inhaled. Individually, the chicken was priced at $7.08, the ice cream was $3.06, and both of the sides were $3.30. The chicken was flavorful; however, it had an extreme kick that brought on the heat, which took away from the other spices and seasonings the chicken was prepared with.

The mashed potatoes were smooth and creamy, with the exception of a few chunks of un-mashed potatoes, but the flavor was exceptional. There was the perfect blend of butter, salt and cream that gave the mashed potatoes an all-around delicious flavor and enjoyable texture.

Although the mashed potatoes were delectable, the most enjoyable part of the meal was the mac and cheese. The dish was prepared in the oven with a breadcrumb crumble on top. The cheese sauce was creamy, and savory, which was perfectly balanced with the sweeter breadcrumb topping. The breadcrumbs added a much needed crisp texture to the soft pasta. To complete the meal, one should always opt to end with dessert. So to finish dinner I had one scoop of coffee chocolate chip ice cream.

The ice cream had a powerful, tart coffee taste that was balanced by the sweet milk chocolate chunks. It was a refreshing end to a hardy meal. Overall, the food was exquisitely simple yet delicious.

Whether you are looking for a filling, protein packed meal, a light soup and salad, or an ice cream cone on a hot summer day, Poulet is the place to go. The restaurant is complete with a comfortable ambiance, fast service and delectable food.


2346 W Joppa Rd, Timonium, MD 21093

7 a.m. – 9 p.m.