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Le Bougainville

#4,551 of 14,093 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Opera / Bourse
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5, rue Banque, Paris, France
+33 1 42 60 05 19
08:00 - 00:00
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Mon 08:00 - 18:00
Tue - Sat 08:00 - 00:00
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Seattle, Washington
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42 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We arrived for a late lunch and the place was very crowded with people finishing up their lunch. This place has a very charming look and feels like a classic local place. Maybe it was a bad day...I rarely give bad reviews but the food here was just bad. Service was ok at first. We got our wine and first... More 

Thank JohnBreitweiser
Sao Paulo, SP
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81 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

I was looking for a local restaurant in an area surrounded by tourist places and Japanese restaurants and both the gallery and the restaurant were a good surprise. Food was really delicious to celebrate the last day on Paris.

Thank tschauff
Canberra, Australia
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82 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2016

Lunch menu for less than 20 euro a head! The devilled eggs with homemade mayonnaise reminded my wife of her grandmother. Goose rilettes, great! Roasted maryland of Guinea fowl (pintade) - gamey deliciousness. But the highlight was the 18-month Laguiole! The cheese had pockets of blue that tasted of anchovies. Authentic bistro vibe - I loved the Formica and exposed... More 

1 Thank ABCAus
Boulder, Colorado
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

Probably the best place we ate at in Paris over the course of a week. Delicious food, great wine - it's small, out of the way, intimate and quite lovely. Plus, cute waiters.

1 Thank Bryn G
Paris, France
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52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

We stumbled onto this restaurant on "date night" last Friday. Christophe didn't know the Passage Vivienne so we strolled through. We were looking for just a comfortable place for dinner, nothing fancy. And we found exactly that. Le Bougainville is not all fancy but oh so wonderful. Tables in the passage or inside in the dining room. We opted for... More 

2 Thank Christine L
Paris, France
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2015

I live in Paris and I went to dinner in this restaurant, as the reviews were pretty good. The table that was given to us was terrible, you could see packaging boxed on the floor, the drinks were brought in a messy way, and the drinks were flowing out of our glasses, which made our table a total mess. When... More 

4 Thank PETRE I
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2015 via mobile

This is exactly what you look for when it comes to going to a french bistrot.. All your architecture, food and wine fantasy are reunited in this unique place. Real french fries, no ready made crap.. Very rare to be found especially in such location in paris .. A must !

1 Thank Alventu
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30 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2015

Croissants were excellent! fresh fruit macaroons!! Nice ambiance - outdoor tables - since 1356. Had breakfast over there instead of your hotel.

Thank bbmomo2000
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2014 via mobile

Really good place for a lunch. Formula (2 dishes) costs 17.5 EUR. Nice service and stuff. I enjoyed the time there.

1 Thank Jakub J
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177 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2014

We enjoyed a wonderful meal here. Homemade chicken liver pate and rillete of goose liver were both delicious and we had to stop ourselves from eating all of the large servings so we could enjoy the rest of the meal. I had a white fish filet on rice with tiny vegetables mixed in rice. Friend had lamb with "smashed potatoes".... More 

Thank AustinM

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5, rue Banque, Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Opera / Bourse
  • Neighbourhood: Opera / Bourse
  • Phone Number: +33 1 42 60 05 19

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Opera / Bourse

Neighbourhood Profile
Opera / Bourse
The neighbourhood around Opéra and Bourse is a belle époque paradise of grand boulevards, refined arcades, and mass-market art-nouveau entertainment. Here, modern day workers continue to take advantage of the legacy that nobility and finance left in the 19th century. Brightly-lit brasseries, theatres, and cinemas sit side by side with French bistros predominating in one area and Japanese restaurants in another. The area is most famous for the Palais Garnier opera house and glamorous department stores.
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