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L'Ami Jean

#339 of 14,142 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
Tour Eiffel / Invalides
French, European, Gastropub
As featured in Best Food in Paris
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27 rue Malar, 75007 Paris, France
+33 1 47 05 86 89
12:00 - 00:00
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Tue - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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Los Angeles, United States
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Having read about this place and seeing it on TV's "I'll Have What Phil is Having," we decided to give it a try. The place is a total trip! First, it is cramped, noisy and almost always full. Second, if you sit close to the kitchen be prepared to hear the chef yell & clap his hands CONSTANTLY! Otherwise, sit... More 

Thank Andrew T
Stockholm, Sweden
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a super french top restaurant that serves great food. Make sure you book a table, though, the place is packed. They offer both a regular meny, but also the chef´s choice menu that we took, and it was a row of wonderful dishes. I want to go back next time in Paris, for sure!!

Thank kristinrosen
Level Contributor
168 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is not the place for a cosy romantic dinner away from the crowds as you'll be sitting, almost canteen style, close to at least one and probably two couples. The food is brilliantly cooked and served with panache and includes grilled octopus, pork chops and whatever the fish of the day is. You can start with a 'sharing' portion... More 

Thank phd2
Rossett, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Autentic yet innovative....pure perfection! it shows that creativity can meet tradition for a marvellous food experience.

Thank Rossett74
Istanbul, Turkey
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When you enter the place you may be a little disappointed. Nothing to talk about. On top of that the menu is quite short and a little out of the ordinary for my taste. But I must say at the end I admitted that it was the best meat I ever had: paleron de beufe. Cooked for hours, it melts... More 

Thank Filiz O
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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399 reviews
303 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This French - Vasque restaurant is just delicious! A marvelous gastronomic experience in Paris. The Rice Pudding is a must!!!

Thank Licey7
Portland, OR
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84 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our last night in Paris, we found one of our all time favorites. (The other, also discovered on this trip is Allard). Just go with the waiter's recommendation. We love to do that if the staff is willing (and most of the time, they welcome the opportunity.) The menu is extensive, and not always totally comprehensible, even with decent French... More 

Thank mdwpdx
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Forty-five euros for a ris de veau plat is ridiculous, especially as only a bowl of mashed potatoes comes with it. Think of that amount in dollars. The food is good there but it is not that good. The service has declined even though there are now empty tables. The waiters who used to be friendly were rushed and brusque.... More 

Thank juliadiana
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here on one of my visits to Paris in work and it was really nice. The place was quite buzy but I was lucky and got a table without reservation. The focus was not on the enterior, but rather on the food, which was really good! An extra bonus was the temperament of the chef, I learn some new... More 

Thank Envall
Paris, France
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just keep coming back for the most imaginative food offerings. Wonderful flavors. We've brought our friends. We keep coming back. Trust the chef. He is in fine form. Warning - he does sometimes blister his wait-staff in front of all to see - they love him anyway and hop to whatever he demanded, Professional and often delightful wait-staff,

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$33
French, European, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27 rue Malar, 75007 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Tour Eiffel / Invalides
  • Neighbourhood: Tour Eiffel / Invalides
  • Phone Number: +33 1 47 05 86 89
L'Ami Jean is a Parisian restaurant. Chef Stephane Jego, born in Britain, wanted to keep some of the BASQ identity ue of the restaurant when he resumed teaching in 2002, and made ​​it one of the jewels of the trend of the gastro-bistro capital. Trained by Yves Camdeborde to Regalade in the 90s, Stephan started to stand on its own feet ten years later to provide insider unique culinary experiences, sincere and renewed. Because the constant questioning is his credo. Around a cohesive team, it offers exceptional products through recipes (re) invented daily, always claiming a special relationship with many producers. The restaurant is open from Tuesday to Saturday.

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