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L'Avant-Gout

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Place d'Italie / Quartier Asiatique
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Butte aux Cailles 26 rue Bobillot, 75013 Paris, France
+33 1 53 80 24 00
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12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 22:00
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Tue - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 22:00
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Lafayette, Indiana
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114 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went with friends who like us are from the USA. They have eaten here each of their seven visits to PARIS and were glad to share it with us. The lunch package for the day was amazingly delicious and a work of art, complete with wine and expression for only $16 per person. The service was great. There are... More 

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Thank Jeanne N
Dublin, Ireland
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

A few steps from Place d'Italie on a quiet street. This small and charming restaurant is worth a detour and won't break the bank. Seated quickly and with a smile, we opted for the set lunch menu, a steal at 38 Euros. The atmosphere was casual but the food was anything but. Fabulous, artistic and accomplished cooking and presentation, married... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

A Parisian friend took me here for my birthday. We had an absolutely delightful time. The atmosphere was relaxed, the service very pleasant and the food perfectly prepared and presented. Although it wasn't cheap, given the quality of the meal, I thought it was very reasonably priced. The location is a bit out of the way, but it is just... More 

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South Wales
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016

We had scallops which were exquisite, followed by duck ready cooked to perfection. My partner had fish which was excellent. Beautiful desserts. The service was friendly, and efficient.

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Thank 21stCenturySculptor
Pfaeffikon, Switzerland
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

We came here by chance and it was a pleasant surprise. Tasty, interesting and well presented dishes. Reasonably priced. Good service.

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Thank Nicola S
Paris, France
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107 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016

I came to eat here some 15 years ago when it was almost new (I think) and was super impressed. I don't know if the owner/team have changed since (surely), but this time I was not super impressed. The restaurant was almost full but we had made a reservation and should have been treated in a nicer manner. The main... More 

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Thank Tom_B_Paris
Denver, Colorado
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2016

Great food, amusing staff, decent prices, and not as crowded as many restaurants. The pot-au-feu was very popular, as were the fish dishes. For dessert, go for the roasted pear: Yum!

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Thank Erin4230
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43 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2015 via mobile

Been there 2 hours ago, although completely book I was really disappointed 'cause food is average, nothing special, but the prices are high: main course is 22€ if not taken together with entree&desert. Chef is obviously playing with the food but not on a good way.

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Thank beba85zg
New York
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63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2015

We were really excited to eat here since it was recommended in various places but I have to say that if you skip it, you will be fine. The staff are very friendly, and it is a small and cozy place, but the food is mediocre. The lobster soup is surely interesting with the additional of the chocolate that you... More 

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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120 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2015

We were taken to this restaurant by my cousins who live in Paris. We were in Paris for just one night as transited the city on our way to Italy. We were made welcome and given a circular table in the middle of the restaurant - we were a group of five. For starters my wife and I both had... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
French, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Butte aux Cailles 26 rue Bobillot, 75013 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Place d'Italie / Quartier Asiatique
  • Neighbourhood: Place d'Italie / Quartier Asiatique
  • Phone Number: +33 1 53 80 24 00

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Place d'Italie / Quartier Asiatique
Far off the beaten path, this part of Paris is a forgotten gem worth exploring. Avenue d’Ivry houses Europe's largest Chinatown with great Asian supermarkets and shops, and a thrilling atmosphere around Chinese New Year. Place d’Italie impresses onlookers as soon as they set their eyes on it. Not far, around La Butte aux Cailles, the streets suddenly imitate provincial France and you’ll feel like you’ve been transported. The beauty of these streets lies in their surprises around every twist and turn.
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