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Situated next door to a 2* Michelin restaurant, this simple bistro serves straightforward, perfectly cooked dishes in modest surroundings. A small menu where everything is market fresh, and a great wine list.
Yes, yes & yes. Great food, ie good variety of choices, obviously prepared to order, delicious; professional and attentive service, fab wine list with reasonably priced well chosen selections - eg Cotes d’Auxerre Blanc corps de garde Goisot 2015 for €45... Vaut le detour, excellent...restaurant.More
During the 5 years we lived in Paris, we would come to this restaurant often. We loved the fact that we could get outstanding food from the hands of the incredible chef that is Michel Rostang, in an intimate environment with one of a kind...service. Since we moved away, we have recommended this restaurant to numerous friends, who had disappointing experiences. This was mind boggling to us. Last week we booked a table, and were looking forward to another incredible meal. To our surprise we arrived to an empty restaurant (it was always hard to get a table before!), which stayed pretty much like that until we left at 10:30pm. Some of the staples dishes had been removed from the menu, and the ones we tried tried were bland and lacked creativity. The service was average to say the least. The restaurant lacked the buzzy atmosphere we were accustomed to, and the bill was exorbitant! The only good memory we took away was the "petit pot de chocolat". Sadly, we will be scratching Le Bistrot d'a Cote Flaubert from our "must" and "recommend" lists. Adieu Michel Rostang!More
We had booked this bistrot on our recent tour of Paris, expecting a reasonably-priced meal with the "pedigree" of the Michel Rostang. We booked through the web-page and one of the big appeals was the price: 32-45 euros set menu price. When we arrived to...a basically empty restaurant (!) we were greeted with a plastic-laminated menu (what gives? a real bistro will have daily fresh food and new dishes every once in awhile, not a tourist-trap plasticised sheet). The big shock was that there was no set menu. When we asked the manager, she politely said that the menu was no longer in place and that she had no control over what the web page said and would not honour the offer. So, we have enough tech in place to sell silly books about Michel Rostang's supposedly great food in the restaurant but can't bother to update a web page? Needless to say, an a la carte menu would take us down for at least 60 euros per head, double of what we had budgeted. We left and found an exciting new place close by: Roca ( see another review), where there were real upcoming new chef, not a cash cow place.More
This was our second visit to Le Bistrot d'a Cote Flaubert, on rue Rennequin in the 17th.
On our first visit, we had reservations for Maison Rostang, the next night, and our Concierge recommended Le Bistrot d'a Cote Flaubert, for our first dinner. We did...not know, and were not informed that this was an “annex” to Michelin starred Chef Michel Rostang. On that first visit, we were impressed, and in several ways.
First, we most often do fine-dining, when traveling, but were highly impressed by Le Bistrot d'a Cote Flaubert. Second, while dining there, we happened to meet Chef Michel Rostang, with whom we were dining, the next night.
Once more, we were impressed by the fare, though Chef Rostang was not around, but again, we were dining with him (though Chef Rostang was not in attendance that night), just around the corner, two nights later.
As the name implies, this is a bistrot, but a wonderfully elegant one, at that. The décor speaks of a more casual rural setting, until one looks a bit more closely. Little things, that might have gone unnoticed on a casual glance, come more into focus.
Once more, we were seated immediately, and had our menus and the wine list in hand. While not as extensive as Chef Rostang’s next door, 2 Michelin-starred restaurant, the list has some great selections, and some familiar names, as well. Perhaps, instead of a producer’s 1er Cru Chassagne Montrachet, they have his/her non-vineyard specific release – at a more approachable price.
We did start with the Chassagne Montrachet, and added a Côte de Nuits, for our red.
For Starters, we ordered:
Potimarron Tortelloni w/ “old” Parmesan in a foie gras emulsion – this was a fabulous dish, and one that neither of us was familiar with
Marinated Mackerel w/ guacamole, cabbage stew and crunchy vegetables – again, another winner, but I was thinking that with the tang of the Mackerel, I should have gone with a Merusault, instead of the Montrachet. Oh well, I will know better next time. The texture of the vegetables was a great foil for the fish.
Fillet of Lamb in Provençal crust w/ spinach and mushrooms – here the Pinot Noir came into its own, and the Lamb was wonderful
Piglet w/ fricassee of mushrooms and potatoes – again, a dish made just for that Pinot Noir, and succulent and flavorful
Service was excellent, and we wanted for nothing. Though more casual than Maison Rostang, it was a perfect “counter-point,” and with great food.More
Date of visit: September 2018
RostangPereFilles, Propriétaire at Le Bistrot d'a Cote Flaubert, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2019
We would like to thank you for the wonderful review you took the time to write, following to your recent meal with us. It has been our pleasure to share your praise with our entire staff, as it is the best tribute you...More
Several years since my last visit to Flaubert, but having enjoyed several good meals there, it was the first place that I booked prior to a recent visit. Had trouble finding the Bistro, even though we had been before, and were half an hour late...for an 8:00 booking. I the past has always been fully booked and were worried in case they let our table go!!
No need to worry we arrived at 8:30 to an empty restaurant!!!! Need I say more!!
It appeared that locals had deserted it, and the only ones to arrive were a group of Americans
A night of high hopes became a big disappointmentMore
The food defines a restaurant but the people in the restaurant make it wonderful. This is one of the best restaurants I have had the pleasure eating at around the world. It is simple yet marvellous. The food is stunning and the staff absolutely Devine....I can’t get enough of the place and if not travelling will try and make it a weekly event. If you are in Paris try it, you won’t be disappointed but you will be delighted. Yes it is part of Michel Rostang’s restaurants so it should be great but it is exceptionally great.
I love it and hooked on the place...More
Date of visit: November 2018
RostangPereFilles, Directeur général at Le Bistrot d'a Cote Flaubert, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2018
Thank you so much for your lovely comment.
We are so happy to read it. It is absolutely wonderful to see how your time spent at the Flaubert made you so happy !
Everyday, our team is working to offer to our customers the...More
Nice, cosy, warm decoration ...Little bit noisy i f there is a group as it is only one room.
I was there first time many years ago and it was excellent experience.....but this time vey disappointing...the service is nutral niether warm nor cold and it...could be better because the restaurant was almost empty....the food is a joke...a dish with scallops was with 2 scallops,.. suckling pig , 2 tiny cubes and one small potato.. for the desert I asked for caramelised figs and I had one Fig....It's better to have a snack in a nice bar than a poor dinner in this restaurantMore
Date of visit: October 2018
RostangPereFilles, Directeur général at Le Bistrot d'a Cote Flaubert, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2018
First, thank you for the time you spent writing down your comment.
We are really sorry to read that you did not like your time at the bistrot Flaubert.
Concerning the service, it is not what we are used to hear from our customers....More