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Le Petit Pontoise

9 rue de Pontoise | 9 Rue de Pontoise, 75005 Paris, France
+33 1 43 29 25 20
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
9 rue de Pontoise | 9 Rue de Pontoise, 75005 Paris, France
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Reviewed today

Unlike other restaurants I've eaten escargot , theirs is ready to eat...no shells and the sauce is sooo good eaten with their bread. Be aware that there's mushrooms in this dish. The combination of the escargot and mushroom was delicious though I though they were...More

Thank mariadZ311TI
Reviewed 1 week ago

For an appetizer to share we ordered the snails for 2 -- best order of the meal. The little guys were served in a delightful and tasty green garlic sauce.

Thank Edward L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Creative menu expertly executed, personal, attentive service. The best bistro we found on the Rive Gauche during a six-day stay. Better enjoyed in cooler weather as inside was quiet warm. Outside tables are cheek-by-jowl with the parked cars and the fumes of the passing hybrid...More

Thank Robert W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After reading the great tripadvisor reviews for Le Petit Pontoise we had dinner at the restaurant. Although the meal was good quality and the service was good, we felt it slightly overpriced comparing it to similar restaurants. On our last day in Paris we booked...More

Thank foodlovers264
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After several days in Paris with my parents and family found this gem of a restaurant just down the road from our apartment. Small and a bit crowded (reservations needed or come very early) this is superb food at quite reasonable prices. Definitely one of...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had our best dinner in Paris here. The restaurant is small and cozy, and the server was friendly and helpful. The menu is limited but had fine choices for us, and the server's recommended wine was excellent.

Thank Elliott G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was excellent, and we got to taste typical French food. The service was great and the prices were lower than most places in Paris. The atmosphere in the restaurant was good, and you could find both locals and tourists from there. Only minus...More

Thank Irene P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stumbled across this great little restaurant during our trip to Paris and so glad we did! Fab food and atmosphere, you could tell they were passionate. Authentic French restaurant. The Snails and Pig Cheeks were to die for. The beef was lovely too. The...More

Thank 923globetrotter
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place is nice and keeps the same menu for years. They have recently added some new dishes due change of ownership. However the quality has gone down due lesse quality ingerdients, However still good and enjoyableMore

JonathanAlexandre, Propriétaire at Le Petit Pontoise, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Bonjour ! Thank you for your review and glad you had an enjoyable moment with us. My brother and I have run the restaurant a bit more than one year : 2,5 years now ! However in 2,5 years, we have spent our time in...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lovely little restaurant with first-rate food and courteous staff. I would not hesitate to come back here again.

Thank musicman3001
JonathanAlexandre, Propriétaire at Le Petit Pontoise, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your kind words on Tripadvisor. We really appreciate it. And We will be more than happy to welcome you back at Le Petit Pontoise. A bientôt Jonathan & Alexandre Le Petit Pontoise

Odeon / Saint-Michel
As the bustling center of entertainment for the
residents of the Rive Gauche, the activity at Odéon
never stops. Boulevards are lined with traditional
cafes, restaurants, and boutique cinemas. The streets
surrounding the fountain at Saint-Michel provide
eateries from around the world. Lively bars are just
next door and the prototypical terraced French
brasserie is on every corner. The setting for this
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9 November 2015|
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Response from lepetitpontoise | Property representative |
Dear Jahan, One week before is enough to book a table at Le Petit Pontoise. It is always crowded on dinner. Hope to welcome you soon at Le Petit Pontoise Jonathan from Restaurant Le Petit Pontoise
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27 March 2015|
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Response from CindersG | Reviewed this property |
If you go for dinner early enough - you can get a table like we did. It got much busier as the night went on so a reservation is a good idea.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$41 - US$59
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:30
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 rue de Pontoise | 9 Rue de Pontoise, 75005 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Odeon / Saint-Michel
  • Neighbourhood: Odeon / Saint-Michel
  • Phone Number: +33 1 43 29 25 20
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Le Petit Pontoise is a genuine institution of the 5th district in Paris. It offers typical rich French cuisine in a "bistrot" atmosphere. The chef has been there for over 14 years preparing sophisticated dishes with fresh season products. He finds his inspiration in the most traditional French recipes. Located right next to the Seine river near the Boulevard Saint-Germain, this bistrot is always fully booked, you will meet people from around the world as well as regular Parisian clients which enjoy this typical French cuisine.
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