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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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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“rack of lamb” (27 reviews)
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
9 rue de Pontoise | 9 Rue de Pontoise, 75005 Paris, France
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’m visiting Paris with my now 15 yr old daughter. It’s a very different experience from previous trips. This time it’s more about shopping, not so much Disneyland. It has also meant enjoying local French cuisine. Our first meal was very enjoyable but not worthy...More

Thank Dayle P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved this Bistro, located in a very neighbourhood. The service was stellar and had a great wine menu. Only has 8-10 tables, very cute and cozy. It was lovely to see "regulars" greeted like family. We ordered the beef cheeks, and escargots, very nice meal!More

Thank cajunsnowdog
JonathanAlexandre, Propriétaire at Le Petit Pontoise, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Bonjour ! Thank you very much for your comment ! Glad you enjoyed the service, the meal and the wine list. We are a family run business (my brother and I) and it's such a pleasure for us to recognize people who comes back to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoying our last night in Europe we chanced upon this place and boy did we really have a great farewell meal. The meal is sumptuous. The manager, waiter and waitress are all friendly. The escargot is to die for and the sole dish is fabulous....More

1  Thank Alaksander
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A good starter of CREVETTES RÔTIES « CRYSTAL BLUE » FAÇON PETIT PONTOISE, followed by the always excellent PARMENTIER DE CANARD ET FOIE GRAS POÊLÉ. A fine bottle of Rosé, and all should have been well . . . But the meal was ruined by...More

2  Thank stp1511
JonathanAlexandre, Propriétaire at Le Petit Pontoise, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Bonjour ! Thank you for your kind words about our food. Very sorry for the noise this night, it happens sometimes when friends or families are celebrated a special moment in Paris. But I agree this night it was a bit over normal and I...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Time has stopped here for the last twenty years. I visit hhere very often and menu is unchanged and always on the high side of quality. Service is efficent and helpful. Though owners have changed spirit remained the sameMore

JonathanAlexandre, Propriétaire at Le Petit Pontoise, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Bonjour ! Merci beaucoup. Thank you for this kind review. we hope to maintain this Bistrot spirit for a long time yet and we are glad you are sensible to this. We will more than happy to see you again at Le Petit Pontoise. A...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and lovely staff. They even made room for our stroller inside. Could really recommend this place.

Thank hannea360
JonathanAlexandre, Propriétaire at Le Petit Pontoise, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for these words and so glad you had an "amazing experience" with us. We really hope to see you soon at Le Pontoise ! A bientôt Jonathan & Alexandre Le Petit Pontoise

Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Small traditional bistro relatively centrally, incredible camembert and duck breast main. Delicious wine at a competitive price, and the staff made a special effort for my girlfriend’s birthday. 10/10!

Thank George H
Reviewed 30 October 2017

I've visited this restaurant many times in the past during work trips and recently took my husband for the first time and am pleased that it was just as good as I always remembered. It is what I imagine a typical French restaurant to be...More

Thank chloe_be23
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

We have always looked for the special neighborhood bistro in Paris and this ends our search. The escargot cassoulet, the rack of lamb, the succulent magnet de canard, the creme brûlée. . .all fabulous. The bistro is also a wine lovers paradise with a printed...More

Thank Sherrie G
JonathanAlexandre, Propriétaire at Le Petit Pontoise, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2017

Merci beaucoup !! Thank you very much for such a nice and great review ! All the team is joining me to thank you and we are glad to know you spent a great moment with us. We really hope to welcome you soon at...More

Reviewed 24 October 2017

Had booked a table online which meant nothing as it wasn't available. Not surprise quite a small place. They arranged a table for us outside which was ideal. Food was great especially the Veal Kidneys and Rack of Lamb. Prawn Starter was also spot on....More

Thank negreen21
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
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  • 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
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6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
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6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
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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