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Le Petit Pontoise

#164 of 14,103 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Odeon / Saint-Michel
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9 rue de Pontoise | 9 Rue de Pontoise, 75005 Paris, France
+33 1 43 29 25 20
12:00 - 22:30
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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had dinner here on a cold Monday evening and were welcomed warmly by the waitress who spoke very good English (we tried some French too!). Great atmosphere and really delicious food, at a reasonable price. Loved.

Thank Rozzy24
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had such great food and service the first evening we had to come back the second night as well. Simple, exceptional food and great wine selection and fun staff. Even if my pronunciation was so poor I got the wrong main course both nights, it was worth the exploration! Looking forward to our visit.

Thank John G
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A few weeks ago I was in Paris with one of my best friends and I decided to return to a lovely, small traditional French restaurant – Le Petit Pointoise. Location: Le Petit Pontoise is located on a quiet street just a few minutes’ walk from Notre Dame Cathedral in the center of Paris. Atmosphere: We booked our table for... More 

Thank FirstClass L
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really good food and very cozy environment with friendly staff.. a real good French food. I highly recommend it. The lamb was delicoius..

Thank samudragupta1983
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have had a couple of excellent meals here. It's a charming small restaurant on the Left Bank, with a good location, close to riverside walks and shopping areas. Delicious food, generous portions and friendly service. A super spot for lunch or dinner.

Thank MourneGirl
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Get away from the chaos on the left bank... walk a couple of blocks to the quiet of this street and restaurant. A relaxing and pleasant meal. All locals - no tourists in this place. Everything tasty !

Thank Mark J
madison, ct
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our best meal all week in Paris - I want my last meal on earth to be their escargots en cassolette, which is astonishing. Atmosphere, food and service all first class.

Thank pilotct
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the best meals we have ever had in Paris. While enjoying our appetizer we were already planning a return visit. We started our culinary adventure with the foie gras and figs, the tiny raviolis and a glass each of a heavenly Gigondas wine. The ambiance and service was impeccable from start to finish. Our entrees were... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first dining experience in Paris and I have to saw it was very very good. My partner and I both ordered the beef flank and it was amazingly good. Whatever onion topping they put on was perfect. Our waitress was fantastic and very fun &a helpful, would certainly eat here again.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family spends a lot of time in Paris and we have had many exceptional meals - from Michelin star restaurants to lovely patisseries. But, my favorite place for a classic French meal is Le Petit Pontoise. Just a few blocks from Notre Dame, this bistro is very charming with a fabulous selection of wines written on chalkboards that line... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$37 - US$53
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
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
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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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 area is second to none; the Haussmann-style boulevards are contrasted by monumental architecture and overshadowed by the iconic Notre Dame, all within a moment’s walk from the Seine. This neighbourhood's world-famous bookshops, cafés, and streets will not fail to impress you.
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