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Le Petit Retro

#1,389 of 14,091 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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5 rue Mesnil, 75116 Paris, France
+33 1 44 05 06 05
11:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Sat 11:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here as was suggested by the concierge at our hotel. Arrived as what can be described as an original French bistro. Food was lovely staff were helpful, however was expensive

Thank Stacey M
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222 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a nice time for diner with friends in Paris. Its was a first for all of us. Our local friends chose the place as it was close to our hotel and reviews were decent. The food was nice, the menu was varied enough with French classics and the cocktails were good. The staff ok, they seem to rush us... More 

Thank Globetrotter_411
Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great restaurant, we loved the retro atmosphere. Food is amazing, tasty. Lamb with rosemary was perfectly cooked and iberian pork a great experience. One of our good diners in Paris.

Thank Tonyfooding
Madrid, Spain
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We booked this place for an special night out in Paris because we read very good reviews and it was relatively close to our hotel. The restaurant was very busy, expected for a Saturday night, but the service was awful. The waiter had no clue what he was doing, didn't understand the machine to take the order, we had food... More 

Thank Saroni82
Munich, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

We have chosen Le Petit Retro for a family diner and we have haven't been disappointed: all of us absolutely loved it! The food was really good, the menu is full of classic bistro dishes as well as original suggestions so everyone could really find what they wanted. The staff and the decor are fabulous , the inside is a... More 

Thank IngeSchndr
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

I ate here twice in October. The first evening I had a veal stew that was OK, nothing special, and I had two American families behind me with small children. (Why do Americans think it's all right to take their 4 year olds to nice restaurants where they can disturb the dining pleasure of the other customers?) The second time... More 

Thank ExpectGoodService
London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

We like restaurants with creative cooking and Petit Retro was excellent for lunch. I miss Ris de Veau (sweetbreads) n London and here it was done beautifully. Such a pleasure to have a dish like this on the menu du hour. We spent a pleasant two hours over a Saturday lunch and left thinking it would be on our future... More 

Thank Oriokle
Cork, Ireland
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We booked our reservation on line from Ireland. When we arrived no table was reserved for us, the best tables were taken and we were given a table in a very cramped area. Staff attention was poor and the food was only ok. Disappointing for what we thought would be a memorable evening. Would not go back.

Thank Sasquach2011
Sydney, Australia
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

This place is worth a visit once (even if you only put your head in the door) to see the tilework that lines the floor, walls, and ceiling and the 'historic' decor. The food is nice but you can definitely find better in Paris. That said, I had a starter of sautéed mushrooms and they really were very very tasty.

Thank AnonEMuis
Atlanta, Georgia
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246 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Amazing place, staff were fabulous and food was fantastic. We had celery soup for starters and scallops with risotto for our entrees. The eclair for dessert was absolutely sinful! Highly recommend!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$48
French, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 rue Mesnil, 75116 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Trocadero
  • Neighbourhood: Trocadero
  • Phone Number: +33 1 44 05 06 05
Open 6/7 from Monday to Saturday, for lunch &dinner

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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This is the neighbourhood of grand and impressive Haussmann-designed apartments and buildings. National museums overlook the Eiffel Tower and embassies fill the avenues and streets. Locals head to the butcher, florist, or bakery on their daily rounds amidst luxury and splendour, all with a view over Paris and its most famous tower. Snuggled in between the grand buildings are small art galleries and homes of historical significance. With a rich legacy from 19th century politics, art, and architecture, you can’t help but be reminded of the belle époque, the Universal Exhibitions and the nobility that have frequented and shaped these streets.
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