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Le Petit Vatel

5 rue Lobineau, 75006 Paris, France
+33 1 43 54 28 49
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pork shoulder” (6 reviews)
“cannelloni” (3 reviews)
“rump steak” (2 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 3:00 PMAll hours
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
5 rue Lobineau, 75006 Paris, France
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1 - 10 of 68 reviews

Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Little Gem in Paris! Very little restaurant with excellent traditional French food. I had the beef which was tender and very tasty. My Mom had the canneloni. The menu is in French , bring your translator app. The waitress was extremely helpful and very nice!!

Thank 2017worldtraveler
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

Small restaurant, surprisingly excellent food. We tried their braised beef cheek and pork shoulder. Both were tender and tasty. The server was really friendly and offered to translate the menu to English for us which is extremely helpful. Good local craft beer option. We were...More

Thank Mabel C
Reviewed 21 March 2017

This is easily one of my favorite restaurants in France! It is tiny so reservations are a must, but it is more than worth it. Le Petit Vatel serves traditional, classic French home-cooking. Most dishes are simple and perfectly executed, nothing is overwrought or unnecessarily...More

Thank Isabel P
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Had a great date night here - very small restaurant with little tables and a tight squeeze - but absolutely loved the food. Had the clams as an appetizer - they were smaller than I'm used to in the states but seasoned to perfection. The...More

Thank ZuliAnn09
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

This cosy little gem was just what we were looking for. I had the asparagus, tomato and feta frittata which came with a carrot and coriander salad and a rocket salad. My partner had the rump steak which came with mash and veg. Both were...More

1  Thank cityhopper77
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Great little place with only a few tables - very cosy and intimate. Sat outside on the sidewalk watching the world go by. Great service. Excellent bottle of rosé wine. Had bone marrow too start. Excellent portion, fleur de sel...looked wonderful...except...a bit underdone which meant...More

Thank scho31
Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

This used to be a gem of a place. The chef owner infused what looked like a traditional French menu with eastern spices and good know-how. And results were usually surprising and almost always good. Sadly he retired a few years ago, and the new...More

Thank 214jac
Reviewed 8 December 2015

Delicious dishes .. many options for vegetarians. Menu changes every day. A small and intimate place. Facing the MARCHE SAINT GERMAIN. Recommended for dinner

Reviewed 3 December 2015

We stopped in Paris during our travels and a local friend brought us here for dinner. The place is really small, probably 15 seats max plus a couple of tables outdoors, but we were lucky enough to get a table. The menu is simple, in...More

Thank freechildLondon
Reviewed 10 November 2015 via mobile

Very cosy restaurant with lots of choice of meals. The food was delicious - really tasted home cooked. Great two course for €16 offer and the service was excellent.

1  Thank Jara1609
In Saint-Germain-des-Prés, life is effortlessly chic
and all things are beautiful. The main boulevard is
dotted with famed terraced cafés, haut-couture shops,
ivy-covered railings and fine-dining restaurants.
Antique dealers and art galleries surround the fine
art school and small museums hide in unassuming
squares. The neighbourhood’s namesake church is the
oldest in Paris and is the backdrop for talented
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9 February 2015|
Response from Ralf2ralf |
Hi, I'm just on the terrasse and there is one step to enter in the restaurant, the nice lady owner told me that they will manage/help you, so I would recommend this nice small place. I'm from belgium and I'm discovering this... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 rue Lobineau, 75006 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Saint-Germain-des-Pres
  • Neighbourhood: Saint-Germain-des-Pres
  • Phone Number: +33 1 43 54 28 49
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