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Le Petit Bordelais

#673 of 13,815 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighborhood:
Tour Eiffel / Invalides
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22 Rue Surcouf, 75007 Paris, France
+33 145514693
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Today
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:15 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:15 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Le Petit Bordelais features regular in the restaurant columns of French...
Le Petit Bordelais features regular in the restaurant columns of French newspapers and magazines. This chic fine dining restaurant is between les Invalides and the Eiffel Tower. The décor is sophisticated and the service warm and welcoming.There is a definate South West influence in the regularly changing menu, for example the side of beef in a Bordeaux sauce.
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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 256
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  • 106
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Fantastic

On a whim a friend and I decided to go to Paris for lunch, from London. We booked a mid morning flight then realised that most restaurants in France stop serving around 2pm. As we could not go to the restaurant of our choice, we decided to visit this one. It was wonderful. The foie gras as a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Jennifer C
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
124 reviews 124 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

On a whim a friend and I decided to go to Paris for lunch, from London. We booked a mid morning flight then realised that most restaurants in France stop serving around 2pm. As we could not go to the restaurant of our choice, we decided to visit this one. It was wonderful. The foie gras as a starter was... More 

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Superb restaurant . The flavours that chef brings to the table is amazing . I was not a great fan of courgettes but chef made them taste so good . We had the sample menu with wine and even my partner who doesn't normally like wine was loving it. Small romantic with great attention to the food and guests. I... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I reserved online for Valentines day, which also happens to be my girlfriends birthday with the intention of it being a special evening. The maitre'D then refused to seat us, saying they were full up and that the chef had emailed me and I needed to respond to the email. There was no such email. Not only was our evening... More 

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Paisley
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Very tasty food in a modern style and excellent service. The choice on the menu, while not extensive, was enough to give everyone something that they liked. The depth of flavour showed a really professional chef was at work.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We were referred this small, out of the way place by our concierge for a last minute dinner reservation. The chef/owner came out and visited with us, sharing his personal philosophy of how food should be thought of, sourced, prepared, and enjoyed. It was clear he made it his personal mission to elevate each ingredient to it's best. The wines... More 

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Paris, France
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

The meals were tasty and the service was excellent, but I was hoping for a little more. Think i may have been spoiled by the excellent lunch I had earlier in the day. Started with amous bouche that was a pate, but it was too much given the starter was foie gras. The foie gras was in a sauce and... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

My husband booked this restauarnt for me as a surprise so I had no idea what to expect, but I must say it greatly exceeded my expectations. I decided to go for the tasting menu with accompanying wines, and I have never experienced a meal with each dish so perfectly paired with each wine. Everything I was served was cooked... More 

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Washington, DC
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

When she asked the waiter for a suggestion he recommended the chicken over the perch. Instead of recommending it, they would do everyone a favor by taking it off the menu. All she got was leg and thigh, more bone than meat. It was tough and had no flavor. She would have done better at KFC. The service was slow... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I had to entertain new associates and want to make sure putt dining experience was a good one. Le petit bordelais did not disappoint. On a quaint side street on the left side opens to a rustic chiq inside. Chairs and tables were big ( usual) for Paris. Food was so good. Delicious food beautifully plated but... More 

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Quakertown, Pennsylvania
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66 reviews 66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We rented an apt in Paris for 2 weeks and the owner recommended a couple of typical French restaurants and this was one of them. We went without a reservation but they were happy to give us a table. It's a cozy place with low lighting and very attentive staff. They helped us to order and everything was delicious. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 22 Rue Surcouf, 75007 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Tour Eiffel / Invalides
  • Neighborhood: Tour Eiffel / Invalides
  • Phone Number: +33 145514693

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 60
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

Le Petit Bordelais features regular in the restaurant columns of French newspapers and magazines. This chic fine dining restaurant is between les Invalides and the Eiffel Tower. The décor is sophisticated and the service warm and welcoming.There is a definate South West influence in the regularly changing menu, for example the side of beef in a Bordeaux sauce.
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:15 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:15 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:15 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:15 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:15 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighborhood Profile
Tour Eiffel / Invalides
With the Eiffel Tower at its core, the Invalides area of Paris is guaranteed to impress. Golden towers and Baron Haussmann's urban vision meet military precision, stretching avenues, and luscious lawns. The area boasts the Musée D’Orsay, the tomb of Napoleon, the National Parliament and UNESCO, as well as luxurious, exclusive residences. In fine restaurants and at the weekend markets, families, diplomats, and politicians brush shoulders with the tourists who come to see this postcard-perfect area for themselves.