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Bistrot du Sommelier

#824 of 13,157 Restaurants in Paris
#893 of 13,757 Places to Eat in Paris
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French, Winery, Gastropub
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Boulevard Haussmann | 97, Boulevard Haussmann, 75008 Paris, France
+33 1 42 65 24 85
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7:00 am - 10:30 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 10:30 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: Owned by Philippe Faure-Brac World's Best Sommelier 1992, MOF Honoris...
Owned by Philippe Faure-Brac World's Best Sommelier 1992, MOF Honoris Causa 2015, it is a restaurant whose specialty is tasting menus Food & Wine animated by a passionate team of sommeliers.
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  • 62
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    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
Amazing wine and very tasty food

We went for the 5 courses with 4 paired wines menu. All of the food was very good (duck breast with violet mustard particularly so) but the real stars were the wines. The wine pairings were done as blind tastings and the restaurant had deliberately chosen wines from unusual locations or that were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We went for the 5 courses with 4 paired wines menu. All of the food was very good (duck breast with violet mustard particularly so) but the real stars were the wines. The wine pairings were done as blind tastings and the restaurant had deliberately chosen wines from unusual locations or that were not typical of their location to trick... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

The owner is one of the best Sommelier in the world. You don't know the food that they are serving but you need to guess after they serve the wine.

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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The private dining room with the blind wine tasting menus makes an excellent setting for a business lunch. The food was very nicely done and wine prints were perfect.

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Houston, Texas
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119 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Been here twice six years apart and enjoyed both evenings very much. The food isn't special and the wines aren't special. But both are good. The menu with the blind wine pairings is what makes it fun and interesting. The staff is enthusiastic about the concept. They even suggest you take pictures of the labels. We were surprised by a... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Went here with my wife after reading some recommendations and being intrigued by the concept of the blind wine tasting to go with the meal. We had the "Discovery Menu" (4 courses with 3 wines) which was the "basic" choice of the three available dinner menus. The food was solid - nothing overly sophisticated but tasty and well presented, but... More 

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Bristol
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243 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

I'm surprised by the number of excellent reviews for this restaurant. I though it was average only. The food is like so much that you find in Paris - unadventurous, samey. It was fine, no more. I thought the recommended wines were also dull, and why always French wines, when the rest of the works has so much (better) to... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

He's not kidding. This is an excellent foodie quality restaurant with excellent service and an outstanding wine list. But, try the wine from the owner's own vinyard!

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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101 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We first visited this restaurant 18 years ago, and we were eager to return (they were not open on other occasions when we were in Paris). Little did we know that the owner and sommelier, Philippe Faure-Brac, was celebrating the 30th anniversary of his first sommelier award on the the night we reserved! So we arrived to a party! We... More 

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Toronto
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I've visited this bistro twice this year and had delicious meals both times. Its no bargain but that seems par for the course in downtown Paris. Its not near any major tourist spot and that seems to support the neighbourhood feel of the restaurant - the majority of the diners were French-speakers on my recent visit, including a family with... More 

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Luxembourg
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014 via mobile

Back again in this very nice place, one of my favourite place for business lunches in Paris. This time for an evening meal with friends. The new menu is very clear, and of course wine choice is great. And if you don't know what to choose, staff is very nice and helpful. In summary, a excellent place for lunch and... More 

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Additional Information about Bistrot du Sommelier

Address: Boulevard Haussmann | 97, Boulevard Haussmann, 75008 Paris, France
Phone Number: +33 1 42 65 24 85
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris
Open Hours:
Monday 7:00 am - 10:30 am  12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 10:30 am  12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 10:30 am  12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 10:30 am  12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 10:30 am  12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 37 - 101
Cuisine: French, Winery, Gastropub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Boulevard Haussmann | 97, Boulevard Haussmann, 75008 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris
  • Phone Number: +33 1 42 65 24 85

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 37 - 101
  • Cuisine: French, Winery, Gastropub

Description

Owned by Philippe Faure-Brac World's Best Sommelier 1992, MOF Honoris Causa 2015, it is a restaurant whose specialty is tasting menus Food & Wine animated by a passionate team of sommeliers.
Open Hours
Monday
7:00 am - 10:30 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:30 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:30 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:30 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:30 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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