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Bistrot du Sommelier

#1,043 of 13,702 Restaurants in Paris
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French, Gastropub, Winery
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97, boulevard Haussmann, 75008 Paris, France
+33 1 42 65 24 85
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12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Appartenanrt a Ph Faure-Brac meilleur sommelier du monde en...
Appartenanrt a Ph Faure-Brac meilleur sommelier du monde en 1992www.bistrotdusommelier.com
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Visitor rating
  • 53
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 5
    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
Most recent review
Surprised by the good reviews

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
TheBristolJohns
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Bristol
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Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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106 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Bristol
Top Contributor
233 reviews 233 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
225 helpful votes 225 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Washington, DC
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014 via mobile

Selected the lunch menu and two glasses of wine at 44€. Picked prowls and starfish. The plate looked really great but I was totally disappointed by the pack of flavor on the food. The best part was the pear tart served on a "sketch" of chocolate and the two glasses of wine (I guess wine is their strength). Service was... More 

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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213 reviews 213 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This small restaurant it is a peace of art, own and operated by Philippe Faure - Brac, winner of the price of better sommelier of the world in 1992, and an amazing sponsor. The food was excellent consider by the 5 that where in the table.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The way the menu is made around Chef sensation of the day and the wines that change at each dish. it is really a gourmet dinner. open onyl during the week so the attendency is mcuh better

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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We had a 3 course dinner with beautifully matched wine, served by Mona who was attentive and friendly. We learnt a lot and were wowed by her wine expertise. Food was absolutely delicious, and the kitchen readily accommodated one diner's dietary requirements. Philippe Faure-Brac even came out to greet us in person at the end of our meal. A very... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We went for the large Millésime Menu, with five glasses of wine to go with it. The food was generally OK, but a bit on the fatty side for our liking. This is obviously a matter of individual taste, and I am sure that a lot of people will really like it, there was nothing wrong with how it was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, Gastropub, Winery

Description

Appartenanrt a Ph Faure-Brac meilleur sommelier du monde en 1992www.bistrotdusommelier.com
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?