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Bouillon Racine

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Neighborhood:
Odeon / Saint-Michel
French, Winery, Bistro, Gastropub
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3, rue Racine, 75006 Paris, France
+33 1 44 32 15 60
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: The famous Bouillon Racine is in the district of the celebrated Parisian...
The famous Bouillon Racine is in the district of the celebrated Parisian university of the Sorbonne. This splendid brasserie was created in the art nouveau style by the Chartier brothers in 1906. The building itself is a listed building and the interior has been painstakingly renovated to its former splendour. The menu is a mixture of modern and traditional French with specialities such as stuffed milk pig, the original Café Liégeois or the crème brûlée flavoured with maple syrup. The Bouillon Racine takes you on a wonderful journey through time back to the Paris of the 1900s.
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Good for:
Romance
Entertaining clients

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great restaurant in fab neighbourhood

Great restaurant, fabulously decorated, fun vibe. Friendly and attentive service. Food was good. I hate the filet de bouef, which isn't really too hard to mess up. Simple, but well done. Others in group had prawn and scallop risotto and pork main with starters and though they were very well... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
HickeyM
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Blackrock, Ireland
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Blackrock, Ireland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Great restaurant, fabulously decorated, fun vibe. Friendly and attentive service. Food was good. I hate the filet de bouef, which isn't really too hard to mess up. Simple, but well done. Others in group had prawn and scallop risotto and pork main with starters and though they were very well done. Desserts were fabulous. Creme brulée truly delicious.

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Dubai
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15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

the restaurant is beautifully decorated, the food as you would expect lavishly decadent and somewhat unusual. if you have the stomach for the specialities of roasted shin marrow bone followed by spit roasted suckling pig i do recommend them. the services excellent and you never feel rushed, unusually the bill comes almost too late all is excellent but if criticism... More 

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Ottawa
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59 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Beautifully restored art nouveau1900 style, with all its mirrors conveys a great ambience. We were well received and the service was impeccable…but the food! I had the duck thigh with red cabbage and figues, The duck was too greasy and the red cabbage totally lacked taste. My friend had the ''brandade'' de haddock …not much haddock to be found in... More 

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Vero Beach, Florida
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We had a 7:30 booking and were seated upstairs which was lovely and service was good! We received our menus in English and staff was most efficient! All our food choices were good but... We got sucked into the conversation of the four men seated at the next table! Every time the one behind my husband shifted in his chair,... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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81 reviews 81 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Beautiful art nouveau interior makes for a great atmosphere. Found the food good but nothing special. Service was great.

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Northampton
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96 reviews 96 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Late Sunday lunch required after dropping bags off at hotel round the corner. Didn't expect to find this fantastic place so soon in our trip. Beautiful decor, good menu - both went for the duck me a confit, the other half the fillet. Both excellent. Only slight downside was only 1 waitress trying to serve whole place but I hadn't... More 

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We went here on the recommendation of a friend who has been many times. The décor is the major attraction but the menu also sounded very appealing. Particularly we wanted to try the suckling pig - but alas - not available that evening. The meal we had (a nice tomato mozzarella salad, foie gras terrine, steak tartar, grilled entrecote) was... More 

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edinburgh
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48 reviews 48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed lunch at this traditional brasserie. Easy to book online and easy to find. Lunch reasonable value, main courses particularly good - duck succulent, beef well cooked, just falling off the bone. Wine good value too ( for Paris).

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Milan, Italy
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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

art deco, great atmosphere, a pleasant chatter, beautiful interiors, very sophisticated menu and very efficient service. Taste the os à moelle or the pavé de boeuf, and serve it with one of the great French wines. It will be like crossing the gates of heaven. Great parisienne experience, a place not to be missed.

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Norwich, England
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48 reviews 48 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

This is not a cheap restaurant but the Art Deco furnishing and decor gives it a real sense of timeless class. The good is bordering on nouvelle cuisine but the portions are substantial enough for most appetites. It is part of the Chartier group but is definitely a more upmarket eatery than that famed working restaurant! The dishes were very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3, rue Racine, 75006 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Odeon / Saint-Michel
  • Neighborhood: Odeon / Saint-Michel
  • Phone Number: +33 1 44 32 15 60

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 27 - 54
  • Cuisine: French, Winery, Bistro, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Entertaining clients

Description

The famous Bouillon Racine is in the district of the celebrated Parisian university of the Sorbonne. This splendid brasserie was created in the art nouveau style by the Chartier brothers in 1906. The building itself is a listed building and the interior has been painstakingly renovated to its former splendour. The menu is a mixture of modern and traditional French with specialities such as stuffed milk pig, the original Café Liégeois or the crème brûlée flavoured with maple syrup. The Bouillon Racine takes you on a wonderful journey through time back to the Paris of the 1900s.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighborhood Profile
Odeon / Saint-Michel
As the bustling center of entertainment for the residents of the Rive Gauche, the activity at Odéon never stops. Boulevards are lined with traditional cafes, restaurants, and boutique cinemas. The streets surrounding the fountain at Saint-Michel provide eateries from around the world. Lively bars are just next door and the prototypical terraced French brasserie is on every corner. The setting for this area is second to none; the Haussmann-style boulevards are contrasted by monumental architecture and overshadowed by the iconic Notre Dame, all within a moment’s walk from the Seine. This neighborhood's world-famous bookshops, cafés, and streets will not fail to impress you.