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Bouillon Racine

#2,252 of 13,337 Restaurants in Paris
#2,424 of 13,940 Places to Eat in Paris
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Odeon / Saint-Michel
French, Pub, Bistro, Wine Bar, Gastropub
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3, Racine Street, 75006 Paris, France
+33 1 44 32 15 60
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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 chef Alexandre Belthoise proposes a menu mixing modern and traditional French with specialities such as stuffed milk pig, beef stew or the creme brulee 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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    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
nicely located - good food

....typical french parisien restaurant near St. Michel. Personally I liked the Bouillon Chartier a little better (especially price wise) but the food was decent and the staff has been friendly. Lunch special (salmon with some side dishes) for 16 was ok. Wine prices are ok too - for Paris. Interior... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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  • Romantic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

My wife and I have eaten at several Michelin star restaurants over our trip from France to Italy and our favourite meal was from Bouillon Racine. The most special highlight was the Mille-feuille for desert, but everything we had was thoroughly enjoyable.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

....typical french parisien restaurant near St. Michel. Personally I liked the Bouillon Chartier a little better (especially price wise) but the food was decent and the staff has been friendly. Lunch special (salmon with some side dishes) for 16 was ok. Wine prices are ok too - for Paris. Interior is really nice so I think you could do worse... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed a lovely evening at Bouillon Racine our first night in Paris. We didn't have a reservation, and although it was very busy, we were pleased to be seated upstairs next to a large window. The décor was absolutely splendid and the ambience was great. We started with French onion soup, which had a delicious gruyere cheese, but the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The decor here is Art Nouveau, and very elegant. However, I did not find this meal to be a very elegant experience. A cheery English speaking waitress welcomed us and put us in a window table. It was quite early, and we seemed to be in and out relatively speedily. My husband enjoyed his lamb dish, and I had a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Considering that the "bouillon" is not actually a typically summer meal I was quite doubtful whether to go to this place in one of the hottest day Paris experienced in last ten years, beginning of July 2015. But it was there that a social dinner was organized, and hence I hoped that at least air conditiong could have helped me:... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The three course meal was wonderful. Starting with a cold avocado and spinach soup studded with goat cheese and tomatoes, moving to a beautifully plated fish on a bed of sauteed fresh vegetables and ending with a creme brulee that was perfectly crusted and creamy, flecked with vanilla bean caviar. The white wine selected by my server was delicious and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

What a gem we stumbled upon by walking from our hotel. we decided to have lunch here on our last day in Paris. we had no reservation, but got a great table. The décor is reason alone to visit this establishment, but the food was even more amazing. The attention to detail from the 1st Bonjour to the wine suggestions... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The interior of the restaurant is quite wonderful - a nearly perfectly preserved art nouveau gem that's well worth visiting just to see. Our server was excellent: attentive, helpful, and pleasant. The food was all good at our table, though admittedly not among the best we had in France. Prices quite reasonable, and we'll likely return again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We had a great experience at this restaurant. Even though we didn't plan ahead or have a reservation, they were able to accommodate our family of four and our waiter spoke excellent english. They were extremely friendly and the food was great! (My daughter didn't like the escargot, but that was not surprising. :) They had great wines and desserts... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Walked past this restaurant during the day and decided to make a booking for that night. The menu looked great and the decor really interesting. I'm so thankful we did as the meal was beautifully presented and tasted great. We were seated upstairs and got to experience the art nouveau style decor. Prices very reasonable. Would highly recommend.

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Additional Information about Bouillon Racine

Address: 3, Racine Street, 75006 Paris, France
Phone Number: +33 1 44 32 15 60
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Odeon / Saint-Michel
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
Average Prices: USD 27 - 55
Cuisine: French, Pub, Bistro, Wine Bar, Gastropub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3, Racine Street, 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 - 55
  • Cuisine: French, Pub, Bistro, Wine Bar, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Romantic

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 chef Alexandre Belthoise proposes a menu mixing modern and traditional French with specialities such as stuffed milk pig, beef stew or the creme brulee 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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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.
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