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Bouillon Racine

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Odeon / Saint-Michel
French, Winery, Bistro, 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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, 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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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
Excellent, authentic French bistro with wonderful service

Bouillon Racine is a small, charming French bistro just off St.Germaine de Pres. The white asparagus is in season, and it's simply prepared with a delicious lemon vinaigrette. The chicken with gratinee sauce is very tasty. And, to top it off, a hard to find dessert - simple, fresh fruit! Our server... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Seattle, Washington
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  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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Rochester, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

You would expect to pay top price to eat in such amazing surroundings - and it would be worth it as the art nouveau decoration is absolutely superb. But you don't! At lunchtime there is a 'formule' which is cheaper than in many other restaurants close by and which cuts no corners on quality, inventiveness or service. The wine list... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Bouillon Racine is a small, charming French bistro just off St.Germaine de Pres. The white asparagus is in season, and it's simply prepared with a delicious lemon vinaigrette. The chicken with gratinee sauce is very tasty. And, to top it off, a hard to find dessert - simple, fresh fruit! Our server was charming and helpful, and the whole dinner... More 

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dublin
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This is a wonderful restaurant--way above the standards of local Left Bank eateries which seem to have gradually gone down market, offering the same banal fare with lettuce and a dollop of mustard mayonnaise as a garnish to every dish. I went for lunch. The lunch menu is terrific value at 15.95 Euro for two courses. I had a mouth-watering... More 

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Washington
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6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We have visited this restaurant several times and always enjoy the experience. Staff are very friendly. We are native English speakers but speak some French and they have always been patient with us. There are usually some staff who speak English and they have English menus available. The food is very good and a decent price. The creme brulee waffle... More 

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San Carlos, California
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112 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We went for the variety of soups available and enjoyed a total meal. The soups are very good and they have a wide variety. As well, daily specials are reasonable. We enjoyed the bone marrow and risotto appetizers especially.

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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We came here for the recommended onion soup, and I'm glad we did. It's very good. We also had the chestnut cream soup which was good. I'm assuming the rest of the food holds up to the same standard.

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Brussels, Région De Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This place is not going to give you a meal to rival all others but it does deliver good quality French basserie food at a reasonale price with very efficient and not at all snooty waiters. The mian reason to go is for the art nouveau decor and the atmosphere and history of the place.

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Cardiff
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Had a meal here during a recent weekend trip to Paris. Dined on a Sunday night and probably missed the atmosphere other reviewers have spoken about as there were not too many diners. There was a large party upstairs and though we were given the option we chose to dine downstairs. We were sat just inside the door and I... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Came here today for a late lunch. Great decoration, great food. Lovely place. Bit pricey, but worth it. We had fillet of duckling (really nice), stewed beef and cod. Lovely lovely lovely!

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Geneva, Switzerland
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59 reviews 59 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Superbly restored art nouveau interior close to the 'Boul Mich' on the Left Bank. Service and ambience is very agreeable. Main courses are very fairly priced for the excellence of the cooking, from about 17 to 25 euros. The starter of Capuccino Boudin Noir et Foie Gras was a bit overpowering; great taste, to begin, of the mousse part (the... More 

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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 - 54
  • Cuisine: French, Winery, Bistro, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, 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 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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Staying in Odeon / Saint-Michel

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.