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Bouillon Racine

3, rue Racine, 75006 Paris, France
+33 1 44 32 15 60
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Ranked #2,935 of 12,529 restaurants in Paris
Price range: $34 - $67
Cuisines: French, Bistro, Gastropub, Winery
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Good for: Romance, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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.
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Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Absolutely loved this. Walked in on a Tuesday night and got seated even though I had no reservations. The waitstaff was very friendly and the food was traditional as well as more contemporary french. Lots of locals having dinner with a few tourists (including myself) It's is a trip back in time!

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Oswestry, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

To me, and yes this a personal statement. This place just ticks the boxes. The staff, service, food, ambience and wines just do it for me. Every visit never fails. Make sure you book early especially for a Friday night.

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Syracuse, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I actually ate here twice in the lat two weeks. I was attending two different conferences in the immediate area (one at the Sorbonne) and each had its conference dinner here. This seems to be the go-to restaurant for large groups (20+) of people. They have a large space upstairs and appear to have lots of experience with such events.... More

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Paris, France
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This is the kind of restaurant that makes visitors to Paris think that French food is overrated. We had a truly mediocre confit de canard, served on top of COLD beans. This is the easiest dish in the world to prepare (it's canned) and Bouillon Racine did a particularly bad job of it. The desert, unsweet berries under a thickish... More

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San Francisco, California
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161 reviews 161 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Over the years, we have eaten at Bouillon Racine any number of times. The restaurant dates from 1906 and the dining room is beautiful. The food is traditional. We started with a wonderful onion soup with plenty of cheese on top. I had a scallop and shrimp risotto which was very rich and delicious. My partner had the Spanish pork... More

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los angeles
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65 reviews 65 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I fell for the lovely photos and historical room. We had an early dinner here. The lights were up bright as if they didn't realize dimming them made the room pretty. When we left just after 10pm they finally dimmed them and the room looked so much better! The food was poor and my husband had the meat and i... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We have been to this restaurant 2 times when in Paris and recommended it to our friends as well. The atmosphere has been great and the food has been wonderful.

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Stockholm, Sweden
1 review
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

A beautiful restaurant in a lovely neighborhood. We were a company of six people. Three ordered the beef tartare for main course. They all got food poisoning. All three had to stay in the hotel for 24 hours, not the nicest way to spend a holiday in Paris. So if you are going stay away from the beef tartare!

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I loved this restaurant! The art deco interior was amazing! IOne of my favorite my favorite meals on our trip to France. I loved their escargots and the creme brulee was the best I've ever had.

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Hope Island, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Wonderful, classic venue. Exceptional service. Very attentive to customers. Dudu, Maitre d'hote showed extensive knowledge of menu and wine. Low key. Je reviens.

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