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Bouillon Racine

#2,418 of 12,980 Restaurants in Paris
#2,594 of 13,566 Places to Eat in Paris
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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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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, 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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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Solid choice

Good but not great, with solid service and fair pricing. Manager was friendly and server was attentive. I would recommend this place to those on holiday looking for good French cooking in an artsy and unique decor.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
Thomas K
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  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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48 reviews 48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

Our hotel person recommended this restaurant. Fine dinning at its best with casual attire. Restaurant is elegantly decorated with old world Parisienne decor. Had the duck confit sitting on a bed of red cabbage...out of this world! Great service and great food

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Good but not great, with solid service and fair pricing. Manager was friendly and server was attentive. I would recommend this place to those on holiday looking for good French cooking in an artsy and unique decor.

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Columbia, Maryland
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45 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

While doing our own walking tour of the Left Bank, we stopped here for lunch on Sunday, 3 May and were seated immediately in the upstairs elegant Art Nouveau dining room. This is the restaurant that created the original bouillon. We ordered the onion and the chestnut soups, Canard Confette and escargot (six for 9.25 euro, very reasonable) as a... More 

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New London, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

While walking through the streets of Paris looking for a place to have dinner on a recent Saturday night, we came upon Boullion Racine. We were hesitant to go in because it looked packed and it was Saturday night after all. We took a chance and - wonderful surprise - they seated us right away. The food was excellent, the... More 

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New York City, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

My wife and I recently returned from a brief trip to Paris and made sure to have a meal at this gorgeous Art Nouveau restaurant in the 6th. The staff is great and the food sublime. We will be back again and again.

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Gorleston-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Our driver recommended this restaurant for a special occasion and suggested we booked a first floor table. The décor was very interesting and very typically French. First clans food and wine was served and my wife's dessert was suitable decorated for her birthday. Our driver said that he eats there; a good recommendation from a Frenchman.

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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

The interior of this place is stunning and the service excellent. We had the fixed price 3 course dinner which was faultless. I had bone marrow, sucking pig and the best creme brulee. The suckling pig was sublime and the accompanying potatoes were delicious. Also recommended is the creme brulee waffle - completely awesome but choose something else from the... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The interior of this restaurant will transport you to the low lighting "movable feast" of Hemingway's Paris. Service was efficient and polite, even when there were mild struggles with English (this is not criticism...it's praise, as they handled our requests with aplomb, despite being very busy). We were pleased with our starters (chestnut soup in particular), main courses (duck and... More 

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melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Has a fixed price lunch but we chose our own courses. I had cod brandade -good sauce but lots of potato , husband had suckling pig which he loved. Dessert he had floating island and I had cheese. Asked for white wine suggestion ans wa please with result. Cheeses explained.

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The history of the "Bouillon" restaurants in Paris is curious, and today there are only a handful left. They were created around 1860 and meant as a place where the workers of Les Halles could come and have a hot meal at a decent price, usually a soup ( bouillon) with a piece of meat and vegetables inside. This gave... 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 28 - 55
  • 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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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.
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