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Bouillon Racine

3, rue Racine, 75006 Paris, France
+33 1 44 32 15 60
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Ranked #2,948 of 12,740 restaurants in Paris
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Price range: $33 - $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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Florida
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49 reviews 49 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Our last night in Paris, we decided to walk the streets near our hotel and see what we could find. While getting hungry, it started to rain and we ran into the first eatery we could get to. Lucky for us, even though they were not open yet they invited us to sit at a table and have a glass... More

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Toronto
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Good food, reasonable prices and old fashion, Art Deco interior. One of the oldest buildings in this style. (Read the history on the menu).

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london
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Wonderful French cooking and service in elegant surroundings - at a reasonable cost - and without the silly pomposity that would accompany an equivalent meal/surroundings in London

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Approx 15-16 euros, with an appetizer + main, main + dessert, or main + coffee/tea. Solid French food in a lovely setting.

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Toronto
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We have family in Paris, so Bouillon Racine is somewhere we have gone every few years. Each time we go the meal seems to get worse. The restaurant is absolutely beautiful and worth a visit perhaps for a drink only. Our last visit, service was very slow. Meals came out at different times, kids were served last. Food was terrible.... More

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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12 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Our travel book had this restaurant rated as "the pick" of the district, so we figured we owed it to ourselves to have dinner there. It is one of the restaurants in Paris that still has much of the original interior, in this case classic art nouveau, so the enviornment was a plus. The menu was classic French cuisine, but... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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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
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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