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Bouillon Racine

#2,198 of 13,527 Restaurants in Paris
#2,344 of 14,118 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: Lunch, 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
Coulldn't have been better

Not sure what to expect as it was suggested to us by our hotel which is directly across the street, however we were very pleasantly surprised! Atmosphere was perfect, service was great, and the food was delicious!

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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  • Romantic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Not sure what to expect as it was suggested to us by our hotel which is directly across the street, however we were very pleasantly surprised! Atmosphere was perfect, service was great, and the food was delicious!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

A very, very typical French Brasserie - except for the décor which is high 20's. hidden and protected in the war it's remained intact and one of a handful of very beautiful restaurants from the period.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

This was the first restaurant on our French Culinary Tour.... We had our starter there. The food was so tasty.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This restaurant is an authentic Bel-Époque brasserie, a real timewarp back to a more genteel age. It is not enormous in size, but has both upstairs and downstairs sections. Both are attractive, but to view the art you would be best seated upstairs as we were. As you would expect, there is art nouveau metalwork, prints by Mucha, and many... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Funky Atmos! Beautiful teal and green decor! Really friendly staff! Great tuna starter and cheese at the end . The suckling pig though is really fatty and gristly which maybe it's meant to be but won't be having that again Beautiful restaurant :)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

A friend and I went to this bistro for dinner, having wandered past it a few times as it was opposite our hotel. The place was wonderful - gorgeous decor, excellent service and very good food (on the whole). We had a yummy tuna starter followed by the suckling pig, which was (sadly) rather fatty and not terribly appetising. For... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Wonderful food and great ambiance. Art Nouveau decor makes you feel that you are living in that era. Great find in the neighborhood.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I have to say there are so many beautiful restaurants in paris and Bouillon Racine is absolutely one of the best. You can totally imagine yourself enjoy the meal in the late 80s or 90s, the great period of Art Nouveau. The decoration is just so delicate, so Paris. The food and service(and the price also) are above average. As... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

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

....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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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 - 56
  • 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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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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