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chez L'Ami Jean

27, rue Malar, 75007 Paris, France (Eiffel Tower / Invalides / Palais-Bourbon)
01 47 05 86 89
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Ranked #670 of 12,741 restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Basque
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Eiffel Tower / Invalides / Palais-Bourbon
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Eiffel Tower / Invalides / Palais-Bourbon
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Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We had a great dinner here with our two sons. All the apps were very creative. Their slow braised beef cheek was delicious for dinner and we loved all the desserts as we shared them. They are known for their rice pudding which was a huge portion - could definitely share with 3 people. A tad expensive but a definite... More

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We had the most incredible meal there. ... 12 servings for the tasting menu. Very friendly staff... and even doggy bags foe the desert which we could not finish though delicious because we were too full. The food was original, tasty and in great GREAT amount. I look forward to try it again.

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Corte Madera, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This was one of our best meals in Paris. The chef is a madman (in a good way) and is cranking out fantastic flavors, with classic and not so classic ingredients, and with a focus on providing each and every diner with a culinary experience. Lunch with the chef's tasting menu has to be one of the best deals in... More

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southport
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We loved this place from start to finish. We went on our first night in Paris. Just go. Pick the tasting menu, let the chef show his talent and flair. Tasting menu was ~ 80 Euros per head but was worth every penny. Never had so much food. The staff in this restaurant work harder than any other place I... More

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Paris, France
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I just came back from a dinner in this place,not only was the chief shouting all over the place,on top of this the room was covered under smoke from the noisy kitchen..25€ on average for a starter that is just ok,and 40€ for a normal steack,don't waste your time there,and don't expect any smile from the waiters either.Paris has much... More

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Visited on recommendation of friends. Very busy, not really touristy. Made reservation with the help of the hotel staff. Didn't have time to go there for dinner, had their 55 Euros sample menu for lunch. Honestly, not impressed with the food. Soup was OK, fish - Mackerel sushi style???, pigeon, ... I guess, maybe it's me that is not sophisticated... More

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Toronto
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

Arrived solo, chosen on a friends recommendation. No reservation and I waited about 20 min at 10:00 pm. They served me charcuterie while i waited! Very cosy, you sit all together with other people. I loved this because I ended up with plenty of dinner conversation. Not the spot for a private talk. The food was out of this world... More

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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

On this trip I had very mixed dining out experiences . .. but Chez Lami Jean was without doubt one of the best ... restaurant reviews are never going to be accurate as its impossible to repeat an experience .. and how many times have i bought friends to resaturants which i have raved about only to have a disastrous... More

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Toronto, Canada
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4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We went here on a recommendation from a friend of ours who is a chef. Bite for bite, this was the best meal we had in Paris during our honeymoon. I can't speak for the A La Carte menu, but the set menu is something to try. Warning, it is a lot of food and the courses just keep coming.... More

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Los Angeles, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

My husband and I went here four years ago on our honeymoon and it was the highlight of our trip. When we went back recently we were sorry to find it much changed, and not for the better. The service was extremely rushed and brusque - our harried, distracted waiter kept rushing us through courses, clearly trying to get us... More

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