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27, rue Malar, 75007 Paris, France (Eiffel Tower / Invalides / Palais-Bourbon)
01 47 05 86 89
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Ranked #521 of 13,620 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Basque
Neighborhood:
Tour Eiffel / Invalides
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

If you're looking for a classic Paris bistro with a bit of a culinary edge and you don't want to be stuck eating at a place Parisian's would never go, go to Chez L'Ami Jean. The food is French with a heavy Basque flavor. I was in town for work and ate alone on a Tuesday night sitting elbow to... More 

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Paris, France
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

An institution in Paris, this cozy classic bistro doesn't look like anything special from the outside, but it's so popular and always buzzing so you need to book for dinner in advance or just try lunch. Don't have a big lunch if you're coming for dinner! Their charcuterie starter (cochonnaille) is served all-you-can-eat family style: a big pot of paté,... More 

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Toronto
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89 reviews 89 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We went for lunch. Had the prix fixe - a good deal. The dessert that came with our meal wasn't their amazing rice pudding but our waiter included it (along with the regular dessert) just the same at no additional cost. You must not miss the rice pudding. The single bowl serving is enough to easily feed four with salted... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Went here with one of my daughters friends and her fiancé who are living in Paris. We were warmly welcomed on a ver cold night. The waiter was very helpful and added much to our enjoyment of the night. We could not decide what to order so he offered to surprise each of us with something different. We were glad... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

There are so many reviews I'll keep this short and sweet. We found this place on Yelp and decided to chance our arm and try to get a table without a reservation. The manager, who spoke little English to go with our little French, was determined to get us a table. It's a tiny place and you're sitting right next... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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82 reviews 82 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I almost don't want to share this place as I will never get another reservation here again! We went for lunch and it was fabulous! Had the prix fixe -- amazing deal and a bottle of French Mersault and enjoyed lunch like it should be enjoyed!!! Our waiter was amazing and the whole staff warm and friendly -- interestingly enough,... More 

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Singapore
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We went there in mid Dec 2014 for lunch. This is one of the must do list in Paris after researching on foodies reviews on the internet. We were given a table next to the kitchen and could observe the hectic action in the kitchen, chef shouting “ Aller! Aller! " and owner and serving staff worked in efficient and... More 

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San Francisco, California, USA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Very creative and inspiring food that shows a lot of promise here. The staff is very friendly and cares that you enjoy yourself here. Portions are huge -- American size. We tried the beef and carrots starter. It was an innovative take where the carrot was pureed and also sliced alongside 7-hour cooked beef. It was tasty. We also tried... More 

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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129 reviews 129 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I went here for lunch after a visit to Les Invalides and Musée Rodin. The walk was lovely but when I turned down the street for the restaurant I thought I'd made a mistake because I'd been walking in an area with shops and restaurants and the street where this restaurant is located looks completely residential. Carrying on I found... More 

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Rochester, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Chez l'Ami Jean is a jewel tucked away in a side street within waking distance of the Eiffel Tower. It is tiny, with tables for two lined up along one wall, a few larger tables on the opposite side, and a small bar with high top seating. Even though folks sat very close to one another, everyone was polite and... More 

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Additional Information about chez L'Ami Jean

Address: 27, rue Malar, 75007 Paris, France
Phone Number: 01 47 05 86 89
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Eiffel Tower / Invalides / Palais-Bourbon
Open Hours:
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Basque

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