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L'Ami Jean

#460 of 14,207 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighborhood:
Tour Eiffel / Invalides
French, Gastropub
As featured in Best Food in Paris
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27 Rue Malar, 75007 Paris, France
+33 1 47 05 86 89
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Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Description: L'Ami Jean is a Parisian restaurant. Chef Stephane Jego, born in Britain,...
L'Ami Jean is a Parisian restaurant. Chef Stephane Jego, born in Britain, wanted to keep some of the BASQ identity ue of the restaurant when he resumed teaching in 2002, and made ​​it one of the jewels of the trend of the gastro-bistro capital. Trained by Yves Camdeborde to Regalade in the 90s, Stephan started to stand on its own feet ten years later to provide insider unique culinary experiences, sincere and renewed. Because the constant questioning is his credo. Around a cohesive team, it offers exceptional products through recipes (re) invented daily, always claiming a special relationship with many producers. The restaurant is open from Tuesday to Saturday.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Risotto was amazing!

Our family of six includes a vegetarian. Taking this into account, the staff did what they could to accommodate us. Our appetizers included risotto with vegetables, octopus (pictured below) and scallops. Our entrees included scallops, duck, mullet, lamb chops and chicken. All were cooked to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2015
bigeater101
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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122 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It was a crazy night. I just ate a very big lunch at Benoit and I had a dinner date at this place. I thought I won't gonna be able to eat everything, but EVERYTHING WAS JUST TOO GOOD. We had excellent food. Fish, beef, foie gras, wine.. my favorite was riz au lait. It's just MMMMM! The decor and... More 

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Thank KateSiena
Paris
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Made reservation a week ahead by their web page. Received an email in French telling me they have received the reservation. Since it the reservation was not confirmed I called one day ahead (after I arrived to Paris), to confirm the reservation. They insisted they had not received our reservation when we called. When I sent them the email, they... More 

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Thank TravelForPleasur
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited L'Ami Jean today with my mother, who visited with her mother 38 years ago. Of course it has changed hands now, but because of the sentimental aspect, we were hoping for a very special meal. We were not disappointed! Everything was perfect - the ambience was very pleasant, the staff friendly (even though they were very busy) and... More 

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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent food and service. Staff were helpful as I am coeliac they knew how to accommodate me. The tables were really tight though (literally butted up to each other) so not exactly romantic for couples. Rice pudding is divine.

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Thank Lesley P
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79 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Yes you do sit elbow to elbow and become overly close to your neighbors. Yes the service is a bit gruff (I think this is by intention.) But my, the food is incredible . The tasting menu is fantastic value-- hearty French fare but modern and inventive. They do not skimp out on ingredients either: they served me foie gras... More 

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Thank P P S
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Our family of six includes a vegetarian. Taking this into account, the staff did what they could to accommodate us. Our appetizers included risotto with vegetables, octopus (pictured below) and scallops. Our entrees included scallops, duck, mullet, lamb chops and chicken. All were cooked to perfection. We loved the atmosphere and enjoyed watching the chef in all his perfection. The... More 

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1 Thank bigeater101
Paris, France
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Food normal, but the service is desastrous, this place is living on the past, very, very, noisy. Heavy food, the waiters and the chef were constantly arguing strongly, it was not the place... Allways the same stuff and scenario. Boring

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Phoenix, Arizona
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49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

I wanted to visit L'ami Jean on my last two visits to Paris, but was unable to get a reservation. Third time's a charm. I was somewhat concerned with the bad reviews on Tripadvisor, but, after eating at the restaurant, I simply do not understand what they are talking about. Yes, the tables are close together, but so are most... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

I revisited this humble but original and soulful place recently and I have been hugely surprised : real parisian atmosphere, good service, nice crowd and, mostly, fabulous food. Go or the ris de veau and the cote de boeuf. Stay well hungry before, the portions and the quality are generous.

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Paris, France
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67 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

Had the 6 course set menu on the recommendation of a friend, it was divine. The Parmesan soup was utterly fantastic, the beef melted in your mouth and the dessert was sublime as well. The only cons that I found were the fatty lamb service was not to my liking and overall was sooo much food that I could barely... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 27 Rue Malar, 75007 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Tour Eiffel / Invalides
  • Neighborhood: Tour Eiffel / Invalides
  • Phone Number: +33 1 47 05 86 89

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 34
  • Cuisine: French, Gastropub

Description

L'Ami Jean is a Parisian restaurant. Chef Stephane Jego, born in Britain, wanted to keep some of the BASQ identity ue of the restaurant when he resumed teaching in 2002, and made ​​it one of the jewels of the trend of the gastro-bistro capital. Trained by Yves Camdeborde to Regalade in the 90s, Stephan started to stand on its own feet ten years later to provide insider unique culinary experiences, sincere and renewed. Because the constant questioning is his credo. Around a cohesive team, it offers exceptional products through recipes (re) invented daily, always claiming a special relationship with many producers. The restaurant is open from Tuesday to Saturday.
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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With the Eiffel Tower at its core, the Invalides area of Paris is guaranteed to impress. Golden towers and Baron Haussmann's urban vision meet military precision, stretching avenues, and luscious lawns. The area boasts the Musée D’Orsay, the tomb of Napoleon, the National Parliament and UNESCO, as well as luxurious, exclusive residences. In fine restaurants and at the weekend markets, families, diplomats, and politicians brush shoulders with the tourists who come to see this postcard-perfect area for themselves.
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