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L'Ami Jean

#403 of 13,133 Restaurants in Paris
#437 of 13,689 Places to Eat in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighborhood:
Tour Eiffel / Invalides
Gastropub, Basque
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27 Rue Malar, 75007 Paris, France
+33 1 47 05 86 89
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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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  • 35
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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
Chaotic Excellence

A trip to l'ami Jean means you will be seated at cramped tables, it will be loud, you will have chef Stephane Jego shouting all over the place in an environment that can get smoked up. So get over it, you come here to eat like the best of the best. We had the carte blanche menu PLUS a plate... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

Our second time in this fantastic place. Ordered the tasting menu once again and did not regret it. Stephane Jego is a master at what he does. Excellent dishes all masterly crafted, with amazing seasonal ingredients, everything leading to the unique rice pudding, probably one of the best in the world. Excellent wine list too.

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131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I read the reviews on line and there was an outstanding review in our local paper. Accordingly, as a frequent visitor to paris I expected the ultimate bistro experience. The restaurant is small and the tables are typically Parisian close. From the get go we had the feeling that the waiter was in a hurry either to get us moving... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Each course was delicious and they reworked the prefix to accommodate my husband's shellfish allergy. The setting is intimate and romantic. A highlight of our Paris trip. Reservations are a must because it's quite tiny.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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176 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This was a once in a lifetime experience (although I hope not because I plan to return here again and again when I am anywhere near Paris!). What an absolute delightful "old style bistro" (I guess) with just crazy crazy inventive food and A+ service. Ok -- disclaimer : I just happened to get in touch with Wendy Lyn --... More 

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New York City, New York
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30 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Let’s begin with a wide selection of top quality food options. Mine was lamb sweetbreads – very different from the veal version (read that better) and veal cheeks (one of the House specials). Both were cooked to perfection and tasted out of this world. Diners around me were all speaking very highly of their dishes. Service is top shelf. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The food and the chef are amazing !!!!! The stuff is very helpful to advice food and wine !!!! The restaurant is close to the Eiffel Tower so it is a good spot after or before the visit !! I will go back !!

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Excellent ! Must try Baby Scallop, Ham and Desert is a must. Riz Latte rice pudding is so different and special ! 非常好食。一定要來!

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Manila
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27 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

A trip to l'ami Jean means you will be seated at cramped tables, it will be loud, you will have chef Stephane Jego shouting all over the place in an environment that can get smoked up. So get over it, you come here to eat like the best of the best. We had the carte blanche menu PLUS a plate... More 

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15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

been there a.few times. always a must visit whenever in paris. great sense of humor from the 'abusive owner' who looks like q tarantino. he is indeed a very friendly guy only if you know when and what to bother him. not for naive tourist. extremely busy restaurant and u feel the true paris and.french cusine. good balance of quantityvand... More 

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Toronto
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I lived in France many years ago for two years (I speak French), so I sort of understand the peculiarities of the French. We arrived early and were seated. We ordered from the menu. 3 business men (read: locals) beside us arrived, a special list of what was fresh in season came out of the pocket of the waiter. They... 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 - 33
  • Cuisine: Gastropub, Basque

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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