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L'Ami Jean

#891 of 13,493 Restaurants in Paris
#961 of 14,093 Places to Eat in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
$$
Neighborhood:
Tour Eiffel / Invalides
French, Spanish, Pub, Gastropub, Basque
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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
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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Have eaten here 3 or 4 times in my last two trips. All my experience is at lunchtime...very popular spot and deservedly so. On every occasion I have had a lamb dish for my plat,all different but all delicious. I think the food is basically Basque and very well seasoned. I did have their signature... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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135 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I knew 'L'ami Jean' back in the 70s when it was a basque restaurant. Then in mid-July I came back - all has changed except the name. The new owners have a modern, contemporary menu that you may find needs a little explaining, But it will be very original and good! They won't serve a 'kir' but do have a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We had a wonderful dinner experience at Ami Jean. Dishes are really perfect both presentation and taste. Service is perfect in Paris terms. We definitely recommend the place.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Chez L’Ami Jean, Victim of its own Success. If the guide books, facebook, and newspaper reviews are to be believed this place should be top of the list for a restaurant in Paris. We (3) booked for a Saturday evening. We agreed to be finished by 9pm and arrived at exactly 7pm as the restaurant was opening. We were greeted... More 

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cheney,washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Have eaten here 3 or 4 times in my last two trips. All my experience is at lunchtime...very popular spot and deservedly so. On every occasion I have had a lamb dish for my plat,all different but all delicious. I think the food is basically Basque and very well seasoned. I did have their signature parmesan soup on my first... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Amazing foie gras and charcuterie. The "riz au lait" with the salted caramel is just sublime, the best in the world. The atmosphere is really relax and the service is ok! nothing to fancy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

My best dining experience during our recent visit to Paris. We dined at a 1 Michelin Star restaurant as well but frankly, L'Ami Jean was a much better dinning experience. The cooking was well executed with a much lighter style than most typical French restaurants. It was 75 Euro for an 8 course chef menu which includes their signature rice... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We had a true gastronomic experience. Everything is real and tasty here. We had a "carte blanche" which let the chef decide what you will have. All exceptional. The place is small and packed which might me incovenient but largely compensated by the quality of the food. We recommend it without a doubt.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Went there for dinner with my wife. We went with the chef's tasting menu for 75 Euro. Simply the best -- amazing soups, appetizers, entrees and desserts. Stuff I never would have ordered ala carte but which we both ate with gusto. Great wine, and the dessert of rice pudding and 'sides' was out of this world. we struck up... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

one thing about great French cuisine is that everything goes slow ... and you enjoy eating and chatting with friends, with good food and wine for hours. Dining here is different, and it reminded me of dining at a Chinese dim sum place, unfortunately. The place was crammed, and with a lot of tourists. They have 2 seatings, one at... More 

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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This place is outstanding! We have been to Paris many times and have eaten at so many places, but this is the best! Chef Stephane Jego is superb. We ordered the chef's special and had no idea what was going to come out of the kitchen (not even the waiter knew). I must say each course was outstanding and very... 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, Spanish, Pub, 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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