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L'Ami Jean

#459 of 12,951 Restaurants in Paris
#498 of 13,531 Places to Eat in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighborhood:
Tour Eiffel / Invalides
French, 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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Hours:
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, 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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  • 47
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  • 36
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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
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Decided to eat here based upon a very positive Rick Steves recommendation. We showed up without a reservation for lunch, and were seated promptly. We were two couples. The men got the course du jour, and the women ordered a la carte. Everything was exceptional, from the combination of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Lago Vista, Texas
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Lago Vista, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Decided to eat here based upon a very positive Rick Steves recommendation. We showed up without a reservation for lunch, and were seated promptly. We were two couples. The men got the course du jour, and the women ordered a la carte. Everything was exceptional, from the combination of ingredients to the actual preparation. The course du jour featured five... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

we had the chef's tasting menu for lunch and it was the best meal by far that we had in Paris! Make sure to get a reservation because it is very small and busy! Their rice pudding for dessert is amazing and can't be missed. The chicken is done simply, rustic, and is so amazing. Do yourself a favor and... More 

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Milton, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We had the chef's tasting menu for lunch and it was absolutely amazing. Definitely my favorite meal in Paris and one of the best I have ever had. You definitely need a reservation!

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Paris, France
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We arrived at 7PM when they open for dinner. We were brusquely shoved into a claustrophobic table and then asked for another table. (Restaurant was almost empty at the time.) The request was met with annoyance but they complied. Then they continued to shove the table itself so it would make room for other guests to sit. The whole wheat... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Delightfully cramped, cozy milieu, energetic staff and a creative bistro menu. Waiter inquired as to why I barely ate my razor clam appetizer; when I apologized that I found it too spicy because of a bad cold, he excused himself a moment, returned and told me that the chef wanted to make a different preparation for me. Merci, Chef Jego!... More 

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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75 reviews 75 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Wonderful service, amazing fixed menu dinner, great selection of Basque dishes. Small room, reservations only taken during the mid-day service (11:30 TO 2 p.m. Paris time) and not more than a month in advance.

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rishon
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

really wanted to enjoy a food experience at this restaurant. we were there at lunch. and choose the surprise menue the dishes were too small the one with the fish was spiceless. when it came to the meat dish the did not change the knife to a proper one it was also an infirior part so i could not eat... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

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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Wrentham, Massachusetts
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147 reviews 147 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
136 helpful votes 136 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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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: French, 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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