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Bistrot Paul Bert

#2,108 of 13,493 Restaurants in Paris
#2,260 of 14,093 Places to Eat in Paris
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Bercy / Nation
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18,rue Paul-Bert, 75011 Paris, France
01 43 72 24 01
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:45 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:45 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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we've been to this lovely little bistrot several times and loved the steak & frites. you really can't go wrong. americans, attempt to speak french, understand the cultural differences (the service staff is not going to 'bug' you -- if you want something let them know). love love love.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
sarajane c
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Rock Hall, Maryland
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Rock Hall, Maryland
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

we've been to this lovely little bistrot several times and loved the steak & frites. you really can't go wrong. americans, attempt to speak french, understand the cultural differences (the service staff is not going to 'bug' you -- if you want something let them know). love love love.

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Disappointing. Despite cheerful ambience, both our main courses were inexcusably dull: both my tuna steak and Suzanne's lieu -a white fish- lacked seasoning -and for a wine fancier like me, there were only two selections (red and white) by the glass. And a mere Petit Chablis at that. Plusses were enoki mushrooms in a cream sauce, an excellent baba au... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I am of two minds with this place. The food is very good. We had the steak au poivre (killer), steak tartar (excellent), smoked herring, pate, charcuterie and the fish special. Good selection of wines. The service, on the other hand, is not tourist friendly (except for one female server). I didn't like being segregated in the back section which... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Went w my wife on our honeymoon, and we walked for a few miles to get there! Had cote de boeuf for 2 and it was undercooked....big no no with a steak place.....and the service was slow and a bit forgetful....ordered an 80 euro bottle of wine.....never got it.....finally gave up and got 2 glasses of house red.....not bad.....the beef... More 

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cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We are very tuned into good service and this place has it. Our food was delicious. We had beef that was huge for two and we of course had their famous Grand Marnier Soufflé . Everything was done just right. We never mind spending money for a good meal and this fit the bill.

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Chicago, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We were looking for the best bistro in town, and received multiple recommendations for Bistrot Paul Bert. Well, it was quite a disappointment. It's rare that we are treated so poorly that I end up being not only angry, but furious. Know that like many bistros you are shoe-horned into your table, and a menu board is plopped down and... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We went because this is one of Dorie Greenspan's favorite recommendations, and it exceeded expectations. Great food, very Parisian without being pretentious. The waitresses were amazing! I asked for a wine recommendation, and rather than suggesting something from a list whose prices blew my mind (280 euros a bottle at the high end, to 90 euros at low end), they... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

If you don't want to go to a restaurant which requires a long queue or 2-week reservation in advance, Paul is definitely your best choice. Great food with great portion. Extremely good service, cheerful waiters and waitresses with smiles all the time. I went there with my friend coz another "famous" restaurant few streets away has no walk-in table. We... More 

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Las Vegas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

As you will read in many reviews, the Americans go in the front and the French in the back. Were kind of treated like they already expected us to not have any manners. Food was decent, nothing to write home about. Was really hoping the filet ws as good as it looked on TV. It wasn't just average.

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Richmond, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Had lunch our last day in Paris. Of course had the steak frites. Really good. Though a bit under for our American tastes. Many French natives here during our lunch. Price was average for Paris. Honestly the memorable things were the very nice wait staff and the soufflé. Don't leave without ordering the soufflé. It is memorable

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 18,rue Paul-Bert, 75011 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Bercy / Nation
  • Neighborhood: Bercy / Nation
  • Phone Number: 01 43 72 24 01

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:45 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:45 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:45 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:45 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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Nestled between the Seine, Bastille, and Père Lachaise lies a peaceful side of town where wide avenues and impressive buildings accompany green spaces and small parks. Landscaped havens are plentiful, from the Bercy Park to La Coulée Verte and most impressively the Bois de Vincennes, which even contains a medieval castle on its doorstep. For an escape from the masses head to this calming neighborhood where real Parisians make their homes.
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