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Bistrot Paul Bert

#1,744 of 12,956 Restaurants in Paris
#1,876 of 13,536 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
Today
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 187
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    Very good
  • 72
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  • 27
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  • 34
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice French bistrot

Perfect "french bistrot for foreigners" and, given the number of English-speaking guests, it must be in all right guides. The food is delicious and typical to Parisian bistrot (paté, asparagus, snails, poached egg, etc) with few delicious mains (grilled chicken, steak). But also absolutely... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Paris, France
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Paris, France
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1,024 reviews 1,024 reviews
823 restaurant reviews
507 helpful votes 507 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Perfect "french bistrot for foreigners" and, given the number of English-speaking guests, it must be in all right guides. The food is delicious and typical to Parisian bistrot (paté, asparagus, snails, poached egg, etc) with few delicious mains (grilled chicken, steak). But also absolutely delicious cote de boeuf served tagliata style, with sauce béarnaise and home made fries. Perfect wine... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This restaurant came highly recommended from several books/blogs/etc. It was just okay. They do offer menus in English, and they do offer a prix fixe dinner. Our appetizers were great, but mains and desserts not very memorable.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

I made reservations for our group weeks in advance. From our hotel, it was a 20 minute cab ride. Based on other restaurant reviews, most of us went for the steak and frites. If you want a good steak, go to Kansas City. The smart ones in our group selected the beef cheeks. The caramel flan is also good choice... More 

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Walnut Creek, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Please do yourself a favor and do not believe the hype about this place. We were so looking forward to eating here and we left after the 2nd course. It was absolutely the worst dining experience we had during our trip to Paris and Rome. We are not typical American tourists, we both speak foreign languages, dress and behave appropriately.... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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42 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

One of the best lunch experiences ever. The lunch menu is limited, but is extraordinary value at 19 euros for 3 courses. Our server was prompt, polite and efficient with all his tables. The quality of food was exceptional and the ambiance perfect. We will return in a few days and bring some friends. Although there are many great bistros... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

After reading many "foodies" rave about the place, we were very excited to give it a try. The service was very good and food was decent enough - but certainly did not blow me away. Similarly, the atmosphere was nice, and menu was what we expected, but nothing extraordinary. Indeed, I am not sure why/how this place is put on... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Quite disappointing. We had heard this was a great restaurant to visit. However, I found the experience disappointing. Little space between seats and a dreadful wine recommendation by the waiter didn't set the scene for a good dinner. I had some OK scallops and an average steak (had to be sent back at first as it was well done and... More 

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San Mateo, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Arrived to find out we could not get in without a reservation..booked for days. We left and came back to ask if we could sit outside...we were then immediately seated. Menu is on the board and prix fix but make sure you ask about the specials. I went there for pepper steak..didn't see so assumed it wasn't available..but it was... More 

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Binyamina, Israel
2 reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Great disappointment, served with anger. We ordered a table two weeks in advance, after we read rave reviews. We were greeted with indifference. I was with my mother she did not feel well, so we asked to order one main course (in addition appetizers and desserts). The waitress was furious at us and said it was not the policy of... More 

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Tenafly, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

After a meal at Paul Bert, it feels like I have a mission to bring this bistrot to a proper place in Tripadvisor ranking. I did a lot of research for our family's Paris trip, and I decided to try Paul Bert because it was a lot of food critics favorite. We stayed in 6 arrondissement, so it was quite... More 

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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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