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Bistrot Paul Bert

18,rue Paul-Bert, 75011 Paris, France (République)
01 43 72 24 01
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Ranked #1,236 of 12,529 restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: République
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: République
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Paris
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I don't understand why this restaurant has such a good reputation. I felt I would have gotten a better meal in any randomly chosen French restaurant in Paris. This place seems to be coasting on its reputation, which it may once upon a time have deserved. It's overpriced. The wines especially are overpriced. I had lamb shoulder. The waitress, trying... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Had a 3 course pre fixe meal for 38€. The choices were wonderful. Buffalo mozzarella with heirloom type tomatoes. Little olive oil and basil. There were also fried monk cheeks with tartare sauce that looked really good. We also had a pate first course. Two Dover sole for lunch. My husband had rabbit with olives. The dessert I had was... More

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Eynsford, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This restaurant is just about what you would expect on your trip to Paris, good food in busy bistro. While we both thoroughly enjoyed our food, there didn't appear to be a huge selection on the day to day menu and most diners opted for the special which was fillet steak at 37 euros. Choose wines from the blackboard which... More

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Sydney, Australia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

We went yesterday for the 38 euro menu. There were ample choices and settling for the langoustines followed by the suckling pig were both stellar choices. For dessert I had the Raspberry macaroon which was delicious and also the largest one I've ever had. A very good meal with some highlights. The bistro is frequented with locals all enjoying their... More

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San Francisco, California
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86 reviews 86 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We loved our dinner at Paul Bert. We were seated on the banquette near the front (more fresh air, which is nice in the summer in Paris), and because we saw that the portion on the steak frites was generous, we opted to share it. My husband ordered the prix fixe menu with the tomato salad (fantastic!!), the steak ("ongle... More

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9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

Selected from a Saveur list of the best French bistros and was not disappointed. One of the best steaks we have ever had and the lemon sole melted in our mouth. The pig was fantastic as well. The best meal we had in Paris.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This place was recommended by Rick Steves, Patricia Wells, Paris by Mouth, and Anthony Bourdain, among others, so we figured we had to try it. My wife objected because everyone else in the restaurant would probably be there because they read the same reviews, so it would be filled with Americans. Well, all of the above are true. Our meal... More

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Top Contributor
211 reviews 211 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

A bistrot probably unchanged since before the war...truly authentic, a real slice of history. Buzzing in atmosphere and full of Parisiens. We had the most amazing dinner...indescribable, just absolutlely amazing typical fresh food and generous portions. I had cheese to finish and loved that they just put the whole board on the table for you to help yourself, steak and... More

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Algarve, Portugal
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192 reviews 192 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

In some places it is described as the best Bistro in Paris. Do not know if it's the best, but we liked. Traditional, ancient, but without being demodeé. Friendly and efficient service. Good terrine, the lamb i ate was great, as is the Paris Brest. Who want a Paris bistro without being stolen in tourist restaurants came here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

Best steak I've ever had! Charred on the outside and tender oozing red on the inside. Lovely Green Bean Salad with Summer Truffle, a surprise offer! Service was brisk & polite! And oooh... the salted butter! Ask the waiter for it :)

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