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Le Petit Pontoise

#87 of 14,205 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighborhood:
Odeon / Saint-Michel
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9,rue de Pontoise | 9 Rue de Pontoise, 75005 Paris, France
+33 1 43 29 25 20
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12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Local cuisine
Description: Le Petit Pontoise is a genuine institution of the 5th district in Paris. It...
Le Petit Pontoise is a genuine institution of the 5th district in Paris. It offers typical rich French cuisine in a "bistrot" atmosphere. The chef has been there for over 14 years preparing sophisticated dishes with fresh season products. He finds his inspiration in the most traditional French recipes.
Located right next to the Seine river near the Boulevard Saint-Germain, this bistrot is always fully booked, you will meet people from around the world as well as regular Parisian clients which enjoy this typical French cuisine.
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  • 303
    Excellent
  • 183
    Very good
  • 41
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great French Restaraunt

Great experience if you are looking for some french cuisine. Booked the place on trip advisor and even though I arrived nearly 45 minds early they were very accommodative. Food, wine and desserts were all fantastic. Ambience was well fitting. One of the better experiences I have had. Highly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
AmindhaD
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Colombo
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Colombo
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great experience if you are looking for some french cuisine. Booked the place on trip advisor and even though I arrived nearly 45 minds early they were very accommodative. Food, wine and desserts were all fantastic. Ambience was well fitting. One of the better experiences I have had. Highly recommended to try.

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Thank AmindhaD
lepetitpontoise, Gérant at Le Petit Pontoise, responded to this review

Bonjour ! All the team join me to thank you. We are very happy that you had a great time at Le Petit Pontoise and that it was one of the better experience you had. we will try to do better next time if we are lucky enough to welcome you again ! A bientôt Jonathan & Alexandre Le Petit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been going to this wonderful neighborhood restaurant for many years. Last night, Foie Gras, Escargot, Pigs Cheeks with Honey and Sweet Spices and a marvelous Sole. No room for desert! Looking forward to our return.

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lepetitpontoise, Gérant at Le Petit Pontoise, responded to this review

Bonjour ! Thank you for your review. Ana and all the team will be happy to welcome you for your next coming. Next time, if you have room for dessert , Ana will recommend you tot try the Tatin or the Chocolat Amadeus : they are all home made and delicious :) A bientôt Ana, Jonathan et Alexandre Le Petit... More 

Potomac, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went for lunch on New Year's Day. The place is sweet, charming, and cozy--very Parisian! The staff were kind and helpful. The menu offered a great selection and was reasonably priced with generous portions--not to mention delicious. The camembert roti and the ravioles du dauphine were standouts!

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Thank lilycam2012
lepetitpontoise, Gérant at Le Petit Pontoise, responded to this review

Oh Merci beaucoup ! Thank you for your comments. The team is really happy you enjoyed both the food and the service. I can't resist to have raviolis du dauphiné once a week...when they are just out of the oven, there are so delicious... Hope to welcome you for another camembert and ravioles ! A bientôt Jonathan & Alexandre Le... More 

Perth, Australia
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I chose to come here after the great trip advisor reviews. My husband booked online which I would recommend as it is a smallish place but we did see some walk ins as well. The staff were very friendly, attentive and helpful and spoke English without coming across annoyed at having to do so. I had the... More 

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lepetitpontoise, Gérant at Le Petit Pontoise, responded to this review

Bonjour et merci infiniment ! We are happy you spend a great time at Le Petit Pontoise and that our recommendations were appreciated by you and your husband. We will be happy to see you again and to show you the others "delicious" meals we can propose ! A bientôt Alexandre & Jonathan Le Petit Pontoise More 

New York City, New York
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98 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having lived nearby, Petit Pontoise became my 'go-to.' Several years later and now married I was thrilled to be able to share it with my husband. We went there for lunch, the decor was the same and the quality just as good. They don't offer a lunch special so it's definitely a special occasion place, especially for lunch. With wine... More 

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lepetitpontoise, Gérant at Le Petit Pontoise, responded to this review

Bonjour ! We are very proud that you have shared this address with your husband ! We have now a lunch special with a daily market selections. It changes every day. We hope to welcome you soon at Le Petit Pontoise to show you this new menu... A bientôt and Thank you very much for such a lovely review !... More 

Belle Mead, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

We spent New Year's Eve there and had a fantastic meal, great wines, and a wonderful time. This is a bistro, not a cafe. Better food and a staff that was really helpful and friendly.

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Thank Tom W
lepetitpontoise, Gérant at Le Petit Pontoise, responded to this review

Again Happy new year to you ! We were glad to spend new year's Eve with you...and so glad you had a great time. Maybe we will see you just before 2017 !! ;) A bientôt et merci ! Jonathan & Alexandre Le Petit Pontoise More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

I was in Paris for my birthday and wanted a special place to celebrate. Le Petit Pontoise was the perfect place and I am so glad a friend recommended it to me. We were staying in the 5th, and it was just about a five minute walk. From my experience, it is worth traveling a much farther distance. My dining... More 

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lepetitpontoise, Gérant at Le Petit Pontoise, responded to this review

Bonjour ! Thank you fo this lovely comment. We are very happy you decided to spend your birthday at Le Petit Pontoise and very glad you had a great time. We sincerely want all our guest to have a wonderful time at Le Petit Pontoise and if we did it, we can't be more happy. We will still continue to... More 

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55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Recommended by a neighbor, the was one of our favorite restaurants in Paris, and if you happen to find yourself on the Left Bank some evening (or even if you're on the Right Bank), you should definitely give this place a try! My wife, daughter and I tried the chicken, rack of lamb, and steak, and shared all three, and... More 

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Thank m12345Nyc
lepetitpontoise, Gérant at Le Petit Pontoise, responded to this review

Merci beaucoup ! Glad you had a great time and very happy to know we are on your "best list" in Paris. Hope to welcome you again A bientôt Jonathan & Alexandre Le Petit Pontoise More 

Austin, Texas
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

We had a lovely dinner here. My boyfriend had an escargot appetizer, which I loved the presentation of, in a small copper pot with plenty of sauce. His main course was also excellent (something with duck confit over mashed potatoes). I had foie gras to start and liver with a raspberry sauce, which was good, not overcooked, which is often... More 

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lepetitpontoise, Gérant at Le Petit Pontoise, responded to this review
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Bonjour ! Merci beaucoup pour votre review. Hope to welcome you again at Le Petit Pontoise A bientôt Jonathan &... More 

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20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

We came here for NYE dinner. They have menus in English. We had champagne to start then a pouilly fume wine with dinner which was delicious. We shared a baked Camembert with honey and almond crust that was very nice as a starter. My fiancée had a lamb rack and I had scallops, both cooked and seasoned perfectly. The staff... More 

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Thank Francine M
lepetitpontoise, Gérant at Le Petit Pontoise, responded to this review

Again Happy new year to you ! Glad to spend to NYE with you. All the team had also a great time and we can't be more happy to have such review about this special night. A bientôt Au Petit Pontoise Jonathan & Alexandre Le Petit Pontoise More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9,rue de Pontoise | 9 Rue de Pontoise, 75005 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Odeon / Saint-Michel
  • Neighborhood: Odeon / Saint-Michel
  • Phone Number: +33 1 43 29 25 20

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 39 - 56
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

Le Petit Pontoise is a genuine institution of the 5th district in Paris. It offers typical rich French cuisine in a "bistrot" atmosphere. The chef has been there for over 14 years preparing sophisticated dishes with fresh season products. He finds his inspiration in the most traditional French recipes.
Located right next to the Seine river near the Boulevard Saint-Germain, this bistrot is always fully booked, you will meet people from around the world as well as regular Parisian clients which enjoy this typical French cuisine.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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Odeon / Saint-Michel
As the bustling center of entertainment for the residents of the Rive Gauche, the activity at Odéon never stops. Boulevards are lined with traditional cafes, restaurants, and boutique cinemas. The streets surrounding the fountain at Saint-Michel provide eateries from around the world. Lively bars are just next door and the prototypical terraced French brasserie is on every corner. The setting for this area is second to none; the Haussmann-style boulevards are contrasted by monumental architecture and overshadowed by the iconic Notre Dame, all within a moment’s walk from the Seine. This neighborhood's world-famous bookshops, cafés, and streets will not fail to impress you.
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