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Le Petit Pontoise

#369 of 13,963 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighborhood:
Odeon / Saint-Michel
Brasserie, French, Winery, Bistro
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Le Petit Pontoise is a genuine institution of the 5th district in Paris...
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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Good for:
Local cuisine

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  • 230
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    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 14
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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A firm favourite!

My husband and I were meeting up with a friend for lunch in Paris and we asked him if he had ever been to Le Petit Pontoise, a firm favourite of ours. He had not, so it was as good an excuse as any for a return visit. Well, let's just say, it is now a favourite of his. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Twickenham, United Kingdom
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  • Local cuisine
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Twickenham, United Kingdom
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227 reviews 227 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

My husband and I were meeting up with a friend for lunch in Paris and we asked him if he had ever been to Le Petit Pontoise, a firm favourite of ours. He had not, so it was as good an excuse as any for a return visit. Well, let's just say, it is now a favourite of his. The... More 

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Austin, Texas
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149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

We visited for lunch. The appetizer of prawns was very good. The steaks were great! The scallops were also magnificent. Desserts were out of this world. Most wines are served by the glass and they charge you for your consumption. This is a simple restaurant that for me epitomizes Paris dining.

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Rawlins, Wyoming
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

This lovely little restaurant is rightly popular and full of left bank Parisians. Service was warm and accommodating. Good was absolutely terrific - beautifully prepared without being too fussy. Wine recommendations were perfect. Go!

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Tonight in this restaurant my fiance and I had the best experience we have ever had. From the amazing food to the incredible table service it was perfect. We would highly recommend this restaurant.

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Denver, Colorado
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Charming little restaurant run by two brothers. One is the chef and the other serves. Typical French – close quarters. Good bon ami and the food was quite delicious – particularly the escargot served with little tiny mushrooms. Interesting wine list on blackboards on the walls – very decent selection. Close to the Latin Quarter so you can stop here... More 

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Liverpool
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This is a delightful little restaurant between Boulevard Saint Germain and the river, on the edge of the Left Bank/Latin Quarter area. It has a lovely ambience and very friendly waiters and the food is perfect French fare with a selection of wines, covering a wide price range, outlined by region on blackboards on the wall. You feel as if... More 

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Groves, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We ate here on our trip in March and couldn't have been more pleased. The food was excellent, the service was polite and we considered it our overall best meal during our 2 week trip. The smoked Camembert starter was so good and my duck and potatoes had a fabulous sauce. Do yourself a favor and go!

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Le Petit Pontoise is a quaint little restaurant in the Latin Quarter of Paris that we are repeatedly drawn to. Quality has been consistent over three visits in two years. Menus are available in both French and English, and the servers (e.g. Ana who has worked there for 14 years) can be counted on for recommendations and advice to complement... More 

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South Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

This typical small and quaint French restaurant was just perfect. The bean salad and dorade on vegetables were wonderful. The small staff were helpful and friendly. A perfect lunch but dinner would be just as good. Will return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The restaurant has just been taken over by two brothers who are the waiters and very attentive and friendly. The chef has remained and the restaurant has retained its character. There was not a free table on a Saturday night and the rest of the dinners were French. The food was outstanding, the lamb for the main course was the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 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 38 - 54
  • Cuisine: Brasserie, French, Winery, Bistro

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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Staying in Odeon / Saint-Michel

Neighborhood Profile
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.