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Le Petit Pontoise

#376 of 13,815 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Neighborhood:
Odeon / Saint-Michel
French, Winery, Coffee Shop, 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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Le Petit Pontoise...Aussi is found just steps from Notre Dame and serves...
Le Petit Pontoise...Aussi is found just steps from Notre Dame and serves food made from only the very freshest of produce. A good choice for gourmets and food lovers, here you can indulge in snails cooked in a creamy brie sauce, cheese fondant with honeyed almonds and walnuts or foie gras and apple chutney for starters followed by a fabulous fresh fish of the day or for meat lovers the delicious veal with ravigotte sauce; coq au vin or chateaubriand with pepper sauce. Dessert should not be missed either. Le Petit Pontoise...Aussi also has a terrace that is great for al fresco dining.
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Good for:
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating

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    Very good
  • 38
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  • 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
Most recent review
Fine Local Restaurant near the Latin Quarter

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
debdahl
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Denver, Colorado
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Denver, Colorado
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73 reviews 73 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

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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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

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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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I went to Le Petit Pontoise for my birthday dinner this past Saturday, and our meal was superb. It was recommended to me by family and my guide book so I new I had to try it. I started with the salad of green beans and crayfish tossed in a balsamic dressing which was unbelievable. My main course, however, was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

we got a tip from a friend to go to this restaurant, of all the fantastic restaurants in Paris, this was the best lunch-restaurant in his opinion. we agree! it was fantastic food, home-enviroment, all the menus was written on the walls and the recommendations was exellent! i would especially recommend the "house-snails" -escargot de maison! worth a visit!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Most important this restaurant is open Sundays. Portions are generous; you can get almost any wine by the glass; food is very good with some interesting twists such as fish with lightly scented vanilla sauce. French group of 3 next to us all had large pieces of calves liver and left their plates clean. Good service.

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TEL-AVIV
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I visited this restaurant again after one year, Food quality remained excellent with the same menue served over the last at least many years. Sdervice is good and the owner is always present to keep an eye. Selection is not wide but reseasonable . Higly recommended for the quality a little bit expensive.

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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 0 - 39
  • Cuisine: French, Winery, Coffee Shop, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating

Description

Le Petit Pontoise...Aussi is found just steps from Notre Dame and serves food made from only the very freshest of produce. A good choice for gourmets and food lovers, here you can indulge in snails cooked in a creamy brie sauce, cheese fondant with honeyed almonds and walnuts or foie gras and apple chutney for starters followed by a fabulous fresh fish of the day or for meat lovers the delicious veal with ravigotte sauce; coq au vin or chateaubriand with pepper sauce. Dessert should not be missed either. Le Petit Pontoise...Aussi also has a terrace that is great for al fresco dining.
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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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.