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Le Petit Pontoise

9,rue de Pontoise, 75005 Paris, France (Panthéon)
01 43 29 25 20
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Ranked #454 of 12,867 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $47
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Panthéon
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.
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English first
Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

This restaurant was recommended to us by my cousin (who had eaten here a year earlier) who knew we were on a budget for our honeymoon but wanted to enjoy one "big" meal. It was perfect! The atmosphere was wonderful, the staff were friendly and spoke English, and the food was delicious. We ordered the Parmesan artichoke and escargot for... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

After a lovely day of wandering through the Luxembourg Gardens and surrounding areas, we found our way to Le Petit Pontoise. We were seated outside and enjoyed a nice crisp white wine as well as the appetizer shown below and our entrees. A neighborhood gem, this spot makes you feel as though you have lived in the area all your... More

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Calgary, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This little gem is always an enjoyable experience for my husband and I year after year. The atmosphere is charming and the food is consistently delicious and interesting. I might add the waiter helping us was not only lovely and polite but extremely easy on the eyes;) great wine knowledge too.

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New York City, New York
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72 reviews 72 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This is a small neighborhood restaurant. Everything we ate, except for the creme brule was amazing. Entres even for lunch were in the 25-30E range so it is not inexpensive, but it was really good.My husband had the pig cheeks which were delicious it is served in a pot like a stew but I would eat here again just for... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Whenever we are in Paris, we make reservations at Le Petit Pontoise. Located on a small side street off of the quay it is the perfect neighborhood restaurant. The food and the wine selections are perfect. The ambiance is warm, and feels like you are sitting in someone's large dining room with family. Even our grandchildren (ages 5, 7, 9,... More

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New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We found Le Petit Pontoise in our Lonely Planet book because we to explore the Latin Quarter one evening. Le Petit Pontoise was a cozy and small treat we found in the area. The food and decor is reminiscent of Provence and you feel as though you are not eating in a restaurant but enjoying someones home cooked meal. Our... More

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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This restaurant is awesome. We had the best lamb shank and foie gras in our life. The price is a bit on the high side, but well worth a visit. Recommended.

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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90 reviews 90 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This small family run bistro restaurant, very close to Notre Dame, offers some fine regional meals as well as your usual Parisian fare. The pigs cheeks were great, as were the veal kidneys. It has a great feel to the place, which is supported by friendly and efficient service.

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Santa Rosa, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Loved this place...an easy walk from the apartment we rented in the Latin Quarter, reasonable prices, and big step above bistro/brasserie food plus an adorable chef/part-owner to welcome us. The "misses" were mainly focused around a cool-to-almost rude waitress with seemingly no knowledge of the wine list nor some of the menu items that were available. If the service were... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

we went back to Le Petit on our return to paris - we went 2 or 3 times on our last visit and i had been before. It is still one of my favourite small bistro with great food - great people, GREAT WINE - wow a great 2010 pinot noir! the food, location and service are great. thank you... More

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