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Le Petit Pontoise

#426 of 13,719 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighborhood:
Odeon / Saint-Michel
Coffee Shop, French, Bistro, Winery
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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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Visitor rating
  • 216
    Excellent
  • 152
    Very good
  • 37
    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
Most recent review
Amazing old school French bistro

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
William F
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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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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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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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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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64 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

We had a wonderful dinner here on our last night in Paris. It's a cozy, quaint, friendly place with delicious fish and wine and dessert. Loved the area and really enjoyed the ambiance. Will definitely return.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This is a small restaurant, typical Parisian. Good home cooked food (he cooks, she serves) at a reasonable price (for now!). Let's hope the place does not become a victim of its own success.

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brookline
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This became one of my favorite bistro in Paris! Classic French and absolutely delicious. Had the ravioles du Dauphiné as an appetizer and for dinner I had the quail ( best I've had in my life) with roasted vegetables. Everything was cooked to perfection. Wine list is not extensive but carefully chosen and good. Incredible service, very friendly and very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

P.P. is one of those little bistros that you always knew that you would find one day ! In a side street off the Left Bank, opposite the Isle St Louis, is this family restaurant worth making a detour for. The owners are smilingly friendly - they know you are in for a treat - and speak excellent english. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Le Petit Pontoise was recommended by friends that lived in Paris. The restaurant is a quaint bistro and has excellent food AND pleasant staff. They opened at 7 (as was our reservation) but we were cold and had finished our touring so we showed up at 6:20. They invited us in and put us at our table for 5. They... 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 0 - 40
  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, French, Bistro, Winery

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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Things to do Nearby

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.