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“Great little find in Saint Germain” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Pouic-Pouic

Pouic-Pouic
9 Rue Lobineau | Saint-Germain-des-Pres, Paris, France
0143267195
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Ranked #28 of 12,467 restaurants in Paris
Price range: $25 - $87
Cuisines: French, Gastropub
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Swansboro
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4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great little find in Saint Germain”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

The concierge at our hotel recommended this restaurant and my husband and I went here for one of our dinners during our honeymoon in Paris. It was a small but modern restaurant with very friendly service and excellent food! My husband had a tartare appetizer and veal and both were delicious. I had the flank steak with garlic herb butter and whipped potatoes, which was my best beef steak and potato entree in Paris. We finished the meal with a chocolate ganache that was also lovely. Overall, it was a great experience and meal and one I would definitely recommend!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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30 restaurant reviews
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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
“Had the place to ourselves!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

Which is a shame...lovely place. But it was a cold Ash Wednesday evening...St. Valentine's Eve so perhaps most folks were staying in!

2 young men running the place.charming. Had the Langoustine Risotto, a fine carafe of vin blanc, and the tarte de jour, figue and raspberries. Deicious and plentiful..

It is right to the side of the St Germain Maraketand has a goood lunch deal so is probably hopping then.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Lisburn
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“NYE Night”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

It was amazing. Made NYE in Paris that little bit more special, especially having been to the top of the Eiffel Tower and drank champagne earlier that day.

Visited December 2012
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Paris
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Lovely place to have diner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

This place is really charming, at least as much as are the people inside! Located in a very cool Parisian disctrict - it is very easy to reach it by the metro or even by car (parking under St Germain Market). The food is always very good, respectful of the fresh products (I remember some remarkable scallops we all have appreciated). The table are small, so it is enventually quiet friendly. You can see the kitchen from the room, which means the cooking is really fresh and they are confident in they cooking skills! Do not miss to have a drink beside at 'La compagnie des vons', a very cosy place for romantic, business or even friends. So guys, I go now, I have a reservation at Pouic Pouic for tonight!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Fresh ingredients, flavor lacking”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

As others have mentioned, we read the New York Times review of this restaurant and made a reservation as a result of that article. There were a number of Americans there the evening we were there, so I imagine they read the review as well.

Although the ingredients in the dishes we had tasted fresh, everything seemed to lack flavor. For starters we had a vegetable millefleur, which consisted mainly of eggplant and a puff pastry with seafood. For entrees we had pork cheeks and risotto with calamari. The risotto and calamari was very odd. It was risotto and on top of it was fried calamari. The calamari, which was quite tough, seemed like an afterthought to the dish. I was expecting the calamari to have been integrated in to the risotto. It was tasteless and boring. We did not order dessert since we were disappointed with our food.

Perhaps we hit an off night or ordered the wrong dishes, but based on what we had to eat, I would not recommend this restaurant. The staff was friendly and the service was very good, however.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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