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“Good restaurant...suggested!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of La Poule au Pot

La Poule au Pot
121, Rue de l'Universite, 75007 Paris, France (Tour Eiffel / Invalides)
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Ranked #3,500 of 13,200 Restaurants in Paris
Price range: $0 - $42
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Neighborhood: Tour Eiffel / Invalides
Description: Traditionnal french bistrot, offering a tasty local food elaborated with carefully sourced products:- free range chicken, rabbits, pigeons and organic eggs from Etienne Godard's farm in Périgord,- duck breast from the South-West of France- organic beef from the Aubrac mountains- fresh sea scallops, sole, swordfish...- fresh crawfishes, just sauteed and flammed with whiskyA large choice of organic wines will help you to enjoy your meals in this lovely place, definitely out of time.
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Good restaurant...suggested!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

We randomly chose this restaurant and we were happy about both the ambient and the food.
We were 2 and we paid 56 euros for 1 starter + 2 main courses + 1 dessert (more than water and coca).
Main courses (steak and fish) were really excellent! Also the dessert (chocolate cake with ice cream) was "over the average"! The quality of the dishes was high in our opinion. We suggest it.

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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
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English first
Dublin, Ireland
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Real food at good value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Quite a small quaint restaurant with a good rustic menu. Far from fine dining, but good honest grub. We were the only non-French people in the restaurant, which is always a good sign. I had pumpkin walnut soup starter and black pudding main - delicious. My wife had paté and pasta & prawns. Some of the wines on the menu are non-filtered but good quality.
The staff were very friendly, the atmosphere was great and the cost was very reasonable - 2 courses €20 or 3 courses €25.

It was -2 degree centigrade outside and we were seated at the front door which was quite drafty, however we asked to be moved and as soon as another table became available we were given it (just before our starters arrived). Other reviewers have criticised the seating of foreigners near the door, but we had no problem being moved. (I also think there is no harm in looking after your regulars).

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Dine here at your peril if you are not french”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

Living around the corner we popped in during the week for dinner. The restaurant was freezing cold and seemed to have no heating whatsoever; What upset us was the tables near the door were only given to foreigners (including ourselves) so that we could freeze even more; As for the food, I had coq au vin which conssited of very tough chicken and mushroom shaped pasta, not quite a classic coq au vin - so it will be our first and last visit. Message to restaurant remember that some foreigners are also locals.

Visited November 2013
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Burlington, Canada
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55 reviews 55 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“Good Neighbourhood Dining in the 7th Arrondissement”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

This neighbourhood restaurant in the 7ieme arrondissement is just that, a neighbourhood restaurant with good food, service and great wine. Frequented by locals both residents and business people it is set on a corner with typically some tables outside, inside as you walk in there's a bar, a number of tables for casual drinking and dining and then there's a room on the right for "diners". The decor is pleasant, with a red backing on the benches against the wall and tables in front of that, surrounded by a variety of empty wine bottles showing the selection they have, so it's a comfortable place and nothing too fancy, just right.
The service was friendly and very helpful. They have a menu for 20 or 25 euros but if you book through "la fourchette" website you can get a 40% discount on the whole meal including wine and that's a great bargain.
For the meal one had the squash soup and duck (a huge leg) which came with vegetables and the other had the aquataine ceviche and house speciality which is chicken in a pot, the pot contained potatoes, turnips and carrot. Both were very plentiful and good.
Wine, yes wine and that was excellent. No dessert, just coffee and we were done.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Very disappointing”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

We used to have dinner very often at la poule au pot, but the manager has changed few months ago and it has become very ostentatious. Prices have raised strongly, waiters are unfriendly, food is ostentatious and does not reflect French cuisine, only tourists attend this restaurant as all loyal customers have left. To avoid.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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