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Au Petit Bistrot

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Quartier Latin
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89 rue Mouffetard, 75005 Paris, France
+33 1 47 07 35 99
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
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6:00 pm - 12:00 am
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121 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

We ate here this evening, determined to keep our costs down. Had a very nice and reasonable bottle of Bordeaux. We chose the mid range set menu and thoroughly enjoyed every course. Our servers were delightful ! We just do not understand the negative reviews on here - could it be that other patrons had unrealistic expectations? It's not a... More 

Thank BarbaraEK
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016 via mobile

Great Family Restaurant. Friendly people very good food excellent service .the location on Rue Mouffetard is perfect the building is old but very well maintained which provides and excellent atmosphere

Thank Savannahfraser
Centennial, CO.
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47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

It was late and I was hungry, as I strolled thrugh the chilly night air down the Rue Mouffetard. On impulse, I decided to stop in for a bite at the Petit Bistrot. The staff are very genial and welcoming. The prices are very reasonable. The food is quite mediocre. In this respect, it is typical of a number of... More 

Thank Mebcaux
Ely, United Kingdom
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556 reviews
308 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

Lovely venue, great snails, amazing pave steak, and service was great. The wine was lovely and cheap. Three fixed price menus. Could suggest 12 snails put on 20 euro menu?

Thank Superally2007
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

I guess my husband and I have been spoiled in our travels around France (outside of Paris). We heard there were no bad meals on Mouffetard but neither of us were impressed by this place. Should have known since the menu was in English and had too large of a selection. Wish we'd just gotten a crepe or gone to... More 

Thank missbirdie99
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75 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

"Au Petit Bistrot" is yet another quaint little restaurant I discovered in Rue Mouffetard that offers good food and service. As the majority of such restaurants, it offers three course menus for 12 or 16 euros, respectively. Both menus offer good food, the only difference is that the 16 euro menu is more plentiful and a bit more diverse. "Au... More 

Thank SunnyAndBeautiful
Chicago, Illinois
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2016

This was a our favorite restaurant in Paris! We tried unusual things: appetizers - duck breast salad w/green beans & foie gras w/toast points. Entrees: I had frog legs & my husband had pork steak (more like a big chop) and the desserts were - WOW! This place is picturesque Paris and the staff was delightful. We REALLY enjoyed everything... More 

Thank annie b
Portland, OR
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

It's a little hard to write a bad review of this place, because the staff was great. The waitress was charming and funny, and the maitre d'/owner(?) kind. The atmosphere is also lovely, with exposed white stone walls. But the food. Yikes. My husband and I both ordered the menu du jour. His starter was described as prawns and avocado.... More 

Thank LizPdx
Wellington, New Zealand
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

I felt like an imposition. Snotty female waitress could barely speak or look at me. Thefood wad greasy and veges cold and old. Chicken was ok but greasy. Ice cream had ice in it. Cheap and cheerless. Avoid.

Thank heatseekerdale
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016

Friends recommended this restaurant. 3 set menus. Ideal for travelling on a budget. Roast chicken with thyme was tasty

Thank ElizabethJHT

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 89 rue Mouffetard, 75005 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Quartier Latin
  • Neighborhood: Quartier Latin
  • Phone Number: +33 1 47 07 35 99

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Quartier Latin

Neighborhood Profile
Quartier Latin
The Latin Quarter bursts with intellectual life, architectural splendor and ongoing merriment. The small streets are filled with classical buildings, student bars and lively eateries while the squares are dominated by historic monuments. The area is defined by the 800-year-old Sorbonne University, where Latin once prevailed, and is famous for the Pantheon which celebrates the great men and women of France. During the day students rush from classes to the library and intellectuals people watch from the terraced cafés. As night time falls the surrounding establishments fill up and the merriment really begins. The liveliest parts are around Rue Mouffetard, lined with crêperies and international street food eateries, and Place de la Contrescarpe characterised by terraced brasseries, this neighborhood provides real nourishment for the mind, belly, and soul.
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