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L'Avant Comptoir

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#899 of 16,488 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner

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... No seat, no table but a preface to the greed, revenge of the aperitif, gastronomy vertically, a gy mnastique the hatch, buissonniers of wines and foods of aphorisms and euphoria ... -Emmanuel rubin, figaroscope.
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Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
French, Wine Bar
Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Disappointed! Food looked good. But service...well, we felt the waiter would prefer that we went somewhere else. So we left. This place doesn't have a menu, all the dishes are hung on little cards from the ceiling or written on the wall. All in French...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank gwmd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic small wine bar.bread and butter was like the Apocalypse!great food and even better wine. MUST VISIT

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank _A4080YT
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went for a spend the day. And the food quality was horrible and there was no variety at all. Chefs have no idea about what they serve. Service of staff is also horrible where they didn’t even take plates when we were done eating...More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed July 26, 2019 via mobile

We arrived following a recommendation of a friend who warned how crowded the place was at night. So, we decided to try it for lunch. The place is small and there are almost no chairs, you managed to sit down? The service is quick and...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank AxelrodWeiss
Reviewed July 21, 2019

My husband and I spent the day sightseeing in Paris and were happy to see a tapas place nearby to grab a couple of light dishes to eat. The food and service here were AWESOME. We tried a variety of dishes from vegetables to fish...More

Date of visit: July 2019
1  Thank amarie356
Reviewed July 13, 2019

Very cool destination for food, wine and bustling environment. I still like my oyster from New England better, but they do a nice job snapping out various fusion tapas of a fisherman's variety. The space is cramped, but that's the way it goes when it...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Scott C
Reviewed June 21, 2019

A bit overwhelming due to cramped space but you'll get the hang of it once you taste the food. Service from the two main guys was great!

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Anna M
Reviewed June 19, 2019

I walked over to get oysters and arrived around 4 due to suggestions to go off peak in order to get a seat at the bar. I got a seat, but there were no oysters available until 6 :(. The options available for ordering were...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank SoutheastJack
Reviewed June 11, 2019

Amazing place, with good food, good wine and gentle service! The prices also are very good. You have to go!

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Paulo C
Reviewed June 8, 2019

I am reading all the comments and must admit my surprise to see very mainly fantastic comments. I know it is in Paris but the food and drinks are definitively overpriced due to the size of the portions. We did enjoy the food and the...More

Date of visit: May 2019
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September 22, 2018|
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Response from outoftown39 | Reviewed this property |
The other answers are correct. You could eat your fill, but might not have a stool. Unless you love crowds (which can be fun) go off hours (and before 7 pm). Expect to pay about Euro 35 for a satisfying appetizer.
September 22, 2018|
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Response from tej70 | Reviewed this property |
Tapas place . Small with limited seating. However a fun place to go
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July 30, 2015|
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Response from gwmd | Reviewed this property |
Only French. This place is known to discriminate people who don't speak French. Just check out the one starred reviews. We were literally told "you are better off somewhere else." Worst service in Paris ever in my three... More
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