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Le Pantruche

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#405 of 6,970 French in Paris
#572 of 15,450 Restaurants in Paris
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$22 - $42
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French, European
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Pantruche is slang for Paris... an apt name for this bistro with its chic retro decor, which happily cultivates a 1940s - 1950s atmosphere. As for the ...
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Bib Gourmand: good quality, good value cooking
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Reviewed March 5, 2020

Went here for a business lunch recently. Very good, inventive food, friendly and efficient staff and great french bistro type atmosphere. Not cheap but well worth the price. I will be back.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 1, 2020 via mobile

French bistro that’s a little more imaginative than most. Everything we had was good and some dishes were very good. I liked the short menu. Fish of the day was lovely, desert was average.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 23, 2020 via mobile

Found this in the Lonely Planet as we went for a weekend break. Reserved online and was phoned the following day to confirm the reservation. The ambience is great, even though the tables are close together it doesn’t feel like there is a loss of...privacy. 3 course meal for €38, and we paired wine by recommendation. Stunning meal with attentive service, (particularly recommend the warm oysters ) and the soufflé to finish was exquisite. Best mean I’ve had in a long timeMore

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 13, 2020

Friends living in Paris booked a reservation at Le Pantruche where they had heard good things but had not yet tried. Our table was waiting for us. We were greeted warmly, asked about our food and wine favorites and a wine to start was suggested....Perfect. The set menu options were great and we tried almost all among the 4 of us. The wine paring, high service and quality continued all night.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 6, 2020

First time I had a lunch in this restaurant. We had a warm welcome (for a french point of view). Even if the table are really close one to the other, we had space and room for private discussion. Food was served quickly and was...good and delicious.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 22, 2020

First, if you plan on eating here, I would highly suggest that you book ahead of time. I booked my table three weeks out from the US by telephone, which was a challenge, but well worth it. I now see that they offer online bookings,...which will make your life, and theirs, a lot easier. The food was outstanding! They offer a set menu nightly, with a few choices for starters, main, and dessert, so be aware that you will not have an American style menu that allows you to choose from a number of options. Enjoy!More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed November 26, 2019 via mobile

So rude! I called today for a reservation and inquired politely in French and the man began screaming at me “WHEN? WHEN?” and I gave him the date and he says “NO! WE CLOSE! WE CLOSE!” Seriously? Is this how a top rated restaurants treats...customers? No thank you.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed September 3, 2019

Managed to get a table at this popular little restaurant, saw plenty of people turned away. Food was exceptionally good and service was first class.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed August 2, 2019 via mobile

I'm in Paris for a week with my family. This place was recommended by our host. My sister and brother-in-law went one night, and I went with my parents the following night. We all loved our meals. I had duck breast (to be shared by...2 people) followed by poached rhubarb with sage ice cream. All of it was delicious. My parents had soufflés for dessert, which looked pretty amazing. The place is full of atmosphere - small and cosy with dim lighting and the buzz of a young professional crowd. It felt like a local favourite - no tourists in sight, but they had an English translation of the menu available. Magical evening, and I would make a point of going back if I was in the neighbourhood again.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed July 12, 2019

15 minute wait outside. We had no reservation so we were given a table outside with motorcycles and cars zipping by. Finally the waiter came and speed read the menu. The lack of service was high. Chipped glass, chipped water bottle. 38 euros for 3...courses and we had a 37 euro bottle of so so wine. The food was food. I asked the waiter for the check and it came fairly quickly. The waiter poured the first glass of wine; we poured the rest ourselves. Very disappointing. I would not recommend going there and sitting outside in the smoking section.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Elizabeth U
December 2, 2018|
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Response from Nadine17 | Reviewed this property |
Gosh I am sorry I have just seen this. I always ask my hotel to make reservations for me. Hope I am not too late!
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716pw
August 25, 2017|
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The answer is YES! They said it's the only thing they do not take off their menu ever.
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October 13, 2015|
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Response from Leslie I | Reviewed this property |
I don't think TripAdvisor supports that. But we called with no French and they handled it in English. Especially if you start with Pardonnez-moi, mais je ne parle pas le Francais, they will switch right over and they are... More
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