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La Poule au Pot

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Tour Eiffel / Invalides
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121 rue de l Universite, 75007 Paris, France
+33 1 47 05 16 36
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2017 via mobile

La Poule au Pot is a corner restaurant located in a quiet backwater near Les Invalides. It has a typical bistro decor with zinc bar, red leather banquettes, tiles, panelling, iron peg, chandelier. It offers country cooking with a not too extensive menu. Our dishes were simple not copious but tasty : octopus ceviche, bone marrow, black pudding, bangers and... More 

Thank Christophe M
Moorestown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

One of the best meals of our stay in Paris. A must do if in the area. Braised leg of Lamb, Duck with Potatoes, and quite possibly the best Creme Brûlée I've ever had!

Thank AndrewRfromNJ
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2016

We both had the Rump Steak as they had finished the Scallops. Can't complain. My steak (medium) was succulent and tender, the chips fat and crunchy accompanied with a cheese sauce. All very nice but I would have preferred the cheese sauce to be a bit thicker. Lovely Creme brûlée for pudding. A satisfied diner.

Thank Debrahis
London, United Kingdom
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188 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2016

By the impressive Esplanade des Invalides and opposite Pont Alexandre III, this is a fairly small and cosy restaurant. Good selection of food, wine and beer at a reasonable price. All the staff are really friendly and helpful, taking pride in their restaurant and the food they serve. Highly recommended. Take a chance and just turn up or to be... More 

Thank inikamozi
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2016

The area between the Eiffel Tower and Invalides is great to explore with the markets on Rue Cler and all the shops and restaurants on Rue Sainte-Dominique. Yet walk one road north of Rue Sainte-Dominique and you are in a quiet backwater that contains this gem. It is a delightful traditional looking bistro. Dark wood chairs. Red leather. Lots of... More 

Thank 556bharris
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2016 via mobile

Local restaurant. Staff stills gave time to explain dishes. Best food in paris! The lamb and the Pastilla De Julienne were perfect. Desserts good. Starters were great too. Wine by carafe or glass or bottle. Wonderful experience. Near to Eiffel tower.

Thank Anne U
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2016

Recommended french food, at a good price, well-portioned. Friendly staff, and an overall authentic "non-touristy" experience. Recommended for family dinners!

Thank Mike P
Warsaw, Poland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2016 via mobile

This turned out to be one of best experiences in Paris during my 6 months stay. Phenomenal risotto with scallops and chorizo chips in salmon sauce. Wine selection is very broad so you will not be disappointed if you would like to match meal with wine. For dessert there's a cake of 80% pure chocolate:) try that;)

Thank KrystianoM
New York City, New York
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2015

Le Poule aunPot, thank goodness my grandmother was a better cook the keynote Poule au Pot was unseasoned ,and watery. A waste of time, we were 7 good friends. The long table did not aid conversation. The food was mediocre, the space not well heated on a cold night. They had to give me my dinner twice as they did... More 

Thank Madalyn F
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2015

I was there with a friend for lunch, and I ordered the whole 3-set menu (entree, main dish and dessert). The food was quite well made, delicious-looking, and tasty. I had a dish of potato puree and half boiled eggs. It had too much salt, but the bread helped with that. The eggs matched quite well to the taste of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 121 rue de l Universite, 75007 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Tour Eiffel / Invalides
  • Neighborhood: Tour Eiffel / Invalides
  • Phone Number: +33 1 47 05 16 36
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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Tour Eiffel / Invalides
With the Eiffel Tower at its core, the Invalides area of Paris is guaranteed to impress. Golden towers and Baron Haussmann's urban vision meet military precision, stretching avenues, and luscious lawns. The area boasts the Musée D’Orsay, the tomb of Napoleon, the National Parliament and UNESCO, as well as luxurious, exclusive residences. In fine restaurants and at the weekend markets, families, diplomats, and politicians brush shoulders with the tourists who come to see this postcard-perfect area for themselves.
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