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Bistrot du Sommelier

#1,524 of 13,460 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
French, European, Wine Bar, Gastropub
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Boulevard Haussmann | 97, Boulevard Haussmann, 75008 Paris, France
+33 1 42 65 24 85
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Toronto, Canada
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went with a group from work. It was a very tasty set menu for a group of ten. We ate in a pretty private room on top of the restaurant. The set menu was seasonal and well received. The wine matches were excellent and the owner allowed our group to purchase a few bottles at a very reasonable price. The... More 

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San Jose, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

We went to this place during our stay in Paris for dinner. The staff were friendly, they accommodated us even though we didn't have a reservation for dinner. The food was delicious. The owner personally came to greet us (and people in all the tables) and we had a pleasant conversation about northern California.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

I have eaten at the Bistrot several times. My wife and I were looking forward to this visit since we are usually in Paris on a Saturday or Sunday when they are closed. My first course was pork and chorizo. There were 2 wafer thin pieces of chorizo on the plate that were barley warm. The taste was fine but... More 

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PhilippeFB, Propriétaire at Bistrot du Sommelier, responded to this review

Hello Sir, Thank you for coming into my new restaurant and have appreciated once more our wine and the dishes. I am sincerely sorry for the small chip on the carafe and especially to the answer given by my staff that does not correspond to the reality of our house. Any decanters are controlled and none presented today to default.... More 

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17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Pork chop with chorizo special was certainly among the top two or three chops I've had (something as a U.S. Midwesterner I find painful to say). Every dish benefitted from both creative, balanced flavors and perfectly executed cook times. Came here on a friend's recommendation and was delighted with the choice.

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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

Found this spot by chance a few blocks from the Hotel Astor -- what a lucky find. Intimate dining room with attentive service. Waiter recommended a wine to go with my meal and, to my delight, brought a delicious glass and then invited me to guess the appellation. I was off by a few hundred miles, but that's OK, he... More 

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Paris, France
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant, headed by 1992 World Sommelier Champion Philippe Faure-Brac doesn't disappoint. The venue is nice and understated. The seasonal menu changes monthly with additional daily options. The dishes are very well-made, although we found they lacked seasoning (easily remedied). The wine list is magnificent, both by the glass and by the bottle, ensuring your liver is catered for, as... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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103 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

This is a wine oriented (as the name would suggest) restaurant with very enjoyable bistrot cuisine and a very good selection of regional wines of France. We asked the Sommelier to make selections for us and bring the wines blind in decanters so that we might challenge our pallets and he was most accommodation and actually enjoyed the game. The... More 

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Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3,277 reviews
2,061 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015 via mobile

The owner here was once voted the worlds best sommelier apparently. I only drink white wine or rose and I'm normally fussy. He pushed my boundaries and opened my palette to so much more. Truly excellent wines. On a separate visit I had a croque Monsieur and have to say it was excellent Well worth a visit

Thank SarahCorell
Dublin, Ireland
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

We ate in the private dining room which is around the back of the main restaurant, down a very cute alley way. We had a lovely experience with different wines for each course, most of which were French and all of which were amazing. We had some really nice food to accompany the meal. I had the cod appetiser, the... More 

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Argenteuil, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

As always, the Bistrot reserves an exceptional experience for anyone who appreciates good food and wine. Established by a world-class sommelier, the recommended wines alongside the culinary delicacies, from the entrée to the dessert, showcase the world-class sommelier skills of Mr. Philippe Faure-Brac who is always present and available within the restaurant to check on everyone's needs and comfort. ,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$37 - $101
French, European, Wine Bar, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Boulevard Haussmann | 97, Boulevard Haussmann, 75008 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris
  • Phone Number: +33 1 42 65 24 85
Owned by Philippe Faure-Brac World's Best Sommelier 1992, MOF Honoris Causa 2015, it is a restaurant whose specialty is tasting menus Food & Wine animated by a passionate team of sommeliers.

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