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Bouillon Racine

#549 of 14,003 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighborhood:
Odeon / Saint-Michel
French, European, Gastropub
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3 rue Racine, 75006 Paris, France
+33 1 44 32 15 60
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Wexford, Ireland
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118 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here with friends and it is one of few restaurants in this area that would take take a booking for 10 people . Decor is quite brilliant as is from 1900s. Food is very genuine and is promoted as homemade. Chicken broth for starters good,Confit of duck was tasty and felt homemade. Wine list is reasonable and has some... More 

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Votrerestaurant, Responsable commercial at Bouillon Racine, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you very much indeed for your wonderful review of your most recent visit with us. I will be very pleased to pass on your fantastic comments to the entire team, and I'm pleased that you enjoyed the historical decor and our Chef delicious cuisine. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best regards, More 

London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked in off the street not knowing anything about the place. The decor is wonderful - really decorative. The food is even better and we were very pleasantly surprised. I had two starters and that was plenty for me. And superb service.

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Thank Pat C
Votrerestaurant, Responsable commercial at Bouillon Racine, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave your review. I'm pleased you enjoyed our Chef cuisine and our historical decor and I hope we can welcome you back again very soon. Best regards, More 

Athens, Greece
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A place worth visiting in Paris. Atmosphere very pleasant , good service, honest food good value for money. The interior is considered a cultural heritage.

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Thank Yannis Z
Votrerestaurant, Responsable commercial at Bouillon Racine, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you very much for your kind comments and for taking the time and trouble to review your dining experience at Bouillon Racine, which we are delighted that you enjoyed. We pride ourselves on our delectable food and excellent service, so it is always a joy for the team to receive such positive feedback. We look forward to welcoming... More 

London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked this restaurant for our friends 60th birthday and although the surroundings are impressive the service and food was very lack lustre. I had asked for a candle to be added to our friends dessert and they forgot. No fuss or acknowledgement was made to the special event. I felt we were treated like tourists who were unlikely to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2016 via mobile

Service was a bit hit and miss, food also- French onion soup was underwhelming :( confit du canard over seasoned, but dessert was delightful. Decor lovely at front of house but a bit tired in the back. Annoying door to toilet kept sticking open into the restaurant!

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Menfi, Italy
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118 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

We were booked for a business dinner and arriving there 4 minutes in advance (four minutes!) we were not allowed to sit (not even to enter and wait inside). The rest was just "standard" and it's a pity because the place is quite nice...

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Thank Antonio_best
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016 via mobile

One of my favorite restaurants in Paris. I first went here in 2011 and had to come back in 2016. The food is absolutely incredible. There are so many flavors all at once in each meal. The food is heavy so do come here when you're prepared to eat a full meal. The style inside is beautiful and elaborate. It's... More 

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Votrerestaurant, Responsable commercial at Bouillon Racine, responded to this review

Hi! Thanks so much for visiting us, and for saying that we are "one of your favorite restaurants in Paris" We are glad that you enjoyed our service as well, and we hope that you will come back to see us again in the future. Thank you, More 

London
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

We went to the Bouillon Racine as our host who lives in Paris was raving both about the food and the architectural and cultural history of the building. Sadly the Bouillon Racine appears to have moved with the times, and now packs people in for maximum occupancy with very ho-hum service and intensely ordinary food. The architecture and the high... More 

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Doha Qatar
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

Classic french cuisine, prepared to perfection in the idyllic "art nouveau" setting. Service is inobtrusive but good & knowledgable. The food is flawless at reasonable prices. Also a good selection of wines & Champagnes

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Votrerestaurant, Responsable commercial at Bouillon Racine, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you very much indeed for your wonderful review of your most recent visit with us. I will be very pleased to pass on your fantastic comments to the entire team, and I'm pleased that you enjoyed the historical decor and our Chef delicious cuisine. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best regards, More 

tapit
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51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

We go here on every visit to Paris (9 times so far). I love not only the upstairs magic with mirrors and art nouveau dining, but have never had a disappointing meal. I've also recommended it to friends and they've been equally swept away. I was so glad that my grand niece included it in her honeymoon stay! Be aware,... More 

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Votrerestaurant, Responsable commercial at Bouillon Racine, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you very much indeed for your wonderful review of your most recent visit with us. I will be very pleased to pass on your fantastic comments to the entire team, and I'm pleased that you enjoyed the historical decor and our Chef delicious cuisine. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best regards, More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$17 - $64
Cuisine
French, European, Gastropub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 rue Racine, 75006 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Odeon / Saint-Michel
  • Neighborhood: Odeon / Saint-Michel
  • Phone Number: +33 1 44 32 15 60
Description
The famous Bouillon Racine is in the district of the celebrated Parisian university of the Sorbonne. This splendid brasserie was created in the art nouveau style by the Chartier brothers in 1906. The building itself is a listed building and the interior has been painstakingly renovated to its former splendour. The chef Alexandre Belthoise proposes a menu mixing modern and traditional French with specialities such as stuffed milk pig, beef stew or the creme brulee flavoured with maple syrup. The Bouillon Racine takes you on a wonderful journey through time back to the Paris of the 1900s.

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Odeon / Saint-Michel
As the bustling center of entertainment for the residents of the Rive Gauche, the activity at Odéon never stops. Boulevards are lined with traditional cafes, restaurants, and boutique cinemas. The streets surrounding the fountain at Saint-Michel provide eateries from around the world. Lively bars are just next door and the prototypical terraced French brasserie is on every corner. The setting for this area is second to none; the Haussmann-style boulevards are contrasted by monumental architecture and overshadowed by the iconic Notre Dame, all within a moment’s walk from the Seine. This neighborhood's world-famous bookshops, cafés, and streets will not fail to impress you.
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