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Bouillon Racine

#456 of 13,483 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
Odeon / Saint-Michel
French, European, Gastropub
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3 rue Racine, 75006 Paris, France
+33 1 44 32 15 60
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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165 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went there with business friends. The menu for 33 euros was good but the burrata and tuna were amazing, I think the price is too high but you are in Paris and at least the beer was half price compared to other sites.

Thank Santi T
New York
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I come here every time I'm in Paris. It's worth coming just for the stunning Art Nouveau interiors. But the food is also delicious. I've had both steak tartare and salmon here which were great. But don't miss trying one of their soups! Last time I loved the creme d'avocat.

1 Thank Estella G
Votrerestaurant, Responsable commercial at Bouillon Racine, responded to this review

Dear Estella, Thank you for taking the time to write and share your comments. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your visit to the Bouillon Racine. It is wonderful to read that you found the food delicious. I have shared your comments with the team too. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit. More 

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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Women don't go there without a male company.in fact,it's not worth going . I was humiliated by the maitre, at 5 to 7 pm, time of the opening, as the announced continuous service was not working. I arrived at 5 pm and the waitress politely invited me to wait at the bar., along with 2other couples (male and female). When... More 

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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food here was good and we liked the atmosphere inside. I was upset though that we were overcharged on our bill. I would like to think this was a honest mistake but this was the second night in a row this happened to us in Paris. The bill was printed on a computerized system so I have a hard... More 

Thank Mike M
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were the Aussie half of jmaskills ' review .. And concur except for the picture reference . We needed to provide comfort to our friends who were coping with Brexit and the early Engxit from Euro 2016. I had a list of recommended restaurants from a friend but all closed on a cool , rainy Paris evening .. So... More 

1 Thank ytmelb
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139 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

And so, back to Bouillon Racine for another legendary meal. Seated in the glamourous and comfortable art nouveau surroundings of the downstairs dining room, we opted for the spinach and avocado soup (my wife, she declared it to be as wonderful as ever, comforting and tasty and creamy and gorgeous), while I had the utterly beautiful lentil, trout and poached... More 

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

Hello, Delighted that you enjoyed your dining experience . Your compliments will be received with great pride by the team and I thank you on their behalf. Warm Regards, More 

Barnsley, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As a group of 7 we managed to sample a reasonable portion of the menu. The food was very good to excellent. The wine list was fairly extensive (covering most of France) and ranged from genuinely affordable to mortgage testing. Our waitress was very friendly and helpful. Recognising that we were a mixture of English and Australian we got menu's... More 

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

Hello, Thank you very much for your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your dining experience with us so much and that you found the food and the service so stunning. I will share your positive feedback with all the rest of the team. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon at our Restaurant. More 

Derry, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I were part of a group of visitors to the Sorbonne in May and so we found ourselves in this beautiful place. The surroundings are gorgeous, particularly if you are lucky enough to be dining upstairs with all the beautiful mirrors just like Versailles! Service prompt, friendly, attentive and efficient. We had the duck. Presentation, quality and... More 

Thank Elaine C
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

This was by far the best meal we had in Paris. Superb waiting staff, and very helpful manager. Will certainly recommend to friends and return here too. Menu not outrageously expensive, and the decor made it a really special evening. Many thanks!

Thank Anna M
Votrerestaurant, Responsable commercial at Bouillon Racine, responded to this review

Hello, A big thank you for your very kind comment. I am pleased that we manage to meet your expectations and look forward welcoming you again soon. Kindest regards More 

London, England, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

A Paris institution that did not disappoint. Just wish they could've explain the cheeses as they were a bit ordinary - strange in France. But I would recommend as it is gorgeous inside and the rest of the food was lovely.

Thank Charlotte R
Votrerestaurant, Responsable commercial at Bouillon Racine, responded to this review

Dear Charlotte, Thank you for your nice review. It makes me so happy that you enjoy Bouillon Racine ! I hope that you will come back soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$18 - $66
French, European, Gastropub
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
Large groups, Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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
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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