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Bouillon Racine

#445 of 13,593 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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New York
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

But then again everything in Paris is laid back. Service at every restaurant is at snails pace. If you are from NYC it will drive you crazy like it did to me. But you get used to it. Food at this place was great. Ambience was alright. It is a 100 year old place so the insides are all mirrors... More 

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San Francisco, CA
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77 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had the the most delicious lunch here in beautiful genuine Art Deco surroundings. I had the €16.95 set lunch of chestnut soup followed by sautéed veal liver, mashed potatoes and a gorgeous little pan sauce. I began with a kir royale and had wine to accompany and ice cream with chocolate sauce to follow. My husband loved his steak... 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 

france
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217 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In a beautiful art deco settings, this restaurant presents the very good food in plates very nicely dressed. All the people are very smiling and very courteous. If you do not have problems climbing stairs, ask for a table on the first floor, which is quieter and nicer than ground floor. Better to make reservation as it is always full.... 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 

Paris, France
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433 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a historic restaurant founded in Art Nouveau times more than a century ago. Great decor which was totally renovated in 1996. The dishes are all home made and the menu is fairly short - good signs. It is located on a quiet back street so not too many tourists eat here. The food is well made, both for... 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 

Orleans, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You will be amazed at the striking beauty of this 100+ year old restaurant. Staff was very friendly and efficient. We started with a cerviche, then had a rabbit special preparation followed by a yummy creme brulee. Oh and a very good bottle of Pouilly fume. One of the most memorable experiences of our visit.

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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful historical place with great staff and attentive service. We had a business group of 8 people, so a fixed menu. They did a nice job for sure. Started with a cold avacado soup, then a fish dish, and the best creme brulee I ever ate. Very nice and they did well handling the crowded conditions.

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

Dear Shane, Thank you for your review of Bouillon Racine. I am very glad that you enjoyed your time spent with us. We look forward to welcoming you back ! More 

Nashua, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful evening of delicious French food here. We had escargot to start that was perfection. Main course was suckling duck that melts in your mouth followed by waffle with cream brûlée caramelized to perfection. The wait staff were wonderful. Location is handicap friendly. We went at 7 pm and didn't need a reservation, but if you want... More 

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

Dear Corsha, Proud to read your comment, I would like to sincerely thank you for having the time to post this wonderful review of Bouillon Racine. We do hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back very soon. More 

France
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well its Paris. So, in this place, expect the usual: great food, wonderful decor and rude staff. The guy was much like a stern headmaster! Go for the pluma of pata negra, de-lish.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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12 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was correct in my opinion, a little but more complex than traditional brasserie food but not too complicated as well. Globally not a bad deal for the price, the real nice aspect is the look of the restaurant and the service.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

Very nice decor. Food is good, you can taste all the famous and classic French dishes. Ok for groups. Good service. Good Location, between Quarter Latin and Saint Germain.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$18 - $67
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
Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups
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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