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Le Petit Pontoise

#142 of 13,699 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Odeon / Saint-Michel
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9 rue de Pontoise | 9 Rue de Pontoise, 75005 Paris, France
+33 1 43 29 25 20
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Genuine french food with a atmosphere of a french bistro. Really cozy and french. We ate the snails, which was delicious. We also ate the duck and lamb, which we really recommend. We finished the meal with a creme brule, soo good! It's a quite small and popular place, so you for your visit you should book a table.

Thank Erika L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

As there are so many tourist traps in Paris this was one of the best experiences for a clasic elaborated French dine. Nothing extravagant, simply very good food served with a home-ish attitude at the heart of Saint Germain.

Thank Rodrigo L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We dined at this lovely little bistro six years ago on our last trip to Paris. It is still there and still serving great French style food - foie gras, free range chicken, veal livers and creme brûlée to finish. Reasonable priced house wine by the glass too.

Thank tassiefoodie
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Dinner superb, foie gras, rack of lamb and the duck. Lovely relaxed atmosphere and great service. Absolutely faultless and good value. Lovely place to spend a very wet evening in Paris.

Thank Sarah M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A little place, run by a woman who knows what she is doing. Politeness and above good food and good service.politeness Try the fois gras, the lamb chops , duck breast and for dessert the hot chocolate. Highly recommended.

Thank GadNathan
Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this quirky tiny bistro - tight seating but great bistro food - honest French cooking using seasonal produce. One of the better Parisian bistros! Great value, good wine list.

Thank CandPRad
Izmir, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just one word: "excellent". We found the place via tripadviser. So, it was great experience and nice. Thanks

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Is that exceptionally high rating correct? I have been a member of TripAdvisor for over 10 years and source both my hotel and restaurant choices based on reviews here. However, this is the first that I have felt let down. There is nothing at this restaurant that warrants such high ratings. On the sunday evening that I attended, the service... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was lovely. Between two shared the baked camambert, then had the rack of lamb and the beef and then shared a creme brûlée. It was all delicious. Service was impecable too! Perhaps a bit in the pricey side. The above plus some wine was €110 but worth it. Make sure you reserve as we went on a Sunday... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dined here on a recent trip to Paris with my partner. The decor is typical french bistro style and quite relaxed. Menu had a good choice - I opted for a baked Camembert starter followed by quail. Both were beautiful and well presented. We also enjoyed delicious desserts (Grandmother's tart tatin was particularly good!) and wine. Service was friendly and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$38 - $54
French, European
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 rue de Pontoise | 9 Rue de Pontoise, 75005 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Odeon / Saint-Michel
  • Neighborhood: Odeon / Saint-Michel
  • Phone Number: +33 1 43 29 25 20
Le Petit Pontoise is a genuine institution of the 5th district in Paris. It offers typical rich French cuisine in a "bistrot" atmosphere. The chef has been there for over 14 years preparing sophisticated dishes with fresh season products. He finds his inspiration in the most traditional French recipes.
Located right next to the Seine river near the Boulevard Saint-Germain, this bistrot is always fully booked, you will meet people from around the world as well as regular Parisian clients which enjoy this typical French cuisine.

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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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