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Le Petit Pontoise

#130 of 13,590 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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Weston, Massachusetts
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134 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is not flashy, cute etc. It is a small Paris restaurant on a side street 2 stops from Odeon. We went 3 times because the food was so good and it was fun to eat there. Fish or meat, it did not matter - all were done very well. I wanted a glass of wine. Do you have Sancerre?... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After a day of sightseeing, on the second day of our mini-moon in Paris, we wanted to have some more traditional French cuisine thus we booked a dinner at Le Petit Pointoise. Location: Le Petit Pontoise is located just 5 minutes’ walk from Notre Dame Cathedral in the center of Paris on 9 rue de Pontoise. Atmosphere: We booked our... More 

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121 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We made reservations on TheFork about a week before we left for Paris, but we arrived as the restaurant opened at 6:30, so we probably could have been seated easily without reservations. Parisians tend to eat much later than 6:30! We were greeted enthusiastically by the staff, and especially by Anna. She seemed very eager to make us happy! We... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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92 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You just can't go wrong here. Everything is fresh and tasty and it feels like like a French movie set. For the starter course the fois gras is one of my favorites and my husband always orders the green beans with ecrevisse which are little crayfish. The menus are now offered in English as well as French which makes is... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

my husband and i ate lunch here in august. he ordered the lamb chops and i had the mushroom and artichoke pie. both were very delicious, but i have to say the lamb chops were the best i have ever tasted. we did not want a whole bottle of wine, but the hostess/waitress,owner allowed us to order a bottle and... More 

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New Westminster
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food, had the escargot, and he had the beet salad. Both were delicious. Party in your mouth. I had the pork cheeks, and he had the fish with vanilla sauce. My cheeks were good, soft, broth I think was on its way to be amazing, but just fell short. Flavourful, but was missing some depth. I was told it... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our meals here. Most of us had fish which were all very good . Nice portions paired with perfect sides. Good wine list friendly service. We will have this on our list when we come back to Paris.

Thank Kshark
Venice, Italy
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148 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This one of those places which were once normal for Paris/France.......nothing really special in any sense but good old homemade kitchen in a non-fancy atmosphere .Unfortunately even the prices are "normal" for Paris . Having a piece of oven-made chicken with a bit smashed potatoes for more than 20 € let you, if you should make that at home for 3... More 

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New York City, New York
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What can be said that hasnt been said before? Le Petit Pontoise is the restaurant you come across that you deserve on your holiday. Its severely relaxed and achingly French. We live in London by try to make it here at least 2 or 3 times a year just to wallow in its french perfection. I could go on and... More 

Thank Invinity
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was good but the service was really rushed and the different courses came too quickly (couple of minutes) after another although I specifically asked for some time in between as they were eager to sell my table to next guests. Many tourists and very few french people.

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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
$39 - $56
French, European
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
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children
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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