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Le Petit Pontoise

#114 of 13,483 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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Richmond, Virginia
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54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Whenever in Paris, it's always fun to seek out authentic restaurants. By "authentic", I mean establishments not trying to please a tourist's palate, rather, staying true to the roots of the French approach to food. Le Petite Pontoise is such a place. In the Latin Quarter (5th), the small, but not too small, bistro is comfortable and welcoming. The menu... More 

Thank takeyourdog
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

On our last night in Paris, we wanted a meal that would make the whole family happy. However, my children do not like rich French food, while I wanted foie gras. Thankfully, we all managed to find food that we enjoyed at this little bistro. The homemade foie gras starter with figs was melt-in-your-mouth delicious. The bread was warm and... More 

Thank C. L
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Summary great food fantastic service! Counld't have asked for a better first traditional French meal in the heart of Paris. Thank you Le Petit Pontoise😊

Thank Edwin C
Los Angeles
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58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This establishment has certainly known better days. Great location, away from the tourist alleys, on a small street. Food was good, but on the unimpressive side, not to the expectations of the previous reviews. Service was excellent though, unpretentious.

Thank Le_Bon_Voyage
Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We visited for an early dinner on our first night in Paris and were very pleased with the quality of food and service. Our meals arrived pretty quickly for Parisienne standards (probably because we were so early at 6:30) and were beautifully prepared and presented. I had the scallops which were perfectly cooked in a white wine and garlic sauce... More 

Thank ashbobo
Melbourne, Australia
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55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Staying in a boutique hotel close by, some friends recommended this restaurant to my husband and I. So glad we followed their advice. This restaurant exceeded our expectations. The food was simply amazing.....you know it's good when you try your hardest not to swallow!! We sat out on the street and soaked in our last moments of beautiful Paris, eating... More 

Thank Sonya4444
New York City, New York
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62 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Monday, July 18th 2016 was a very warm day in Paris. By the time of our 21:00 dinner reservation it was still quite warm outside. The outdoor tables were full so we sat inside and "toughed out" the heat(No AC like many places). All 3 of us were very happy with the food. My wife had the classic Sole Meuniere;... More 

Thank Mike L
Paris, France
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had many fantastic meals here with friends. The food was amazing, really tasty and for Paris not that expensive for the quality that you get. The service is also exceptional. I have not a single complaint for this restaurant. Looking forward to my next visit!

Thank Lizemilson
Litchfield, Maine
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was one of the best meals I've had in Paris. Everything had a brightness and freshness with a ton of flavor. I had the shrimp roti, followed by kidneys in mustard sauce and my wife had the pigeon. The sauces were light and elegant. Perfect renditions of creme brule and Tarte Tartin for dessert as well. My one complaint... More 

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Richland, Washington
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178 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So everything was good BUT the Pig Cheeks were amazing, hot and stew like if it was cool out it would be perfect! No complaints, deserves all accolades

Thank Coug8491

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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
$38 - $55
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
Families with children, Special occasions, 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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