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Le Petit Pontoise

#168 of 13,802 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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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was phenomenal and paired with a very good wine. The service was also friendly and the atmosphere cozy. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank mnumchuks
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I went here on our honeymoon. I had researched a bunch of restaurants and made reservations all over the city, but this was the one place we just stumbled upon, and it was by far our favourite dinner of the trip! Perfect cozy vibe, warm, friendly service, and fantastic food. The pig cheeks were outstanding!

Thank Amy C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here as a recommendation from a friend and it did not disappoint. It is, however, on thr higher end in terms of price but totally worth it for the quality and quantity of food you'll be getting. I had the escargot for starter and the sauce was so creamy and savoury. For entree i had duck with fried foie... More 

Thank Teresa V
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you visit busy time(I do), you can feel not ok. But table is a lot!! Sever is energeric and kind. If you visit lunch time or not busy time, it is good. 한국 분들 주말 저녁만 피해서 가세요! 서버분들이 바빠서 정신없을 가능성이 있지만, 음식은 확실히 맛있다고 생각합니다.

Thank AhRon J
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having read the tripadvisor reviews we had expected something above averge - unfortunatly this was not the case. The three main courses we ordered we're all served with the same sauce and non of them tasted much. Cannot recomend this place.

Thank Jan L
Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Terrific food.. more than excellent.. to come again at next Paris visit.. nice and friendly staff.. friendly and cosy ambient

Thank Hakan S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

This restaurant has a very good location, its very small and not fancy, but i really liked it, our waitress was very nice and our dinner was very good. We ordered foie gras with figs, roasted camembert to start and it was delicious. I ordered white fish with prosciutto and also great, my wife ordered duck filet and also great.... More 

Thank Rolando M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

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 October 25, 2016 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

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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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
$37 - $53
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, Local cuisine, 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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