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Le Petit Pontoise

#157 of 14,003 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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Seattle, Washington
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was our first dining experience in Paris and I have to saw it was very very good. My partner and I both ordered the beef flank and it was amazingly good. Whatever onion topping they put on was perfect. Our waitress was fantastic and very fun &a helpful, would certainly eat here again.

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Dallas, Texas
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187 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My family spends a lot of time in Paris and we have had many exceptional meals - from Michelin star restaurants to lovely patisseries. But, my favorite place for a classic French meal is Le Petit Pontoise. Just a few blocks from Notre Dame, this bistro is very charming with a fabulous selection of wines written on chalkboards that line... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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54 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My June 2015 review notes the virtues of this establishment. A late Dec. 2016 luncheon visit reaffirmed the findings. The Parmentier de canard is superb. Comparatively, dinner service seems a bit more attentive.

Thank Robert L
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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Finally found that place! Perfectly balanced flavors at lunch. We shared the escargot, ravioli and artichoke heart tart. All exceptional, the recommended wines were perfect. Excellent service!

Thank Richard D
Golden Valley, MN
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Have eaten at this tiny restaurant for 20+ years, it is now on it's third set of owners. The current owners knew they had a good thing going at this gem and only minor changes to the menu appear. I can still order the au gratin parmesan dauphine raviolis and my husband still orders the artichoke tart - it is... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here last minute for a late dinner on New Year's Eve and are so happy we did!!! It was the best meal we had the entire week we were in Paris. This place is a gem for the area, which is full of tourist trap restaurants. I recommend the foie gras - it has fig in it and... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This little restaurant near the Seine is a hidden gem. We booked an early dinner reservation and enjoyed watching the guests arrive and the place fill up with couples and families. The portions are generous and the staff attentive. Be sure to order the beet appetizer, a tower of sliced beets, apples and goat cheese. The impressive wine list is... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't miss this charming little restaurant/bistro in the 5th arrondissement. Down a little side-street off the Seine, it is a place for locals as well as visitors and features classic French food and incredible desserts.

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This lovely little restaurant has exceeded my expectations by far. We booked quite far in advance and the restaurant was fully booked on the night that we were there. The restaurant has a small and cosy atmosphere and the food was absolutely delicious!! I would definitely recommend this place and will most definitely be back on my next visit to... More 

Thank _gerber_stefani
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were amazed with the food, With portions with the staff. Everything was perfect. Don't forget book table because a lot of people with small restaurant. Prices are reasonable.


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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
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, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighborhood Profile
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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