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Au Petit Tonneau

20 rue Surcouf, 75007 Paris, France
+33 1 47 05 09 01
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“escargot” (27 reviews)
“duck” (21 reviews)
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French, European
$$ - $$$
20 rue Surcouf, 75007 Paris, France
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful, cozy restaurant; just what you would imagine in Paris. I dined with my daughter and grand daughter, and the host was welcoming and guided us through the menu. Excellent meal, escargots (1st time) veal stew and lovely wines. He even reheated our mushroom appetizer...More

1  Thank themarnee
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked this Restaurant for a family meal (6 of us) and we were all overjoyed with the food, service and ambience. The restaurant is family owned and quite small, but not tiny. When we arrived we were warmly greeted by the proprietors who spoke...More

1  Thank ParkyBor
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Perfect spot with good, affordable classic cuisine. Veal stew is a must. Chocolate mousse dessert was great too.

Thank bradaroberts
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely ambience and wonderful food. Everything was fresh, flavorful and delightful, and service was friendly and welcoming. Wines are well priced and our waiter's recommendation made the meal all the more enjoyable. Our party enjoyed roasted chicken, lamb chops, a rib eye steak and poached...More

Thank kittydoc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great find for a true French meal in Paris. The restaurant is pretty small so definitely make a reservation; it fills up quickly and there are usually not many tables available for those who come in without a reservation. The food is all very good....More

Thank zoemarkowitz
Reviewed March 16, 2018

This little bistro, located on a quiet street in Paris, was cozy and romantic. The staff was friendly and welcoming and the food was amazing! It was so good, we went back the last night we were in Paris too!

Thank Sickler
Reviewed March 8, 2018

This restaurant was recommended by "Rick Steves" in his Paris guide. It was the perfect Parisien restaurant to end our vacation. The escargot was amazing. The duck breast was tender and succlent. We were there with only one other couple and the staff on a...More

Thank Jessex58
Reviewed February 9, 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful experience here. The gentleman,Marseilles? I think was lovely! He was so kind to us and helped us with our French. We had the escargot, the chicken with garlic roasted potatoes, the Chateaubriand, scalloped potatoes, salad, the creme Caramel and chocolate mousse....More

Thank Stephlamanna
Reviewed February 4, 2018 via mobile

a cuisine that relies on simplicity and very well sourced, delicious products. The service is family like in this small Boutique restaurant. wine is very well picked and at a surprisingly reasonable price for this neighborhood. Generous servings. I can say that the honey-glazed duck...More

Thank rptc
Reviewed February 2, 2018 via mobile

Small. Cozy. Friendly. Delicious food and good wine choice at reasonable (for Paris) prices. Great atmosphere too. What’s not to like! Will certainly go back next time in the city if I can.

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Hello Nikki! Yes you can order wine by glass!
February 19, 2015|
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Dear 8anniewb, We are open all Sunday, so you can visit the Eiffel Tower and diner in our restaurant. Please, send us an e-mail to confirm your booking Thank you Best regards,
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$43 - $935
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
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7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
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7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
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7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 rue Surcouf, 75007 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Tour Eiffel / Invalides
  • Neighborhood: Tour Eiffel / Invalides
  • Phone Number: +33 1 47 05 09 01
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"Au Petit Tonneau" Every day, French cuisine lovers rush to this lovely and welcoming spot located in the heart of Paris' 7th arrondissement, in the famous Surcouf Street. They come here, only a few steps away from the Invalides and the Eiffel Tower, to enjoy authentic, generous and traditional meals. Au Petit Tonneau is an authentic Parisian bistro that has existed over thirty years ago, offering a friendly atmosphere, accentuated by vichy tablecloths and ancient tiles embellished with fleur-de-lis, where one word prevails: "enjoy" ! It is also in this restaurant where Comissaire Maigret, under the pen name of Georges Simenon, habitually took a few puffs from his pipe as he was seated at his "table of the commisaire" to relish in his favorite dish: a veal stew, which to this day is still highly anticipated by customers. "menu" The cuisine of Au Petit Tonneau revisits the traditional and savory entrees that build onto the international reputation of the French gastronomy. Gourmet meals altering with the changing seasons can also boast to a great pricing for its quality, such as the veal with gravy accompanied by a simmering gratin dauphinois (cooked in cream), barely out of the oven.
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