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#635 of 6,989 French in Paris
#923 of 15,467 Restaurants in Paris
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French, European, Central European
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Reviewed September 8, 2020 via mobile

Really delicious raclette and cheese fondue. Menu is in English and staff speak English really good. Really friendly and great place to eat.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed August 29, 2020 via mobile

We went here for Fondue, excellent quality of food and service. They also recommended us the cheesecake which was one or the best cheesecakes we have ever had.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed July 18, 2020 via mobile

One of the very best meals we've had and the best during our city break to Paris. Really nice atmosphere, friendly staff (ignore the recent negative review - that person wasn't wearing a mask during COVID-19). The goats cheese and honey starter was incredible, as...was the cheese fondue. Loved this place.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed March 9, 2020

I'd heard some great things about Pain Vin Fromage, so we stopped by on a Saturday evening without a reservation (something which I understand one simply doesn't do in Paris, but we were in the neighborhood). I walked in and inquired if they had room,...and was told politely that they couldn't accommodate a walk-in at this time. I then asked if waiting was an option, at which point the hostess said something to a rather large man behind the counter, who rapidly got in my face, and shoved me out the door while repeating that there was absolutely no room for me. Had my companions not been behind me to stop me from tripping over the doorstep, I'd probably have fallen into the streets. I don't believe I said anything to warrant such aggressive behavior (to be clear, I hadn't consumed any alcohol and was respectful the entire time). I'm frankly shocked to have been treated so poorly, and I'm now wondering if the reason for such an aggressive physical reaction was because I'm of Asian descent (I write this during the time of the corona epidemic). I would absolutely support restaurants defending their staff if they feel threatened, but I quietly asked two questions and was treated like a drunken lout who'd spat in someone's face. Whether this has something to do with my being of Asian heritage is not clear to me, but I would strongly recommend others steer away.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 2, 2020

From the outside it looks small, but downstairs you can enjoy the wonderful atmosphere. The raclette was outstanding and we the service was also really great!

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 29, 2020

This is my second visit and for sure the meat fondue used to be better as the quality of meat is not as good as before but frankly the cheese fondue remains great and so is the service despite being busy all the time. Needless...to say you must book in advance and having a table on walk in customer basis is almost impossible. Overall recommendedMore

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 7, 2020

They are enthusiastic about cheese, yes, and good menu with many Fondue options, good wine list too. Very good service and if you get the cellar downstairs you also dine in a great venue!

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 26, 2020

First, I am very glad I made reservations online through the restaurants website, as many people came into the restaurant while we were eating wanting a table and per the host it was full until the next day, and a late reservation at that (we...are talking 9:30 and 10:30 pm). When communicating online with the restaurant, they promptly returned emails confirming our time (all in English). The food itself was delicious. We got a traditional fondue, which came with bread, pickles, and a lovely dressed salad (the vinaigrette in Paris continued to be a delight wherever we went). On the side we ordered the white ham and oh my god that was a good decision. We finished everything, even when it seemed impossible. With a good bottle of white wine we were in food heaven, and it will remain one of my favorite meals while visiting Paris.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 23, 2019 via mobile

Cozy little spot in Saint Germain, Paris that will give you a true experience of what eating fondue really is. You must reserve, otherwise it can lead you to a long wait. Once you're in, you may be seated in the main floor or take...to their basement, which I've heard it's like being transported to a wine cellar/cave like area. The fondue is beyond good. Their wine list is exceptional and personalized service, makes you feel at home. I cannot describe how delicious everything is. Although it gives you an impression of it being an old place, everything is extremely clean, including the bathroom, which is really hard to find in places like Paris. This will be also added to my "must come back" places in the city. @francescamusicaMore

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 13, 2019 via mobile

I was expecting more than what I experienced. The fondue is definitely very good. But the thing is that you only have bread to put in the cheese. So yo basically get tired of bread and cheese.

Date of visit: December 2019
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denatravels
June 19, 2019|
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Response from mjwd24 | Reviewed this property |
Did you mean to send this question to the restaurant? That would be my suggestion. If not, my guess is that the "minimum two persons" refers to the amount of fondue you get in the pot. So go hungry if you're going alone!
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Response from carll630 | Reviewed this property |
Make a visit or website painvinfromages
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Response from Joseph P | Reviewed this property |
It's very small- I don't think that'd be a great idea. Sorry!
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