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Review of Au Port Du Salut

Au Port Du Salut
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Ranked #1,694 of 18,475 Restaurants in Paris
Price range: $41 - $59
Cuisines: French, Gastropub, Wine Bar
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Neighborhood: Quartier Latin
Description: Contemporary French cuisine with refined and tasty dishes prepared daily from the market products.
Reviewed March 15, 2013

Always a good sign to be the only tourists in a restaurant, so this was a great little find, with good food in an authentically French setting.

The food was good. We had the monkfish and the scallops as mains and both seemed very fresh. And our deserts were great too - strawberry creme brulee and apple tart. But the main draw of this place is the setting. It's the kind of restaurant that makes you want to stretch out the evening for as long as possible, with a good bottle of red and a plate of fine cheeses to slowly pick through. From our cosy corner seat in the low-lit living room, we watched the rain gradually turn to snow through the little barred window onto the dark side-street. Fabulous.

(Oh, and on a more practical note, we booked via La Forchette, which gave us 30% off for three courses, so we'd recommend that if you can.)

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Thank AnnaDan F
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Reviewed March 10, 2013

We were lucky enough to dine on our second evening in Paris, at au Port du Salut. The outside is darling and a perfect greeting. The inside is cozy and inviting with charm abounding. Patrick the owner, and our waiter David were charismatic hosts with warmth and charm to spare. The menu had a terrific variety from Langoustine ravioli to Blue lobster risotto, a perfectly cooked fillet and wonderful dessert options for the end of our meal. David suggested a beautiful bottle of Bordeaux which was a perfect accompaniment to our dinner. Adding to our evening was the visiting pianist whose music added to the overall ambiance. Finally, we ended our evening a short stroll away at Notre Dame which is breathtaking in the evening. Thank you Patrick for a lovely evening!

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Thank Kelly S
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Reviewed February 28, 2013

We ate here on a Saturday night and the place was buzzing. Full of locals including children and also a wedding reception taking place. Staff were very much "on the ball" and service was good. It is well worth booking through La Fourchette.com to get the 3 course 40 Euro menu for 28 Euros. Food was good - beef fillets cooked to perfection. The wine list is very comprehensive, starting from approx €25 and you can order some of the wine by the glass as well. We appreciated the little "amuse bouches" of courgette and mint soup served in a shot glass, and the pear liqueur.

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Thank Kylie A
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Reviewed February 19, 2013

This is an EXCELLENT restaurant with a friendly atmosphere and great food.
Book with the La Fourchette website and you can eat the 40 euro 3 course menu for 28 euros. (the lunchtime menu is 22 euros for everyone) .The waiters were friendly and the food was cooked just as we wanted it,4 of us went there on a Saturday night and there was going to be a live piano recital later on. Before we left, we were offered a digestif on the house and 2 red roses for the ladies (leftover form Valentine's day 2 days before but a nice gesture nevertheless).

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Thank notusedtomoaning
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Reviewed February 12, 2013

Another great Parisian restaurant. It wasn’t cheap – a starter and main for me, all 3 courses for my husband and a bottle of white wine cost just over 100 euros, but this is Paris – cheap dining is virtually impossible now unless you eat at McDonalds. I wouldn’t pay that for a meal in the UK, but it’s pretty standard in Paris, and it was tasty, well presented food with excellent service.

I always feel bad about not being able to speak the language, but the waiting staff at Au Port Salut really put you at your ease. They are friendly, welcoming and will try and teach you a few words of French. Plus, ladies get a red rose at the end of the meal.

I had a cold meats starter which was delicious and my husband had the duck salad which he also enjoyed. However it was the main courses here that excelled. My pork cheek was so tender and delicious, accompanied by smooth, tasty mustard mash. My husbands beef fillet looked and tasted fabulous. The portion sizes are just right here – you don’t feel sick and overly stuffed, but you feel very full and content. The presentation and quality are right up there with the taste.

I would say tables are very slightly too close together in Au Port Salut, but I’ve been to places in Paris where it was much worse. Generally the atmosphere is very warm and welcoming and intimate. Highly recommended.

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