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“Not a bad choice in the 1st. arrondissement......”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Au Petit Riche

Au Petit Riche
Ranked #385 of 16,839 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Opera / Bourse
geneva
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
“Not a bad choice in the 1st. arrondissement......”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2013

Went to eat in this historical restaurant with a friend.The setting is nice but seating can be cramped.The service is efficient and friendly.The food can be hit and miss but you can't go wrong if you go for the -cote de veau-.It's their speciality.They specialize in Loire valley wines.
They also do "après theâtre".
If you are looking for a decent restaurant with a historical ambience you can try this place.

  • Visited June 2013
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Westleigh, United Kingdom
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“stylish, traditional, ambient”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2013

went with a group (mostly French) and had a set menu so comments on food taken with a pinch of salt. Thoroughly enjoyable. Food good and so too the service. Excellent atmosphere and the small salons gave it exactly what we needed. Could imagine it being stuffy, if there is no-one who is French with you. But excellent foie gras and the various steaks done to perfection. Recommended, but not a place you must go to before you die.

  • Visited May 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Disappointing.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2013 via mobile

The concierge at my hotel strongly recommended Au Petit Riche, so I am disappointed because usually concierges don't get it wrong. My starter the Terrine Lapin was nothing great, though I must admit my roasted rack of lamb with zucchini and mushrooms was nice. It was cooked the way I liked with a nice sauce to go with it. My dessert the sponge cake with rum and whipped cream was mushy and too sweet. The service was slow, and the ambience nothing to shout about. Overall, it was a disappointing dinner.

  • Visited May 2013
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Toronto, Ontario
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“Horrible experience- waste of time”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2013

Our hotel had made arrangements for a reservation here. Maitre'd was rude right from the start as he ignored us at first when we arrived. Menu looked okay ( but the English translation made everything sound less than appetizing) and we had decided what to order then closed the menus so that the waiter would see that we were ready (by this point, there was no drink order taken or even an acknowledgement that he knew we were there). Fifteen minutes went by and we finally decided to leave. We passed some of the meals on our way out and they looked mediocre. The restaurant itself seems very rundown. Why waste any time in Paris at a place Iike this when there are so many great restaurants to choose from?

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank Tvizz
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Dublin
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“Don't bother”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2013

After being seated at 14:00 for lunch, we were curtly asked to give our order, when we said we hadn't made up our mind the matire d' said that the kitchen was closing and she had to take our order immediately. Not a good start.... The food was ok at best. The fois gras to start was fine as was the veal chop for main but the scallops were awful, there were 5 ordinary scallops on top of a mound of huge chunks of stewed winter vegetables in a thin, watery sauce. The duck was tasteless.
Would not recommend to anyone.

  • Visited May 2013
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