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“Off the beaten path, but on the money!”
Review of Au Petit Riche

Au Petit Riche
Ranked #1,208 of 20,825 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $29 - $56
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: 9th Arr. - Opera
Description: Journey to the Paris of the Belle Epoque, in the golden age of the Grands Boulevards district, Au Petit Riche was created in 1854, as a nod to the great Café Riche of the Boulevard des Italiens. Rebuilt in 1880 after a fire that burned the entire street Le Peletier, Au Petit Riche began its second act under the impetus of a new owner, which gives it its refined decor and its soil: the Loire. Today, Au Petit Riche is the meeting place for businessmen and art collectors from Drouot.
Reviewed May 3, 2019

Au Petit Riche is a block off the Boulevard Haussmann in the Opera District. We walked in about 8:30 on a Saturday night with no reservations, the main dining room was packed but they greeted us warmly and found us a spot in a little side room behind the bar
This was our first restaurant visit in Paris, so tried some classics, onion soup and beef tartare. Both were excellent. The beef was served with frites that were among the best I have ever had. Debbie ordered a warm lentil salad that was also excellent. The staff were very attentive and friendly. I had been advised that Americans will find that they have to ask for the check. French diners tend to linger and bringing the check too early would be seen as pushy. That was good to know, I could tell that at the end of the meal, they were prepared to leave us alone. I flagged the waiter down with the universal symbol for "bring me the check". He smiled and came by seconds later with the check and the card reader. We watched a number of people arrive while we were dining. You could tell by their interactions with the bartenders and waiters that most of them were regulars. It's nice to go to a place that is inviting to tourists and locals alike.

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed April 29, 2019

Very enjoyable dinner: very nice ambiance and attention, and food was good and correct, though not particularly special. All in all, a good experience.

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed April 28, 2019

This restaurant was right around the corner of our hotel. The hotel recommended it. I’m glad we went. The wait staff was very nice. The restaurant is pretty inside. The food was wonderful!!

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed April 28, 2019

Not the biggest one, not the pompest, not located in a Parisian famous spot, but this brasserie definitely worthes trying. Simply the best menu for this kind of restaurants in Paris, according to me, a native from the Loire Valley in France. Traditionnal dishes, perfectly executed (lentils salad!), and dessert menu is great too (special mention for the Paris-Brest and the Opera). Fantatic oysters as well. Not to mention the wine menu, with one of the best selection of wines from the Loire Valley in Paris. To sum up, forget about the big names, cuisine from South-West of France or Brittany, here is the ultimate French experience of a traditionnal cuisine, inspired by a region best known for being the heart of French gastronomy, all that in a very Parisian Brasserie but cosy atmosphere. Bon appetit!

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed April 21, 2019

The relation between cooking quality and price was not ok.
Oysters ok, rest of starters below average.
Main dishes without idea or passion.

Date of visit: April 2019
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