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“Friendly, Energetic, Extraordinary Neo-Bistro”
Review of La Famille

La Famille
Ranked #8,982 of 16,978 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Montmartre
Amherst, Massachusetts
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298 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
“Friendly, Energetic, Extraordinary Neo-Bistro”
Reviewed April 27, 2012

The night we ate in this small bistro near Sacré Coeur, most of the patrons were young, energetic Parisians, and it was a little loud, but we enjoyed the atmosphere. The people next to us said it was too noisy. The decor is simple, dark and edgy. As other reviewers have said, the barman is a creative genius. We asked him to make whatever he wanted for us, and what he made was a delicious passion fruit mojito.The chef's creative French (with international influences) cuisine does not disappoint either. We selected the 36 euros three course prix fix option, an excellent value. For entrées (appetizers) we had the foie gras and a cauliflower bisque with beet puree - both delicious. Our mains were noix de Saint-Jacques (scallops) perfectly prepared, and extraordinarily delicious black (squid ink) rice with calamari and andouille sausage. We both had the deconstructed citron tart for dessert - one of the most delicious desserts we had during our entire week in Paris. The wine list is very good, with many reasonable priced wines. This not an atmosphere for a quiet, romantic dinner, but it is fun and the food and drinks are exceptional at a fair price.

  • Visited April 2012
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Brussels, Belgium
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Creative cusine with reasonable prices”
Reviewed September 3, 2011

Reserve if you want to go to this restaurant ! There is only a limited amount of space and always well visited. Starting your dinner you have to take one of the daily cocktail suggestions. They can easily cope with any known cocktail bar and a small surprise also comes with it. The dishes are very tasty and are essentially part of fusion cuisine with some hints of molecular creativity. You do not expect this when discovering the interiour of the restaurant as it is quite basic but the dishes will definitely surprise you in a very positive way. Additionally prices are more than reasonable for this quality.

  • Visited March 2011
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West Orange, New Jersey
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“The best cocktails EVER!”
Reviewed June 17, 2011

This place has thee most amazing cocktails EVER. It is so unique how they decorate their drinks. And they are just so yummy and tasty. Mmmmm...You have to try them! The authentic French food wasn't bad either. The service was also really good. The ambiance is chill, casual and laid back. The place is small so you will definitely need reservations. I really enjoyed myself here.

  • Visited June 2011
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London, England
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“3 * food on a 1* budget - just go!”
Reviewed January 28, 2011

For several years, La Famille is my 'must go' to restaurant in the 18th. The food is seriously good, wonderfully inventive (don't expect Grand-Mere cuisine here) and place is professional, yet still feels laid back and relaxed. And is amazing value for the quality of the grub here.

Have the surprise menu of the day - you should not fail to be delighted.

Only Warning - it's 'cozy' (they have to cram a lot of folks in, as it's tiny) - which also means you *have* to book.

Please go - you'll be sticking 2 fingers up at every overpriced media-obsessed run eatire you've ever been to - and have a great time into the bargain.

  • Visited August 2010
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Frankfurt, Germany
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“Great restaurant .. Great concept and great ambiance”
Reviewed July 23, 2010

This is a great new restaurant in Paris and with a very friendly service.. Price are in adequation to the quality of the products and the technics use to cook certain meal.

In the center of Montmartre this restaurant give you access to all the night life from Abesses or just to sit in one of the stairs in all Montmartre.

To recommend !!

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