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“Outstanding”
Review of Le Gavroche

Le Gavroche
Ranked #2,211 of 18,020 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Opera / Bourse
Reviewed November 30, 2012

This kind of place is the kind of place that is hard to come by in Paris. This gem of a place is an old school bistro where one can sip on some terrific, affordable wine while eating various very traditional, authentic dishes. Many of such places have dissapeared over the course of the last few decades but this place has stood the test of time and has been serving up some quality dishes at some very affordable prices.

Upon arriving I knew that I'd have a good meal and the three of us were promptly seated. Some fresh baguette arrived at the table alongside some menus. We also glanced at the blackboard which featured some other specials. They were a ton of them, from boar terrine to celery remoulade, oeuf mayo and various others including goose rillettes and even escargots. Personally we decided to forego some of those and instead get a big plate of charcuterie (10€) which came piled high with goose rillettes, saucisson sec and some pork terrine. It came with plentiful amounts of bread and some cornichons.

My fiance had an onglet with shallots (13.50€) while I enjoyed a perfectly cooked piece of cote de boeuf sauce marchand de vin (wine sauce) which was a special on the board. Each came with fries and in both cases the meat was plentiful and quite tasty. Much like our appetizer plate which was gigantic and incredibly good, especially the rillettes.

Everything was fresh, everything was tasty and the atmosphere while unique was very Parisian. Our waiter was friendly at times but mostly efficient. The value of the meal was terrific and our memories of it will be more than pleasant. We really liked the place a lot and look forward to hopefully returning in the future. Definitely a hidden gem with a very balanced menu of simple but traditional dishes. They really do ensure that one has a good experience throughout each dish and while the establishment is modest, the fact that they make their own desserts and bottle their own table wine makes it that much more special; never judge this book by its cover.

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Thank JeremyKrantz
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Reviewed October 29, 2012

We had been feasted and feted, and on our last night in Paris, we just wanted someplace warm, comfortable, and straight from the heart. *This* is that place: local, rooted, neighborly, hearty and not at all fancy. Order one of the daily specials from the board (if any are still available -- the locals know what is good and grab the best early) and the staff will jot your order on the placemat. Order a bottle of the house red, "Chenas," a homely thing with a clearly xeroxed label pasted on the front which just happens to pair well with just about everything and to appear on every table. Paris is full of bistrots that increasingly remind me of TGIFridays, this is the hold out, where food is made by hand by the people who own the place. We hope it's still there the next time we visit!

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Reviewed October 8, 2012

The food was magnificent and so was the wine. we went for the taster menu with a wine chosen for each course.
It was fantastic, but needs to be an occasion as its jolly expensive

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Reviewed July 6, 2012

Fun place, excellent food, great service, great prices, and the best part- you are the only tourist there. Don't get dressed up for this place. It's very low key.

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Reviewed April 19, 2012

Very good french menu, a place where the locals go, like a trattoria. Highly recommend it

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