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“Health-conscious French food in East Liberty”
Review of Paris 66

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Ranked #108 of 2,173 Restaurants in Pittsburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $28
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: S. Highland Ave.
Transit: Most major bus lines
Description: Paris 66 uses the freshest ingredients from local farms.Famous for its everyday French cuisine and its French Macarons and desserts, Paris 66 became the #1 French restaurant in Pittsburgh since it opens its doors in 2009.It also became "Best of the Burgh" in 2012.Don't miss the Steak frites, salmon tartare, beef or salmon carpacio, beautiful tuna salad, nicoise, croque monsieur, italian sandwich, escargos savory and dessert crepes, and more.You can reserve the patio for private events.A bientot.
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Level 6 Contributor
106 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
“Health-conscious French food in East Liberty”
Reviewed June 16, 2011

This little bistro is located in the East Libert ysection of Pittsburgh. The immediate surroundings are not very prepossessing, and until recently, access to the front entrance was limited by road construction. Previously, they would close between lunch and dinner (2:30 - 5:30) - the lunch menu was distinctly less expensive than the dinner menu. Now, the front entrance is accessible, they are open all day and the lunch menu seems to have disappeared.

AMBIANCE: The space is small, and intimate with French posters on the walls and vintage postcards on the tables. There is outdoor seating on a covered patio, though there is no view to speak of. The menu is small - a selection of savory and sweet crepes, quiches, soups, salads, desserts - advertised as "everyday French food". The wait staff seem to be young Americans who have spent time in France - they are uniformly pleasant and knowledgeable. Most speak French on demand. Some are quite humorous as they describe the prima donna behavior of the unseen French chefs - apparently they have been known to hurl plates at the kitchen wall if asked to cook food they deem unFrench and therefore unacceptable!

Regarding the food - French with adaptations that will certainly appeal to health-conscious individuals, is perhaps the most apt description. The ingredients are fresh, the presentation is superb, portion size is perfect for a French bistro, and everything tastes delicious. While at Bistro 66 recently, we met the new pastry chef David Picquard, who said he had just arrived from Paris. We have not yet had a chance to sample his creations (a previous pastry chef now has his own bakery in the Lawrenceville area - La Gourmandine).

In our opinion, Paris 66 Bistro is a little haven of interesting food in a rather drab part of Pittsburgh. It is also an excellent place to 'people watch' - the clientele seem to be a mixture of sophisticates from Squirrel Hill and Shadyside, academics from the nearby universities, and the occasional student who has just returned from (or is planning) a semester abroad.

  • Visited May 2011
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Keep going back for more!”
Reviewed February 8, 2011

I absolutely love this place! I have been here on many occasions and was taken here for my last birthday. The staff do a great job of balancing tables as well as making sure not to pester you too much. We enjoy the crepes the most but have not been disappointed with any of the soups or salads as well. I keep meaning to try a quiche but can't seem to branch out from my love of crepes. They have an excellent house wine but also do BYBO with a corking fee ($15?). We enjoy the house wine so much we don't bother BYOBing anymore. They do a great job with larger groups as well. A real diamond in the rough-- Paris in Pittsburgh!

  • Visited January 2011
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Wilmington, Delaware
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107 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
“Nice Bistro - Crepes and enjoyable dining!”
Reviewed September 5, 2010

Had leisurely dinner with friends here on Saturday night. This bistro was perfect, nothing overly fancy but more than just run of mill restaurant. Families and adults were there dining. They had outdoor back patio, but we sat inside.

Crepes were their specialty...image that a French place with crepes! French Onion soup plus soup du jour ( tomato with cucumber ) were enjoyed by everyone. Crepes were beautifully presented and pissadeliare ( like pizza ) were our main courses all served with salad. Then came the dessert or sweet crepes. Peanut butter and coconut was delish! and the classic nutella and banana was good.

At this time it is BYOB, but they were working on the liquor license. Would recommend for something different and not over the top fancy. Reminded me of my trips to Paris.

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Pittsburgh, PA
Level 6 Contributor
41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Nice find in Sliberty”
Reviewed March 17, 2010

Just ate here once but since there are no reviews yet I thought I'd report that I thought the food was very good, the atmosphere charming and the prices reasonable. The pumpkin soup was esp. good, but the crepes, the pizzaladiere (sp?) and the apple tart were worth a trip too. Very nice to have these French options available at such affordable prices. Friendly and efficient service.

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