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Tire Bouchon

#10,763 of 13,815 Restaurants in Paris
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Quartier Latin
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47 rue Descartes, 75005 Paris, France
+33 1 43 26 39 11
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2014

I have eaten at Tire Bouchon many, many times over the past decade and have never had a bad meal. The service, food and ambience have always been faultless and the owner is one of the nicest men I have ever encountered. It is therefore very sad that when I visited Paris again with a friend in September 2014 that... More 

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2014

Exception value, and good food for budget travelers. 6 of us browsed along rue de Descartes and decided to try this little restaurant. It is located a bit off the busiest section of the street. Early bird (before 8:30pm) 3 course dinner is 13 EURO or up. The owner treated us with shot glass size cocktails, and the kids with... More 

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Thank Nils H
Cheshire
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109 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2014

So after Lebanese and Vietnamese (see other reviews) on the last night we ambled down Rue Descartes not sure where we would eat (no TA research for the last night) and on checking out TB the owner came out and explained his menu. He was very nice, not pushy and not offended when we wanted to walk on for a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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230 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2013

This is not the best restaurant in the area in terms of quality of food, but it makes up for it in quantity and hospitality. The owner was amazing, welcoming us from the moment we perused the menu from outside, and offered us free aperitifs. Set menus at 17 and 23 euros offered reasonable choice, and our 23 euro choice... More 

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Thank Donkey63
London, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2013

We agree with what reviewers are saying about the wonderful host and owner. He was very attentive and great character. I had the beef carpaccio for starter which was delicious and sopped up all of the olive oil on top with bread. Then the steak bavette for my main which was generous in portion and delicious and I ended with... More 

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Thank Bee K
Temple Hills, Maryland
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149 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2013

On our first night in the Latin Quarter we were walking around looking for a restaurant for dinner. There were so many restaurants to choose from, but Antoine, who was at the front of his restaurant, was very welcoming, and we decided to try his restaurant. The food was very delicious, with very generous portions, and he was very attentive... More 

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Thank timecop
Boston, Massachusetts
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2013

It was our first night in the neighborhood and with so many restaurants we didn't know what to expect or how to choose. We were all happy with our food here, though being in Paris, one would hope so. However, on subsequent nights we discovered that this was among the best we tried in this price range. With the 3... More 

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Port Macquarie, Australia
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73 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2013 via mobile

A very nice little restaurant in the Latin Quarter. We had excellent service from the quirky owner and a waiter. He even moved a couple who were smoking further away as the smoke was annoying us. He did this without us having to say anything. We had very nice meals with meat and fresh vegetables and the wine was quite... More 

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Thank Peter C
Melbourne, Australia
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195 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2013

My 3rd tripmhere over 5 years and it hasnt changed. Antoine rhe owner still delivers value for money. The wine selection was excellent. My terrine was very good and the provencale scallops also good. Overall a good value restaurant. I willl come back again.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2013

Avoid this restaurant if you can! We were ushered upstairs by the busy, pushy owner. Our table was moved three times to accommodate new guests arriving. Put it this way, the owner's main concern is getting plenty of bums on seats and that's about it! Cosy is one word, but this is a little too close for comfort. I felt... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 47 rue Descartes, 75005 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Quartier Latin
  • Neighbourhood: Quartier Latin
  • Phone Number: +33 1 43 26 39 11

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Quartier Latin

Neighbourhood Profile
Quartier Latin
The Latin Quarter bursts with intellectual life, architectural splendour and ongoing merriment. The small streets are filled with classical buildings, student bars and lively eateries while the squares are dominated by historic monuments. The area is defined by the 800-year-old Sorbonne University, where Latin once prevailed, and is famous for the Pantheon which celebrates the great men and women of France. During the day students rush from classes to the library and intellectuals people watch from the terraced cafés. As night time falls the surrounding establishments fill up and the merriment really begins. The liveliest parts are around Rue Mouffetard, lined with crêperies and international street food eateries, and Place de la Contrescarpe characterised by terraced brasseries, this neighbourhood provides real nourishment for the mind, belly, and soul.
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