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Au Trou Gascon

Bercy / Nation
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40 rue Taine, 75012 Paris, France
+33 1 43 44 34 26
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 22:00
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226 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Long after my only visit to Carré des Feuillants I discovered Au Trou Gascon for a family dinner. Alain Dutournier started his career in the 70s in this restaurant near Daumesnil (Paris XIIe) before moving to Carré. Behind a discrete provincial facade the restaurant room has a simple private decor. The masterpiece lies in the plates. Alain Dutournier inspires a... More 

Thank Christophe M
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230 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Another old Parisian establishment, this is worth getting out of the tourist belt for. The food is beautifully prepared and traditional. Flavors were just right and each dish beautifully presented. One of the best cassoulet I have tried. If you are looking for a traditional French meal, this is it without breaking the budget.

Thank FRParadise
Palm Springs, California
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39 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

I went to Au Trou Gascon with the French Family I was staying with back in June of 1987. It was one of the very first times I had ever had Sauteed Foie Gras with White Asparagus tips..it was heaven on a plate. The restaurant was elegant and old French. The service was very good, and the food exquisite! 29... More 

Thank jamesnps
Beaver Creek, Colorado
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130 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

I have been going to this restaurant for decades. It has always been one of my favorite in Paris. It has a reputation for delivering a high level of quality in both food and service while giving Parisians a source for the traditional cooking from the southwest of France. Over the years I have sampled fabulous examples of duck confit,... More 

Thank mfnoble
Chicago, Illinois
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

I came here based on a review by Patricia Wells. This is a restaurant with 12 tables of varying sizes. Tonight, 4 were solo diners and many diners were French. The individual courses I had were well prepared and delicious. A few things I found odd - green olives served with the aperitif, the staff did not know where the... More 

Thank Jennifer552
Seattle, Washington
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189 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016

Typical ambience of a fancy French Michelin star place, but it’s quite small by the way. We went there for a Christmas dinner. It was a ready menu set. So we could choose only our wine and drinks to accompany the food, everything else was previously decided by the Chef. Dinner started with a small amuse bouche. Then came out... More 

Thank MT W
Little Compton, Rhode Island
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2015 via mobile

Au Trou Gascon has been one of my favorite restaurants in the world for many years. My wife and I hosted a dinner there earlier this month that, unfortunately, has caused me to change my opinion. Both the food and service were not close to what we had experienced during many earlier visits. The servers seemed overwhelmed by a full... More 

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Paris, France
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2,034 reviews
366 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 862 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2015

This is a restaurant like they were in the past. - no fancy trendy design, but a simple and classical layout. - the food is sophisticated and traditional, with a large choice - the service is excellent and not intrusive. This is a restaurant where food, and not design, in the focus. It is a good opportunity to taste delicious... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

We had a great meal at Au Trou Gascon. They offer a variety of entrees - ranging from traditional French to more eclectic dishes. I ordered the duck confit and had the best duck confit I have ever had (and I have had alot). I would highly recommend it if you go!

Thank janie1569
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

Exquisite Food from south france, champagne with dinner. and all the works. we are english speaking and the servers are truly helpful.

Thank Lucy E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 rue Taine, 75012 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Bercy / Nation
  • Neighbourhood: Bercy / Nation
  • Phone Number: +33 1 43 44 34 26

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Nestled between the Seine, Bastille, and Père Lachaise lies a peaceful side of town where wide avenues and impressive buildings accompany green spaces and small parks. Landscaped havens are plentiful, from the Bercy Park to La Coulée Verte and most impressively the Bois de Vincennes, which even contains a medieval castle on its doorstep. For an escape from the masses head to this calming neighbourhood where real Parisians make their homes.
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