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Le Buisson Ardent

#244 of 14,149 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
Quartier Latin
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25 rue Jussieu, 75005 Paris, France
+33 1 43 54 93 02
19:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
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Sun 12:00 - 14:30
Sun - Thu 19:30 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 19:30 - 22:30
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Zurich, Switzerland
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very good food. Tasty and cheap. Loved how the food was presented! As all french bistros, the dessert area needs improvement. Great service. Just one advice: ask for tapped water!

Thank lanzara86
Middlewich, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with 3 girlfriends. Lovely intimate restaurant. Great fixed price dinner menu with lots of choice. Good quality was superb. Goats cheese and beetroot starter was delightful. Pork loin with mashed potatoes and then a shame praline bomb. Wine was great value. Staff were attentive but not fussy.

Thank Saran F
Hong Kong, China
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259 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food, traditional with a twist. Super nice and friendly service, even though the restaurant was full with everybody rushing through lunch during a working day. I would surely go back!

Thank Marco R
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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163 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Fifth (Quartier Latin) has been my favourite district in Paris for 50 years, owing to its concentration of world-class universities. Le Buisson Ardent (the Burning Bush) was a pleasing discovery a few days ago. Here you will get a very warm welcome, delightful service, clear menu, and a passion for fresh food prepared on the premises. For dinner we... More 

Thank Simon M
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89 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I wrote a review for Le Buisson Ardent the last time I was in Paris, about five years ago. But I've just had lunch there and I feel the need to write about it once more. The two amuse bouches - delightful. The meals themselves - each of them excellent. They have perfected polenta. The pork belly with polenta is... More 

Thank GBSWBrisbane
Newtown, Connecticut
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is very unassuming but has a French and old world charm that is all its own. The food was amazing and we got a bottle of wine that may have been the best bottle we had our entire trip. The prices are reasonable and the atmosphere is intimate. The service is outstanding, helpful and accommodating.

Thank WootTravel
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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158 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

Our last treat was dinner at Le Buisson Ardent (aka The Burning Bush), a hugely popular and extremely busy bistrot gastronomique at 25 Rue Jussieu on the Left Bank and only 500 metres from Hotel Monge. You would have to book in advance for a table here, even on a Friday night in February. The 1930 sitting was full and... More 

Thank Chris I
Ontario, Canada
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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

After a recommendation from our host and excellent reviews, we chose this for dinner our first night in Paris.Mediocre at best.The starter, chevre smoked in hay, was boring.The fish, daurade, was not fresh and was quite tasteless. The atmosphere was nice and the service was good but the food fell far short.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

My wife and I have visited this restaurant at least 4 years in a row. The first times quality was superior compared to price but the last two times quality has been rapidly declining, and the restaurant is not at all up to previous standards. To bad, as the atmosphere is good and service excellent. This time was our last... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Below the hill leading up to le Jardin des Plantes, by the Curie University, isn't much to look at. But this unprepossessing little bistro is a diamond in the rough. The two gentlemen who handled the other diners and myself on a damp Monday evening in November could not have been more cordial or efficient. And the plates they served--excellent... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:00
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
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 rue Jussieu, 75005 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Quartier Latin
  • Neighbourhood: Quartier Latin
  • Phone Number: +33 1 43 54 93 02

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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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