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Le Petit Pontoise

9 rue de Pontoise | 9 Rue de Pontoise, 75005 Paris, France
+33 1 43 29 25 20
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“quail” (30 reviews)
“tarte tatin” (34 reviews)
“rack of lamb” (25 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 22:30All hours
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
9 rue de Pontoise | 9 Rue de Pontoise, 75005 Paris, France
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We were renting an apartment on the Blvd. St-Germain, and this was a small,friendly and warm place to dine with well-prepared fare. After the first visit, we were recognized and treated as family.

Thank ElaineFrancophile
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I enjoyed the atmosphere but I wasn't blown away by the food. Shrimps for starters were nice and beautifully arranged. My entree was lamb - it was lacking taste and slightly under cooked. Waiter changed during the night many times and I never got the...More

Thank Linda A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant never fails to satisfy. Had the pate, sole and tiramisu. The wait staff in sensitive and the place is cool.

Thank RNetts
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We found this restaurant by looking on trip advisor, as wanted something authentically French. The restaurant itself is quite small, but just adds to the character. Great menu and really nice wine. Would definitely recommend.

Thank pd040288
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have been coming here regularly for the last 3 years or more and every time while in Paris for lunch and dinner. I have never had a disappointing starter or main. If you like French food, this is a must visit. I can't recommend any...More

Thank slyboxie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here on back of trip advisor reviews , was small and lively,only bad point of night was loud yanks, but otherwise really nice , the meals were delicious and well presented, not the cheapest place , great choice of wines , but didn't see...More

Thank Visitor3252
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family of 5 was walking around the Notre Dame trying to decide what we wanted for dinner and my daughter googled Le Petit Pontoise and we took the 5 minute walk to see if they could accommodate us. It was Sunday night so many...More

Thank Amanda L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the most authentic French cuisine that I have tasted in Paris. Each time I travel to Paris, Le petit pontoise is the place I would go at first. This food is great, with a good and original traditional twist which make...More

Thank Yuhanzm
JonathanAlexandre, Propriétaire at Le Petit Pontoise, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Bonjour ! Thank you for such a nice comment ! So proud that you think about us each time you come in Paris. Our A la carte Menu hasn't changed as people like it very much (as so glad you appreciate it so much) but...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place to enjoy terrific bistro food in a great atmosphere. The staff is quite convivial, and the menu choices are both varied and interesting. The house champagne is wonderful, and the wine list is extensive for a modest sized place. We...More

Thank BluePointNick
JonathanAlexandre, Propriétaire at Le Petit Pontoise, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Bonjour, How can we be more happy after your wonderful comment ! We are so glad you enjoyed your moment at Le Petit Pontoise and we are continue to work hard to offer moments like it to you next time you will be in Paris....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent sea bass, beet and goat cheese salad. The duck was only so - so. The wait staff were helpful and friendly.More

Thank LaporteFoggman
JonathanAlexandre, Propriétaire at Le Petit Pontoise, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Bonjour ! Thank you taking some time to tell us your experience at Le Petit Pontoise. Glad you liked the sea bass and the starters. You should have told us for the duck : we would have found something else instead... A bientôt and hope...More

Odeon / Saint-Michel
As the bustling center of entertainment for the
residents of the Rive Gauche, the activity at Odéon
never stops. Boulevards are lined with traditional
cafes, restaurants, and boutique cinemas. The streets
surrounding the fountain at Saint-Michel provide
eateries from around the world. Lively bars are just
next door and the prototypical terraced French
brasserie is on every corner. The setting for this
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
when should we book for dinner on 10/4/2016
9 November 2015|
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Response from lepetitpontoise | Property representative |
Dear Jahan, One week before is enough to book a table at Le Petit Pontoise. It is always crowded on dinner. Hope to welcome you soon at Le Petit Pontoise Jonathan from Restaurant Le Petit Pontoise
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jessica c
How can I make a dinner reservation for my family? Is calling the only way? Thank you!
27 March 2015|
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Response from CindersG | Reviewed this property |
If you go for dinner early enough - you can get a table like we did. It got much busier as the night went on so a reservation is a good idea.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$39 - US$56
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 rue de Pontoise | 9 Rue de Pontoise, 75005 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Odeon / Saint-Michel
  • Neighbourhood: Odeon / Saint-Michel
  • Phone Number: +33 1 43 29 25 20
  • E-mail
Le Petit Pontoise is a genuine institution of the 5th district in Paris. It offers typical rich French cuisine in a "bistrot" atmosphere. The chef has been there for over 14 years preparing sophisticated dishes with fresh season products. He finds his inspiration in the most traditional French recipes.
Located right next to the Seine river near the Boulevard Saint-Germain, this bistrot is always fully booked, you will meet people from around the world as well as regular Parisian clients which enjoy this typical French cuisine.
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