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Le Petit Retro

) #1,610 of 14,523 Restaurants in Paris $$ - $$$ French, European
5 rue Mesnil, 75116 Paris, France
+33 1 44 05 06 05
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good44%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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5 rue Mesnil, 75116 Paris, France
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1 - 10 of 114 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Highly recommend Le Petit Retro! The restaurant is small and super cute, as you would expect from a neighborhood type bistro. There were 3 of us and we went with the pre fixed menu and were not disappointed. There were something for everyone and the...More

Thank Vlahoula12
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

We had a fabulous supper at Le Petit Retro. The setting is traditional French bistro, however the staff were young and relaxed (white shirts, bow ties, ripped jeans). There was a great soundtrack playing, funky 60's/70's, but it was not intrusive. Delicious, traditional bistro food...More

Thank Charles S
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Décor very pretty but good but food a disaster Salade niçoise a joke Best of bistro entrée had obviously been sitting around for hours Carottes and céleri drying up whilst leeks swimming in water Ris de veau accompanied by a huge stodgy dollop of luke...More

Thank Jftilquin
Reviewed 23 April 2017

We went in without a reservation and from that point we felt like second class citizens. Seemed like they were mostly interested in serving the locals or those with previous reservations. A paying costumer is a paying costumer regardless of status. It seemed like we...More

Thank HectorSylviaGonzalez
Reviewed 19 April 2017

What a great place for our first evening in Paris! The food, wine, atmosphere and service were top notch! Listening to Claudine Longet while dining on perfectly prepared French cuisine, and sipping delicious wine, one can't ask for anything more! Thank you Gregory and team...More

1  Thank Christine C
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Old style bistrot, with a lot of charm. Food is decently priced and good. The service was however pathetic. Ignorant and forgetful waitresses, who could not care less. No wonder the place seems a lot less popular than it used to be.

Thank MAKSIN313
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Only in Paris 4 nights, went here twice. Lobster ravioli and chicken were excellent. Good wines, fair prices. Highly recommended.

Thank 691norm
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

I like the decoration of the restaurant. They offer traditional French cuisine. The service is friendly.

Thank Saye40
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Take a step into 1950 Paris. The various rooms of this restaurant throw you back to a different era and there is something charming about the nostalgia trip. But... This is about the only great thing about this restaurant. The food is mediocre (both ingredients...More

Thank pamouyal
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Visited here as was suggested by the concierge at our hotel. Arrived as what can be described as an original French bistro. Food was lovely staff were helpful, however was expensive

Thank Stacey M
This is the neighbourhood of grand and impressive
Haussmann-designed apartments and buildings. National
museums overlook the Eiffel Tower and embassies fill
the avenues and streets. Locals head to the butcher,
florist, or bakery on their daily rounds amidst luxury
and splendour, all with a view over Paris and its most
famous tower. Snuggled in between the grand buildings
are small art galleries and homes of historical
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$17 - US$52
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 rue Mesnil, 75116 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Trocadero
  • Neighbourhood: Trocadero
  • Phone Number: +33 1 44 05 06 05
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Open 6/7 from Monday to Saturday, for lunch &dinner
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