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Josephine Chez Dumonet

#686 of 13,992 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
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117 rue du Cherche Midi | 6th Arr, 75006 Paris, France
+33 1 45 48 52 40
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
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19:30 - 22:30
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Paris, France
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friends came to Paris and wanted to have a traditional French meal. So I took them to Josephine, they had the beef bourguinion and the mille feuille and it hit the spot. They were very pleased so was I. Will definitely come visit this restaurant again.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My review is rather mixed as I personally found the food to be above average only. One dish stood out to me was the duck confit, which is like the national French dish and it was amazing. If you don't like duck due to its gamey aftertaste, this one didn't have that at all. the crispy skin is tasty into... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Had an incredible dinner at Josephine chez Dumonet. I had the stuffed mushrooms, duck confit and the soufflé - all were excellent! On top of that, the owner/chef Jean-Christian Dumonet was hilarious and incredibly hospitable; I had the best time ever! As a result, I met wonderful new friends! Tres bon! Merci Beaucoup!

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Fullerton, California
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Was excited to try this out since restaurant is always highly rated by critics and bloggers. The restaurant itself looks like a time capsule -- it is so charmingly classic. It might look "run-down" though to the uninitiated. :) Dinner service was a little slow but the food was remarkable! Best duck confit I have had. The beef bourg was... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

First time we were here. According to some blogs on of the top brasseries in Paris and I must say it was a very nice first encounter. Typical French interior, small tables, but very friendly staff. The menu card was rather focused on meat but there still were some alternative dishes. I can image that if you go for a... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

The New York Times said Josephine serves the best Boeuf Bourgignon in Paris (which would almost mean the world) and they are not wrong. It's so good that you are tempted to pass over the other amazing items on the menu, particularly the outstanding duck confit and the pork dishes. Everything is scrumptious. They offer wines in all price ranges... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Went her for Friday lunch. It's important to book well in advance, the restaurant was full only 30 minutes after opening. Very good traditional kitchen, and a wine list including anything you could wish for. I had a light starter with lovely grilled artichokes, a superb pigeon with pastry for main course (see picture) and a pineapple dessert. Seemed like... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is an old school institution that serves solid and very traditional French food. The Ambiance is a bit dated and worn so you won't get That chic or warmth of a newer bistro. On the other hand I would say that it may have for some (including me) a dilapidated charm if you have a sense of nostalgia.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Make reservation for when they open; difficult as you must call or fax; no reservations thorough La Forchette or online. Fab beef bourgogne served on egg noodles and amazing ris de veau. We always order their version of Mille Feuille, which is made to order and the very best around. Evereytime in Paris, we try to eat there once &... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We nearly ate ourselves into an early grave after booking lunch at Josephine Chez Dumonet. The soufflés were the biggest I've ever seen! Good food, good wine, excellent service, very helpful with the parts of the menu we didn't understand. I will be back next time I'm in Paris.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 117 rue du Cherche Midi | 6th Arr, 75006 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Saint-Germain-des-Pres
  • Neighbourhood: Saint-Germain-des-Pres
  • Phone Number: +33 1 45 48 52 40

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In Saint-Germain-des-Prés, life is effortlessly chic and all things are beautiful. The main boulevard is dotted with famed terraced cafés, haut-couture shops, ivy-covered railings and fine-dining restaurants. Antique dealers and art galleries surround the fine art school and small museums hide in unassuming squares. The neighbourhood’s namesake church is the oldest in Paris and is the backdrop for talented musicians every weekend. The Luxembourg Gardens house the national senate, splendid lawns and flourishing flower beds. Famous faces and bourgeois Parisians frequent Saint Germain accompanied by the students of Rue Saint Guillaume and Rue des Saints-Pères. This is a neighbourhood where afternoon people-watching from a café or playing cards in a brasserie are a key part of the daily fabric.
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