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Le Petit Pontoise

#156 of 13,995 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Odeon / Saint-Michel
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9 rue de Pontoise | 9 Rue de Pontoise, 75005 Paris, France
+33 1 43 29 25 20
12:00 - 22:30
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Fort Myers, Florida
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47 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My June 2015 review notes the virtues of this establishment. A late Dec. 2016 luncheon visit reaffirmed the findings. The Parmentier de canard is superb. Comparatively, dinner service seems a bit more attentive.

Thank Robert L
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72 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Finally found that place! Perfectly balanced flavors at lunch. We shared the escargot, ravioli and artichoke heart tart. All exceptional, the recommended wines were perfect. Excellent service!

Thank Richard D
Golden Valley, MN
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Have eaten at this tiny restaurant for 20+ years, it is now on it's third set of owners. The current owners knew they had a good thing going at this gem and only minor changes to the menu appear. I can still order the au gratin parmesan dauphine raviolis and my husband still orders the artichoke tart - it is... More 

Thank Seasoned-Traveler
Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here last minute for a late dinner on New Year's Eve and are so happy we did!!! It was the best meal we had the entire week we were in Paris. This place is a gem for the area, which is full of tourist trap restaurants. I recommend the foie gras - it has fig in it and... More 

Thank atlbos
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This little restaurant near the Seine is a hidden gem. We booked an early dinner reservation and enjoyed watching the guests arrive and the place fill up with couples and families. The portions are generous and the staff attentive. Be sure to order the beet appetizer, a tower of sliced beets, apples and goat cheese. The impressive wine list is... More 

Thank Mompat
New Haven, Connecticut
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't miss this charming little restaurant/bistro in the 5th arrondissement. Down a little side-street off the Seine, it is a place for locals as well as visitors and features classic French food and incredible desserts.

Thank 387kathy
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This lovely little restaurant has exceeded my expectations by far. We booked quite far in advance and the restaurant was fully booked on the night that we were there. The restaurant has a small and cosy atmosphere and the food was absolutely delicious!! I would definitely recommend this place and will most definitely be back on my next visit to... More 

Thank _gerber_stefani
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were amazed with the food, With portions with the staff. Everything was perfect. Don't forget book table because a lot of people with small restaurant. Prices are reasonable.

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47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We walked in without a reservation on a Tuesday evening. Small tables, small dining room, friendly and cozy. Although there are combination prix-fixed dinners, we ordered separately and shared everything Our appetizers were the Salade de haricots écrevisse and the Terrine de canards. We also shared a bottle of their Languedoc Mercerie which, after a couple of minutes to breathe,... More 

Thank Ralphlevy
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

I have been in le petit pontoise with my husband. The food is alright except for the apetizers.....it was not very good. The main course was quite good but a very disturbing thing was the lady waiter who kept touching my glasses of wine and water with their bare hands.... it's not something I tolerate.... This also concerns the ham... More 

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lepetitpontoise, Propriétaire at Le Petit Pontoise, responded to this review

Bonjour, Thank you for your review. As regards the appetizers, you should have told us and if there was a problem, we would have changed it to you.. For the waitress, I am very surprised as we have very strict rules concerning hygiene as we are regularly audited by an independant company who spread messages to all the team. We... 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
Average prices
USD 37 - USD 53
French, European
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
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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
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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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 area is second to none; the Haussmann-style boulevards are contrasted by monumental architecture and overshadowed by the iconic Notre Dame, all within a moment’s walk from the Seine. This neighbourhood's world-famous bookshops, cafés, and streets will not fail to impress you.
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