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A la Biche au Bois

#267 of 13,825 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bastille / Oberkampf
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45 avenue Ledru Rollin, 75012 Paris, France
+33 1 43 43 34 38
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Mon 19:00 - 22:30
Tue - Thu 19:00 - 22:45
Tue - Fri 12:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 19:00 - 23:00
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

So... this place is a little quaint restaurant, authentically French and full of locals. My partner had booked this for the evening - we booked a week in advance and even then the only time available was 7.30 so book early! The menu is traditional which means it's very meat centric. Unfortunately for me, I'm not the biggest meat eater... More 

1 Thank SarrahZA
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the very best places to EAT in Paris with friendly and cozy atmosphere. Will definitely be back next time, no wonder I forgot my Magritte catalog there! Advance booking recommended.

Thank Vahid S
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A reassuringly un- chi chi restaurant in the Bastille area, with a warm and welcoming atmosphere and delicious food. The menu is traditional, featuring game in season, and the prices are reasonable.

Thank bonnieprob
Brisbane, Australia
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62 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good traditional French bistro-style food. Specialises in game. I had read so many superfluous reviews, I was expecting something outstanding. Instead, I got a well-valued bistro style meal. The quality was outstanding. Definitely worth a visit if you're in the area.

Thank Visit0r2013
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant was a stone's throw from our hotel and excellent in every way. We arrived just after opening on a Monday evening and it was already filling up, so much so, that I would recommend reserving unless you can be prompt. By the time we had finished, around 2030, there were people queuing to get a table. The service... More 

1 Thank EnglishGent750
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I come to Paris every year and have eaten all over the city. This was one of the best meals we have eaten in Paris, full stop. The service was superb, the Patron lived in Toronto for twenty years and speaks perfect English, the atmosphere was warm and charming, and the food was excellent. The mayonnaise for... More 

Thank joolscanderson
Chicago IL, USA
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109 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was lucky to accompany a Parisian couple to this small and popular French restaurant. It's imperative to have a reservation because the locals know this is an outstanding spot with terrific food. When we went, it was "hunting season," so the menu was full of traditional preparations involving duck, rabbit and deer. Thanks to our foursome's varied order, I... More 

1 Thank BadAngus
New Orleans, Louisiana
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

My husband and I really enjoyed our dinner at this restaurant. We both agree that this was the most authentic French dining experience we had. The restaurant was crowded & the portions were huge! The food was wonderful and authentic. When we go back to Paris, we will return.

Thank Jennifer M
Frankfurt, Germany
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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We searched nice walking distance from Novotel Gare De Lyon and picked as well evaluated this restaurant. The table was very small and packed with so many people just after the restaurant opened. I failed to make reservation due to the line was always busy and decided to go there just 7:00pm opening hour. Lucky we could get table! The... More 

Thank Noritto
Paris, France
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70 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Perfect winter warming restaurant. A very French menu a step away from the usual brasserie fare. We tried 3 different terrines and the œuf cocotte (all were excellent). For mains we had the biche casserole and the coq au vin. So rich and full of flavour. We couldn't fault them. Then a huge cheese board is presented and you can... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 5
French, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:45
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:45
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:45
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45 avenue Ledru Rollin, 75012 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Bastille / Oberkampf
  • Neighbourhood: Bastille / Oberkampf
  • Phone Number: +33 1 43 43 34 38

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Bastille / Oberkampf
Bastille and Oberkampf are lively parts of town made for entertainment. During the day rows of unassuming bars welcome customers for a bite or a drink, but it’s at night this area really comes to life. Students and young professionals fill the busy bars around Bastille and Oberkampf. At Place de la Bastille, crowds flock to the Opéra Bastille in the evening and groups wait for coveted tickets during the day. Towards Republique, skateboarders practice their tricks while others chill out at the square. If you’re looking for late-night revelry, this is your neighbourhood.
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