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“My best meal in Paris”
Review of Le Petit Bordelais - CLOSED

Le Petit Bordelais
Price range: USD 0 - USD 60
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Tour Eiffel / Invalides
Description: Le Petit Bordelais features regular in the restaurant columns of French newspapers and magazines. This chic fine dining restaurant is between les Invalides and the Eiffel Tower. The décor is sophisticated and the service warm and welcoming.There is a definate South West influence in the regularly changing menu, for example the side of beef in a Bordeaux sauce.
Reviewed 26 February 2012

We had heard about this restaurant through trip advisor and were not disappointed. Excellent food that clearly was crafted with skill and caring. Additionally, the chef owner was a pleasure to chat with.

Thank Salil S
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Reviewed 31 January 2012

My daughter and I stayed near Rue Cler, by the Ecole Militaire. This restaurant, which allows easy, easy reservations on line, opened at 8 and was a quick walk. We had the Prix Fixe dinner, plus wine pairings for 70E each. The wine choices were excellent. The foie gras was dense and buttery, and lightened by a superb pear sauce. The scallops were perfectly done, and our favorite. A serving of cheeses and a cream pastry plus coffee completed a lovely dinner. We were greeted at the door by the owner who came to the table a couple of other times to chat. Altogether, a very nice dinner in a lovely ambience.

3  Thank njschultz
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Reviewed 18 January 2012

Couldn't disagree more with the last review. Compared with many restaurants in the centre of Paris, le Petit Bourdelais is excellent value while serving innovative food. It is, as a previous reviewer said, rare to find a good Parisian restaurant serving a reasonably-priced fixed menu in the evening. We will definitely return - and, after this first experience, next time we are looking forward to ordering their Menu de Degustation.

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Thank WendyAnn_9
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Reviewed 17 January 2012

I'd say this was a tourist trap for Americans. Funny thing was that we ended up sitting in between two other American couples. Over priced menu with average French food.
They were very welcoming but over the top. Not only did the chef come out to greet us but he stayed in the main dining room the entire night. Shouldnt he be back in the kitchen preparing our food?!?. Instead he came to our table 2 times that night. Not really what I was looking for.

1  Thank Lauren L
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Reviewed 14 January 2012

I booked this rest. For NYE. If you like a more traditional French fare then this restaurant is a must do if close to you. Food was excellent, Chef Phillipe comes to check on your satisfaction at least twice during the meal. The scallops and poached poultry were incredible. If you do prix fix menu come hungry because we rolled out into the street when we were done. We will be back next trip.

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2  Thank apop996
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