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Le Petit Pontoise

#164 of 13,829 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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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 22:30
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Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This small bistro in the 5th district is hidden away but is well known and well liked so you must book. Stunning traditional French food with a rich taste explosion and a healthy list of good wine. I could recommend the Poelee de crevettes crystal, or the Joues de cochon miellees aux epices douces, or the carre d'agneau en croute... More 

Thank jasinhoboken
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been there for lunch. The food was very tasty, made with passion. I loved it, it was my best meal in Paris. Prices are above the average, but quality is priceless.

Thank loredana a
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

small quiet place we eat the artichoke and veal dish. The crew knows exactly what to offer each guest.

Thank Oren Z
Rome, Italy
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was phenomenal and paired with a very good wine. The service was also friendly and the atmosphere cozy. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank mnumchuks
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I went here on our honeymoon. I had researched a bunch of restaurants and made reservations all over the city, but this was the one place we just stumbled upon, and it was by far our favourite dinner of the trip! Perfect cozy vibe, warm, friendly service, and fantastic food. The pig cheeks were outstanding!

Thank Amy C
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44 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here as a recommendation from a friend and it did not disappoint. It is, however, on thr higher end in terms of price but totally worth it for the quality and quantity of food you'll be getting. I had the escargot for starter and the sauce was so creamy and savoury. For entree i had duck with fried foie... More 

Thank Teresa V
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you visit busy time(I do), you can feel not ok. But table is a lot!! Sever is energeric and kind. If you visit lunch time or not busy time, it is good. 한국 분들 주말 저녁만 피해서 가세요! 서버분들이 바빠서 정신없을 가능성이 있지만, 음식은 확실히 맛있다고 생각합니다.

Thank AhRon J
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having read the tripadvisor reviews we had expected something above averge - unfortunatly this was not the case. The three main courses we ordered we're all served with the same sauce and non of them tasted much. Cannot recomend this place.

Thank Jan L
Istanbul, Turkey
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84 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Terrific food.. more than excellent.. to come again at next Paris visit.. nice and friendly staff.. friendly and cosy ambient

Thank Hakan S
Level Contributor
36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

This restaurant has a very good location, its very small and not fancy, but i really liked it, our waitress was very nice and our dinner was very good. We ordered foie gras with figs, roasted camembert to start and it was delicious. I ordered white fish with prosciutto and also great, my wife ordered duck filet and also great.... More 

Thank Rolando M

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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
US$38 - US$54
French, European
Brunch, 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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, 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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