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Le Petit Retro

5 rue Mesnil, 75116 Paris, France
+33 1 44 05 06 05
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good45%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
5 rue Mesnil, 75116 Paris, France
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Reviewed 16 February 2018

2 stars for the decoration and for the service, and zero for the food, the staff is very nice, and the décor is unique and “rococo” If you are a “fin gourmet” do not go there, the meat was too cook, the sauce was too...More

Thank lolotte17000
Reviewed 10 February 2018

Upon entering Le Petit Retro (which was recommended by a Parisian) I was awestruck by the gorgeous, original decor. It was difficult to take my eyes away from the decor and concentrate on the menu. The food is very authentic and absolutely delicious. Wine list...More

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Reviewed 6 February 2018

When in Paris I often stay in Le Parc Trocadero and over time I have been trying out the surrounding restaurants. Tonight I tried out Le Petit Retro and was very happy to have done so. Why is that? Because of the food. I was...More

Thank AJMacD
Reviewed 7 December 2017

The restaurant's main draw is its great atmosphere. Their moderately kitch retro decor, tables crammed in a small space makes it look like a neighborhood spot. Which it is not. It is packed with visiting locals and tourists alike who all enjoy the tasteful decor...More

Thank FM6565
Reviewed 20 November 2017

An amazing atmosphere, a unique restaurant with a retro furniture and a innovative kitchen. u can stay there tasting delicious plates, discovering every particular supplies from the past! gregory the owner is a perfect owner! all the staff is super kind and professional! i love...More

Thank pacchiarotti
Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

I ate here recently with friends and the first thing I will say is that this a pretty Parisian restaurant with the deco tiled look that takes you back to the early part of the last century. On the whole, the staff were lovely, although...More

Thank Babyalmie
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed this casual friendly 100 year old establishment ...small traditional menu, great wines with friendly service ...had the daily specials and all were great

Thank Spoek2
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

This is a lovely, traditional, neighbourhood bistro. It is typically French and has beautiful old tiling on the walls. The staff could not have been more friendly or efficient and we thoroughly enjoyed our dinner - ceviche, seared tuna, langoustine ravioli and delicious apple tart....More

Thank pinkmonkeymagic
Reviewed 8 September 2017

My wife and I had read some good reviews of this bistro and decided to eat there last night. It is a charming old French bistro - very quaint. We shared a sauteed mushroom appetizer (very good!). My wife ordered the langoustine ravioli, which she...More

Thank William P
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

Came back to this bistro after many years. Decor is stunning. Service was slow but efficient. Food was good apart for hanger steak who was so so and not warm enough. Thumbs up to manager.

Thank roaminggourmetthx
This is the neighbourhood of grand and impressive
Haussmann-designed apartments and buildings. National
museums overlook the Eiffel Tower and embassies fill
the avenues and streets. Locals head to the butcher,
florist, or bakery on their daily rounds amidst luxury
and splendour, all with a view over Paris and its most
famous tower. Snuggled in between the grand buildings
are small art galleries and homes of historical
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$18 - US$55
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 rue Mesnil, 75116 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Trocadero
  • Neighbourhood: Trocadero
  • Phone Number: +33 1 44 05 06 05
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Open 6/7 from Monday to Saturday, for lunch &dinner
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