Bistrot Paul Bert

Price guide: Mid-range

18 rue Paul-Bert, Paris, 75011

Price guide: Mid-range

Bistrot Paul Bert

By Natasha Edwards, your Paris expert

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#50 of 80
expert-rated restaurants in Paris
Expert overall rating:4.4 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.5
4.5
Ambience:
4.4
4.4
Service:
4
4.0
Location:
4
4.0
Value for money:
4.4
4.4
Recommended for:
Families with teenagers, Relaxation, Trendiness

Expert review of Bistrot Paul Bert

The place to come for a hearty Parisian bistro experience.

For many people the Paul Bert pretty much sums up what a bistro is all about: a classic interior of tiled floor, wooden chairs, a relaxed atmosphere and satisfying traditional food.

Food and drink: 

The emphasis here is on simply prepared favourites and fine-quality ingredients, rather than innovation, perhaps a côte de boeuf for two served in jitteringly rare slices with chunky peasant chips, or succulent roast pigeon. For dessert the Paris-Brest is renowned.

Ambience: 

It can feel a bit like an insider address where everyone seems to know each other, but don't let this put you off . This is the sort of place where you find yourself chatting to your neighbours, if only to comment on the mms and ahs of satisfaction.

Service: 

Casual but rather brusque when stretched.

Location: 

On a foodie street east of the Bastille.

Price advice: 

The three-course menu-carte costs 34 euros, with a 16.50 euro formule for weekday lunch.

Other useful branches: 

The same team also own the Ecailler du Bistrot next door, which specialises in fish.

More information on Bistrot Paul Bert:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Bistro, Restaurant
Food:
French, Steak, Traditional
Address:
18 rue Paul-Bert, Paris, 75011
Telephone:
01 43 72 24 01
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Tue-Sat noon-2pm, 7.30pm-11pm.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Suggested

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