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Paris Restaurants

Josephine Chez Dumonet

  • 117 rue du Cherche-Midi Map It
  • St-Germain-des-Prés
  • French

Fodor's Review

Theater types, politicos, and locals fill the moleskin banquettes of this venerable bistro, where the frosted-glass lamps and amber walls put everyone in a good light. Unlike most bistros, Josephine caters to the indecisive, since generous half portions allow you to graze your way through the temptingly retro menu. Try the excellent boeuf bourguignon, roasted saddle of lamb with artichokes, top-notch steak tartare prepared table-side, or anything with truffles in season; game is also a specialty in fall and winter. For dessert, choose between a mille-feuille big enough to serve three and a Grand Marnier soufflé that simply refuses to sink, even with prodding. The wine list, like the food, is outstanding if expensive.

Restaurant Information


117 rue du Cherche-Midi, 6e, Paris, 75006, France

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Restaurant Details:

  • Closed weekends
  • Reservations essential


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