Paris Restaurants

La Bourse et La Vie

  • 12 rue Vivienne Map It
  • Around the Louvre
  • French
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 06/25/2015

Fodor's Review

After a takeover by the French-trained American chef Daniel Rose, this bistro stalwart transformed from a duckling to a swan, with elegant revamps of its bistro decor and an upgrade on those deeply satisfying French comfort-food classics. The humble steak frites is a buttery, melt-in-the-mouth slab of beef ringed by a halo of perfectly crisp golden frites. Start with the exceptional house fois gras with artichokes, followed by a splendid pot à feu (veal and vegetables in broth). All meals begin with superb gougère (a warm cheesy bread), and, if you're wise, will end with dessert, which might be a classic mousse au chocolat, apricot and almond tart, or the best tarte tatin in Paris.

Restaurant Information

Address:

12 rue Vivienne, 2e, Paris, 75002, France

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Phone:

/01–42–60–08–83

Restaurant Details:

  • Closed weekends and Aug.
  • Reservations essential

Published 06/25/2015

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