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Paris Restaurants

L'Avant-Goût

Updated 02/19/2014

Fodor's Review

Christophe Beaufront belongs to a generation of gifted bistro chefs who have rejected the pressure-cooker world of haute cuisine in favor of something more personal and democratic. The result: delighted and loyal customers. There's a lunch menu for €14.50 (soup, main course, glass of wine, and coffee), and the three-course dinner prix-fixe costs €33. Typical of his market-inspired cooking is his signature pot-au-feu de cochon aux épices, in which spiced pork

stands in for the usual beef, and the bouillon is served separately. Homemade desserts and a good-value wine list round off a satisfying experience. Children get an especially warm welcome here. Drop into his épicerie across the street to browse the wine selection or order dinner to go, complete with a returnable cast-iron pot.

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Restaurant Information

Address:

26 rue Bobillot, 13e, Paris, 75013, France

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Phone:

/01–53–80–24–00

Restaurant Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Closed Sun. and Mon.
  • Reservations essential

Updated 02/19/2014

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By Randy

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Oct 16, 2003

Well worth a trip a little out of the way

One of our best meals ever in a Paris Bistros. The service couldn't have been friendlier -- our waiter even got a dictionary to help translate some of the more obscure words on the very interesting menu. With a little research, you can find good food in Paris, but good food AND a pleasant experience don't always come together. For us at L'Avant-Gout they did.

By Karen

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Jun 23, 2002

Good dining experience crammed into a small space

Dined here on our first night in Paris during the first week of June. The Hostess was very gracious and translated the entire menu for us. Very tasty appetiser and entre but for me, the dessert was the best part of the meal. Scrumptious strawberries baked in hot custard-type sauce with basil ice-cream. Delicious! The restaurant is tiny with the tables so close together, you can easily share bread and conversation with the people at the next table.

Fixed-price menu is tremendous value.

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By Grace

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Mar 22, 2002

Little Gem

One of our best meals in Paris. The service was gracious & helpful. It was a very welcoming atmosphere. The food was wonderful and the wine that was recommended was one of the best bottles of wine I've ever had. Worth the effort to find this little gem.

By Bill

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Apr 27, 2001

Very Busy, Very Noisy b ut wonderful Atmosphere

For an american it was a later reservation 10pm but well worth it. Great food, helpful people and wonderful viewing a neighborhood bistro. Recommended by Bruno Scheffler at L'Argentuil which is also one of our favorite restuarants.

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