Fodor's Expert Review Bofinger

$$ Bastille/Nation French

One of the oldest, loveliest, and most popular brasseries in Paris has improved in recent years, so stake out one of the tables, which are dressed in crisp white linen under a glowing Art Nouveau glass cupola, and enjoy classic brasserie fare. Stick to trademark dishes such as the seafood, choucroute, steak tartare, or smoked haddock with spinach, as the seasonal specials can be hit-or-miss. Take advantage of the prix-fixe menus for €26 (two courses) and €32 (three courses) and all-day service beginning at noon on Sunday.

French Historical Lively Prix-Fixe Lunch Dinner Brunch Brasserie $$ Family

Quick Facts

5–7 rue de la Bastille
Paris, Île-de-France  75004, France


Known For:
  • Authentic Belle Époque decor
  • Mile-high seafood plates
  • Convenient setting between Bastille and the Marais

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