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Le Bistrot du Peintre

#1,597 of 13,813 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
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116 avenue Ledru Rollin, 75011 Paris, France
+33 1 47 00 34 39
07:00 - 02:00
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Sun 08:00 - 02:00
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 02:00
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thanks Tripadvisor for making me discover this place! A little off the beaten path for tourists and yet very close to lively areas (Bastille, rue de Lappe), this typical bistrot kept its original 1900's look and provides good choice of food - some also very creative. Fixed price menu is available at lunchtime but dinner is reasonably priced as well.... More 

Thank silvia76-b
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

If you find yourself near Bastille, Le Bistrot du Peintre is an excellent choice for some hearty Auvergnat food, which will not cost you an arm and a leg, but be of excellent quality. The service is always friendly, tactful, and multilingual! In warmer months, the terrace is an excellent place to hang out and watch the street go by.... More 

Thank StarfishJourneys
Barcelona, Spain
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Very friendly staff, heated terasse full of young people.The food is good, the meat dish was top.I would choose a spicier chorizo and fuet and NOT store it in the fridge. Maybe I would swap it for french charcuterie as this has nothing to do with spanish restaurant.Or start with offering some kind of tapa.

Thank erickdauer
Chicago, Illinois
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253 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Have a coffee and see the beautiful paintings and windows, and surroundings. The food was just average.

Thank metaligenics
Cambridge MA
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144 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Decent food in a lively location – along with three other bistros on the same intersection. Standard fare: charcuterie plates, steak frites, a nice salade niçoise, all well made and at a reasonable price. And excellent people-watching.

Thank Scott M
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

The amazing Art Deco doors will be the first thing you notice. If you are lucky to find a terrace table grab it! The menu is straight forward-honest French cuisine that won't disappoint you. Seat down and enjoy the real Parisian life pass by as in a movie. Very few tourists is a big plus!

Thank Sole C
Lyon, France
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Lived in the area for many years, went to the Bistrot du Peintre a dozen times and was never disappointed, and all my friends enjoyed the fiid and service. One of the oldest bistrots, if not the oldest, in Paris, great decor, great service and awesome food.

Thank Phi V
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

This is not a flashy restaurant. What it is is an authentic bistro selling well-cooked, reasonably priced food to locals and tourists alike. The service is attentive, the atmosphere is relaxed and the overall experience is markedly better than other establishments charging twice the price.

Thank Stuart F
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

I came to Paris over a year ago and ate here and I haven't really stopped thinking about it. It was filled mostly by locals, rather than tourists and the wine and food were absolutely outstanding and extremely well priced. I am literally booking another trip to Paris so I can eat the duck once again.

Thank Ashleigh W
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

Friday evening, 7:00 pm. I always ask for a table in French, the waiter always answers in English. An area teaming with restaurants, I chose this because it looks like a bistrot should. Offered the choice of inside or outside and instantly provided with a menu. Selected from the specials displayed on the blackboard and a jug of reasonably priced... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, European, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116 avenue Ledru Rollin, 75011 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > République
  • Neighbourhood: République
  • Phone Number: +33 1 47 00 34 39

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?