Even though this is not a haute cuisine restaurant in Paris like Guy Savoy, you will be pleased to know that
Guy Savoy himself designed the menu along with Magdala de Beaulieu Caussimon who is the
very capable chef that runs this place. And every day there are two extra starters,
main courses and desserts that are specially selected for you to discover the flavours of
the fresh produce available at that time.
Guy Savoy also owns other restaurants and bistros
in Paris such as La Butte Chaillot and the
Atelier Maitre Albert, which is a
Les Bouquinistes is situated in the 6th arrondissement of Paris and in a fantastic position that looks on the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Pont Neuf bridge and you
can even listen to the barges such as the bateau
mouches going up and down the River Seine.
The ambiance and atmosphere here is great but as for the cuisine, you will be able to
discover delights such as lobster and Brittany crab prepared
in a beetroot ravioli, marinated duckling fillet with spring vegetables, grilled red tuna
with parsley and wasabi dressing, roasted rack of lamb with rosemary, creamy polenta and
white asparagus and pan-fired foie gras with gingerbread and raspberry, just to name but a
few dishes on offer. This as most restaurants in
Paris does depend upon the seasons of course!
Wine is of course a past time and a love of the French, and here you will find many fine bottles of wine from numerous different wine regions in France for under 50, but you can
also expect to see some fine vintage wines on the list including some Burgundy wines and Bordeaux
wines, for those of us who have a larger pocket.
Plus you can even expect to hear English spoken, in this often crowded place to eat out in Paris, where you may feel a little
cramped with tables elbow to elbow, but this friendly restaurant will definitely provide a
meal to remember with the service to compliment.
Restaurant Guide Key Points
Les Bouquinistes is open all year round.
On a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday it is open for lunch and again for dinner until
11pm. On a Thursday and Friday they are open for lunch and again for dinner until
11.30pm. However on a Saturday they are only open for dinner until 11.30pm and are
closed all day Sunday.
For lunch you can choose between two different menus and includes a glass of red wine or a
glass of white wine and an expresso coffee. You can have a three course meal for
29 or just a two course which will either be a starter and main course or a main
course and dessert for 26.
For an evening there is a tasting menu for 75 without drinks, which would be served
to the whole table or you can opt for A la Carte and the average cost of a main dish is
Reservations are essential at Les Bouquinistes if you do not want to be disappointed,
especially for an evening and the dress code is smart casual.
The nearest Metro station is the St Michel on line 4 or you can also disembark at the
Odeon stop on lines 4 and 10.
Address & Contact Details:
53 Quai des Grands Augustins
Telephone: 1 43 25 45 94
Fax: 1 43 25 23 07