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07 ARR: Le Petit Nicois

10 rue Amelie 75007 , Phone:
Closing day: Open every day

Reviewed by: Doug Phillips from Canada, review #2259

When: 2006

A pleasant restaurant with a multi-lingual menu, a friendly atmosphere and very good dishes from the south of France.

Directions: The restaurant is in the area between Les Invalides and the Eiffel Tower on rue Amelie between rue Saint Dominique and rue de Grenelle. The nearest Métro station is Le Tour Maubourg.

Le Petit Nicois, photo by Doug Phillips

Le Petit Nicois is a popular restaurant on a quiet side-street in the 7th Arrondisement. Based on our experience, it would be a good choice for lunch or dinner. There is a formule of 25€ for an entree and plat or a plat and dessert at dinner; 19€ at lunch.

Four of us dined at Le Petit Nicois on our first evening in Paris in October 2006. We arrived at 8:30pm, early by Parisian standards. The restaurant was half-full. When we left 2 hours later the restaurant was packed, with mostly French speaking patrons. We were pleasantly greeted and shown to a table by the window by our waitress (Arianne). Even though the descriptions on the menu included English translations, Arianne was helpful in providng more information and making suggestions.

Our 4 entrees were: la soupe de poisson rouille, croûtons; les Beignets d'aubergines frits; and 2 mixed salads.

Our 4 plats were : la daurade rôtie au four, aux herbes, beurre blanc, tomate confite; le faux–filet grillé, sauce béarnaise, garni frites; le saumon grillé, sauce béarnaise, garni pates; le coq au vin de Cahors, pommes vapeur. Our beverages included 2 bottles of Beaujolais and a litre of Pellegrino. Along with 3 desserts and 2 expressos, the total was 176€20.

Reviewed by: Amy from MA, review #2044

When: 2006

Very pleasant restaurant serving food from the south of France, particularly seafood.

Directions: rue Amelie runs off rue Saint Dominique, between Invalides and the Eiffel Tower. Metro La Tour Maubourg or bus 69

Le Petit Nicoise is a small, pretty place. If you're up for a splurge, their bouillabaisse looked wonderful. I started with the soupe de poissan, which was a rich seafood broth served in a tureen with croutons and garlicy rouille to add. So good. The terrine was also very tasty.

I ordered a whole roasted daurade, which the waitress deboned at the table. It was quite nice, but much better was my husband's three different fish fillets steamed in parchment with vegetables and a rich sauce. I'd eagerly go again for the soupe and the trois poissons.

The set menu gives you a choice of an entree and plat, or plat and dessert for 24 euros at dinner and 17 at lunch. Two menus at dinner with a half bottle of nice Sancerre was 71 euros.

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