La Cantine du Troquet Dupleix

Address: 53 boulevard de Grenelle, 75015
Hours: Open for lunch & dinner every day.
Telephone: +33 1 45 75 98 00

A small local franchise that now boasts five locations, La Cantine du Troquet Dupleix is the one near the Eiffel Tower. Arrive early (doors open at 7pm) to avoid a wait at this casual, no-reservations bistro run by chef Christian Etchebest.

Pork cheek and mashed potatoes

The cooking is generous (soups portioned by the pitcher) and gutsy (pig ear salad). There’s a decent enough wine list, including a good house red by the liter for less that 20€. The clients are a mix of local residents of the fifteenth arrondissement and tourists who were smart enough to find good grub after visiting the Iron Lady.

If you’re looking for inexpensive and classic French fare, you could do a lot worse, especially if you haven’t bothered to make reservations elsewhere and are willing to wait.

La Cantine du Troquet in Pictures

Additional Locations

La Cantine du Troquet
Address: 101 rue de l’Ouest, 75014
Hours: Open Tuesday-Saturday for lunch & dinner. Closed Sunday & Monday.
Telephone: +33 1 45 40 04 98

La Cantine de la Cigale
Address: 124 boulevard de Rochechouart, 75018
Hours: Open every day from 11am-2am
Telephone: +33 1 55 79 10 10

La Cantine du Troquet Cherche-Midi
Address: 79 rue du Cherche-Midi, 75006
Hours: Open Monday-Friday for lunch & dinner. Open Saturday for lunch only. Closed Sunday all day & Saturday dinner.
Telephone: +33 1 43 27 70 06

La Cantine du Troquet Daguerre
Address: 89 rue Daguerre, 75014
Hours: Open Monday-Friday for lunch & dinner. Open Saturday for dinner only. Closed Sunday all day & Saturday lunch.
Telephone: +33 1 43 20 20 09

In Other Words

L’Express (2012) “L’arrêt au comptoir autour d’un bandol émoustillant est quasi obligatoire. La carte est basquisante et fait la part belle au cochon: terrine de boudin, oreilles grillées ou échine d’Ibaïona fondante, toute la bête, fournie par le charcutier Eric Ospital, vedette d’Hasparren, y passe.”

L’Express (2012) “Dans l’assiette, en revanche, pas de mode d’emploi. Etchebest fonce au but, rentre dans le lard. Du lard et du cochon, des oreilles grillées même, le tout griffé par l’ami Eric Ospital, le charcutier-salaisonnier d’Hasparren. Avec des prix maxi-gentils.”

4 thoughts on “La Cantine du Troquet Dupleix”

  1. John says:

    Of our five dinners we ate while in Paris, this was one of the top and by far the least expensive.
    Their special pork is like nothing I have ever tasted and you want to save room for dessert.
    Finally, what little French I speak is embarrassing, but the staff was exceptionally warm and welcoming.

  2. Sylvia says:

    I was quite sad when he closed Le Troquet, but his couteaux à la plancha almost make up for his sautéed mushrooms that I still pine for…. I don’t know what it is about the Basque chefs these days, but they continue being a serious threat to my waist line!

  3. Randy de Paris says:

    We have a friend from US visiting, and the only time she was available for dinner was Sunday night. And, as we ex-pats know, Sunday nights can be a challenge, finding a good restaurant, unless you settle for a God awful tourist restaurant. So, I went to my “go to” place for a recommendation “PBM” and found this restaurant and John’s review, and it’s in our neighborhood.

    It’s definitely a neighborhood restaurant. One out of six of us thought the food average, while five of us thought the food was excellent. It was a good deal for the money. With apéros, 3-courses, and 2-bottle of house wines at 20€ each, we paid 44€ a person.

    It has only been open for a little more than a week, considering this, they’re doing an excellent job. I’m confident they’ll work out some of the kinks, especially their service.

    We all agreed we would definitely go back, and for me I’d go back just for the shrimps. It was coated in a nice flavorful oil, not spicy. Although it was “à leur façon” (their way), my guess is that it was quickly pan sautéed in “piment d’espelette” a typical basque pepper used in that area. I would probably not recommend going on a Sunday night, since they were out of ALOT of dishes, since week-end deliveries are non-existent, so your choices will be limited.

    Oh, by the way, they are open for lunch. In fact, my good friend Marie went yesterday for lunch, and again today with another friend to try the dishes that were not available last Sunday. She told me yesterday’s lunch was also excellent!

    Chapeau to Chef Christian Etchebes!

  4. John Talbott says:

    I ate there today and it (and himself) were terrific. My review is on JT’s Paris.
    The perfect place for the coldest day since when – 2004?
    A definite GO!

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