Le Repaire de Cartouche

Le Repaire de Cartouche Restaurant in Paris | Paris By Mouth

Chef Rodolphe Paquin continues to gets high marks for simple, hearty food and massive wine list. In May 2014, he transformed the lower dining room (entrance on rue Amelot) into a wine bar specializing in terrines and small plates to accompany.

Practical information

Address: 8 boulevard des Filles du Calvaire, 75011
Nearest transport: St. Sebastian Froissart (8)
Hours: Open Tuesday-Saturday for lunch and dinner; Open Sunday & Monday for lunch only
Reservations: Book a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 47 00 25 86
Average price for lunch: 20-34€
Average price for dinner: 35-49€
Style of cuisine: Classic French

Reviews of interest

Time Out (2012) “For top quality meat with fantastic French sauces, reserve a table at Le Repare du Cartouche… Everything is right about this restaurant – the flavours, the original, high quality dishes – but at these prices, the service leaves a lot to be desired.”

L’Express (2009) “…ce troquet ‘tradi’ sert sur un plateau le gibier, en saison s’il vous plaît. Pas avant ni après…”

David Lebovitz (2009) “…it’s sad to see the dining room staff not take pride in the food they were offering, and not do even a halfway-decent job serving it. It’s especially unfortunate when the kitchen is working so hard to make such great food…”

Alexander Lobrano (2009) “I’ve had several complaints about the service at Le Repaire de Cartouche and also at Mon Vieil Ami, and so I’m putting both restaurants on a watch list…”


2 Comments on Le Repaire de Cartouche

  1. We had a most marvelous lunch here on a Saturday in late September, 2014. It was our second visit. The year before, again at lunch, the service had been a little brusque but it was more informal and rustic than it was mean-spirited, in my opinion. This year our waiter, Batiste, was an absolute joy. Chef Paquin was in the dining room greeting his customers (as he had done the year before) and we had a long and hilarious conversation with him about his trip to NYC with his chefly friends, and their participation in the NYC marathon. We will dine there on all future trips to Paris. Chef may not always be in such a happy and expansive mood….he is, after all, human…but what chef is always in a good mood?

  2. Des plats succulents et toujours étonnants… dommage que le service soit aussi peu agréable.
    Totally backing Alexander’s comment: delicious food but poor service. I am ashamed to be a Parisian when I see such a bad service…

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