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Le Coq Rico

It’s all about the bird at Le Coq Rico.

Practical information

Address: 98 rue Lepic, 75018
Nearest transport: Blanche (2), Abbesses (12)
Hours: Open every day
Reservations: Book a day or two in advance
Telephone: 01 42 59 82 89
Average price for lunch: 20-34€
Average price for dinner: 20-34€
Style of cuisine: Rotisserie

Reviews of interest

Condé Nast Traveler (2015) “When restaurateur Antoine Westermann told me that he was opening an all poultry restaurant, I couldn’t believe no one had done it before. He serves perfect roast chicken (or pigeon, duck, or guinea fowl) with crispy fries.”

Simon Says (2014) “Antoine Westermann et Thierry Lébé ont réussi leur coup en accompagnant le courant bistrotier actuel et les produits de qualité du terroir. Pas d’ambition gastronomique, ni touristique, ils  correspondent à l’esprit du quartier avec un plat culte, trop souvent galvaudé.”

Les Grands Ducs (2012) “On touche ici au meilleur en matière de volaille, les chairs sont tendres, goûteuses, la peau couleur de miel craque sous la dent…si la poule de luxe a vos faveurs, à Paris, c’est désormais ici que cela se passe.”

Alexander Lobrano (2012) “This restaurant felt as though the entire menu had been pushed through a very expensive computer-generated cost-analysis program at least five times before they unlocked the front doors for the first time… Oh to be sure, they brandish some major brand-name birds on the menu… and their cooking is, as the French would say, “correcte,” but the harsh lighting and total absence of generosity at this restaurant were a heart ache.”

Patricia Wells (2012) “… reserve right away, the place is fantastic and open 7 days a week, so there’s no excuse… Chef  Thierry Lébé and his ultra-professional staff cook with precision and quiet perfection, roasting farm-raised poultry from all parts of France…”

L’Express (2012) “Chairs incroyablement moelleuses, peau dorée, croustillante à certains endroits… L’équation idéale du poulet rôti, qui s’explique par un pochage préalable des volailles dans un bouillon aromatique pour les attendrir puis un rôtissage lent dans une Rotisol, une rôtissoire haut-de-gamme et… made in France!”

Table à Dêcouvert (2012) “Tous les abats sont là, les oeufs joliment déclinés, les bouillons, les terrines et pâtés, les foies gras…les vedettes rôties… Le tout dans un lieu au charme de maison de bord de mer.”

John Talbott (2012) “Her 22€ chicken was far superior to my 25€ pintade, but, but, but, when the pintade was topped with the cabbage – wow!  The frites were OK, the salad nicely dressed and the bread and Baratte bois butter were outasight.”

Simon Says (2012) “Ce nouveau restaurant est centré sur les belles volailles et outre les entrées prévisibles, le pivot sera le poulet. Il sera préalablement poché puis fini sur une rôtissoire avec en plat phare, la volaille entière proposée de 2 à 4 personnes pour 95 euros… Antoine Westermann et Thierry Lébé souhaitent ainsi accompagner le courant bistrotier actuel et les produits de qualité du terroir. Pas d’ambition gastronomique, ni touristique, ils  désirent correspondre à l’esprit du quartier avec un plat culte, souvent galvaudé.”

3 thoughts on “Le Coq Rico”

  1. Just ate here tonight in a mixed party of French and Americans. Couldn’t get a table until 21:45! The service was extremely friendly and professional. Three of the four of us loved our food. The fourth had the poulet au pot and found it to be correcte but not special. The salads were excellent and was the pot pie with shrimps.

  2. Le Coq Rico is a wonderful addition to the Paris food scene. The food is beautifully prepared, and the service is warm and gracious. The restaurant is simple and very attractive with white-washed stone walls. We went three weeks ago and returned last night. Highly recommended.

  3. This new restaurant was an extraordinarily pleasant discovery on a recent trip to Paris. Excellent food, simply prepared, done well. Would have paid two to three times as much for food of this quality in London.

    Very minimal, white, cool decor, but without a whiff of pretension. The place was absolutely packed to the rafters but they found space for us (near the brilliant open kitchen). Menu was very poultry heavy, as you might expect – although fish was also on the menu. Staff were lovely. I wish this restaurant were on my doorstep at home!

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