Pottoka

Pottoka restaurant in Paris | parisbymouth.com

A tiny Basque joint from the duo behind Les Fables de la Fontaine.

Practical information

Address: 4 rue de l’Exposition, 75007
Nearest transport: École Militaire (8) or Pont de l’Alma (RER C)
Hours: Open every day for lunch and dinner
Reservations: Book a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 45 51 88 38
Average price for lunch: 20-39€
Average price for dinner: 40-59€
Style of cuisine: French, Basque
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Reviews of interest

John Talbott (2014) “Perfectly wonderful food; perfectly dreadful service.”

David Lebovitz (2014) “… the foods often feature red peppers, lively seasonings, and seafood. It’s also famous for the Ibaïonan (Basque) charcuterie, which is some of the best in the world…. A happy staff (and chef) makes good food. And that seems to certainly be true at Pottoka.”

Le Journal du Dimanche (2013) “Voilà une cuisine de caractère, soignée, délicate. Il y a de la poésie dans ses assiettes-là. Ça vaut le détour.”

Table à Découvert (2011) “Décor contemporain, équipe aux petits oignons, quant à la carte, j’ai envie de tout commander…Côté prix ça va.”

L’Express (2011) “décor néorustique bayonnisé…une sincère collection de plats bien dans leurs basques, avec tout ce qu’il faut de bons produits et de bonnes idées.”

Alexander Lobrano (2011)”All told, there’s talent in the kitchen here and they work with excellent produce, but as perhaps a reflection of this neighborhood, prices are stiff for rather ungenerous portions…and cooking times need real attention. Still, I’d happily go back…and it’s good news that Paris has a serious new showcase of Basque cooking.”

John Talbott (2011)”…sharp, clean, edgy decor…I started with the Basque (Ibaïona) charcuterie…delicate, light ham, two types of sausage of varying spiciness and the famed boudin noir, which went on the terrifically crusted bread like it was made for it…”

 

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