Founding chef Pierre Jancou has moved on, but the roots remain. New chef Renaud Marcille is bringing a touch of elegance to the product-driven, market cooking, served, as always, with natural wine, inside the city’s oldest covered passage.

Practical information

Address: 8 passage des Panoramas, 75002
Nearest transport: Grands Boulevards (8, 9)
Hours: Closed Saturday & Sunday; Open Monday-Friday for lunch and dinner
Reservations: Book a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 40 13 06 41
Average price for lunch: 20-39€
Average price for dinner: 40-59€
Style of cuisine: Classic French, French bistro
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Reviews of interest

Simon Says (2016) “Voici une vraie bonne adresse planquée et bichonnant des plats brut de décoffrage:  cabillaud fenouil cru et cuit (23€), longe de porc fermier de Dordogne polenta et parmesan (24€), poitrine de veau confite artichauts et carottes (26€).”

Food Intelligence (2011) “La patte agile de ce chef, nouveau venu, dans le monde de la cuisine “nature” apporte quelques reliefs aussi inattendus que bienvenus.”

Food Intelligence (2010) “David Lanher le nouveau propriétaire du Racines vient de s’adjoindre les services de Nicolas Gauduin en cuisine. 26 ans à peine, pour cet ancien de l’Arpège, du Laurent et du Divellec. Il pratique une cuisine de belle qualité ou les produits (réputation de cette maison de cuisine) sont travaillés en humilité et avec gourmandises.”

The Guardian (2010) “…evangelical about vins naturels.”

Chroniques du Plaisir (2010) “Pierre Jancou a cédé son affaire pour filer sous d’autres soleils, mais l’équipe est restée et tient la maison solidement arrimée à son excellente réputation…”

Le Figaro(2009) “Nouvelle équipe pour cette cave à manger mais toujours une bobine très jadis et naguère, des fioles militant le vin nature, une popote brut de terroir, un accueil plus ou moins épidermique, une addition pas franchement popu et l’impassible allant du passage des Panos. On aime encore !”

David Lebovitz (2008) “… one of the best places I’ve eaten in Paris in a long time.”

3 thoughts on “Racines”

  1. Helen Weily says:

    Both my husband andI tried Racines on the gourmet traveller Australia recommendation.
    We loved everything about the experience and we felt we had gotten back to the quintessential french ness that after several trips to Paris,we had found again.
    We. Asked our waiter for the wine recommendation and it was a pleasing red that had depth and a mustiness that settled well.
    The organic root vegetables perfect with our guinee fowl and we could taste each flavour,plus cooked al dent’.
    The service. Level,was attentive and friendly.

  2. Chrisos says:

    I find Racines too expensive, and last time I ate there the mains were too greasy (and/but very good)

  3. Forest says:

    just to keep things up to date – stopped into Racines for lunch today and was completely impressed (note I have not eaten there before, so I can’t compare it to back then).

    Service was great, food was fab. We started with the razor clams (large portion) and the mozzarella. Followed with the (beer-fed) beef. They don’t ask how you want it – and i wouldn’t have offerred up an opinion if they did as I assume they know best. The meat comes out very rare, tender & tasty. They offered some good suggestions on the wines.

    One thing I did note: there’s not a fixed price lunch menu…so it could turn out to be a pricey lunch if you want to get the good stuff! 🙂 (entrees were 10 – 14, mains: 22? – 34)

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