La Régalade Saint Honoré

This second location of La Régalade has been full since chef Bruno Doucet opened the doors in spring of 2010. The formula (terrine + 3 classic courses for a prix fixe) has since been replicated at a third location in the 9th. Is it less special now that it’s a franchise? Some think so (see below), but it remains a good bet in central Paris, especially on Mondays.

– Meg Zimbeck, 2010

Practical information

Address: 106 rue Saint-Honoré, 75001
Nearest transport: Louvre-Rivoli (1) or Les Halles (4)
Hours: Open every day
Reservations: Book a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 42 21 92 40
Average price for lunch:  40-59€
Average price for dinner: 40-59€
Style of cuisine: French bistro
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Reviews of interest

John Talbott (2015) “Better than ever say I.”

Le Figaro (2015) “Le petit génie de la métronomie, le talent de durer, toujours cette terrine à discrétion lâchée en début de repas comme une poignée de main, des plats terriens filant doux, des recettes où le bon sens gagne un style, un riz au lait anthologique et désormais le bon train d’une broche athlétique à rôtir volailles et gibiers. À croire que même sur la Lune, l’adresse ne broncherait pas.”

These reviews are from the previous location at 123 rue Saint-Honoré, 75001

Not Drinking Poison in Paris (2014) “La Régalade’s terrine, once a gesture of frankness and generosity, has devolved into the opposite, a dainty little bouquet of awkwardness for each table to stare at… Saint-Honoré serves the best food of the three locations, in my experience. A veal cooked two ways in a gleaming emerald cress sauce was fulfilling as it was eye-catching.”

Les Grands Ducs (2011) “…tout ce que l’on aime à Paris : un emplacement plein centre, un décor agréable, clair et sobre, et les assiettes affutées et imposantes de Bruno Doucet.”

Alexander Lobrano (2010) “…I’d strongly advise anyone who loves good food and a bargain to make a bee-line for the new La Regalade Saint Honore…Doucet’s food at this new address is baldly delicious…”


17 thoughts on “La Régalade Saint Honoré”

  1. Dave says:

    We were there on a Friday in late September and had an excellent meal. They were busy, but we got what we needed, and I realized after experiencing French restaurants for the first time on this trip that sometimes it helps me to just let the server/waiter set the pace, after all they know the place, right? The Grand Marnier souffle was perfectly delicious. I emailed for reservations two months ahead and got a prompt reply, we waited just fifteen minutes past that time. Excellent food, we’d go again in a heartbeat.

  2. Jan E. says:

    Not quite what I expected based on your reviews. Food is decent, traditional Bistro fair: soup was good, my steak had too much fat on it but was otherwise ok, and my salad was drenched in dressing. The rice pudding however was excellent. My problem was the service – inattentive. We didn’t get offered any bread and it was difficult to get the waiter’s attention (granted, it was busy and they were jamming). The temperature was at least 28 ? inside (no fresh air), and last but not least they pretty much were out every wine I wanted to try (how do you run out of reds by the glass?). All in all a bit disappointing…

  3. Karen says:

    Thank you again Meg for 3 fabulous tours!!!! Can’t wait to visit again next year.
    I know that La Regalade Saint Honore was listed as a favorite on this site. Perhaps we went on an off night but our experience was the complete anthithesis. The meal started off well with good terrine and cornichons but that was where the quality stopped. Filet of beef was listed as a special for an additional 10 euros. So my daughter and I ordered it. It was the worst pieces of beef I have ever experienced in a restaurant. It was so tough, full of grisel and fat and we couldn’t even cut it with a steak knife. The chef should be ashamed to serve such quality meat. My other daughter’s duck was equally fatty and not edible But the meal ended on a note that really exemplified the entire meal. There was a LONG BLACK HAIR in my daughter’s rice pudding. Very unpleasant indeed. So I am not sure if the chef left to go to the new La Regalade leaving this one in disarray or we just visited on a very very very off night. Just thought I would let you and your readers know. We had other amazing meals during the week and would definitely not recommend anyone go to visit this restaurant

  4. Bernice says:

    wow, I would like to thank Michael Marco for the reservation email. I used Google translate and my limited French vocabulary to inquire about a reservation and I got a response within 5 minutes!
    One reservation down…

  5. lovingparis says:

    I went here for my birthday in December 2012 and was not disappointed. Best meal for the value. I would, however, book a week in advance unless you want to be offered the early hour of 7:30 or 8, when the resto is a bit painfully empty waiting for the more chic parisians to arrive.

  6. The Mouth says:

    Thanks for the reply! I hope this encourages other readers to try and email their request in French (using Google Translate if needed).

  7. traveller27 says:

    Dear Mouth,
    we usually make an attempt in our humble but obviously understandable French and get a friendly answer in French by La Regalade St Honore.

  8. The Mouth says:

    You guys are great – thanks so much!!

    Just out of curiosity, do you write to them in English, or make an attempt in French?

  9. Michael Marco says:

    Hi Mariana (and Meg):

    Here is the email address for making reservations:

    I am not sure how I found this last year, but when I emailed them to get a res, they responded promptly and charming.

    Good luck.

  10. traveller27 says:

    The e-mail address is:
    Usually they respond within 48h. We always reserve via e-mail and it has always worked out perfectly.

  11. The Mouth says:

    Hi Mariana: we’ve confirmed that it’s the correct number. They may not always answer if it’s the middle of lunch or dinner service, or if they’re closed (on the weekends). Unfortunately, we don’t have an email address for them and not many Paris restaurants respond to reservation requests made by email, so you’ll need to keep trying by phone. Good luck!

  12. Mariana Lima says:

    Hello, i have tried to call the restaurant intending to make a reservation but the phone number did not answer. Is there an email? THANKS!!!

  13. Ronak says:

    Really enjoyed this restaurant – cool ambiance and a fun bistro-style experience. Squid Ink Risotto was just incredible. Heck of a deal for 35E. Try the 2010 Borie La Vitarele Saint-Chinian – Cuvee Les Cres; the best bottle we had in Paris restaurants.

  14. The Mouth says:

    Hi Bill,

    We’re not sure what their policy on that is. Many restaurants don’t accept reservations that far in advance because clients often forget or change their minds in the intervening months, but you should give them a call and try!

    Best wishes,

  15. Bill says:

    Planning a spring 2013 visit to Paris and want to eat at La Regalade. How far out do they accept reservations?

    Thanks in advance for any information.

  16. Meg says:

    Hi Victoria,

    They are closed on both Saturday and Sunday. You’re welcome to call the restaurant for additional confirmation if you need.

    Happy planning!

  17. Victoria says:

    A Parisian friend recommended La Regalade for an upcoming visit to Paris from Boston. But he said the place is in fact open on Saturday from 7-11 pm. Can anyone confirm?

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