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La Rotisserie d’Argent

La Rotisserie d'Argent restaurant in Paris

La Rotisserie d’Argent is a classic French bistro serving what might be the best roast chicken in Paris. Located next to the Seine, with outdoor tables overlooking the river, this is a centrally located and crowd-pleasing spot for classics like steak frites, duck confit, steak tartare, and kidneys in mustard sauce (vegetarians should steer clear). There’s a good wine list, as you’d expect from the team behind La Tour d’Argent, and they’re open every day.


19 Quai de la Tournelle, 75005
Open every day for lunch & dinner
Reservations online or at +33 1 43 54 17 47

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8 thoughts on “La Rotisserie d’Argent”

  1. Horrible service. Dry unflavored chicken. Overpriced. Will never eat here again … just keeps getting worse. Sadly one of Paris’ gems is no more … they just don’t care.

  2. Our first visit several years ago was outstanding: terrific leeks vinaigrette, excellent escargots, etc. Our second last October was horrible: the driest roast chicken ever presented, food served tepid, indifferent service – a major disappointment. So I suspect it is a matter of luck.

  3. We had a 9 pm dinner on Sunday night (1 October). The main dining room is very cute, the street view portion of the dining room is more simple and less decorative. Be aware: our table was underneath the air conditioner vent and had a cool breeze throughout our meal – always bring a sweater.

    Delicious entrees, the Oeuf mayonnaise were the best we had on our trip. My cousin informed me that there is a society dedicated to preserving and promoting the humble Oeuf mayonnaise (ASOM Mayo Egg Conservation Association)!

    Escargots had the right amounts of garlic, parsley and butter. One of our better simple entrees over the past two weeks.

    This meal was my only experience with roast chicken in Paris. Mine was very good, properly prepared, and not dry. My wife had the coq au vin, which was substandard. Served warm (not really hot) with only a few pieces of dry cut/cubed. Could not determine if this was breast or thigh meat. Either way it seemed reheated, overcooked, and not a good example of this dish.

    We had it again the next night at Auberge Bressane who did it right.

    Opted to just finish our wine and be satisfied with three-out-of-four good dishes.

  4. Just had lunch at the Rotisserie today ( Sept 15 2023) and I can say it is definitely NOT the best roast chicken in Paris. I’ve had many in other restaurants/bistros over the last 20 years we’ve been living here and this is not one of them. Dry, overcooked, and expensive. The service was inattentive, our wine arrived eventually after we’d finished eating. The confit de canard was probably the worst I’ve had anywhere (seemed like it had been reheated for too long or many times). What a disappointment. When we called the manager to explain our disappointment, he was dismissive and did not try to make any kind of gesture or apology to remedy our bad experience. NEVER going back. Plus, although not the restaurant’s fault, our table was overrun by wasps, which in the end meant I could not finish my chicken (ordinary though it was). On the positive side, the oeufs mayonnaise were very good and the purée also good.

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