L'Ami Louis restaurant in Paris | Paris by Mouth

L’Ami Louis

L’Ami Louis is one of the most atmospheric restaurants in Paris. It’s dark and dramatic, with white jacketed servers bringing overflowing plates of snails, foie gras, and other classic French dishes. The roast chicken, with its accompanying tower of shoestring fries, is as good as everyone says it is. But L’Ami Louis is also one of the most clubby restaurants in Paris. It’s filled with regulars, it’s hard to get a table, and the prices are high enough to scare most tourists away. That’s probably by design. If you need to ask how much the roast chicken costs (it inches closer to 100 euros every year), then L’Ami Louis is probably not for you. It remains one of our favorite places in Paris, when someone else has gone to the trouble to book and ideally when someone else is paying. READ OUR FULL REVIEW OF L’AMI LOUIS.

Open Wednesday-Sunday for lunch & dinner
Closed Monday & Tuesday
32 Rue du Vertbois, 75003
Book by phone (best of luck): +33 1 48 87 77 48


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7 Replies to “L’Ami Louis”

  1. I’ve been eight or nine times over the years, originally from a review by the late Peter Mayle. Only the true snobs like A.A. Gill and an estate agent I dated from Mayfair give it bad reviews. I’ve never had a bad meal there. And it’s always lively and fun. The foie gras is better than the above reviews say. It’s melt-in-the-mouth served with grilled baguette. The roast chicken is $100+ dollars and worth every goose oil laced bite. As are the addictive matchstick fries and potatoes Anna. The scallops are the best I’ve ever had. As is the veal chop. Avoid the non descript salad. Find a rare Provençal wine. The wine book has more pages than War and Peace, but fun to leaf through. Bargains are rare, but you will find one or two exceptions if you avoid the Burgundies. Get dessert anywhere else. And you will love it!

  2. Had the chicken. Escargot, asparagus, pomme frites and wild strawberries w a friend and without exaggeration rank it among the top five meals of my lifetime.

  3. Does anyone know how to get a reservation at l’ami Louis? They never answer the phone!

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