Benoit Gauthier’s Le Grand Pan unfussily and deliciously serves up superb meats and market-fresh vegetables.
Address: 20 rue Rosenwald, 75015
Nearest transport: Convention (12), Plaisance (13)
Hours: Closed Saturday & Sunday; Open Monday-Friday for lunch and dinner
Reservations: Book a day or two in advance
Telephone: 01 42 50 02 50
Average price for lunch: 20-39€
Average price for dinner: 40-59€
Style of cuisine: Classic French
Reviews of interest
Simon Says (2014) “À force de tourner dans sa roue de hamster, la gastronomie parisienne, régulièrement, nous déniche des petites trouvailles. Des idées limpides sortant du puits en petite tenue. On se dit alors que faire un restaurant est aussi simple qu’un revers au tennis.”
Patricia Wells (2012) “This elbow-to-elbow meat lover’s paradise tucked away in the southern edge of the 15th arrondissement, is a classic of it genre, a bistro where friends gather with two thoughts in mind: Copious food and lots of laughter for the sounds of good times.”
John Talbott (2007) “It’s small (40 covers max, including the bar), very welcoming…and all French.”
Le Figaro (2007) “Il s’agit là d’une cuisine de cuisinier, simple et directe, débarrassée de tout. Il ne reste que l’essentiel.”
Last November, I called to make a reservation at the Grand Pan without realizing that it was closed on Saturdays. They suggested that I try the Petit Pan just across the street. As the name suggests, in contrast to the large meat dishes of the Grand Pan, the Petit Pan offers a wide variety of tasty small dishes that cost around 5 euros each. My friend & I sat at the bar and had a great time sharing six different dishes and tasting a variety of wines by the glass. It is not a formal atmosphere, but laidback…and the quality is very high like the Grand Pan. A highly enjoyable evening.
The pictures look mouth-watering and the ambiance cozy. I think I am definitely going to have to try out Le Grand Pan next time I am in the area!
Would you expand; as can be seen from the Reviews of interest above, most of us have had very positive experiences.
awful place, waste of money, will never return