Mon Vieil Ami Restaurant in Paris | Paris By Mouth

Mon Vieil Ami

Practical information

Address: 69 Rue Saint-Louis en l’Ile, 75004
Nearest transport: Pont Marie (7)
Hours: Closed Monday and Tuesday; Open Wednesday-Sunday for lunch and dinner
Reservations: Book a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 40 46 01 35
Average price for lunch: 40-59€
Average price for dinner: 40-59€
Style of cuisine: Modern French
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Reviews of interest

Franck Pinay Rabaroust (2014) “Quand une enseigne commence à confondre quantité et qualité, la confiance fout le camp et c’est le début de la fin. C’est également donner la pire image de notre gastronomie – qui se veut amicale par-dessus le marché ! – à des touristes qui continuent de se faire avoir avec un menu en trois services facturé 47,50 euros. À ce tarif-la, ça fait chère l’assiette mal fagotée.”

Patricia Wells (2011) “..the menu was loaded with fresh, seasonal produce: meaty girolles mushrooms, new carrots and heirloom tomatoes, new potatoes and last-of-season asparagus. Avocados, first-of-season ratatouille, fresh white cocos blancs, zucchini and fennel all starred. I ended up feasting on  a stunning and satisfying all-vegetarian meal…”

Le Figaro (2010) “Les légumes continuent d’occuper une place prépondérante à la carte, version chic et fraîche avec une crème glacée de chou-fleur ou tendre et chaleureuse avec la cocotte de légumes de saison. On aime les jeux de textures, entre cru et cuit, du chef Frédéric Crochet, qui donne à ses légumes de l’exubérance…”




9 Replies to “Mon Vieil Ami”

  1. I have never commented on a message board before but after reading these comments I had to. My husband and I recently at at mon vieil ami and the food was delicious. I had sea bream and my husband had a lamb stew. Both were fantastic as were our desserts of chocolate tart and green apple sorbet. But I know tastes are subjective and what one person likes another may not. Fair enough. However, our service was OUTSTANDING. Our waiter was friendly and attentive but not overbearing. My husband doesn’t speak much French so the waiter spoke English with him. The place was warm and inviting. We couldn’t have had a better time. I highly recommend mom vieil ami!

  2. The place has been inconsistent since it opened and how do we get the word out to folks to read the blogs and chatter on websites?

  3. Mon Vieil ami was a very disappointing experience. The ambiance is nice but it stops there. It was a very high price to pay for extremely rude service and canned vegetables. It must survive from unsuspecting tourist. Be warned.

  4. Considering how many great new restaurants have opened in Paris over the past few years I don’t know why people still bother with this place. I agree with the others that it is completely overrated. The food is good (not great), it’s expensive for what you get and they are rude. The only thing it has going for it is location. However for the same price and better ambiance and service, I’d head over to Chez Julien just across the bridge from Ile St. Louis.

  5. the absolute best restaurant.WE ADORED IT!!!Simply delicious , modern, chic , sophosticated and clean.Modern French at its best.

  6. I’ve avoided this place for years after two bad meals. But a friend visiting from New York insisted on taking me there. Dreadful! The paté en croute was dry and hard and cold; the fish must have been two days old and was served with fennel — half cooked, half raw. Cute idea, but white food on a white plate was totally unappetizing. We left quickly, and went home for dessert and coffee.
    Why are people still going there? Rude service and cramped tables….and awful food to boot.

  7. I dined there with a group of colleagues last month, and I thought the ambiance was very warm, and food was good but it didn’t knock my socks off.

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