Address: 45, rue Oberkampf, 75011
Nearest transport: Oberkampf (5, 9), Parmentier (3)
Hours: Open Tuesday-Saturday from 4:30pm to midnight. Closed Sunday & Monday.
Telephone: +33 1 58 30 38 13
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There’s a boisterous, fun vibe at this Oberkampf dive, where you’ll find a compelling selection of natural wine, outstanding charcuterie, and a short list of small plates that varies in quality depending on who’ve they’ve got working in the kitchen (it changes a lot). Expect loud music and great people watching. Don’t expect to snag a table. A great place to begin or end an evening, belly pressed against the bar, sharing snacks and bottles. Note: they used to do a great lunch service, but as of August 2018 they’re only open at night, serving cold tapas from 4:30pm until the kitchen opens from 7:30-11pm.
Aux Deux Amis in Pictures
In Other Words
The Financial Times (2014) “… crowded, jovial joint. The extensive list is entirely natural, with bottles bought directly from growers, and by-the-glass options are written up on old mirrors around the place.”
Les Grands Ducs (2010) “Mais la surprise est dans l’assiette. On vous y sert une cuisine de produits, peu sophistiquée mais respectueuse, maligne et rigoureusement sélectionnée… D’autant plus que le liquide a du répondant (superbe Macon-Villages Domaine Valette frais et parfumé).”
John Talbott (2010) “… a real throwback bar/cafe… Incredibly good products, cooked well and simply – with no bullshit, at reasonable prices.”
this is an excellent wine bar! Highly recommended
We simply LOVE Aux Deux Amis. The food and wine are good, and more than reasonably priced. With friendly service and a buzzing atmosphere, this is the local we wish we had.
I used to live next door, five years ago, and at that time the only customers were toothless obese alcoholics, drunk at 10am.
Funny how French youth gravitates to this sort of ex-down and out establishment (Chez Jeannette was much the same before it was taken over).
Perhaps the new team needs a bit of time to find its feet?
While the food looked good and the wine was very good, I was greatly disappointed by Aux Deux Amis. We went on a Saturday evening with a reservation, didn’t get seated until one hour later, and then were told that we had to order in the next ten minutes because the kitchen was closing. The waiter forgot half of our order, the kitchen closed, and we ended up with a plate of charcuterie and two straight-from-the-freezer empanadas (which were then sent back to the kitchen, reheated in a microwave, and brought back to our table a pile of mush) with wine for €60. Very, very disappointed because it seems to be a popular, friendly place with nice small plates and high quality ingredients. Not sure if we will go again. If we do, it will definitely be early during the week. Reservations do not help at this place.