Le Rubis wine bar in Paris | Paris by Mouth

Le Rubis

With its zinc bar, hearty home cooking, and colorful local clientele, this beloved wine bar (and its Turkish toilet) seems impervious to change. Meals are served only at lunch; the rest of the day you can stop for a glass of Morgon or Brouilly and a snack.

Practical information

Address: 10 rue Marché Saint Honoré, 75001
Nearest transport: Tuileries (1), Pyramides (7, 14)
Hours: Closed Sunday; Open Monday-Friday 7am-2am; Open Saturday 9am-2am
Reservations: Reservations not accepted
Telephone: 01 42 61 03 34
Average price for lunch: 10-19€
Average price for dinner: 10-19€
Style of cuisine: Classic French

Reviews of interest

Condé Nast Traveler (2015) “A lunchtime spot that becomes a wine bar at night, it reminds you of the simple pleasures of the perfect platter of charcuterie and delicious affordable wines by the glass.”

David Lebovitz (2013) “Les Rubis is one of the few places in Paris that I can think of that still exudes that old French charm; it’s got a very convivial atmosphere, the café chairs and table are worn but shiny from years of use, and no-nonsense service that’s cheerful, yet professional.”

Patricia Wells (2011) “Today the hangout remains virtually unchanged, just as boisterous, pushy, and old-fashioned, the spot for a bargain 11-euro platter of confit de canard (duck cooked in fat) and a thick potato gratin; meaty petit salé aux lentilles (braised salted pork with brown lentils), as well as a roborative and succulent tête de veau.”

David Lebovitz (2006) “I like to go at lunchtime, especially in the cold winter months, where the friendly owners will squeeze you into a seat at one of the tiny tables covered with crisp white paper, a folded napkin, some utilitarian silverware, and an overturned wine glass, ready to be filled. After lunch of later in the afternoon, Parisians gather outside by the wine barrels…”

3 Replies to “Le Rubis”

  1. I think “first time in Paris” is the key phrase here.

    Sorry you had a bad experience. It can happen anywhere, as we know. Yes even in the good old USA

  2. Just popped in for a glass of wine with my sweetie. First time in Paris. Said bonjour and attempted to order in French. Lady at counter told me we only speak French here and proceeded to say not nice things in French behind our backs to others in the bistro. A nice French gentleman stepped in to diffuse situation. You see My husband actuallly understands French quite well. Not a nice lady. She should learn to say, “please get out of my cafe” in English if she doesn’t like foreigners visiting her city. If she came to our country we would try to welcome her. Too bad. Lots of other wonderful places and nice French people. Just not this place!

  3. I loved this place. No pretention, no frills, just wine and nibbles and they make no excuses for it. The owners are warm (they were the night we went anyways) and made great suggestions for wine, according to our tastes.

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