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Les Jalles

Les Jalles Restaurant in Paris | Paris By Mouth

Practical information

Address: 14 rue des Capucines, 75002
Nearest transport: Madeleine (8, 12, 14), Opéra (3, 7, 8)
Hours: Closed Sunday; Open Monday-Friday 9am-11.30pm; Open Saturday for dinner only
Reservations: Book a day or two in advance
Telephone: 01 42 61 66 71
Average price for lunch: 20-39€
Average price for dinner: 40-59€
Style of cuisine: French bistro
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Reviews of Interest

Les Grands Ducs (2014) “Après un départ un peu chahuté, des ambitions d’étoiles complexes et un changement de chef, voici Les Jalles revenues à ce que Magali sait faire de mieux : un bistrot chic et gourmand, balayant avec esprit le répertoire de la cuisine bourgeoise remise au goût du jour.”

Alexander Lobrano (2012) “… this artfully staged space intends to flatter anyone who walks through the door…the newly opened kitchen hasn’t found its rhythm yet, and neither has the service…After our main courses arrived, though, a ripple  of private pleasure passed around our table, since the food here is actually quite good.”

John Talbott (2012) “… we were wowed… Go?  After all the buzz, you gotta.”

Figaroscope (2012) “…les asperges ont cette concentration bien sentie avec copeaux de comté et jus de viande ; idem pour la crème de févettes ou encore le carpaccio de homard bleu, voire cette côtelette de lotte bien centrée sur ses saveurs. On sent un véritable travail….un de nos coups de cœur de ce printemps.”

Photo courtesy of Alexander Lobrano’s website


  1. Dear Karren: Thank you for adding to the conversation. It would be helpful if you could be more specific: Saying somewhere is “not on one of the main streets” doesn’t say much about the restaurant – and, in forums such as this, it comes off as being something generated by the establishment. (And staff should advise you on menu selection, which should be a given at any restaurant.)

    While the service was fine, and the food is good (although a bit scant on the plate) with main courses priced in the €30-40+ range, and desserts at €14, it’s pretty top-end for a Paris restaurant. I would also add that opening a second bottle of €79 a bottle of wine without having asked for it, to me, is rather “over the top” for a restaurant…no matter what the price or value.

  2. What can I say, fine dining with exceptionally prepared ingredients that we hadn’t experienced. The waiters were very welcoming. Our French speaking is limited but staff were very helpful and advised us on menu selection. This place is not on one of the main streets and we found prices for food and drinks not over the top for the service that we got. Would return.

  3. While the food was fine (…but very expensive, main courses were €35 – €40+) when I asked for the wine list, the sommelier came over to make some suggestions. She never gave me the list but suggested a wine for us – so we took her suggestion.

    Automatically, without asking, she brought over and started opening a second bottle of wine when we had nearly finished out first. Since we were almost done with our main courses, I said that we didn’t need it – so she walked away with the bottle with the corkscrew stuck mid-turn in the cork.

    When the check came, the wine was €79/bottle, which is pretty hefty for a mid-range restaurant in Paris. It seemed like a pretty clear upsell on the wine. I guess we are glad we didn’t get something more expensive (at least I had to sense to stop them from giving us the second bottle.) They also constantly poured the bottled sparkling water we had ordered into our glasses, and kept replacing the bottle on the table with new ones, which dialed up the check as well.

    I never like to assume that anyone is actually upselling things, but I think when someone asks for the wine list, you give it to them – (so even if you’re recommending wines, they know the price.)

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