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L'Avant Goût

Average price €35
8.9/10
739 reviews

Menu 36€

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Restaurant menu

Chef Arnaud Van Santen
  • Average price €35 Special request
Pollack filet cooked on the skin, crispy red rice, confit shallots and Guémené  sausage made of chitterlings with soy sauce
€19
Breton Monkfish « Pot au feu » stew, root vegetables with "Bouchot" mussels and saffron broth (+8 euros)
€22
Caramelized lamb sweetbread casserole with candied lemons and coriander, « golden » turnips and mangetout peas with raisins
€24
Menu du soir
€36

This set menu includes:Starter + Main course + Dessert

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MENU Menu 36€

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MENU Group Special: Menu 42€ (8 to 16 p.)

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bœuf
asperges blanches avec couteau
dôme de chocolat croquant,
le mulet
tarte au citron sorbet griotte et meringue safranée
Coeur de faux filet de boeuf fumé
Filet de bar

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Ratings & Reviews

Fabulous
8.9/10
based on 739 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a reservation on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :8.9/10
Service :9.2/10
Setting :8.6/10
  1. Catherine M.
    Catherine M.
    • 6 reviews
    9.5/10

    Had the cod with preserved lemon and polenta in coconut cream. Crazy good !

  2. Nickie W.
    Nickie W.
    • one review
    10/10

    Our Parisian friends recommended this restaurant and we were not disappointed at all. They have a seasonal menu, and the summer menu is now out. The manager helped us in English and made fabulous suggestions with both food and accompanying wine. We loved each course - from the flashed grilled langoustines to sea bass and lamb. We finished with a cheese plate and then some dessert wine. We'd go back here in a flash!

  3. Juan M.
    Juan M.
    • one review
    10/10

    I used to live in Butte aux Cailles several years ago and this was my go to spot. Even after coming back to Paris to visit , I ALWAYS make an effort to come back here for dinner. A lot has changed in the last 15 years, but one thing is constant: the food, ambiance and service are always very good. There was a new chef and a new menu on my visit and it didn’t disappoint. Must haves: if it’s on the menu, get the veal medium rare, grab a bottle of Cote du Rhône and just enjoy yourself. They also had a chocolate dessert with coffee mousse that I hope never leaves the menu. Our dinner party is still talking about it and when we can come back to Paris to have it again Prices are reasonable for the quality of food that you will have. Merci beaucoup, L’Avant Gout....on sont voir en Juin!!

  4. Justin D.
    Justin D.
    • 12 reviews
    8/10

    Good food, not special. 2 people, no starters, 3 glasses of wine (total) for 100eur.

  5. Christian P.
    Christian P.
    • one review
    10/10

    It is a great small restaurant wich is very cosey and well designed. The food was amazing! We were very happy that we chose L‘Avant Goût for our new years dinner!

  6. Jérôme G.
    Jérôme G.
    • 6 reviews
    6/10

    Le service était long! Beaucoup de ruptures sur le menu

  7. Ashley T.
    Ashley T.
    • one review
    10/10

    The most friendly and helpful staff ever! Tom was amazing and the food was delicious! He went out of his way to may the whole experience amazing! It was a great way to end our last night in Paris!

  8. Carrie W.
    Carrie W.
    • one review
    8.5/10

    Super friendly, English-speaking but still authentic. Great wine recommendations.

  9. Akilah B.
    Akilah B.
    • one review
    9/10

    Awesome food!

  10. Michael S.
    Michael S.
    • 10 reviews
    5.5/10

    There was a booking problem so we had to wait for a table - which was fine - however the staff seemed rushed off their feet and there was a lack of options as everything seemed to have gone already - the waitress was kind and we felt it wasn’t her fault but it was rather underwhelming and our starters seemed frozen - we didn’t want to make life more difficult for her so we just drank the wine and tried to enjoy our evening

  11. Morel A.
    Morel A.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Parfait

    L'Avant Goût

    Qui a dit qu'un seul mot ne suffisait pas à rendre toute une équipe ravie? Merci beaucoup pour votre visite. A bientôt. Rodolphe - Directeur de salle

  12. Theodore T.
    Theodore T.
    • 12 reviews
    8.5/10

    Excellent food! Very refined and tasteful. Service was very polite and cordial but was completely disorganized and seemed overwhelmed which resulted in long waits.

    L'Avant Goût

    Thank you for the chef, we told him your compliments about the food, he was very glad to hear. About the service we've done our best to please you, and we're really sorry if you had to wait this evening, as sometimes it can become very busy when all the customers arrive and order at the same time, so it can take more time to be served. Moreover the kitchen is not big, and the cook only use fresh product prepared at the minute so when it is really crowded it can happen that it takes time, and we really apologize for that. However, we hope that you enjoyed your evening and that you'll come back again. Rodolphe - Manager

  13. Marie M.
    Marie M.
    • 6 reviews
    6/10

    Ceux qui ont connu "l'Avant Goût" il y a quelques années vont être déçus. Malgré les titres alléchants, les plats sont fades. le 1er plat est servi après 40mn d'attente alors qu'il y a 6 personnes lorsque nous arrivons. La déco, qui n'a jamais été exceptionnelle est encore plus austère . globalement décevant !

  14. Lison l.
    Lison l.
    • 23 reviews
    8/10

    Des entrées et des plats que nous avons dans l'ensemble beaucoup appréciés, même si nous avons pu être surpris par l'association des goûts de prime abord (beaucoup d'épices exotiques et de légumes "oubliés") petit bémol sur les desserts qui n'étaient pas à la hauteur des plats selon nos goûts.

  15. Pierre-Marie P.
    Pierre-Marie P.
    • 25 reviews
    10/10

    Cuissons, accords et accompagnements parfaits. Un service agréable et efficace. On le conseille et on y retournera !

  16. Yonit A.
    Yonit A.
    • 5 reviews
    9/10

    Excellent restaurant in the 13th arrondissement. One of the best dinning experiences I had in Paris. Great food -beautifully served, diverse menu, very good wine, cozy atmosphere and friendly service. Highly recommended.

  17. Andrea T.
    Andrea T.
    • 3 reviews
    7.5/10

    Good tasty food. Few minutes early for 7.30 booking and was asked to go away and return.

  18. Christopher F.
    Christopher F.
    • 4 reviews
    8.5/10

    This is a charming neighborhood place with great food and friendly service. Also a good value at 38 euro for the prefix. I would recommend it.

  19. Anne B.
    Anne B.
    • 2 reviews
    9.5/10

    Wonderful food - unique and tasty flavors in a beautiful presentation. The restaurant was pleasant but did not have lots of energy.

  20. Myriam Isabelle D.
    Myriam Isabelle D.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    The food was excellent, made with quality products and perfectly cooked. Now, i know these things are ex pensive, but do the portions have to be so tiny? It somehow lacks generosity. The quality/price rate was fine with the discount but otherwise I would have felt the price was overrated. Myriam

More information

Opening time

Dîner: de 19h30 à 22h (du mardi au samedi)

How to get to the restaurant

26, rue Bobillot, 75013, Paris, France

Public transport

Métro Place d'Italie (M5-M6-M7)

Directions to get there

Parking Vinci (230m)

Paris 13th, , Place d'Italie - Quartier Chinois

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