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Le Petit Journal St Michel

#4,302 of 14,619 Restaurants in Paris}
££ - £££French, European
71 boulevard Saint Michel, 75005 Paris, France
+33 1 43 26 28 59
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good40%
  • Average8%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible1%
9 Aug 2017
“Great Jazz”
28 Dec 2016
“Great intimist hangout for jazz lovers”
Closed Now
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French, European
££ - £££
71 boulevard Saint Michel, 75005 Paris, France
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Cool venue with good food. Close to Metro stop and across from the park. Go for real old school jazz.

1  Thank TRWblues
Reviewed 9 August 2017

The Jazz is better than the food but all the food we ordered was OK. Not the place to go for quite conversation but if you like Jazz you wont be disappointed. The restaurant /Club is down stairs below street level which gives the place...More

1  Thank Anthony G
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Le Petit Journal is a great place for people who love jazz. They have a large rotating cast of excellent musicians who play traditional jazz in the style of Louis Armstrong and Sidney Bechet six nights a week, Surprisingly, they also have an excellent kitchen....More

1  Thank sptravelers5
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

So we were looking for a new jazz-venue-cum-restaurant in Paris with the wifey and stumbled upon this great address on Boulevard Saint Michel. The repertoire leans heavily to the New Orleans side of the Jazz arena, to our grand delight. We hit gold with Olivier...More

1  Thank Yanis J
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Stopped in for some drinks and jazz after dinner. Menu was all in French which I do not speak fluently, realised there was some deal with the first drink and second which I misread as 1 drink for €20 each but 2 drinks are €9...More

3  Thank kristinabeadle
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Found by accident when walking at night. Stopped in for a little jazz and stayed 3 hours. Music was very good, the bass player was off the hook. The singer had a great presence and fit right in to the environment. The space is cramped,...More

1  Thank Jasklo
Reviewed 6 July 2016

I knew there was good jazz to be found in Europe and this club was within a 10min walk from our rental in Paris. We got there just before the band was going on. We actually saw them having pre-performance cappuccinos and they asked where...More

3  Thank brian o
Reviewed 20 June 2016

Having spent a lot of time in Paris over the years, we always look forward to hearing jazz there. Le Petit Journal St Michel is a great place to hear music. It is a small place in the basement. We went there on a week...More

2  Thank nivramkoorb
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

It was like a trip back in the 50's. I imagine that the jazz bars back then looked like this one ( and I my opinion they didn't renovated the place since then :) ). The band was nice, you can see that people in...More

Thank Elena P
Reviewed 14 May 2016

I can't review the restaurant, as I only came for the music. Fun, lively place playing jazz! Nice staff too. My biggest problem is that the layout of the place makes it very hard to see the band. The sound is OK, but the band...More

1  Thank Cleophus
Quartier Latin
The Latin Quarter bursts with intellectual life,
architectural splendour and ongoing merriment. The
small streets are filled with classical buildings,
student bars and lively eateries while the squares are
dominated by historic monuments. The area is defined
by the 800-year-old Sorbonne University, where Latin
once prevailed, and is famous for the Pantheon which
celebrates the great men and women of France. During
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
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Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
19:30 - 01:00
19:30 - 01:00
19:30 - 01:00
19:30 - 01:00
19:30 - 01:00
19:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 71 boulevard Saint Michel, 75005 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Quartier Latin
  • Neighbourhood: Quartier Latin
  • Phone Number: +33 1 43 26 28 59
Jazz club in the 5eme Arr. Excellent jazz and good food at a good price. There is a formule (choice of two: entree, plat or dessert) for €49, or a menu with all three courses for €57. Price includes the entertainment cover. Opens at 8:00 pm for dinner, and music started about 9:15 pm. Service was excellent, and the man and woman serving were moving all evening. My wife and I had the escargots for a first course. There were a dozen to the order, all cooked to perfection. I had the duck breast for my main course. It was well prepared, and came with salad and a generous portion of potatoes in casserole. My wife had the lamb skewer, which was a generous kebab - meat interspersed with onion and green pepper. The lamb was somewhat under seasoned for her taste, as she likes a bit of garlic with it, but she enjoyed it. Dessert for both of us was a plate of three cheeses.The music was excellent. The 10 piece band, "Les Rois du Fox Trot de Nouvelle Orleans". Played excellent early (Prohibition and before) jazz. A very nice evening was had by both of us.
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