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L'Ami Jean

#322 of 13,817 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
Tour Eiffel / Invalides
French, European, Gastropub
As featured in Best Food in Paris
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27 rue Malar, 75007 Paris, France
+33 1 47 05 86 89
12:00 - 00:00
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Tue - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

just had a business lunch and it far exceeded expectations. We each had a 4 course meal for about 35 euros each. The waitress asked if we had any allergies and away we went. They chose the dishes and all was a complete surprise. When we asked what the dessert was, they wouldn't say and you only knew once it... More 

2 Thank Rassy36
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were traveling from the US and only had a few nights in Paris. I made a reservation online for my husband and myself at L'Ami Jean for Saturday night. The restaurant sent me emails several times, including earlier that day, to confirm. When we arrived, however, the restaurant was closed. We were left on an empty street with nowhere... More 

Thank jessiruth
Toronto, Canada
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105 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

L'Ami Jean is a small restaurant with wooden and mismatched tables, (very) mismatched lamps, very little space, no tablecloth or sets, all this done on purpose to give the restaurant a character, I suppose. Makes for a good ambiance, though. The staff was very nice but I was disappointed by the dinner, probably due to my making the wrong choices.... More 

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Gold Coast Hinterland, Australia
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Got the tasting lunch - 5 courses for €42. Was our best meal in France. Every course was a knockout with the Parmesan soup, mushroom risotto and rice pudding worth a special mention. Definitely get the rice pudding if you go here - I wasn't a fan until I tried their version but it is a must do

1 Thank challysan
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful dinner in l'ami Jean! The place was quaint and very personal. You can even see the chef preparing your meal from his kitchen. Even if the place was packed the orders came in fast. We the most interesting and delicious Parmesan soup and of course we had their famous rice pudding. Was just very pricey. Overall a good meal... More 

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Milltown, New Jersey
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We went for lunch on a weekday. Jam packed with not an inch between the tables, an over worked staff and average food. Too bad, we won't be back.

Thank paulpegg
Bangkok, Thailand
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Great meal. Great staff. Try the set lunch. Food at its best. Crowded, lively, good wine, Helpful staff.

1 Thank Gomezthai
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40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

It's not just a meal you go for, it's an amazing experience! If you haven't tried mussels, this is the place that sets the standard. Try the mushrooms, savor the sweetbreads, enjoy the wide range of menu items you've probably never heard of before. And save room for the rice pudding - decadent beyond description! The staff is friendly and... More 

2 Thank WellTraveledChicago
Paris, France
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

L'Ami Jean is a nice restaurant. It's crowded at night, the waiters have to work around, and you have to catch them up if you're ready to order. The foods are delicious. It's very tasty. However you might need to wait for a little while to get the foods. I highly suggest you try the rice pudding at this restaurant... More 

1 Thank Mannie P
Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

One of the best meals of our lives. Husband is allergic to shellfish so the chef custom-made him a tasting menu. Every single thing we ate was delicious and we left stuffed. Be sure to make reservations far in advance as the place is tiny, but in a great, quaint way.

1 Thank Lauren O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$32
French, European, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27 rue Malar, 75007 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Tour Eiffel / Invalides
  • Neighbourhood: Tour Eiffel / Invalides
  • Phone Number: +33 1 47 05 86 89
L'Ami Jean is a Parisian restaurant. Chef Stephane Jego, born in Britain, wanted to keep some of the BASQ identity ue of the restaurant when he resumed teaching in 2002, and made ​​it one of the jewels of the trend of the gastro-bistro capital. Trained by Yves Camdeborde to Regalade in the 90s, Stephan started to stand on its own feet ten years later to provide insider unique culinary experiences, sincere and renewed. Because the constant questioning is his credo. Around a cohesive team, it offers exceptional products through recipes (re) invented daily, always claiming a special relationship with many producers. The restaurant is open from Tuesday to Saturday.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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