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“Good restaurant but expensive”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Guillaume

Guillaume
Ranked #13,938 of 16,870 Restaurants in Paris
Price range: US$20 - US$27
Cuisines: French
Neighbourhood: Bercy / Nation
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Neighbourhood: Bercy / Nation
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Good restaurant but expensive”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2012

Guillaume is surely a good restaurant. I had "Croustillant de foie gras frais de canard" as appetizer, then filet de boeuf and baba as dessert. However portions are not so big, probably in line with French cuisine style, and the amount I paid (57 EUR) a bit on the high side. The service was good and fast, while the location is not fantastic and next to a bar where you can have some heavy drinkers buzzing around.

  • Visited May 2012
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English first
Sydney
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Excellent value for money”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2012

We found this small restaurant by accident in the 11th arrondissement not too far from where we were staying in the Bastille area. The owner/chef Guillaume was very welcoming and made us feel like valued customers from the very first visit; in fact we ended up eating here on several occasions and each time the quality of food, the service and the welcoming atmosphere was of the same high standard. The restaurant offers traditional French cuisine but it has interesting and innovative touches - the menu changes about every three weeks and the chef obviously puts a great deal of thought into varying the courses so as to keep the regulars happy and keen to come back for more. Some of the dishes we tried and enjoyed were: carpaccio de saint-Jacques, tarte d'espadon, tarte fine, supreme de poulet Tandoori, dos de cabillaud a la vanille, veau a la thai, supreme de pintade and fillet de cerf. Desserts were all mouth-watering as well, with his profiteroles pistache being our firm favourite.
The wine list was small but very adequate, there being some very reasonable Bordeauxs at most acceptable prices.
All in all, this restaurant 'Guillaume' provides a very pleasing eating-out experience for the visitor to Paris, as well as for the longer-term resident. Everything is highly professionally done (surprising perhaps in such a small restaurant) but the atmosphere is extremely welcoming and engaging,

  • Visited October 2011
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Paris, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Wonderful restaurant between Bastille and Nation”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2011

We happened to stumble across Guillaume only the second day after it had opened. It is in a busy part of Paris in the 12th Arr. near several other very good restaurants. I gather it replaces a restaurant at the same location called Les Parisiens . Quite simply, it is the best modern French bistro in its price range that we came across in our 5 months stay in Paris. We ended up having several meals there and enjoying them all.

The owner is a jolly Frenchman who has a passion about food, cooking and service. He does most of the cooking but still puts in regular appearances out front to check that his guests are satisfied. He is backed up by in our experience very good waiting and kitchen staff. The menu appears to change every couple of months and I would describe it as tradional french cuisine with some very modern touches. There is a good balance of vegetarian, seafood, poultry and meat courses. I particularly was taken by his pastry and usually chose at least one dish with a pastry bent. I really enjoyed a semi-dried tomato with chevre tartlet with melt-in-the-mouth flakey pastry as a starter.

There is a small but well priced wine list with some good Bordoeaux and a couple of good whites..

The restaurant itself looks traditional with heavy wooden beams but has been tastefully and comfortably renovated.

All up I hope it continues to grow and be successful as it made a great contribution to our wonderful stay in Paris.

  • Visited November 2011
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