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“Who would have known?”

Terroir Parisien de Yannick Alleno – Maison de la Mutualite
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$27 - US$67
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Quartier Latin
Rockport
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Who would have known?”
Reviewed 16 March 2014

France offers such diversity of food and wine with specialties from every corner of the country. Other than the famous Brie de Meaux and the appropriately less famous red wine from Montmartre, I was unaware of the many specialties from Paris -- for which this restaurant of famous chef Yannick Alléno is becoming known.

We started with Spinelli's Parisian mushrooms stuffed with escargots in a watercress butter sauce. They made us happy to be there. The wines we selected by the glass were mercifully not from Paris but sauvignon blanc's from the Loire and the Yonne, a Saint Bris. My wife had cabillaud (cod) filet served in a fresh tomato compote. I had the navarin d'agneau, basically a very tender lamb stew with small potatoes, carrots, peas and haricot verts. The sauce was fragrant and magnificent to finish with a crust of bread. A glass of 2009 merlot from Lalande-de-Pomerol was a tasty match. We were both very pleased.

Instead of dessert, we opted for the plateau de frommage. Guess what? The four cheeses were all from the area around Paris! A brie de Meaux of course, plus two other cow's-milk cheeses, each different in texture from the other, and one goat's-milk lovely with a bleu center. A fruity glass of 2012 syrah-grenache-carignan from the excellent Roussillon winery Clos de Fées called Les Sorcières polished off a fine meal at this modern, attractive and thoroughly delicious restaurant.

Three final notes: 1) though the wine list offers many splendid bottles, this is one restaurant where wines by the glass are both well selected and well priced; 2) the service was correct and prompt. We took our time to select both our dishes and the wines. Once selected, we received attentive service -- you can set the pace; and, 3) the waiters do speak English. We are Americans but asked to be served en français. No problem.

  • Visited March 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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134 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Fillet of beef”
Reviewed 9 March 2014

The beef was incredible. One of the most tender and succulent pieces of meat I've had in a long time. It was absolutely divine. And I'm a South American who loves his meat so I don't say this lightly. The service was good despite some of the reviews below. The eggs cooked in wine as a started were also excellent. All in all I highly recommend this place.

  • Visited March 2014
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Groningen, The Netherlands
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64 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
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“Authentic & elegant Parisian cuisine (for a reasonable price)”
Reviewed 26 February 2014

Although we had no reservation, we were able to be seated immediately (on a Sat. night) at the bar in this modern, beautiful (and fairly sedate) locale. We started with cocktails, and we noticed that most locals were ordering the same starter; but since it appeared to be liver-based I chose to pass (later found out they had a duck terinne with no liver!). The eggs en meurette (poached, in red wine) were absolutely wonderful, and certainly a reason to come back for me already! I was slightly disappointed in the Duck pot-au-feu as it was very plain; but my wife ordered the scallops which were melt-in-your-mouth-scrumptious!
The service was quite good, and the staff spoke English competently to well (depending on the person). Compared to other restaurants in the area, we found the prices fairly competitive and the location was convenently close to our hotel. Even if we stay in another area of Paris the next time, I expect we will come back (at least for drinks/appetizers or lunch, if not for dinner!). I can safely recommend this restaurant to anyone seeking authentic Parisian food in a sleek and modern locale.

  • Visited February 2014
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Paris, France
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52 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
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“A delight!”
Reviewed 18 February 2014 via mobile

None of the familiar decorative features at this French bistrot. But a real feel of one - in spite of the modern decor. High 'Halles-type' ceilings, 'terroir' cuisine, the middle u-shaped counter and properly attired waiters. The local business and art communities lunch there. Above all the lightness of Chef Alleno's food. Enjoy simply. A delight.

Visited February 2014
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Yannick A, Directeur général at Terroir Parisien de Yannick Alleno – Maison de la Mutualite, responded to this review, 19 February 2014
Dear ameps1,

Thank you very much for your kind review of Terroir Parisien. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your meal and the atmosphere at the restaurant.
We are glad that you wish to come back very soon and we will be delighted to welcome you again.

Best Regards
The management team
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Sydney, Australia
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42 reviews
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“Great lunchtime spot in St Germain”
Reviewed 12 February 2014

Terroir Parisien is a delightful restaurant in St Germain: charming service, pleasant surroundings but most of all great food at decent prices. Visited a few times for lunch and dinner & was really impressed by the quality of the food...overall experience was exceptional. No wonder this place is packed with locals who know good value when they see it.
My hit pick was a creamy legume soup served with croutons & Bacon Mousse. Seriously good.
Everything I tried on the menu was terrific, though. If they are booked out, try to get a seat at the bar offering a good view of the busy kitchen. Open Sundays, too.

  • Visited January 2014
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