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“Great food, good service, lovely location”
Review of Le Petit Medicis

Le Petit Medicis
Ranked #241 of 17,420 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Saint-Germain-des-Pres
Guelph, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
278 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
“Great food, good service, lovely location”
Reviewed 8 May 2014

Cozy, quaint "classic" bistro. Patio is on busy street, but nicely done. Interior seating on both main and lower levels - definitely better on the main level. It's not huge, but guests are seated where there's space, and not crowded together.

We walked in around 2pm to request a dinner reservation at 8pm, it was not an issue. We were treated with patience and respect -- we spoke French, however badly, but we found the server was equally nice to english speaking guests, just maybe not as effusive. Ambiance is bistro classic, attire is business casual. We dressed for dinner, guests adjacent to us (Scottish tourists) were in jeans.

Food, which is the point of going -- delicious. Creative, well executed. We shared an appetizer of crab/mango verrine, and it was great. Mains were equally well executed, though my salmon came with an enormous pile of mashed potatoes that seemed to be destined just to fill the plate. Uncharacteristic in France. Food was fresh, tasty, and presented well.

Some confusion on the wines, that came down to cultural differences. We asked for a half-litre carafe of white, as listed on the menu. We were told it was not available, would we prefer glasses of wine or a full bottle. We ended up going with a full bottle, but saw other guests getting the carafes we had requested. Turns out we asked for it wrong, not that we were scammed in any way. Should have pointed to the menu where it listed the wines, but in the end, we drank our bottle quite happily, so no harm! The wine list is extensive enough to suit most tastes.

Located directly across from the Jardins du Luxembourg. Convenient access from the 6e and 7e arrondissements -- we walked in a leisurely 20 minutes from an apartment 2 blocks south of the Seine.

All in all, a lovely experience. Top 25 in all of Paris? Not necessarily -- but very good, and by the look of the reviews on here, consistently so. Worth visiting.

  • Visited May 2014
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Level 6 Contributor
214 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Great location and good”
Reviewed 4 May 2014

Located just across just the Jardins du Luxembourg, this is a good bistro with great service and good food. Food is bistro traditional (oeufs cocotte, foie de beau with raspberry vinegar, and so on), all well prepared. Service is uber friendly. On a sunny day, get a table outside- perfect and relaxed. Very reasonably priced for location.

  • Visited May 2014
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London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
96 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
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“Good food, intimate atmosphere”
Reviewed 1 May 2014

The cuisine was marvelous. Delicious delicacies not easy to find. The atmosphere was intimate and cozy. The staff was friendly and polite. A very elegant place overall.

  • Visited April 2014
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Potters Bar
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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“A very nice evening and meal”
Reviewed 1 May 2014

My wife had seen this restaurant on tripadvisor and as we were staying nearby thought we would give it a try. We went by at lunch time and found the place was shut and it looked as the decorators were in doing it up. Anyway on our final night we went to have another look and found it was open. We received in a nice friendly manner. The service was good and we enjoyed the whole evening there. Out of the three evenings we dined out this was the best place. The other places weren't bad either.

  • Visited April 2014
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Hong Kong, China
Level 6 Contributor
109 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“Trust the Tripadvisor reviews”
Reviewed 27 April 2014 via mobile

I booked this place in accordance with tripadvisor's excellent ratings. Again, not disappointed.

Because of my crazy shopping, we arrived 15 mins later than the reservation time. The table was still there and we were greeted with a smile :) Nice decor, good service, English menus available, yummy food, reasonable price, generous portion. Try their daily specials, they were great.

Right next to Luxembourg Garden and a short walk from Luxembourg RER, it's a great dining place that lives up to my expectation. Highly recommended.

  • Visited April 2014
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