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Au Bascou

#1,869 of 13,826 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Notre Dame / Marais
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38 rue Reaumur, 75003 Paris, France
+33 1 42 72 69 25
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 22:30
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Oakland, California
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441 reviews
279 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

We've been here many times over the years and the quality is consistent: Authentic Basque food cooked to a very high quality. Very charming small bistro, cute neighborhood place. But over the years it's been discovered and is now way more popular and active than we remembered. Make a reservation. It's a fun charming spot.

Thank Thomas V
Columbia, MD
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122 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Whenever I get to Paris, I head for au Bascou. (except in August, when it's on fermature annuelle.) And then I order boudin de pays au piment d'espelette--boudin Basque. Not the morcilla from Spain, nor its counterpart, boudin noir from the Jura region in France. They're much too lean for my taste and are meant for frying in slabs. The... More 

Thank peterportez
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Place is not beautiful but the food is. Old place, amazing food. I came back 3 times for the truffled ravioli... Everything else I tried was just great.

Thank Luiza M
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

The restaurant doesn't look much from the front but it is bigger inside. The service was good and the food was to die for. We were looking for authentic French cuisine and we found it. We had escargot for starter in a lovely tomato and herb sauce. For main I had delicious sliced duck in an orange jus with roast... More 

Thank Steph A
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

Just a great meal and a wine new to me from the Basque region. The food and the wine were both wonderful. We had not eaten here for several years,no reason,just away. It was better than ever. Great service too.

Thank stuartcharvey
London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

Au Bascou is a good neighbourhood restaurant, the kind you like to have in reserve when you want to go out to eat, but you maybe don't feel like the totally immersive Parisian fine dining experience. It is also quite small and easy to miss, but is well worth seeking out. Both food and wine are good, but a bit... More 

Thank YoungMrsH
Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

Lovely dinner. Just ravioli with white truffle sauce cooked to perfection. And one friend had the scallops, delicately cooked. The dessert was perfect; light Mille feuilles traditionally done. We chose the house wine at our waiters suggestion. The service was attentive, but not overbearing.

Thank Mason B
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

You could walk pass this restaurant without a 2nd thought and it would be a huge mistake . Just wonderful food and service . We were 3 friends , all had the tasting menu and all agreed a wonderful French eating experience. It's quite small so probably best to reserve.

Thank Michael O
Davis, California
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62 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016

This is the first time I’ve reviewed a restaurant at which I’ve never eaten. I made reservations for Christmas dinner in October through The Fork (La Fourchette) and received confirmation from the restaurant. On December 24 I received an email from The Fork telling me that the restaurant had cancelled our reservation. They provided no explanation. I checked the Au... More 

Thank Rhetor
Paris, France
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177 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015

A rather kitch place with ugly wall paper and.... one of the best "Lièvre à la Royale" you can possibly find in Paris. A very difficult and long old and royal dish, hard to find because it requires time and expertise, this one is just perfect. Very nice menu with a lots of game (end of the season) and some... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 rue Reaumur, 75003 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Notre Dame / Marais
  • Neighbourhood: Notre Dame / Marais
  • Phone Number: +33 1 42 72 69 25

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?