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L'Assiette

#769 of 14,001 Restaurants in Paris
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Neighbourhood:
Montparnasse
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181 rue du Chateau, 75014 Paris, France
+33 1 43 22 64 86
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Today
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
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Wed - Sun 12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
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Hampton, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There were some interesting dishes on the menu and the food was excellent. I had a cassoulet maison which was superb. We were rather shocked by the high prices for the wine and some of the dishes were also expensive. But the service was excellent, you could see inside the kitchen and this is obviously a place to come for... More 

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toronto
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Best and most exquisite scallops I've ever had, I'll go back just for that dish. We arrived at 8, if you want to feel Parisian better to arrive at 9.

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Thank hunttrips
Berkeley, CA
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It is a half an hour bus ride from the touristy center of Paris to this unpretentious and excellent bistro. From the "Today's Specials" chalked on a blackboard to the satisfying selection of carafe wines and the old-fashioned dishes like cassoulet , you quickly understand that L' Assiette carries on French country culinary tradition with ease and skill. The chef... More 

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Thank erglmd
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Very intimate and traditionally decorated bistro. The food was fantastic- we had the house cassoulet which was well worth the excellent write ups, and very filling. The scallops and pate starters were also fantastic and recommended. The manger was very welcoming and explained every dish for us.

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Thank Helen F
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8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Fantastic house cassoulet & vegetable hotpot, wonderful host. Couldn't recommend it highly enough. You'll need to have some basic French skills.

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Thank Adam O
Paris, France
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Really disappointed by this "bistro" that serves very traditional; pedestrian bistro fare. It would be bad enough if it was just expensive and boring but it's also really bland. When something as simple as a potato puree gets out of the kitchen tasteless and unseasoned, it's quite simply unforgivable, at this price. There are so many better bistros in Paris... More 

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San Francisco, California
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

L'Assiette serves relatively traditional French cuisine, executed nearly to perfection. A specialty, for example, is Cassoulet. I don't expect ever to have better Cassoulet. Can't be done. The staff is overworked, but friendly in spite.

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Tromso, Norway
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Cosy small restaurant with very friendly staff. I had their cassoulet, and it was perfect! The panna cotta with salty caramel sauce was amazing!! The atmosphere is perfect for a romantic dinner.

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Reno, Nevada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

I had the most delicious cassoulet at L'Assiette. It deserves all the hype. The atmosphere at the establishment is perfectly Parisian chic without all the snobbery. The food is on the expensive side but is definitely worth it; although 7 euros for a bottle of Heineken is pretty silly. The lunch seems like a great deal however!

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

L'Assitte is a very appealing and relaxing experience. From the second you walk in you feel comfortable. The food while classic offers some dishes you don't find in every restaurant. Like Tete du veau. Everything is prepared with care and respect for the product. The wait staff is great and their wine recommendations were great as well. They also had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$59
Cuisine
French, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
Saturday
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 181 rue du Chateau, 75014 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Montparnasse
  • Neighbourhood: Montparnasse
  • Phone Number: +33 1 43 22 64 86
Description
Old delicatessen Art deco reconverted to "Bistrot" while keeping her authentic decoration.
Cooking of season with fresh products stemming from small regional producers.
2 Specialities dishes: cassoulet House and Calf's head Bucks up
Beautiful owners' wine list.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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