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Mon Vieil Ami

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Ile de la Cite / Ile Saint-Louis
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69 rue Saint Louis en L Ile | 69 Rue St.- Louis en l'Ile, 75001 Paris, 75004 Paris, France
+33 1 40 46 01 35
Wed - Sun 12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A second visit in 5 years. Tucked away on the Ile St Louis Mon Vieil Ami is part of chef Antoine Westermann's small group of restaurants. It shows his Alsatian origins (Strasbourg) in the distinctive menu; the chef here is Wilfried Octuvan-Bazile. Vegetables are important, not just an afterthought. Try the Gravlax and Granny Smith apples warm salad, the mashed... More 

Thank Europhile-7
Honolulu, Hawaii
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

How can you not love this place!? Situated on the ultra romantic and alluring Ile Saint Louis and serving modern no nonsense cuisine in a tightly artsy interior setting--one cannot help but feel special and oh so sophisticated. So enjoyable was the meal (and special company) that we closed down the place in the wee hours of the morning.

Thank msakurai
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124 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Ugh......yet again the front of house staff are let down by the kitchen. My starter of fois gras was nice, partner had mackerel (warm), rest looked like leeks and hard boiled eggs was not nice. Mains....I had chicken with pumpkin and bacon bits...chicken was nice and succulent....the pumpkin bit was tasteless, would never guess there was pumpkin or anything else... More 

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Sandton, South Africa
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70 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

We were invited by Parisienne friends who told us this was a typical Parisienne restaurant which is not known to many Parisiennes - an absolute delight! The foie gras starter was outstanding!

Thank Tzoro1
Washington, DC
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

We made several visits to this small place which is one of some very good options on Ile Saint Louis near our hotel. As one would expect, tables are small and closely spaced and service is at a deliberate French pace. The wine list is varied and reasonable (one evening I had a bottle of Vendange Tardive after the meal)... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

i made reservation a week earlier,so i can celebrate my birthday,when i get there they said that they were close,i said but i have a reservation.he said that changes everything.

Thank bihish
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125 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

There were three of us and we were the first to arrive. This small place quickly filled up and in an hour people were turned away. We all ordered the special, white fish with really good vegetables in a tasty broth. The baba rum for dessert was especially good. There was only one waiter valiantly working to take everyone's order... More 

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48 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

A small, rather cosy restaurant on the island of Ile St Louis. In the centre of the city, yet relaxed and away from the crowds. Service OK. The meals very well prepared. I had a roasted veal that was really excellent. Wine list somewhat sparse.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We stayed at the Hotel Saint Louis and they recommended this restaurant. A small restaurant with tables on both walls. The food was very fresh and limited menu but while heavy on vegetables it had very nice options for the main course. The service was very good. I would note that there happened to be three other American couples in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Had a wonderful meal of Leeks and Lemon with Cod, husband had the Shoulder of Lamb. Every thing was cooked to perfection. Red berry with strawberry sorbet for desert. This is a must for dining in Paris.

Thank meyNC

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 69 rue Saint Louis en L Ile | 69 Rue St.- Louis en l'Ile, 75001 Paris, 75004 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Ile de la Cite / Ile Saint-Louis
  • Neighbourhood: Ile de la Cite / Ile Saint-Louis
  • Phone Number: +33 1 40 46 01 35
At Mon Vieil Ami, vegetables are on center stage!

In the heart of Ile Saint-Louis, you will find a warm setting, a cozy atmosphere, and contemporary decor with banquette seating and a large guest table (perfect for making new friends!). On the menu you will discover dishes that glorify vegetables. All of these qualities make this bistro a lovely ode to friendship...

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Ile de la Cite / Ile Saint-Louis
Two islands sit in the middle of the Seine at the very heart of Paris. The more majestic one, Ile de la Cité, sparkles with history. This is the birthplace of Paris, the home of the Gothic Sainte-Chapelle, and the site of the prison where Marie Antoinette was held before her execution. Tourists flock to see the iconic Notre Dame and the beautiful bridges that straddle the Seine. Ile Saint-Louis, the more provincial island, welcomes you with cozy traditional eateries, small boutiques, and what some people say is the best ice cream in the city. This is essential Paris from its very beginnings to its modern appeal.
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