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Les Pipos

#1,225 of 13,819 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Quartier Latin
French, European, Wine Bar
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2 rue de l Ecole Polytechnique, 75005 Paris, France
08:00 - 02:00
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 02:00
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58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Real French bistro. Old style bar with nice French feel. Good food & drink & great atmosphere. Had a chorus of je regret rein from patrons last Saturday & serenaded by guitarist. Lovely. We will return.Paris at its best.

Thank ScotlandJohnS
Bergen, Norway
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

If you want to experience a real Parisian bistro, this a the right place (not the fancy, too expensive ones, not the shabby ones)! Small tables, crowded later in the evening, very polite service, traditional french cuisine (like at my grand-mother's). Highly recommended courses are: marinated herrings, rabbit with mustard cream for example. Cheese plate also available, and wine of... More 

Thank morningsummit
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Traditional french food, nothing fancy, simple but cuisine, in a old messy charming bistrot with a small terrasse outside in front of the prestigious Polytechnic school, 1 minute from le Pantheon.

Thank Richie C
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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71 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

This is a great little spot on a corner behind the Pantheon in the Latin Quarter. The place bills itself as a wine bar, but the food is very, very good too -- sort of traditional French home cooking. The ambience is wonderful as well -- it felt like an authentic local experience. Most the patrons when we were there... More 

Thank joeandrick
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Have eaten there over the last 6+ years and loved the ambiance, staff and food. Not quite as good but still a charming place for a genuine Paris bistro experience. Full of locals and students!

Thank Devi F
New York City, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

The place looked nice and charming so we entered and were proposed a price fix menu which had a list of 3 courses: a veggie dish, a main dish and a desert. The food was unimpressive but the worst part was the bill as they added the desert as an additional item not included in the price fix menu. I... More 

Thank lcf2016196
Portland, Oregon
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80 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

You would never mistake this for haute cuisine, but we've found it good and reliable over the years, most recently in July. We took a large party there (10 overall, including three teens), and they performed admirably in getting us our food and drink expeditiously and correctly. I read the remark about the place being under new management, and that... More 

Thank gnetwerker
Munich, Germany
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

I was looking for some "local" bistrot in the latin quarter to celebrate my first day in Paris. The LonelyPlanet guide (2015) helped suggesting Les Pipos and we were not let down. The ambience is absolutely great, "very French", very casual, with a spanish guitar player (not sure whether he was "invited" or "uninvited", but it felt right in place).... More 

Thank Aniello F
Melbourne, Australia
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137 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

I really enjoyed my dinner here. I had the grilled chicken and it was nice and moist and succulent. The sides were a little overcooked but the chicken made up for it.

Thank David R
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

Fabulous French food with a really great atmosphere. Many of the local people eat here and the host Jean-Michel made us feel so welcome. Very simple food cooked really well. The area is very lively and just near the Pantheon in the Latin Quarter!!

Thank MichatBella

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$22 - US$29
French, European, Wine Bar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 rue de l Ecole Polytechnique, 75005 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Quartier Latin
  • Neighbourhood: Quartier Latin
Les Pipos is a journey back to real Parisian bistro culture. With a clientele composed of regulars, tourists, students from the Sorbonne and administrative workers from the French ministries across the street, there is always a convivial environment and interesting conversations going on at all times of the day. You can have a traditional french meal inspired from Auvergene, Normandy and the South of France at any time until 11pm on weekdays and 11h30pm on weekends. Les Pipos has a diverse and particular wine list for all tastes. We work with wine producers who are invested in exposing the simplicity and exquisite nature of french wines, many of which are organic (no sulfur). The owner prides himself in serving fresh produce, so makes all his purchases in Rungis (the largest fresh produce market near Paris) and has nothing delivered. All cuts of meat, fish and vegetables are hand-picked by the owner himself. There is live music every Friday and Saturday. It is best to reserve on the weekends to guarantee a table. Payments can be made by cash or credit cards (visa,mastercard, debit) but we do not accept American Express however.

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Staying in Quartier Latin

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Quartier Latin
The Latin Quarter bursts with intellectual life, architectural splendour and ongoing merriment. The small streets are filled with classical buildings, student bars and lively eateries while the squares are dominated by historic monuments. The area is defined by the 800-year-old Sorbonne University, where Latin once prevailed, and is famous for the Pantheon which celebrates the great men and women of France. During the day students rush from classes to the library and intellectuals people watch from the terraced cafés. As night time falls the surrounding establishments fill up and the merriment really begins. The liveliest parts are around Rue Mouffetard, lined with crêperies and international street food eateries, and Place de la Contrescarpe characterised by terraced brasseries, this neighbourhood provides real nourishment for the mind, belly, and soul.
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