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“Food and wine worth the money, nice atmosphere, great deserts”
Review of Comptoir Eiffel - CLOSED

Comptoir Eiffel
Price range: US$12 - US$35
Cuisines: European, French
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Sukhumvit
Description: In May 2014 Le Petit Zinc restaurant becomes Comptoir Eiffel. This well-known restaurant appreciated par many loyal guests begins a reconversion towards more refinement and diversity while maintaining the original Parisian bistro spirit. As soon as you come through the door you can feel the warm and friendly ambience of the venue. The owner has recently taken over the three years old restaurant, and is fully dedicated to the wellness of it guests. Guests can choose among different spaces: a private room on the mezzanine, a terrace with shadow, and the main dining-room facing the bar. Wherever you seat, you can instantly feel transported to Saint Germain des Pres. Once you are comfortably settled, it's time to look at the menu. The Chef and its team honour dishes from all over France with Perigourdine salad, Half-cooked tuna and piperade, and the traditional Onion soup. And concerning fish? You will find them on skewers, in carpaccio, grilled from the oven...Meat with their tenderness will please sensitive palates, as the foie gras duo will do. In the genuine spirit of a French bistro-brasserie, duck specialties and salads are important to the menu. Cheese lovers are not forgotten thanks to a judicious selection of both French and local cheese. Finally, weekly specials from the blackboard enhance the care given to cook with fresh ingredients. Comptoir Eiffel is open every day for lunch and dinner.
Bangkok, Thailand
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Food and wine worth the money, nice atmosphere, great deserts”
Reviewed 14 January 2012

very affordable wine menu, food is creative and tasty, a great choice of delicious deserts and pastries.
efficient staff, stylish atmosphere, convenient parking and access
The dynamic owners add typical french touch to this brasserie style restaurant

  • Visited January 2012
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7 Thank alex r
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  • English first
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English first
Bangkok, Thailand
Level 6 Contributor
131 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Does That it Does Really Well”
Reviewed 2 January 2012

This is a great neighborhood bistro. Lovely inside, friendly staff (owners often present), simple but tasty menu. I wouldn't travel across town for it, it isn't differentiated enough, but if you are around Sukhumvit, its a great place for French Bistro Food, and reasonably (for Thailand) priced wine. We ate the steaks which were fine, and the Duck Confit - all very good

1 Thank mikebkk
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Bangkok, Thailand
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Would not go again...”
Reviewed 20 December 2011

Location: Small French restaurant, in a quiet street. The decoration is nice, very French I must say. Typical from a Paris bistrot.

Menu: The menu is fine, again, exactly what you can find in France in any brasserie. No surprise, but hey, we went there to eat French.

Food: Very disappointing... french fries were horrible, steak was cold, quantities were limited, sauce was tasteless... I would not complain that much usually, but for the price, you really expect more. Such basic meals (come on, french fries !!) should not fail the test. Totally unacceptable in this price range in Bangkok.

Service: Thai waitresses were polite, and smiling. However, the French management was working on its laptop, and smiling only while getting the bill paid. Very usual in France, but... we are in Thailand, where service is usually excellent.

Conclusion: if they find a new chef, lower a bit their prices, and learn the Thai quality of service, it could be a good place. But in this price range (more than 1000 Bahts per person), you can find so much better places in Bangkok.

  • Visited September 2011
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6 Thank Altazon
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Bangkok, Thailand
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Our favorite French bistro”
Reviewed 14 November 2011

We live nearby the Petit Zinc so we went there few time and have never been disappointed. Food is always very fresh and tasty, the wine list is well selected and very affordable. We especially appreciate the chef suggestions with his today's market products. Service is as spontaneous as a real Paris Bistro but smiling, polite and welcoming.
We always have a lot of pleasure when we have lunch (very interesting lunch set everyday) or diner there.

  • Visited November 2011
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1 Thank amelie P
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Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Thumbs Up”
Reviewed 7 September 2011

I visited Le Petit Zinc last night and was pleasantly surprised. When we arrived we were the first customers of the evening, which was a bit worrying since it was already 8.30pm but slowly the place started to fill up with French expats and locals alike. Soon enough, the atmosphere was warm and friendly.

The food is not the best French food in Bangkok but its good and very reasonably priced. We shared the goats cheese toast to start which was served with a generous salad. For mains we went with scallops with simmered leeks and saffron. Five good size scallops were served on short skewers and they were perfectly cooked. The leeks though were more like pasta, and may well have been pasta! I'm not sure. It was tasty all the same. We also ordered roasted prawns wrapped in bacon with ratatouille and pilaf rice. The prawns were tasty and the rice well cooked. The dish was perhaps a little heavy with rice and would have benefitted from a smaller portion of rice with a few vegetables to lighten it up a bit.

We ordered a bottle of Cotes du Rhone for under THB1,000 which was very good.

The service was efficient and attentive. The owner popped over twice to check if everything was ok.

Overall, I give Le Petit Zinc the thumbs up and will return soon.

  • Visited September 2011
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4 Thank flipflops49
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