La tour de Montlhéry – Chez Denise
The concierge service at Guest Apartment Services Paris is pleased to present the famous restaurant La Tour de Montlhéry – Chez Denise.
We’ll be happy to organize a future dinner reservation for you.
When you arrive in front of Denise's house, you will find yourself in front of one of the oldest facades in Paris.
Inside, you will be immersed in the typical atmosphere of a local bistro.
The menu is an odé to French culture: veal kidneys in mustard sauce, beef tabs, calvados tripe, stewed beef, Charolais beef ribs.
Be careful, the portions are very big.
The checkered tablecloths and slates show that the restaurant has been an institution in Les Halles for 30 years.
A typical bistro with hearty dishes that is open for nightowls until 5am during the week.
This is a century-old business, run by the same person for forty years and whose chefs, as well as some of their clients, have been there for nearly thirty years.
The kind of restaurant where you go into the kitchen to greet the chef, discuss the newest neighborhood gossip with the waitress and simply feel like home
You can drink kirs, Reuilly wines from Lafond and legendary Bordeaux, whilst leaning against the one of the most
beautiful counters in Les Halles with its cash register from the Belle époque.
The atmosphere is magical here. It is not for nothing that La Tour Montlhéry is a lighthouse for many night souls.
Open all night long, it equally attracts the youth and the long working and has always been an inspiration for the creative.
This restaurant was founded in 1966 and is one of the last pieces of the authentic Les Halles quarter.
Eat here the best "bourgeois" cuisine at day or night. Two chefs share the ovens, Bernard Noël prepares the meals during the day,
and Michel Anfray takes over at night to slice the prime rib and veal kidney. Denise created this restaurant more than thirty years ago,
and now runs it with her son Frederic.
Born in the Catlan region of France, Denise Bénariac is a character. She is one of these people who remind us of different, better times in Paris.
She is the daughter of a Cantal Tomme cheesemaker. Her father raised her a gourmet.
"I didn't see myself living on the farm and when I was 20, I ran away and went to Paris."
When Denise took over the Tour de Montlhéry in October 1966, the heart of Paris was still full of butchers, trippers and small florists.
A few years later, the quarter tried to change its face, but his Montlhéry Tower did not lower its flag.
At the Montlhéry tower, they know what’s best. The kitchen staff and their own Bernard Noël, who has been day chef for 32 years, are busy every day peeling
between 70 and 100 kilos of potatoes and preparing the famous homemade noodles.
The sausages come from Cantal, just like the inspiration for most dishes.
It is more of a meat restaurant, even if we sometimes find haddock with white butter or braised pikeperch on the daily menu.
The Montlhéry tower is an authentic and charming bistro, with a friendly atmosphere, where you can enjoy good bourgeois cuisine like the famous stew with a secret recipe.
It is served in marrow stock, old-fashioned mustard and pickles.
The concierge service at Guest Apartment Services Paris is pleased to present the famous Restaurant BOUILLON RACINE
– future dinner reservation can be organized at your convenience.
Ideally located in the heart of Paris and the Latin Quarter, a stone's throw from Saint Michel and Odéon,
Le Bouillon Racine transports you to the unique atmosphereo f the Paris Belle Epoque. Spread over two floors,
we welcome you every day, with a continuous service.
Chartier, since 1896. Originally established under the sign of the “Grand Bouillon Camille Chartier”,
located on the front of the building at the beginning, it changed its name by “Bouillon Racine”
over time referring to the name of the street in which it is located.
Camille Chartier remains owner of the premises until 1926. After then called Bouillon Ollé Joussot is Mrs Launois who held the restaurant until 1956.
The next buyer will sell the business to the University of Paris who opens a restaurant for the Sorbonne staff in 1962.
He will be in operation until 1993.
The front of the building, as well as the Art Nouveau decoration of the room,
allowed it to be classified as a historic monument on 12 October 1995.
The complete renovation of Bouillon Racine in 1996 thanks to the Duty Companions.
On the menu:
Popular restaurants, the broths restaurants serve simple and affordable dishes but prepared with care in a friendly atmosphere.
The menu has evolved but we remain attached to a homemade cuisine of fresh products selected from partners.
Bouillon Racine offers you a cuisine that combines traditional dishes that have shaped the restaurant's history,
such as broths or pot au feu, with today's recipes. The menu changes according to the seasons. We invite you to discover it all year round.
The greatest chef Alexandre Belthoise
He was born in the Loiret region, he studied in Blois and started his career at the Auberge des Templiers.
Then he became a clerk and then party leader at La Promenade in Orléans. Then he moved to the capital in the gastronomic restaurant of Hotel Le Lutetia.
Finally, he opened Le Bélier, rue des beaux-arts, before joining the Bouillon Racine team in 2001, where he was appointed chef in 2002.
For special occasions such as New Year's Eve, Valentine's Day or Mother's Day, the chef offers a special menu.
And to address one of the main topics of the moment, almost all of our dishes are homemade, made from fresh produce.
The exceptions are the dishes we buy from our selected partners, such as the Parisian Snail or the ice-cream maker Pedone.
The Bouillon Chartier is a restaurant in Paris, founded in 1896 and classified historic monument in 1989.
The restaurant was created in 1896 by two brothers, Frédéric and Camille Chartier, in a former train station concourse under the name "Le Bouillon",
near the Grands Boulevards, the Hôtel Drouot, the Musée Grévin, and the Palais de la Bourse.
In 1896, the Bouillon Chartier was born out of a very simple concept – provide a decent meal at a reasonable price
and give a customer’s good service in order to have their loyalty.
50 million meals, and only four owners later, the recipe is still a success.
It still appears today as vestiges of Art Nouveau decorations. Chartier was born on a simple idea: to offer a meal worthy of the name at a modest price and to respect the customers.
A hundred and twenty years later, the restaurant still maintains this tradition of unbeatable value for money with its soup at one euro and eggs mayonnaise at two euros.
Currently, the average ticket remains limited at 19 euros. By taking control of Chartier in 2007, Gérard Joulie kept his promise to respect the broth spirit.
This 320-seat restaurant is now under the direction of Yann Hulin.
The waiters maintain the relaxed atmosphere that is the hallmark of Chartier. This restaurant doesn’t know the crisis.
A month ago, a Saturday, the restaurant broke its record with 2443 seats served. At average cruising speed, the restaurant serves around 1,400 meals / day.
That's almost double the performance achieved by the former owner, Daniel Lemaire. But since the takeover, Gérard Joulie
and his sons have managed to make the best of the restaurant by introducing a continuous service.
This place has known by all those, the many famous and anonymous faces, who have dined there, on romantic dates, as a family or with friends.
It has developed more than a personality; they have given it a soul.
Enter the large, legendary, historically listed dining room.
Have a seat at a table and take the time to admire the famous sideboards where regulars kept their own,
personal napkins and the painting by Germont, who gave it to the establishment as payment for his debt.
Watch the elegant to and fro of waiters dressed in black vests and white aprons, unmatched for their efficiency.
And then get ready to delight your taste buds!
Dishes are traditional but with a wide range of choices at frankly unbeatable prices.
Enjoy leeks vinaigrette, hard-boiled eggs with mayonnaise, vegetable soup or snails for starters; meat, fish or stews simmered to perfection come next.
The menu is a long one, the meals are authentic and the mains are around 10€.
You can be sure that what you’re getting is quality, too as their suppliers are consistent and always among the best.
For dessert, treat yourself to the famous home-made Chantilly cream; you won’t find it anywhere else.
In fact, no matter what you’re seeking at Chartier, you probably won’t find it anywhere else… because there’s only one Paris, only one 9th arrondissement and only one Bouillon Chartier.
The restaurant's popularity leads to lines in the courtyard or under the porch and sometimes on the sidewalk outside.
Tables are shared between strangers and the bill is written directly on the disposable paper tablecloth at the end of the meal.
This restaurant doesn’t become a legend by accident, and it certainly can’t stay that way by resting on its laurels.
Chartier is over 100 years old and still in the very prime of life. The restaurant is dear to native Parisians,
which might explain why it is just as beloved by tourists from the world over.
The restaurant does not take reservations. Simple cuisine at modest prices
We welcome you every day from 11:30 to midnight without interruption.
7 rue du Faubourg Montmartre | 75009 Paris
Metro : Grands Boulevards L8 L9 | Bus : L 74, 48
Phone : +33 (0) 1 47 70 86 29
Au Pied de Cochon
The concierge service at Guest Apartment Services Paris is pleased to present the famous Brasserie restaurant au Pied de Cochon,
this mythical brasserie welcomes its guests in a very friendly atmosphere around a beautiful and generous traditional French cuisine.
The chef offers you specialties such as the Périgourdine-style stuffed Pied de cochon, the Saint-Antoine temptation
or the Double côte de cochon Ibaiama to share, by Eric Ospital.
Real beating heart of the capital, Au Pied de Cochon is the first institution to offer, from its opening in 1946, a continuous service 24h/24, 7/7.
The first Parisian market, "Palu Market" located on Ile de la Cité, was created in the 5th century when Paris was still Lutèce.
In the 9th century, it was transferred to the right bank by the first Capetians.
In the 12th century, Louis VI The Great ordered its moving to the edge of rue Saint-Denis, where the "Halles" would remain for more than eight centuries,
until their transfer to Rungis on 1969.
In 1946, Clément Blanc, a former butcher in Halles, bought a small café-restaurant closed since the war.
In 1947, after restoration work, Clément Blanc opened his first establishment, which he named Le Pied de Cochon.
He had two ideas, the first one was to open the establishment 24 hours a day. Pied de Cochon is the first Parisian establishment whose doors
remained open 365 days of the year and the lights always on.
The second idea was to put on his menu a forgotten, abandoned piece that many butchers don't even sell: the pig's foot.
This is the origin of establishment’s name.
In the 50’s, the Pied de Cochon won rapidly the foreign personalities hearts, such as Hollywood stars,
politicians and sportsmen wanting to discover this mythical place where dishes scoundrels were
Since then, the famous Les Halles restaurant with a good communicative mood has not closed. Becoming the beating heart of the capital,
the Pied de Cochon stands out as the unchanging witness of old Paris. Both popular institution and privileged place of various celebrities,
the Pied de Cochon was always a place of celebration where crowd mingled. The hobos even had the "Bells Corner"
and feasted every evening onion soup that was offered by Clément Blanc, the restaurant owner.
In 1981, the newly elected President of the Republic, François Mitterrand, came to celebrate his victory at the Pied de Cochon.
From then, politicians, entertainers, tourists from all over the world and ordinary people found their way back to the brasserie,
which is now perceived as a kind of "conservatory of the Halles memory" which would be part of the France’s image like the baguette,
the camembert and even the Eiffel Tower.
A time shunted, the mythical Pied de Cochon in the middle of Les Halles has returned to its gastronomic reputation
where the Tout- Paris comes to eat at no time, when the rest of Paris is still sleeping.
Since its founding in 1947, this restaurant is open non-stop, seven days a week.
"The legend says there is no lock on the doors or switch”, according to Eric, 16 years of work in the brasserie.
“The only time we had to close at night was after the terrorist attacks of November 13, 2015, but not for a long time.” Myth or reality?
One thing is sure, this restaurant is one of the few places in Paris that never drop the curtain.
The institution Les Halles, party-goers and night owls, plays the card, on its terrace with aperitifs: black pudding, pork rillettes, crisp Brie de Meaux.
As in the past, you can enjoy impeccable seafood at any time of the day or night, and a palette of immutable dishes such as onion soup
(from the tail, ear, snout, and pig's foot, grilled, and served with béarnaise sauce),
ground beef steak tartare and homemade Pont-Neuf apples, or pancakes flambéed with Grand Marnier.
The house remains open served, 24 hours a day, and since 1946, its stoves have never been shut down.
A fantastic place with really delicious food, we strongly advise you to eat Au Pied de Cochon, at least once in your life…
Au Pied de Cochon
6 rue Coquillière
To book a table: http://www.pieddecochon.com/informations-contact/
Metro: Louvre-Rivoli (1), Les Halles (4), Châtelet (7, 11, 14) / RER: Châtelet-Les-Halles (A, B, D)
Parking: Saint Eustache (2h free) or Sainte Croix des Small Fields
Sources et crédits : https://www.pieddecochon.com/en/
The concierge service at Guest Apartment Services Paris is pleased to present the famous Brasserie restaurant BOFINGER – future dinner reservation can be organized at your convenience.
Founded in 1864, close to the Place des Vosges and the Place de la Bastille, the Brasserie Bofinger is considered the "most beautiful brewery in Paris". In the heart of Paris’4th arrondissement, in the style of Belle Epoque decor, come and discover the finesse and quality of a typical Alsatian meal.
Upon opening the door, you enter directly into the era of what were called the Roaring Twenties and you expect to see characters from that time sitting at a table.
Decoration wins you over and makes you feel at home. Going to Bofinger is like going to the show. Bofinger, a true institution of Alsatian gastronomy
and its truly authentic decoration, it has flourished through the ages and has effortlessly positioned itself as a living museum, with a timeless.
A journey into the past that is very present and will cross the future. Crossing the doors of the establishment is not only a return to the past but also a culinary adventure.
Founded in 1864 by the Alsatian Frédéric Bofinger, at 5, Petite rue Saint Antoine (renamed rue de la Bastille in 1877),
it can be considered one of the oldest and most beautiful in the capital. It is in this establishment that the first pressure pump of the city
was installed which brought the whole of Paris to come and taste this signature drink, which was accompanied by simple dishes: the brewery was born.
Since the Ancient Régime, Alsatians have come to settle in the Saint-Antoine district to work in carpentry and cabinet making.
These craftsmen came here to drink beer, bringing their own mugs, a tradition of that time. Hence the sign that can still be seen
at the entrance of the establishment. The brand also represents a little Alsatian girl with a kouglof and a little Alsatian boy
with his beer mug and a pretzel running at the brewery
It was also in 1919, during the expansion that originally served as a blind courtyard that had long been used as a storage place for coal, an oval dome was installed to provide light and decorate the large room. The dome was decorated with floral motifs and was made by the painters and glassmakers Gaston Néret (glassmaker of Hector Guimard) and Royé. In the center of the room, a service enhanced with a wisteria (flowers) separates the establishment's 32 most popular tables. Around the room, the walls are decorated with friezes, medallions on canvas and paintings depicting wine cities. The herons and floral barbotine’s scattered throughout the establishment are ceramics by Jérôme Massier.
After the war, Bofinger was asleep. The 1970s were the years of rebirth.
The Second World War put a brake on the development of the brewery, it was not until its acquisition in 1968 by Eric de Rothschild and Isidore Urtizverea
that it was restored to its former glory. The whole Paris of politics and art is once again rushing into this establishment.
François Mitterrand came here to celebrate his entry into the Elysée. On March 13, 1989, the Bofinger brewery was listed on the Supplementary Inventory of Historical Monuments.
In 1996, Jean-Paul Bucher, the founder of the Flo Group, acquired Bofinger, which would continue to grow.
On the menu :
Of course you will find the great classics of the brewery such as snails, calf eggs, beef tartar or veal liver, not to mention fish and especially the famous Paris-Brest!
Dishes that reflect the image of the place: simple, friendly and warm that we enjoy sharing with family or friends.
A meal to be devoured slowly and whilst we take a break from our busy lives.
But coming to Bofinger is also a way to enjoy one of their specialties that has made them famous; of course
I want to talk about sauerkraut. On the menu you will have no less than 5 choices of sauerkraut ranging from deli meats to fish.
A know-how that has been perpetuated since the company's inception. It would be a shame to leave the restaurant without having tasted one of their sauerkraut at least once.
A mouthwatering experience that can only be had by this dish. Another specialty of the house is seafood. Whether in trays or cooked,
Bofinger has always had this dish to offer to customers since the beginning of its adventure. On the spot or to take away, oysters
and shellfish are the spearhead of good Parisian breweries. Freshness and quality are Bofinger's key words, an importance guaranteed for these very fragile foods.
Sources et crédits : bofingerparis.com, l'histoire d'hier à demain, le blog de Jean Pierre Kosinki.
Secret Adress in Paris
Our favorite Parisian restaurant of the moment: LILANE , 8 rue Gracieuse,
in the Latin Quarter, 5th district.
This discret restaurant will pleased all gourmet palates, with creative, fresh and seasonal meals. Coloured, tasty , generous plates,
including all home made pastries, not to forget an interesting wine list to match your food. Really reasonnably priced menu : 38 Euros, Entree/Plat/Dessert.
Guest Apartment Services Paris team is really pleased to share with you this little "secret address".
La Brasserie de l'Isle Saint Louis
Located at the tip of the Ile Saint Louis, in front of the cathedral Notre Dame, the Brasserie de l’Isle Saint Louis
welcomes you in its typical decoration of the thirties Parisian brasseries.
In Paris, some places are witnesses of past and they knew the floods, the wars, May 68 strikes, and other moments which built their histories.
The Brasserie de l’Ile Saint Louis is one of these places which survive, as the host likes reminding it.
Formerly, we called it “La Taverne du Pont Rouge” in reference to the footbridge with L’Ile de la Cité.
Paul and Marthe Guépratte, grandparents of both brothers’ managers of today acquired the place in 1953 to an Alsatian named Lauer,
who served only one dish: the sauerkraut-sausages to accompany glasses of beers.
Paul had previously worked in the cooking of Duchess de Windsor. Although Breton of origin, the new host will keep selling fermented cabbage and sausages of Frankfurt.
The former Resistance fighter will know how to silence his rancor by hiring a German leader, Otto Wagner, himself the former cook of Marshal Rommel "committed suicide" by the Nazis.
A famous place
Since the 50s, the Isle Saint-Louis Brasserie is still managed by the same family.
This one attempts to immortalize the tradition and to maintain with passion and regularity the spirit of this "old lady" who saw settling down at her table several generations of political, artistic or literary personalities, without ever succumbing to the sirens of the fashion.
The Brasserie preserves its regular clientele, some people remember themselves even the debuts of the spouses Guépratte in 1953 and their descendants watch that the ancestral traditions are respected.
The famous actress Brigitte Bardot felt so good that she offered a dog to the owner named Baby.
And she never found nothing to add in the good meat that she savor on the eternal wooden tables.
Among the last big Parisian brasseries having maintained their independence, the Brasserie of Isle Saint-Louis knew
how to preserve its authentic soul and its unique character.
Its traditional and bourgeois cooking remained faithful to its know-how: fresh products, superior-quality and accurately selected.
Naturally, the deep-frozen industrial preparations, are not welcome in the restaurant.
Dishes are home-made, simmered by the good care of the head chef and his brigade.
Guest Apartment Services Recommendations
It is especially for its panoramic view on the Seine, the left bank and the Pantheon that regular customers settle down the time of a meal.
Beyond its story and of its atypical view, we can only recommend this nice brasserie in particular for family lunches of the weekend
where we shall know how to savor the time as much as the meal.
The Brasserie menu offers the classic Alsatians: onion tart, the sauerkraut, Riesling cock, but also the main things of the capital:
Tartar, rib steak “Maître d’hôtel” butter and hamburger with egg and for dessert, an house Berthillon ice-cream.
Sources et crédits : labrasserie-isl.fr, sortiraparis.com, paris-bistro.com, le prismemagazine, jaimemonpatrimoine.fr, photos PeterTurnley