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Jul 29, 2008 06:57 PM

The Best Steak Tartare in Paris? - once and for all

I will be travelling to Paris with my gal - both avid steak tartare fans - can real tartare connaisseurs please present their picks!

I am preferrably looking for something casual at lunch.

Is 'Bar Des Theatres' worth the visit?

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  1. Here's a thread from back in October 2007 - GREAT STEAK TARTARE IN PARIS? posted by Deenso. Scroll to the bottom to take a look at a video I posted.

    Last October, I went to lunch at Bar des Theatres on avenue Montaigne - I'm sorry to say, I didn't like the steak tartare that much - wasn't awful, just wasn't very good.

    One evening, I had tartare at Ma Bourgogne, across the street from place des Vosges. Going west it's where Francs-Bourgeois meets rue du Pas de la Mule - before you reach the square. Excellent.

    Other times, I had truly delicious tartare at La Coupole.

    3 Replies
    1. re: toitoi

      La Rotonde, Blvd. Montparnasse, M° Vavin. The good thing about it, they will serve you a tartare in the middle of the afternoon, if you like.

      1. re: Dodo

        We enjoyed the tartare at La Rotonde as well. Good oysters too.

        1. re: whs

          My ideal meal -- beef and oysters. And a peche melba in the end. La Rotonde is excellent.

          Now that I think of it, another address for Tartare is le Sévero.

    2. Brasserie Balzar's steak tartare is quite good; and you get to see it prepared at the chef station in the center of the room.

      1. From a real "Parisien"

        Le Select
        99 Boulevard du Montparnasse

        La closerie des Lilas
        171, boulevard du Montparnasse,

        Bar des Théatres is expensive and declining

          1. re: that_reeks_ugly

            Au Pied de Cochon makes one helluva salmon tartare.

            1. re: that_reeks_ugly

              Another vorte for au pied du cochon - it's been our family favourite for years.