HOME > Chowhound > France >

Best beouf bourgignon in Paris

nikkidrury Aug 3, 2011 03:20 PM

i am returning to Paris for the first time in 11 years. My husband has never been to France. He loves traditional French cuisine including bouef bourgignon, coq au vin, blanquette de veau, escargots,... I am not particular about where in Paris and I am not overly budget conscious, I just want to find the best... Any thoughts?

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. Gman RE: nikkidrury Aug 6, 2011 05:51 PM

    Best boeuf I've had was at Josephine Chez Dumonet.

    1. Delucacheesemonger RE: nikkidrury Aug 7, 2011 05:54 AM

      A La Biche au Bois also gets good reviews, but was very, very heavy compared to J C Dumonet

      1 Reply
      1. re: Delucacheesemonger
        Dodo RE: Delucacheesemonger Aug 7, 2011 11:29 PM

        I love the boeuf bourguignon at the Brasserie Fernand, 127, Blvd. Montparnasse, near Vavin metro stop. It's on the regular menu. It's a lively neighbourhood brasserie, no need to book in advance.

        To know if it's the best, I'd have to try all restaurants offering it... and then, it would only be my opinion !

      2. souphie RE: nikkidrury Aug 8, 2011 07:01 AM

        Joséphine Chez Dumonet indeed. And Au Dernier Métro for a less expensive, more plebeian option.

        1. p
          ParisKat RE: nikkidrury Aug 9, 2011 06:19 PM

          Yes, the boeuf at Josephine Chez Dumonet is good, but not at all worth the pathetic service. No boeuf is worth that.

          2 Replies
          1. re: ParisKat
            Gman RE: ParisKat Aug 10, 2011 11:26 AM

            I had no complaints about the service at JCD when I was there in Decembre.

            1. re: ParisKat
              Ptipois RE: ParisKat Aug 10, 2011 12:06 PM

              Service at Chez Dumonet can hardly be described as "pathetic". Hurried sometimes, but I never had any problem with it.

            2. j
              jaimecouchon RE: nikkidrury Aug 12, 2011 09:24 PM

              Just enjoyed dinner at Josephine Chez Dumonet with my family, and the Boeuf Bourguignon was excellent as was the rest, best duck confit and mille feuile for sure, the service was very friendly, professional, efficient and gracious, the wine service was handled well with very good glassware, the wine list was a bit odd, but we found a stellar Volnay that worked perfectly with the food, one of our favorite meals over 10 days in Paris.

              2 Replies
              1. re: jaimecouchon
                jock RE: jaimecouchon Aug 13, 2011 06:04 AM

                care to share precisely which volnay and the tariff? i happen to love volnay and will be returning to paris soon. TIA.

                1. re: jock
                  jaimecouchon RE: jock Aug 15, 2011 08:26 PM

                  Domaine Leflaive 2005 for 90 euros, best I've tasted, but I spend most of my time (and money) with CA pinot noir.

              Show Hidden Posts