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Aug 3, 2011 03:20 PM

Best beouf bourgignon in Paris

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?

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

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

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      1. re: Delucacheesemonger

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

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

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          1. re: ParisKat

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

            1. re: ParisKat

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

            2. 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.

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              1. re: jaimecouchon

                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

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