Something new on the République side! After having regaled Parisians with deliveries during the various confinements, Bouillon République finally opened its doors in September. Opened in place of the Alsatian institution Jenny, famous for its gargantuan sauerkraut, Bouillon République has kept the charm of the former establishment, with carved wooden panels, floral carpeting and globes lamps.
But now, the formula has changed. Gone are the mountains of cold cuts and the kilos of cabbage, now this little brother of Bouillon Pigalle is in the right line of the Parisian bouillons and offers a traditional French cuisine affordable for all pockets.
On the first floor, on one of the large tables ideal for groups of friends, or on the first floor, on a small more confidential table, one settles down in the general hubbub announcing a good moment. On the menu, starters that don't exceed 9€ among which the traditional eggs mayonnaise (1,90€) also proposed in a truffled version, the leeks with vinaigrette (3,40€), the marrow bone (3,80€), the half-dozen oysters (6€) or the unavoidable snails and their butter (7€).
The choice is hard as far as the dish is concerned as these traditional proposals remind us all of good times spent in family, whether it is the Jenny sauerkraut in homage to the former life of the place (9,80€), the onion soup au gratin with Cantal cheese (8,50€) that so many tourists envy us, the duck confit and potatoes from Sarlat (11,50€) and of course the knife sausage and mashed potatoes (8,90€).
For our part, we opt for the haddock poached in English butter (13,50€), very generously served and original with a broth, and for the unavoidable boeuf bourguignon (9,80€) accompanied by coquillettes. A bottle of Ventoux AOP (10,20€!) later, we are ready to go to the desserts, also of very traditional inspiration: lemon tart (3,60€) on one hand, floating island with pink pralines (3€) on the other. It goes by itself.
In short, you'll have understood: at Bouillon République, you can enjoy a multitude of comforting dishes, ideal for spending a dream winter, all for very little money. The solution for a generous meal, home-made and from good products for less than 20€ per person with starter/main course/dessert!
This test was conducted as part of a professional invitation. If your experience differs from ours, please mention it in the comments.
Dates and Opening Time
Starts October 29th, 2021
39 Bd du Temple
75003 Paris 3