Do you like the atmosphere in Parisian bistros and bouillons? Bosses’ galls, nice and inexpensive dishes parading on large friendly tales? Well, you have to pay a visit to Le Petit Bouillon Pharamond near Les Halles!
If Pharamond doesn’t ring any bell, it’s normal. The Pharamond was created in 1831 by Alexandre Pharamond’s grandfather Pierre Heutte who wanted Parisians to discover Normandy cuisine and more precisely Tripes à la mode de Caen [guts the Caen style]. It’s simple, Clémenceau, Oscar Wilde, Hemingway and later on Mitterand were regulars.
Today, the restaurant has a new manager but has kept its beautiful Normandy style with half-timbering. Inside, the décor has been listed as historical heritage. Upstairs, the 4 lounges – of a true beauty – can be privatized. Outside, a beautiful 55-seat terrace welcome hungry people.
On the menu, we have typical Parisian bouillon dishes for a very tiny price but a maxi pleasure and countless discoveries. Starters go from €1.90 for very tasty deviled eggs to €7.90 for a nice slice of foie gras served with onion compote.
We also had an avocado mousse and cocktail sauce (€4.80) and the slice of pâté en croute (€4.50). on the other tables, we see leeks and vinaigrette (€3.30), herring with oil (€4.40), honey roast camembert (€6.90), Burgundy snails (€6.90) and even a velvet pea soup with mint and hazelnut oil (€5.50).
As for us, it will be another time, we prefer moving on and focusing on main courses. Once again, Parisian bouillon classics that we love: Boeuf bourguignon and elbow pasta (€10.20), beef tartare and French fries (€10.50), braised ham and mashed potatoes (€9), haddock brandade (€9.90) and the famous Tripes à la mode de Caen (€8.80)….
The choice is very tough, and we finally order the andouillette, mustard sauce and fries (€8.80) and the Frankfurt sausage and mashed potatoes (€8.40). Tasty ingredients, simple yet working and mastered recipes and prices that help us go further down the rich menu, it’s perfect and it’s a big thumbs up for us!
Before leaving, we bite into the Paris-Caen flavored with Calva (€5) and a tarte tatin (€4.50) perfectly knowing we’ll come back gladly to enjoy the rest of the menu!
From 31 May 2019 to 31 December 2019
Petit Bouillon Pharamond
24 Rue de la Grande Truanderie
75001 Paris 1
Desserts: 1,5-5 €
Entrées: 1,9-7 €
Sides: 2,80 €
Plats: 7,5-12 €
Ouvert 7j/7 en service continu de 12h à minuit