There is something new in the République area! After delighting Parisians on delivery for the different lockdowns, the Bouillon République has finally opened this Fall. Open in lieu of the Alsatian institution, Jenny, famous for this huge sauerkrauts, Bouillon République has kept the yesteryear charm of the previous place, with many sculpted wood panels, floral patterned carpets and globe lamps.
But now, the menu has changed. No more mountains of sauerkrauts and pounds and pounds of cabbage, now Bouillon Pigalle’s younger sibling is one of the Paris bouillons and serves traditional and affordable French cuisine fitting all budgets.
On the ground floor, at one of the big tables perfect for group of friends, or upstairs, at a more confidential table, have a seat in the general hubbub that announces a great time. On the menu, starters are not above €9 and include the traditional deviled eggs (€1.90), also served in truffle version, leeks with vinaigrette (€3.40), marrow bone (€3.80), half a dozen oysters (€6), and the staple snails and herb butter (€7).
As for the main course, the choice is hard because all the traditional propositions can remind one of fantastic family moments, whether it includes Jenny’s sauerkraut as a tribute to the former life of the venue (€9.80), the onion soup broiled with cantal cheese (€8.50), that tourists covet a lot, or the duck confit with Sarladaises potatoes (€11.50), and of course, the knife-cut sausage and potato mash (€8.90).
As for us, we went for the English style poached haddock with beurre blanc (€13.50), very hearty and original on a bouillon’s menu, and the staple beef bourguignon (€9.80) served with macaroni pastas. A bottle of Ventoux AOP (€10.20!) later, and we are ready to move to desserts – that are also very traditional: lemon pie (€3.60) on one side, floating island and pink pralines (€3) on the other. How smooth!
In other words, you get it, at Bouillon République, one can enjoy many comforting dishes, perfect to have a dreamy winter, on a budget. The solution for a hearty and homemade meal based on quality ingredients for less than €20 per person including starter/main course/dessert!
Dates and Opening Time
Starts 29 October 2021
39 Bd du Temple
75003 Paris 3