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    L’EPI DUPIN

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    L’Epi Dupin

    11, rue Dupin (6th Arr.)

    Paris

    (33) 01-42-22-64-56 | www.epidupin.com

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    • CUISINE

      Bistro
    • HOURS

      Mon.: 7:00pm-11:00pm; Tue.-Fri.: 12:00pm-3:00pm, 7:00pm-11:00pm; Sat.-Sun.: Closed
    • BEST FOR

      Lunch; dinner
    • RESERVATIONS

      Essential; book at least one week in advance
    • BAR

      No
    • YEAR OPENED

      1995
    • PRICE (THREE-COURSE PRIX FIXE; GOURMET TASTING MENU)

      EUR 35; EUR 48
    • NOISE

      Medium
    • FAMOUS PLATES

      Gourmet tasting menu
    • DRINKS AND WINE

      Wine list includes interesting picks from smaller vineyards
    • # OF SEATS

      25-50
    • OUTDOOR DINING?

      Yes
    • PRIVATE ROOM AVAILABLE?

      No - but table d'hote available
    • MERTO

      Sevres-Babylone
    L’Epi Dupin

    VIBE

    Jaunty, contemporary bistro just next to classic department store Le Bon Marché. Chef François Pasteau has developed a raucously popular “bistronomic” (bistro + gastronomic) concept that draws foodies from all corners of the globe (seriously: the staff speaks English and Japanese as well as French); it’s all about super fresh ingredients and using haute cuisine techniques when whipping up hearty, classic dishes. The with-it food is complemented by competent service and stylish black-on-cream décor.

    CROWD

    A cosmopolitan mix of informed travelers, expats, and loyal Parisian locals. The business set usually packs in at lunchtime.

    WHAT WE WOULD WEAR

    Go with a relaxed, upscale casual look.

    GO HERE WITH

    A date; a small group of friends

    WHY WE LIKE IT

    The food is fantastic, and the cheerfully low-key ambiance is fun.

    WHAT WE WOULD CHANGE

    It’s crazy busy ALL. THE. TIME. (And the tables are really cramped, which makes it worse.) Also, when we visited, the service was all-too-clichéd with its couldn’t-be-bothered-with-you attitude.

    GOOD TO KNOW

    When you make a reservation, request the second seating (for lunch or dinner) and a corner table–it’s less crowded and more comfy. And if you really can’t stand the crowds, takeaway service is now available. The restaurant is closed for three weeks in August. Children’s menus are available. Dogs are also allowed.

    CLOSEST COMPS

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