Le Bouillon is located half way between the "Grands Boulevards" and "Bourse" metro stops. A brasserie and wine bar, it is just next to the Passage des Panoramas, the oldest covered walkway in Paris. Refurbished from top to bottom by interior decorator Sylvie Hakim, the establishment offers a brand new panoramic terrace, with a pleasant view of the neighbourhood life: workers from the financial district, coin and stamp specialists, local residents and tourists of all kinds. Inside, the décor recaptures the Paris of times gone by. Large mirrors, a big Belle Epoque style zinc bar... with homage to Art Nouveau, especially Klimt, and to cubism with Mondrian.
The chef, Philippe Lévêque, an habitué of Michelin-starred addresses, worked for 17 years alongside Jean-Pierre Vigato at L'Apicius. Here, he has created a nostalgic menu of classic brasserie favourites. Homemade shepherd's pie, head of veal, beef Bourguignon, andouillette sausage, French toast, traditional rice pudding... always fresh and seasonal, the cooking is unfussy and authentic, like the place itself. The wine bar is a genuine delight, offering forty wines to sample in a pleasant, friendly atmosphere. Visit for an aperitif, or later in the evening, and choose from a selection of grand crus and lesser known equally interesting wines.
There are Happy Hours every day, breakfast from 6.30am, a good cocktail menu, Paris style brunch on Saturdays, and service with a smile... what more could you want?