Paris Digest regularly tests the top restaurants in Paris it recommends. Regularly, one of them drops from the list. Bouillon Racine has been on it for many years. This restaurant gets a lot of comments, some of them negative.
We ate again at Bouillon Racine on Tuesday and selected the two course set menu for lunch at 17.50 euros. It is frankly hard to get this quality of food in Paris for this price. The fish brandade was excellent and the dessert very tasty. Most of the customers were French and our neighbours appreciated the food in the same way. The glass of white Sauvignon from the Loire Valley at 5.50 euros was a good match for the dishes. The coffee at 2.75 euros was just average.
Add to that the marvelous Art Nouveau decor, the spacious seating and the nice service, the location at walking distance from Luxembourg Gardens and La Sorbonne. A no brainer choice for a first visit to the city.To summarize, Bouillon Racine consistently qualifies as one of the best French restaurant in town in this price category.