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Restaurants you should try, close to the Hotel Université

Restaurants you should try, close to the Hotel Université

When you stay at the Hotel Université you are ideally situated to enjoy all of Paris easily and conveniently. We are also fortunate in being within close proximity of a number of excellent restaurants. To help you make your selection of where to eat while you’re a guest of our hotel, we have compiled some recommendations of our absolute favourite gourmet addresses in the neighbourhood. Two of these offer fine traditional French cuisine, another specialises in seafood, and the fourth? Well, if you are feeling particularly indulgent, it’s a place you will find simply irresistible.

  • Our recommendations for superb eating in our neighbourhood

A classic Parisian bistro

Le Bistrot de Paris is exactly the kind of bistro you would expect to see in Paris, offering old world charm and traditional French cuisine at 33, rue de Lille, only a five minute walk from the hotel. This former soup kitchen with early 1900s décor has white tablecloths, low lighting and helpful and attentive waiting staff. There’s also a fine selection of wines and some exquisite desserts, but a special mention should be made of the superb foie de veau (calf's liver). The fact that this bistro has a very faithful group of regular customers speaks volumes!

Another wonderful traditional bistro

Also just a five minute walk from the Hotel Université you can find La Fregate, named after the ship which docked under Le Pont Royal back in the 1870s. Ideally located along the Seine at 1, rue Bac, it offers a first rate traditional menu and a refined ambience steeped in the past. With frescoed ceilings, Louis XVI chairs, painted pillars, wood panelled walls and large windows through which the light floods in, Le Fregate simply oozes class. Try the oysters and seafood platter in season.

A top destination to sample fine seafood

35° Ouest is the evocative name for one of the top seafood restaurants in Paris. This small, intimate eatery is, again, just a five minute walk from our hotel, near the Orsay Museum. Opened in September, 2006 by Pascal Yar of Gournard fame, 35° Ouest ensures that all of the fish they use is obtained from sources that supply only the very freshest. It’s superb value for a Michelin starred restaurant. Try the Scottish salmon or the roasted cod fillet with asparagus cooked in a veal juice.

And now for some sheer indulgence

Our next choice is a ten minute walk from the hotel, at 108, rue de Bac, but those extra five minutes might be useful for shedding a few calories after you’ve sampled the delights on offer at Angelina’s. This much loved tea room was established in 1903 by the confectioner Antoine Rumpelmayer, and has acquired a reputation for sophistication and indulgence. In the grandeur and elegance of a belle époque salon designed by Edouard-Jean Niermans you can treat yourself to chocolat chaud so rich it is virtually a dessert, as well as macaroons, madeleines, choux pastry and the signature dish of Angelina’s, the astonishing Mont Blanc dessert.


Le Bistrot de Paris, 33 Rue de Lille, Paris 7e
Tel. 0033 (0)1 42 61 16 83
Metro: Rue du Bac, line 12
RER C: Musée d'Orsay
La Frégate : 1 Rue du Bac, Paris 7e
Tel. 0033 (0)1 42 61 23 77
Metro: Rue du Bac, line 12
RER C: Musée d'Orsay
35 Degrés Ouest, 35 Rue de Verneuil, Paris 7e
Tel. 0033 (0)1 42 86 98 88
Metro: Rue du Bac, line 12
RER C: Musée d'Orsay
Angelina, 108 Rue du Bac, Paris 7e
Tel. 0033 (0)1 42 22 63 08
Metro: Rue du Bac, line 12 - Sèvres-Babylone, lines 10 et 12


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