Le Basilic: "Rustic and charming!" Le Basilic Tip by illumina

Le Basilic, Paris: 1 reviews and 1 photos


Although this restaurant is only just down the road from a very touristy area, it manages to feel out of the way, and retains it's Parisien identity. A very cozy little place with crooked beams wandering all over the ceiling and romantic low lighting, it is seemingly enjoyed by locals at least as much as tourists. They pride themselves on traditional french country cooking, rather than haute cuisine, and you certainly do get decent (and tasty!) portions. The waiters are quietly friendly, and speak very good English, although it's obviously appreciated if you at least try French! There's a pretty decent wine list, but as the house red is a delightful burgundy for 11euros, there's no need to look further!
A bonus is a lovely walk up Montmartre afterwards to work off those calories.

Favorite Dish: The creme caramel is good, but I recommend the sorbets - you can have up to three different flavours, and they're all wonderful!

Address: 33 Rue Lepic
Price Comparison: about average
Directions: From Rue de Clichy, walk up Rue Lepic towards Montmartre, turn left at the first bend and there you will see the ivy-covered entrance.
Phone: 01 46 06 78 43
Price: US$31-40
Rating: 4
Theme: French
Website: http://www.restaurant-le-basilic.fr

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Feb 6, 2006
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