Restaurants, French Quartier latin
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 (© Time Out / Laurie Grosset)
© Time Out / Laurie Grosset
 (© Time Out / Laurie Grosset)
© Time Out / Laurie Grosset
 (© Time Out / Laurie Grosset)
© Time Out / Laurie Grosset

This bistro facing St-Julien-le-Pauvre church is the creation of Nadège Varigny, who spent ten years working with Yves Camdeborde before opening a restaurant inspired by the food of her childhood in Grenoble. It's usually full of people, including critics and chefs, who love simple, honest bistro fare, such as daube de boeuf or seared tuna on a bed of melting aubergine. And if you have an appetite for offal, go for the gently sautéed brains with new potatoes or veal kidneys with a perfectly prepared potato gratin. For dessert, try the fresh ewe's cheese with bitter honey.

The 50 best dishes in Paris

This restaurant serves one of Time Out's 50 best dishes in Paris. Click here to see the full list.


Venue name: Ribouldingue
Address: 10 rue Saint-Julien-le-Pauvre

Opening hours: Tue-Sat noon-2pm, 7-11pm
Transport: Metro: Saint-Michel
Price: Prix fixe Lunch €28. Dinner €34

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The restaurant is closed since 6 months. Strange- the new restaurant had kept the same phonenumber. How come it's still here???

I'm afraid we weren't overly impressed.  It is always a bit off putting when a restaurant is half empty on a Saturday night.  My duck was fine, if a bit over salty and the kidneys that my husband ordered were OK.  Having read quite a few excellent reviews we felt it was "Fine", but nothing special.