Traditional home made cuisine
A secret of the Place Dauphine
This “institution” of Place Dauphine was built at the beginning of the XX century and still preserves its original architecture. Back in the day, Restaurant Paul was called “Au rendez-vous des cochets”, a meeting place for artists and intellectuals. Later, during the 20’s and 30’s the restaurant changed owners until it got its actual name.
During the resistance, Paul went through the war and due to its restrictions, it was only allowed to serve restricted portions, like half apples and single spoons of chestnuts cream as desert. In 1948, the place was sold again to one of the employees who just got married with the host of a nearby restaurant.
This young lady became “Madame Paul” and an undeniable celebrity of La Place Dauphine. Thanks to her, the restaurant took a reputation of a familiar French style restaurant with a international spread, recalling the nostalgia of many.
Paul and its French cuisine represents today a real link between la Place Dauphine et le Quai des Orfèvres, Le Palais de Justice and the Pont-Neuf, past and present.
We will welcome you in a place full of history and tradition, where Madame Paul’s spirit remains untouched.
Here our Chef and its team have tastefully updated the greatest dishes of the national gastronomy.