Maison Astier: The ”canaille” bistro of the East of Paris

In the heart of the 11th arrondissement, on the Rue Jean Pierre Timbaud, near the Hotel Mareuil, is located one of the most famous Parisian brasseries, the Maison Astier. The historical restaurant serves a traditional French cuisine, in a soothing and welcoming atmosphere.

Astier Restaurant – Credit Roberta Valerio

A historical brasserie
Maison Astier was originally founded in 1956, and later taken over by Frédéric Hubig, the creator of the Marée Jeanne in Paris, another tasteful restaurant of the capital. We enjoy the vintage decoration and the 50s floor tiles, the counter, the Biot glass globes, the thick curtains at the entrance, the velvet seats and the classic bistro chairs. The tables are decorated with famous red and white ‘’Vichy’’ hand towels and Laguiole knives carved with names of celebrity guests of the house, such as Mick Jagger or Jean Nouvel. This ‘’canaille’’ bistro of the East side of Paris offers a generous cuisine, such as poached eggs and French toasts infused with smoked lard and served in its cooking juice. The crispy rabbit thigh with mustard, celeriac and its potato millefeuille, and the cheese platter ripened by a Meilleur Ouvrier de France are exquisite! The Maison Astier is also very well known for its desserts such as the rum baba with home-made whipped cream, the poached pear with spicy red wine, the white chocolate mousse or the amazing Grand Marnier Soufflé to share.

Grand Marnier Soufflé – Astier Restaurant – Credit Roberta Valerio

Open every day, for lunch and dinner.
Prices start at 15 euros.
Starter + main course + dessert: €35 (lunch and dinner).
Starter + main course + cheese platter + dessert: €45 euros (lunch and dinner).

Restaurant Astier
44, rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud
75011 Paris
Tel: +33 (0)1 43 57 16 35
Metro: Parmentier (line 3).


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