Paris 66
Paris 66

Paris 66

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.paris66bistro.com/
  • Phone: 4124048166
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French, Contemporary French
  • Executive Chef: Giuseppe Di Gristina
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Paris 66 can accommodate private parties of up to 35 guests (options available for larger groups.) Our heated patio is a lovely setting for rehearsal dinners, baby showers, graduations, birthdays, and anniversaries. Food and beverage minimums apply; deposit required.
  • Private Party Contact: Lori Rongier or Mark Towers 4124048166

Getting there

  • Cross Street: S. Highland Ave.
  • Public Transit: Most major bus lines
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Street Parking and Discounted Private Lot In Rear. Complimentary Valet Parking Every Friday & Saturday Night From 5:00 PM - Close.
A word from Paris 66
Enter Paris 66 and you will immediately feel transported to a French Bistro down to the last detail. This upscale, award-winning haven is not only a "family affair" – exclusively owned & operated with love by doting duo Frederic and Lori Rongier – but it is also that rare combination of worlds - intimate and inviting, yet appropriate for both special occasions & casual get-togethers. We bring a menu of everyday French culinary classics by offering up the perfect marriage of local/organic sensibilities with French influences & techniques. A superb wine list invites and ensures you to find the most perfect wine to pair with the delicious flavors created in the open kitchen. Sip our signature cocktail from the sidewalk terrace in the warmer months or enjoy our perennially popular heated patio in the rear. And of course, no visit is complete without a taste of one of the artistically masterful and masterfully artistic delectable creations of Master Pastry Chef David Piquard. Bon Appétit!
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Paris 66 reviews from OpenTable diners
135 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (84)neighborhood gem (77)special occasion (64)romantic (64)great for brunch (44)great for lunch (31)great for outdoor dining (31)notable wine list (28)good for groups (12)late-night find (7)hot spot (6)kid-friendly (5)Show More
  • Great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My girlfriend and I had a terrific meal this weekend. The food and service were both out of this world
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good Dinner and Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We celebrated a friend's 70th with French Martini's, wine and a tapas of food for sharing. Nonproblem with the service staff for doing this less than common style at Paris 66! It was great- soup, multiple appetizers, a wonderful salad and a great main course were all shared. All excellent- look forward to our next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A true find!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The atmosphere, staff and menu of a true Parisian bistro. Very authentic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Absolutely wonderful experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    My boyfriend and I came here for his birthday, both of us being big fans of Parisian dining, and wow. From beginning to end, Paris 66 did not disappoint in the least bit. Our waitress, was so attentive and friendly and really added to the exceptional service at this restaurant. The food and drinks were exquisite to add to the romantic and peaceful ambiance. We left feeling completely, above and beyond, satisfied. This restaurant is absolutely perfect.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2 hour dinner
    lebeukVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    We arrived for our reservation at 7:30 and left at 9:30; we were two people and had only two courses. We had onion soup that came in a timely manner, but then we waited forever for our Salade Nicoise and Escalope de Veau. The restaurant wasn't very busy...maybe 1/3 full. We have been to Paris 66 many times, and this was by far the worst service we have ever had. We have read many reviews that have said the service was slow, but this is the first time we have experienced it...not enjoyable to wait that long.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A beautil day for a Brunch
    JayB
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    For the first time taking my Nephew he was very impressed with the service, he couldn't eat the fast enough as he so much enjoyed it. The entire staff and our server "Marie-Lise" was so professional yet with warmness. When leaving my Nephew thanked me for taking him to Paris. He now wants to return and try more French food. I have never been disappointed at Paris 66 and will continue to back and always recommend Paris 66 to all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chet
    Marty
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Good food and good atmosphere. Inside can get a bit noisy. Outside patio is much more quiet and casual.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Romantic
    DangerLove
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Excellent for that special romantic date. A little bit on the expensive side, but that what you do on special occasions. Very wide wine list and excellent and courteous staff. Best authentic french cuisine that I have experienced in Pittsburgh.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good french restaurant
    ruthieshee
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Took the husband here for his birthday. Cozy ambience, nice staff. Broccoli soup special wasn't too creamy, which was a relief. Frog leg appetizer special was quite greasy, but tasty and moist. Ordered the shrimp pasta as my main dish - delicious but again very very greasy. Husband ordered his filet mignon medium rare and it came out perfectly!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • anonVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Our experience at Paris 66 was delightful in every way ~ the ease of using their valet parking, being seated in the patio area, attentive waiter, delicious food. I recommend Paris 66.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Magnifique
    MrBAK
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This is by far the best French restaurant in Pittsburgh. The server (Sarah) was wonderful. The servers understand the food and the wine. The ingredients fresh and the preparation exceptional. One of the highlights was the calves liver (over the top). It was the best I had in my life. I come here when I want a superb meal. We had a group of four and all were completely satisfied and beyond. For first timers you will find the menu accessible. The price is worth every penny.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful
    PGH57
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Great ambience, a little noisy at first, excellent food and our waiter was outstanding and from France. Made our anniversary celebration memorable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious specials
    MarlVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    You will find very good food, well prepared at Paris 66. But you better be able to shout if you want to be heard by your dinner partner since the noise level of chatter is great on a busy weekend night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing
    dzOH
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We had expected a pretty special dining experience at Paris 66, but our meal was inconsistent (chef away for the holiday?). The "campagnard" plate of cheese and charcuterie as appetizer was great and highly recommended ($21 and can serve 2 or 3). My mussels "mariniere" smelled off, about a quarter of them were unopened, and another third tasted like they'd been reheated from lunch. The side of haricots verts we ordered arrived at table more gray than green. We sent them back. What came out to replace them was only slightly better, looked and tasted like grocery store green beans, not the skinny, fresh haricots we would have expected at a place like this. The raspberry tart we shared for dessert was OK. Nowhere near what I expected.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect dinner & evening
    Opencar
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    The food was great - from cheese and sausage plate to fish, pasta and duck main courses to crepes and coffee after dinner. Service was fabulous as we got to practice our French (not a requirement) and had a nice surprise when our dessert came. We will be going back...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent
    ccdteach
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    We were supposed to have 5 people but only 3 showed up. The meal was excellent and the service was good. The new person in the group who had not been there before was really happy with what she got and the ambiance of Paris 66. The food was great and definitely we'll be back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Horrible service
    Livetoeat
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Dined with my girlfriend on a busy Sat. night. The foie gras was very good and the entree of veal was also very tasty. However, the service was horrible. The server made us feel rushed and forgot my salad. She then served it with my meal offering no apologies. Also had to ask for more bread. My girlfriend had the shrimp dish that she did not like. When the waitress asked her how it was and she said "not so good" it was met with a response of shrugged shoulders. Very disappointing because we really wanted to like this place. Would not recommend and won't go back. You only have one chance to make a first impression and I will spend my money at other places.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent Parisian food
    Newfoodie
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I recently visited Paris, and going to Paris 66 brought me back there! Excellent food, great wine, and lovely decor. Check it out for a true Paris experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • PARIS 66 AT DINNER
    FOODLIFE49
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The cosy room is decorated in French Bistro style. Patio looks on a construction site 15 feet away. French baguette recently baked (not reheated) was excellent, lacked salt. Escargot could use more garlic and more salt. Nicoise salad was exceptional, with lovely dressing; could serve as main course. Server confirmed duck breast is done medium rare, which I endorsed, but it came well done. Unfortunate, as the raspberry sauce was quite nice and the accompanying potatoes dauphinoise were very good. Don't bother ordering a cappucino; watery flavor and served in the most awful of ways; a glass mug. Server appeared immature and presented herself far too often, even after we advised we were planning a leisurely dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As always GREAT FOOD
    ccdteach
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    The soup was excellent and so was the service. I had ordered the pasta provancale and I personally did not like the sauce. However, my guest thought it was great. And what word can you use to describe how delicious the dessert was. Definitely we will be back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Lovely little Paris style bistro--tight seating. Very good desserts!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Paris in Pittsburgh
    luv2dine
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Paris 66 was a nice find, good local Shadyside option. The waiter was a french citizen, so that added to the authenticity of the dining experience. Food was very good, but disappointing small proportions. Wine was excellent, but order by the bottle, size of glass servings can be inconsistent. I pointed it out to the waiter, but he basically ignored my complaint. This would be my one criticism of the resaurant, the waiter was a little arrogant. We will try again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First timer
    Tante
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    My friend and I decided to try Paris 66 as part of restaurant week. The valet parking was nice for $3.00. The staff was very welcoming. Our waitress was a doll! The food was excellent as we're the cocktails. The only complaint... We were seated outdoors (very quaint and sweet setting), but there was construction 25 feet in front of us. Heavy machinery running etc. this could not be helped but it's just a fair warning to future diners. Can't wait to go back withy husband.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing dining experience
    amb0279
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    I had been dying to try Paris 66. My sister and I went for restaurant week. The food was amazing. The staff was so friendly and helpful. I can't wait to go back so my husband can try this restaurant. You won't be disappointed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant Week!
    Kathy
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We have been wanting to go here and Restaurant Week was the perfect opportunity. We sat on the back deck and it was lovely. We were tempted to order off the menu instead of the restaurant week options because there were so many well priced choices (<$25). But we stayed with the restaurant and split all of the options. I had the goat cheese salad, beef bourguignon, and creme brûlée. My husband had the crab bisque, salmon, and chocolate mousse. The flavors were all so great, and the french bread was a great way to get more of the juices from the beef. The experience was very pleasurable and we'll definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We were there to celebrate Pittsburgh Restaurant week. There was a very good selection for the fixed price dinners. Everything was excellent, including the desserts!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediocre brunch
    BurghDinerVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    I went to Paris 66 because it is very difficult to get a weekend brunch reservation at Casbah which has an excellent brunch and is around the corner. Eggs Benedict tasted fine but was on tiny pieces of toast and not very substantial for the price. Another diner's croissant was burnt. You would think preparing a croissant would be a core competency for a French restaurant. Lots of hoopla around the macarons which are OK if you like them but not worth $2.50 each.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unique choice for date night
    Hula
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Went for a double date night with friends. Small place with cozy atmosphere. The French wine list had lots of unique selections and the Sommelier made excellent suggestions. The fact that he was French was a bonus for the atmosphere. Also he was nice enough to help us with pronouncing what we were ordering and even told us where some of the dishes originated in France. Don't stop by if you are in a hurry. Food took a while but was worth it. If you plan on sharing a bottle of wine with friends, this is the place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Ambiance was somewhat crowded and noisy, pub or bistro-like atmosphere. The food was delectable. I had the escalope de veau and that was perfect with a delicious sauce. The Magret de canard was also judged very good buy others in our group. The service was friendly, attentive. Our waitress has become like a friend. It didn't hurt that we also got to practice our French a bit. A nice touch was the "Joyeux Anniversaire" plate for my wife who was celebrating her birthday. We had gone there before and we will go back again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Galettes
    Adland
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Galettes were tasty, not something you'd find many places. The rest of the food was essentially average. Even so, it is an interesting menu and I'd go back for lunch or dinner to try some other items. Valet parking at front door a nice feature for this parking-challenged area.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner was terrific
    merci
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We all enjoyed the appetizers (cheese and frog leg something) and dishes that we ordered (perch special, rack of lamb special and duck with raspberry sauce. One of us had a Canadian beer, another a French beer, and another a fruity french drink. The food and ambience was interesting and our waiter (straight from France!) was very patient, enthusiastic, and explained everything. The prices are on the higher end, but this is a nice restaurant. The portions are definitely generous. I wouldn't go here if you're in a rush, the wait for your food could be a while. But, that's not a negative comment, it's part of the atmosphere of "being in Paris", ordering an appetizer, sampling it slowly, enjoying time with your friends. Too full for dessert!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • not relaxing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    we waited 45 minutes before someone took our drink and dinner order, 25 minutes for the drinks to come and one hour for the dinner to come. We had made prior reservations so were not a surprise table for the restaurant. Not all tables were in use and they were still greatly understaffed with only 2 servers and our server seemed panicked the entire time- it was not a peaceful, relaxing environment- it was like being in a hurried train station. The food itself was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Understaffed!
    SanFranManVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    This place needs more help! Our server, who was also the bartender, was totally overwhelmed! I'm sure that's why it took an hour just to get some bread on the table. The cocktails were mostly simple syrup...stick to wine! When our food finally arrived, the cheese in the crepe had cooled and congealed into a rubbery mess, one salad came without dressing of any type. The Nicoise, was serviceable, but generally uninteresting. The highlight was the shrimp pasta which was served hot and delicious, but couldn't salvage the rest of the meal...until the kitchen improves its timing and the restaurant hires more wait staff, I'd stick to one of the many other restaurants in the area.
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  • it was lovely
    RG1Q84VIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    The food was amazing and the service even better. Will go back soon
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I will return, in a bit......
    Burd96
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I loved the relaxed atmosphere! We there for some drinks, good food, and better conversation. Paris 66 fit the bill perfectly. The food was overall fantastic and our server was friendly and knowledgeable. A wonderful dining experience. My only complaint was the noise level outside. A large construction project is located right next door. Who would have guessed that on a Friday night the construction would be in full swing?! Cement trucks rumbled by the porch at least 4 times. Fortunately, our group was in good humor and took it in stride. Unfortunately, I will probably wait until the framing part of this project is do e before I return to eat. I will, however, stop by for those white chocolate/basil macarons every chance I get!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    Stan
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The kitchen is in the restaurant--the wonderful smells welcome you as you walk in the door. Everything we ate was well prepared and delicious. Can't find fault.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Paris in Pittsburgh!
    Piesquared
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Paris 66 was a wonderful find! The food was absolutely delicious! The escarot and mussels were both two of the best we have eaten world-wide! The trout was filleted beautifully and I didn't run into any bones. The duck was perfect as were the steak frites. To top it off the Belgian chocolate mousse was divine but the creme brûlée was the best I have ever tasted. Will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great again!
    BMB115
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    This is my fourth time at Paris 66 in the last two years. Today we came for brunch but have in the past been for lunch and dinner as well. The food was wonderful and simple. The service was very friendly but a little on the slow side. Its an adorable spot for a casual meal or special dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Exceptional Evening Out
    PghGal
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Brought two other couples with us, and had a wonderful evening together over excellent food prepared and presented perfectly. The wait staff is charming and knowledgeable. We've had brunch, lunch and dinner here and highly recommend it for each type of meal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time visit
    Alea
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Paris 66 is charming. Great cocktails, had a nice pre-fix for Bastille Day but we opted for the a la cart. Server was sweet and knowledgable. You must have a crepe for dessert! It did take some time, about 3 hours. But a very authentic experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic