Josephine Chez Dumonet Restaurant Review, Paris, France


Josephine Chez Dumonet

117, Rue du Cherche-Midi

75006 Paris, France, CA

01 45 48 52 40

Josephine Chez Dumonet Paris France Exterior Decor

Josephine Chez Dumonet is a popular old school Bistro in the 6th Arrondissement, St. Germain, not far from the Jardin du Luxembourg. It was open in 1898 and is run by 3rd generation Jean-Christian Dumonet. We came to this restaurant to feel what Paris felt like in the old days. They serve half portions so you can sample lots of cuisine. They are known for excellent boeuf bourguignon, steak tartare, and roasted saddle of lamb.

Josephine Chez Dumonet Paris France Interior Decor

Decor, Vibe – Old world Paris with front bar area, banquettes, amber walls, classic lights, pantina tones, old posters. This place has not been updated in many years and shouldn’t be! Mostly locals, artsy types, and some tourists were dining. Folks were mostly in the 40-60 range. Tables are yours for the evening.

Josephine Chez Dumonet Menu Pictures (Click to zoom into any picture)

Josephine Chez Dumonet Paris France Menu

Josephine Chez Dumonet Menu

Josephine Chez Dumonet Paris France Menu 1

Dessert Menu

Josephine Chez Dumonet Paris France Amuse Bouche soup

Amuse Bouche Cold Gazpacho

Josephine Chez Dumonet Paris France Vin Complimentary Wine

Welcome! Complimentary sweet dessert wine or orange juice.


Josephine Chez Dumonet Paris France Foie Gras

Massive Foie Gras Terrine

Josephine Chez Dumonet Paris France Foie Gras Toast

Foie gras de canard frais Maison (18€ la demi) – Half sized portion of Foie gras terrine. So big, we would be scared by the size of the full portion. Excellent quality, incredibly smooth. Nice toasted french bread. We could not finish it all so they vacuumed pack the leftovers for us.

Josephine Chez Dumonet Paris France Cassoulet Maison

Cassoulet Maison (Saucisse, confit de canard, poitrine de porc) (29) – Cassoulet came in a huge pot, enough for two. It was full of well simmered (1 full day) sausage, duck confit, pork belly, beans. Incredible flavor. A must get.

Josephine Chez Dumonet Paris France Boeuf Bourguignon Beef Bourguignon

Beef Bourguigon

Josephine Chez Dumonet Paris France Noodles

Boeuf Bourguignon aux tagliatelles (26) – Beef bourguignon stew cooked for two days, braised in a heavy burgundy wine sauce with a large plate of egg noodles. Rich broth flavored with with mushrooms, bacon, garlic, onions, carrots. Highly recommended. Huge portion. The picture does not do it justice.

Josephine Chez Dumonet Paris France Poisson Sea Bass

Poisson du jour (21) – Sea Bass was the catch of the day and another huge dish. It was cooked fine and tasted normal but really was not special like the other dishes like the duck (canard) or veal (veau).


Josephine Chez Dumonet Paris France Green Beans Haricots verts

Haricots verts (8) were one huge plate of blanched green beans. Still need those veggies..

Josephine Chez Dumonet Paris France Salade Verte Green Salad

Salade verte (7.5) was a huge salad that came at the end of the meal. Forgot we ordered it.


Josephine Chez Dumonet had decent but restrained service. Servers were friendly but we had to ask for things. Food was excellent, portion size outrageous, and prices reasonable. We wanted to get a souffle but had ZERO room. Highly recommended, we’ll be back the next time we are in Paris. You will not feel this classic atmosphere at other famous Bistro including Chez Georges or Le Fontaine de Mars. Metro: Duroc

Other must visit places in Paris include Le Cinq and Guy Savoy.

Restaurant Map:

Josephine Chez Dumonet Overall Rating: (Excellent 3)

Come Back?

Food Rating: (Excellent)
Service Rating: (Good)
Atmosphere Rating: (Very Good)
Value Rating: (Very Good)

Guide: 0 = poor, 1 = Below/Average, 2 = Good, 2.5 = Very Good, 3 = Excellent , 4 = Extraordinary

Alcohol:Full Bar
Hours:Mon - Fri Noon - 3pm, 7 - 10:30pm, Closed Sa, Su
Prices:7 - 86€

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  • Lynn Edenburn
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    I am looking for the recipe for the Grand Marnier souffle. Do you share this recipe? Please email me at the address above. Thank you!

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