La Poule au Pot
9, rue Vauvilliers
75001 Paris, France,
01 42 36 32 96
01 40 91 90 64 (Fax)
Since 1935, La Poule au Pot has specialized in chicken hot pot. They have an extremely good value 35€ three course fixed price menu. We ordered two of then plus an extra entree. This restaurant is located in the Les Halles area (Lots of shops and restaurants), and stays open very late.
Decor, Vibe – Stylish interior with lots of mirrors, bright classic lighting, gold trim. Couple of tables on the sidewalk. A good mix with lots tourists and some locals eating dinner.
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Great Prix Fixe Meal
La soupe gratinée au vin blanc (13€) – Gratined onion soup with white wine. We had to try an onion soup in France. This one was hot out of the oven, fully crusted with cheese, nice strong onion flavor.
Les œufs Cocotte à la crème – Stirred eggs with cream was an interesting looking starter but pretty tasty. It had an egg yolk in middle with lots of cream. Very smooth and creamy.
La Poule au Pot Henry IV garnie maison – Chicken hot pot with vegetables. This dish is essentially a chicken soup with tender chicken, carrots, squash, leaks, bacon and more. It is very watery entree, but maintained some nice broth flavor. This dish may not work for people that need more solid food for dinner.
La Poule au riz sauce suprême – Chicken leg quarter with rice and suprême cream sauce. Reminded me of Campbell’s Cream of chicken soup, in a good way. Smooth creamy sauce along with tender chicken. A nice low key dish.
La tarte des demoiselles Tatin à la crème – Warm upside-down caramelized apple tart was a small slice, but very good nonetheless. Apples were not too sweet and the crust was still flaky. A cream sauce was on the side.
Tapioca rice pudding with strawberries looked nice and went down fast. Nice sweet rice with just enough strawberries to give it some flavor.
La salade mélangée sauce vinaigrette – Green salad with tomatoes was a pretty typical salad with lots of tomatoes. Pretty huge quantities, enough for two.
La Poule au Pot was decent, friendly and highly accessible. The food, especially the prix fixe menu, was of good value and quality. If you are in this area and like chicken, give this place a try. They speak English and have English on their menu. Other classics nearby include Chez Clovis and Chez Denise. Metro: Les Halles