Review on Bofinger

The Bofinger Brasserie is a legendary institution in Paris situated in the heart of the Marais and Faubourg Saint-Antoine area, just a short stroll from the Bastille. In 1864 Frédéric Bofinger introduced the first draught beer to Paris and established a small restaurant that soon gained a reputation for the quality of its sauerkraut. A beautiful stained glass dome ceiling, a masterpiece by Néret and Royer was installed to illuminate the main dining room. 'The revolving door, the bar, the vast winding staircase, the padded black leather bench seats, the bronze wall lights, the copper, the ceramics, the mirrors, everything dates from this period and epitomises the style of an Alsatian brasserie.' If only the walls could talk, what a story they could tell, as Bofinger became the meeting place for politicians and has seen the fall of more than one government.

Georges Belondrade took up the reins of head chef here in 2004 and his passion is working with fish, in the Bofinger tradition, of course. One of their specialities on offer is home made foie gras of duck with brioche toast and their ever popular charcuterie which contains sauerkraut with cured and boiled meats. Follow on with mains of seafood sauerkraut with monkfish, salmon, haddock, fish dumpling and Dublin bay prawns and finish with vanilla and blackcurrant vacherin with blackcurrant coulis or traditional millefeuille.

Bofinger is also featured in: Michelin Guide

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French / Brasserie


Georges Belondrade

Restaurant Opening Times

Lunch: 12.00 - 3.00pm
Dinner: 6.30 - 11.30pm

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Visa, Master Card, American Express

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Facilities at Bofinger

  • Childrens menu
  • Private dining room
  • Private parties
  • 300 covers
  • Family Friendly


5, rue de la Bastille
4th Arrondissement

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