Gentle Gourmet

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24 Boulevard de La Bastille, Paris, France, 75012

Gastronomie de vegane. Vegan restaurant and deli featuring refined cuisine, both classics and contemporary. A classy bistro atmosphere lends itself to casual as well as special occasion dining. Reserve ahead to ensure seating. Open Mon-Sun 6:30pm-10:00pm, Wed-Sun 12:00pm-2:30pm, 3:30pm-6:00pm.

Categories: Vegan, Organic, Raw, Mediterranean, Delivery, Take-out, Bakery, French

239 Reviews

First Review by AnnFromIllinois

Waste of money - Edit

Really dissapointing, would have given one star but that’s not possible for fully vegan restaurants on HappyCow...

The food was mostly inedible for our company of five vegans, tried several different dishes. The waiter was rude and argued back when we told we couldn’t finish our main courses. She told us we just didn’t know how the food was supposed to be. Refused to reimburse for the inedible food. I hope no-one takes omnivores here to ”try out vegan fine dining”, the worst restaurant we tried in Paris, don’t recommend to anyone.

Pros: Nice location

Cons: inedible food, rude waiter, everything but the location

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Assez décevant, manque de saveurs - Edit

Un petit 13/20.
Service : bof bof, un serveur qui veut nous amener le dessert après l'entrée, trois personnes qui viennent prendre notre commande à cinq minutes d'intervalle, mais bon, rien de grave.
Amuse bouche : purée de pois chiche fadasse servie sur des cuillères noires en plastique ! A 80 EUR le menu complet on pourrait s'attendre à un peu de vaisselle correcte, non ?
Cocktail ok mais trop sucré, jus pressé très bon par contre.
Entrées : "déclinaison" (11,90 EUR), sans inventivité, cruel manque d'épices ! "Nid printanier" (14,90 EUR) avec une bonne idée, le croquant de sarrasin, mais il n'était pas croquant (ou "plus"), et les deux trois légumes servis avec avec sans grande saveur.
Plats : on a pris le "gastronomique" (26,90 EUR). Formidable "beurre" à la réglisse (clou de la soirée), mais les pleurotes étaient un peu dénaturés dans le vinaigre et on aurait aussi aimé le chapeau, utilisé ailleurs dans l'assiette (ils en font quoi ?). Purée de petit pois insipide et la présence de quatre petits pois posés dessus n'y change malheureusement pas grand chose, pas plus que la boule de navet cuit à l'eau. Là encore, le chef semble ignorer le royaume des épices. Il devrait voyager...
Dessert : un chocolat cacahuètes très décevant, gras, et même vulgaire avec des biscuits Oréo émiettés (pour 11,90 EUR), et une soupe de fraises correcte, avec des tuiles de sésame excellentes. Pas mal, mais pas vraiment de saison.
Mignardises : très correct, sans plus.
Bilan : on est déçus, surtout pour 140 EUR à deux.

Pros: Végane, Joli, Bonne idée

Cons: Où sont les épices ?, Où sont les ingrédients originaux ?, Où est la belle vaisselle ?

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déçue - Edit

Je suis venue 3 fois, et je repars à chaque fois en me disant que l’endroit est bien situé et le personnel plutôt gentil. MAIS, je trouve la nourriture pompeuse sans être transcendante, elle ne vaut en tout cas clairement pas ce qu’elle coûte. À deux, plat et dessert, 1 verre de vin pour l’une et 1 tisane pour l’autre: 88€. Je crois que nous abstiendrons dorénavant car nous repartons toujours un peu déçues.

Pros: le quartier

Cons: le prix

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Nice experience overall - Edit

Food was bit salty and flavors were bit out of balance and for my opinion the food, that was generally good, wasn't at the level of it's pricing. The thing that I liked the most are the great cheeses they made filled into a large conchiglioni pasta. We had to take the outdoor sitting because it was very smoky inside of the place, tho the view of the canal is divine :)

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Expensive macaroons, not the best - Edit

1/4 macaroons would we buy again, the chocolate one. The others tastes like perfume. A nice place though, looked really fancy!

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trés decevant - Edit

les plats sont fades et pas assez consistant et beaucoup trop cher!

Updated from previous review on 2018-02-12

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Yum! - Edit

YUM! Three of us, including myself, ventured to Gentle Gourmet Cafe around 7:30 on a Tuesday. We asked if we could sit and just have dessert (we hadn't made a reservation) and they said they had room and sat us immediately. We ordered the pistachio brownie and it was AMAZING! Much bigger than I was expecting and one of the best desserts I've ever had (but of course a little pricey).

Pros: delicious food, sat us quickly

Cons: pretty expensive

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Vegan Fine Dining Paris Style - Edit

Went here for my birthday and loved it. The food was great and so was the service. An unexpected treat in Paris.

Pros: Vegan , Paris

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Mitigé - Edit

Une entrée vraiment bonne, un plat décevant et un dessert plutôt bon... En résumé, j'avais de grosses attentes étant donné la réputation du restaurant. Pour ma part je trouvais le plat trop complexe dans son association des saveurs et textures, on en perdait la saveur des produits, ce qui est dommage... Mieux vaut miser simplicité plutôt que créativité mal conceptualisée. Les entrées étaient bien plus réussis à mon goût, et heureusement que le dessert était correct, pour ne pas finir sur une note trop décevante.

Pros: entrées simples et savoureuses , cadre élégant , personnel agréable

Cons: certains plats un peu grossiers , des prix pas franchement justifiés

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Superbe - Edit

Très bon restaurant tout vegan, les prix sont certes un peu élevé mais c'est un restaurant gastronomique et pour la qualité c'est totalement justifié ! Le goût est au rendez vous et l'effet trompé l'œil est bluffant !! Je recommande même pour les gens non vegan et qui veulent juste tester car c'est super intéressant !

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Outstanding Vegan Dining - Edit

We had the 7 course tasting menu, and the food was among the best that we have had anywhere in the world.

Not only was the quality and the presentation outstanding, but the portions were actually rather generous.

Save room for dessert, because the desserts were absolutely incredible.

A bit pricy, but a good value for the money. Highly recommended!!

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Nice restaurant. - Edit

Been there 3 times. Now I will wait a bit because I've basically tried everything on the menu ;) I wish they would update it more often.

Some dishes are better than others. I am not fond of the burger, but their soups and desserts are awesome. Good wine too.

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My favourite restaurant in Paris - Edit

As title says... I've been there many times, it's always very good. I've taken many of my non-vegetarian friends, family and colleagues there, they all enjoyed the food (taste and quantity). The desserts in particular are delicious.
It's great that the menu is seasonal too.

Pros: Excellent food, Seasonal menu, Friendly staff

Cons: Price is higher than average

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Great experience - Edit

The restaurant is really nice from the outside, it makes us want to come in.
The food was all in all good, however I was not impressed. I didn’t find the term “gastronomy” in the dishes we were served. Unfortunately the seitan was quite chewy and hard to swallow.
But don’t get me wrong, it is a really great place to come have dinner as Vegan.

Pros: Presentation of dishes, Really good service

Cons: No WoW factor, The food was a bit boring

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awesome experience! - Edit

they are amazing. the food is amazing. the staff is really nice and friendly. I'll definitely come back! don't forget to order the macaron when you go :D

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Vegan Gastronomy - Edit

The food here never disappoints, with seasonal menus of fresh ingredients, always delicious and worth every penny. We always recommend it. The peach tart was absolutely sublime.

Pros: Delicious food, Friendly staff

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Fair value for money, although not the 'wow' we anticipated - Edit

Many options on menu. All sound very promising!
Food was good, but not the wow factor which we had expected (some of the asparagus in the '4 ways asparagus' were for example undercooked and still nearly raw).
Nice presentation of dishes.
All in all good value for money (about 50€ for a 3 course menu.
Dessert was sublime!
Some confusion on the wine list though. waitress seemed to not have a clue that some wines are actually not vegan, and couldn't tell which ones on the list were vegan.

Tables are rather close together, which doesn't make it really relaxed (which one would expect in a gastronomic restaurant).

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Pros: Great selection of (changing) dishes, all vegan , nice presentation, Great desserts!

Cons: not so relaxed, tables closely together, are the wines vegan? confusion , nearly raw asparagus

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OK, for bland veggies - Edit

Bland veggies, and little else. Not sure why people like this place.

Pros: Pleasant staff, Vegan

Cons: Pricey

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Excellent - Edit

My absolute favorite restaurant so far! Everything is fresh, balanced, well-cooked. Service is great! What a blast.

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The online St Honore - Edit

I have eaten at Gentle Gourmet and generally enjoyed the experience though I did not think the flavours were very strong in the dishes that I ordered.

That being said, my 5 star review is for the St Honore that I ordered online from Gentle Gourmet. It was perfect. absolutely perfect! I will order many more desserts from you online and always the choux pastry! :) Delicious!

Pros: St Honore, the choux pastry was perfect, Online desserts

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Sublime, worth every cent - Edit

It is a rare occasion to get this good vegan dining. Everything holds high standard and the food is not only innovative but also excellently prepared. I chose one dish that was more of a classic and then a few others more innovative, all of them exceeded expectations and were ample in size. The staff and locale was excellent. Hats off!

Pros: Sublime dining, excellent flavour, high quality

Cons: Perhaps they should replace a few of the more quot

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Vegan gourmet restaurant - Edit

It is probably the only vegan gourmet restaurant in Paris: the price and quality of the food and service go accordingly! Very inventive and tasty with quality ingredients, the menu changes every few months. Definitely the place to go for a nice occasion or to make an omni try vegan food (I brought my parents here a couple of times now, they love it!)

Pros: Great food, Upscale atmosphere, Friendly service

Cons: You need to book a table in advance

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Great expectations, very good food - Edit

My partner had very good memories of this restaurant from her visit here in 2015, so our expectations were sky high.
I must say that in the light of these expectations, I was slightly disappointed, but this is not to say that the food isn't great - it simply isn't the greatest...
The Burger was the best dish, but everything was in deed very good.

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A little bit different vegan food - Edit

Visited several times in the last couple of years.

The menu changes each season, so it's always interesting to know what they'll do next; given that their dishes are rather creative and yummy.
The menu itself is not large, but I think you'll always find something nice on it.

I like that desserts are interesting, with creations you rarely find on other vegan restaurants.

The place is rather pricey for what you get in terms of portion size and contents; however, it's the only "fancy" fully vegan restaurant in the city.
Having said that, nowadays there are many places in Paris which I enjoy more.

Pros: creative dishes, gourmet desserts, service

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Good looks, taste disappointing - Edit

Did not meet our expectations at all

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Love it - Edit

Delicious and beautiful vegan food.

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Beautiful gourmet dishes - Edit

Really good gourmet food, beautifully prepared. Many regional and organic ingredients.

Pros: superb taste, friendly staff, organic ingredients

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