Gentle Gourmet

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24 Boulevard de La Bastille, Paris, France, 75012

Vegan restaurant and deli serving French and Mediterranean dishes, both classics and contemporary. The classy bistro atmosphere lends itself to casual as well as special dining. Has kids menu. Reservations suggested. Open Tue-Sun 6:30pm-10:00pm, Wed-Sun 12:00pm-2:30pm.

Category: Vegan, Organic, Raw, Mediterranean, Take-out, Bakery, French

Reviews (204)

First Review by AnnFromIllinois

Vegan fine dining - Edit

French fine dining meets veganism. Absolutely incredible food, just wish they were open on Mondays so I could go back again!

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Highly recommend! - Edit

Gorgeous presentation and it tastes even better! Love!

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Amazing dinner in Paris - Edit

Had a wonderful dinner. Even the most non-veg person in the party was impressed and satisfied. Excellent food, drinks and service

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Don't miss the Macaroons!! - Edit

My husband and I dined at the Gentle Gourmet back in January. Great service, food and atmosphere. It was probably the first upscale vegan restaurant I have ever experienced, and it opened my mind to the possibilities of vegan fine dining. We seem to have many fast food or fresh, quaint options, but it's nice to have the upscale restaurants to celebrate special occasions or bring friends....especially non-vegan friends who may be swayed towards a plant-based diet.

The presentation was beautiful with flower details, and special care to item placement. The food was innovative, creative and flavourful. The desserts were amazing and the service was great. I think the servers felt we had waited a little too long for our desserts, and brought us lattes free of charge...and topped up our sparkling water free of charge.

If you are in Paris and can't make it for dinner or a full meal, at least go for a macaroon. Easily the best dessert my husband and I have ever had.

Pros: Excellent food, Macaroons!, Great atmosphere and staff

Cons: Going through life without trying the macaroons...

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expensive food - bad service - Edit

one bad experience of service. expensive restaurant with wannabe gourmet taste and small servings. just disappointing!

Pros: all vegan, nice location

Cons: bad service, expensive food, small portions

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Parfait - Edit

Pour des anniversaires, et des occasions exceptionnelles, je viens ici. Je n'ai jamais été déçu, j'y amène des amis qui ne sont pas veganes et ils adorent.
C'est tout bonnement excellent, c'est agréable et chaleureux... c'est parfait, un de mes restaurants préférés.
Cependant un peu cher à mon goût.... mais bon c'est tellement bon

Pros: Énormément de plats Vegans délicieux

Cons: Cher

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Une très belle et très bonne adresse - Edit

Nous avons diné deux fois à Gentle Gourmet à l'occasion d'un anniversaire et d'un dîner en famille. Très bons moments à chaque fois, le cadre est sobre, les assiettes travaillées, le goût délicieux. Nous y étions avec des amis pas forcément vegeta*iens, ils étaient ravis :)

Pros: Carte restaurant gastronomique surprenante, ambiance relativement classe, le paradis pour les vegans

Cons: prix qui peu paraître un peu élevé

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Gourmet Began Food - Edit

Had a wonderful lunch here. Vegan food elevated to haute cuisine. Impeccable service.

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Great dining experience - Edit

I don't go to nicer restaurants like this often, but my overall experience here was great. I had a three course meal and the food was really tasty and the staff was really nice.

I saw a remark that the portions were small but I think that depends on the dishes because I found mine to be rather big. The food was a bit expensive but I think you got value for your money as the experience as a whole was great, regarding everything from food to service to atmosphere.

Pros: Excellent food, Friendly staff

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The best vegan meal in Paris - Edit

We went to Gentle Gourmet for lunch at my birthday and I guess I will remember this experience for a long time. The place is just beautiful, in a quiet location. We sat on the veranda, as it was not very busy at the time (Sunday, lunch time, Paris marathon going on ...). The whole lunch was a delight : the amuse-bouche, the starters, the main courses, the desserts ... they even put a candle on mine ... the waitress was so nice! We had an expensive white wine with our meal but it was amazing. At the end, I bought some macarons to bring back with me, and no one could believe they were vegan!! If you are in Paris for a special occasion and you can afford to "splash out" a bit, don't hesitate to book a table here!

Pros: Excellent gourmet food, Wonderful service

Cons: A bit pricey

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bof - Edit

Nous avions beaucoup d'attentes par rapport à ce resto et nous avons étés très déçus.
Beaucoup de prétentions (prix, cadre, musiciens, dresscode des serveurs) mais décevant en cuisine.
En entrée le concombre était fade, mais la soupe était bonne.
Le risotto est quelconque, la raviole est composée de légumes à l'eau, le burger et le seitan sont accompagnés de légumes à l'eau également.
En dessert le fraisier était mauvais et les macarons pas top non plus.
Les serveurs se sont trompés sur les cafés et en ont oublié un aussi.
Ça aurait été moins cher j'aurais mis 3 étoiles mais le rapport qualité prix est mauvais et me fait baisser la note à 2 étoiles.
Bref très déçus.

Pros: vegan

Cons: pas fou, desserts pas très bons, rapport qualité-prix​ à améliorer...

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disappointing - Edit

I had very high hopes for this place. I was expecting that both my omni husband and I would be blown away after reading all the reviews. Finding a vegan restaurant is always exciting and doesn't take much to keep me happy. Unfortunately this didn't happen.
We went for dinner on Saturday night, had drinks and 3 courses. Some of the food was really excellent ( special mention for the macaroons here).
However, when a restaurant decides to go down the fine dining / pretentious route they really need to have waiting staff to match. Our waitress knew nothing about the menu. She didn't know what was in any of the dishes. We received a small ( shot glass) in between courses but no explanation of what was in it.
My risotto was good. The ravioli however was really disappointing and again no explanation. When I asked what was in the sauce she said she didn't know ( oh thanks for that!)

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Best restaurant in Paris - Edit

I stayed in Paris for five days and ate here two days in a row, with my non-vegan friend who loved it as much as I did. The dishes taste as beautiful as they look. Can't recommend this place enough.

Pros: Beautiful dishes, Delicious food

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Chic - Edit

Lovely place, definitely chic... although, even if the interior has something posh, the staff isn't, and they make you feel perfectly comfortable and will take good care of you even if you're a poor lonely wet tourist that got hit by heavy rains (yes, that happened to me!) :D
I've been there last summer when they had this spectacular stuffed artishoke... I hope they'll make it again, or something similar...

Pros: creative, delicate food, lovely staff

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Dinner - Edit

Went for a dinner as part of my culinary solo tour of Paris.
Cooking is my profession, interest and passion, so if I go somewhere with an aim to check out a place, my expectations are hard to meet.
Gentle Gourmrt did it.
Took a starter and a main dish.
Overall, the food is made with care and delivered in a tehnically good manner. As for creativity and combinations.. well, it's there, but did not meet my pickiness. It's good, tasty food, served in good portions (surprisinly large for a fine dining). They use well known ingredients, thus, it's a perfect place where to bring an omnivore for a great vegan fine dining experience.
Would probably try other places before returning, but still it's a place I would recommend.

Pros: Well made food, Good portion size and value, Peculiar (good way) stuff

Cons: Can be slighly boring for experienced foodies

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Fancy vegan - Edit

Went for a business diner and the atmosphere is very French higher end dining.
Some dishes where great, some just very off. The iodee is totally strange like biting only into fresh seaweed.
The rest of the dishes we tried were much more balanced and nice.

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Wonderfull experience - Edit

I came to visit Paris as a tourist and I had a wonderfull experience there.
Try the macaron for the desert, they are exquisist!

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Wonderful Experience! - Edit

This was one of the most delicious and satisfying restaurant experiences I have ever had.! We came here on recommendation from a stateside French friend who is a vegan chef herself. We were hoping to be seated outside on that lovely evening and the waitstaff promptly grabbed a table from the back and moved it outdoors for us! Every dish I tasted had depth and character and offered a innovative twist on traditional dishes. Our server was attentive and cheerful and I came away from my meal feeling like I had learned something. I strongly recommend Gentle Gourmet if it's in your budget!

Pros: High quality, Innovative Dishes, Excellent Service

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Love it!!! - Edit

This was one of my favorite meals while in Paris. Everything was amazing... presentation, flavors, ingredients. Wish I lived nearby and could afford to eat here often. :o)

Pros: presentation, amazing dishes, nice ambiance

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Amazing food - Edit

Must go for some fine gourmet vegan dining. We had some dishes of an older menu and clearly remember the fermented vegan cheeses!

The staff is amazingly friendly and serve the best vegan restaurant food that we ever had.

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trade health for taste - Edit

Vegan restaurant. Definitely tastes good but it's nowhere near healthy. If you are looking for nutritious food don't go here. If you are looking for something that tastes like 'non vegan' food then yes

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Top-notch Vegan creations - Edit

Visited several times in the last couple of years.

Whenever I go eat to Gentle Gourmet, I leave satisfied.
The menu changes each season, so it's always interesting to know what they'll do next; given that their dishes are very creative and delicious.

The menu itself is not large, but I think you'll always find something great on it.

I like that desserts are top-notch, with creations you rarely find on other vegan restaurants; however, I would appreciate it if they could lower the sweetness level a bit.

Prices are certainly higher than other vegan restaurants in Paris; but I think they are fair considering the quality of the ingredients, the creativity they put on the dishes they make, the service, and the portions (which are not huge, but don't leave you hungry either).

To me, coming to Gentle Gourmet if you are in Paris is a must.

Pros: creative dishes, gourmet desserts, service

Cons: none

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Very good - Edit

I have eaten a few times there, and the quality of the food has varied a lot. The menu changes regularly. At best, the food is extremely good and interesting, justifying fully the high prices. However, a few times the quality wasn't there. Last time I went with a friend, the menu listed very pedantic titles which revealed tiny portions (a dish of raviolis offering a grand total of two raviolis) - I ate again when I got home.

Pros: Entirely vegan, Ambitious dishes, Very good on good days

Cons: A bit on the expensive side, Disappointing on bad days, Portions seem to be smaller now

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The best - Edit

This is literally the best vegan restaurant I have ever been to, and that's saying a lot since I live in one of the vegan meccas, NYC. Before our arrival in Paris, I made a reservation through email and quickly received a confirmation from the restaurant. Once we arrived, the staff was friendly and very helpful. They have both a French and English menu and our waiter was also fluent in both languages. We were given a table in the beautiful glass room.

I honestly can't remember what we ate (this review is very much overdue), but everything was incredible. By dessert time, we were more than full, but refused to leave Paris without trying a Gentle Gourmet sweet! Again, the desserts blew us away. They even had vegan canales!

Gentle Gourmet also does cooking retreats, I believe in the spring and summer. I follow them on FB and have also noticed that they started making vegan croissants! We're returning to France in May and will definitely be back to enjoy their amazing cuisine!

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Excellent Place - Edit

We had dinner at the gentle gourmet and it was so good!!! Friendly and helpful staff and the food is absolutely delicious!!! definitely gonna come back when back in Paris...

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BEEEESSTTTTT - Edit

Solo amazingly good food, try the creamy cheese balls as starter, they are extremely good. personally I think the portions were perfect (I had a starter and a main course in the evening). I recommend this place so much, although yes it is quite expensive but it's worth it!!

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Good food, but... - Edit

... very petites portions. You pay 22 euro for 2 ravioli with tofu and seaweed. Ok, nice, but I'm a 90 kg vegan. I am not complaining about the price, but about the quantity. I left I was still hungry :)

Pros: Great food, Very chic, Romantic

Cons: Small portions

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