About Paris 66
Enter Paris 66 and you will immediately feel transported to a French Bistro down to the last detail. This upscale, award-winning haven is not only a "family affair" – exclusively owned & operated with love by doting duo Frederic and Lori Rongier – but it is also that rare combination of worlds - intimate and inviting, yet appropriate for both special occasions & casual get-togethers. We bring a menu of everyday French culinary classics by offering up the perfect marriage of local/organic sensibilities with French influences & techniques. A superb wine list invites and ensures you to find the most perfect wine to pair with the delicious flavors created in the open kitchen. Sip our signature cocktail from the sidewalk terrace in the warmer months or enjoy our perennially popular heated patio in the rear. And of course, no visit is complete without a taste of one of the artistically masterful and masterfully artistic delectable creations of Master Pastry Chef David Piquard. Bon Appétit!
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
French, Contemporary French
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
S. Highland Ave.
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Street Parking and Discounted Private Lot In Rear. Complimentary Valet Parking Every Friday & Saturday Night From 5:00 PM - Close.
Most major bus lines
Giuseppe Di Gristina
Private Party Facilities:
Paris 66 can accommodate private parties of up to 35 guests (options available for larger groups.) Our heated patio is a lovely setting for rehearsal dinners, baby showers, graduations, birthdays, and anniversaries. Food and beverage minimums apply; deposit required.
Private Party Contact:
Lori Rongier or Mark Towers: (412) 404-8166
Banquet, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Paris 66 Ratings and Reviews
It's so noisy yesterday. A lot of custom ...
It's so noisy yesterday. A lot of customers come in, eat lunch and have a chat, so those waiters and waitresses cannot reply and help us as soon as possible. I think this kind of delay is due to restaurant week and lower price.
Our food experiences varied. Three of t ...
Our food experiences varied. Three of the 4 of us had the selections from the Pittsburgh Restaurant week menu, which saved us maybe about 3 or 4 dollars than if we had ordered the same menu from the regular menu. The onion soup was excellent, not so much due to the broth but to the quality and quantity of the cheese. My friends enjoyed the veal stew, though the portion was small; my mussels were okay and I didn't finish them. The dessert choice was unimaginative (chocolate mousse and flan) but tasty.My spouse ordered the duck off of the regular menu and not only did it take him twice as long to eat as the rest of us, but he really enjoyed it ($33 plus a side salad for which he paid in addition). So he's the one who was happiest about the meal. Service was poor; we were there for 2.5 hours which was okay in that we enjoyed our friends' company but could have been frustrating and it was at least 30 min before we saw the (uninspired) bread at our table. Perhaps this was due to the required 20% tip for customers who order one of the 2 restaurant week meals. Also, don't bet on a private meal; tables are pretty close together.
Having never been before, I was unsure w ...
Having never been before, I was unsure what to expect. The restaurant is quaint and has a definite European feel and ambiance; from the french accent of the waitress to the delicious and authentic quiche. Hands down the best French Onion soup I have ever tasted.
Food was cold! If I am paying 35-40 for ...
Food was cold! If I am paying 35-40 for an entree-I at least expect it to be warm. Husband dinner was over cooked. Service was intermittent. Only had 2 servers which seemed a little ridiculous for whole restaurant. Had to call server over to get some coffee after dinner which is annoying.
My husband and I celebrated my birthday ...
My husband and I celebrated my birthday here, and had the most enjoyable evening. The menu is wonderful (try the escargot!), but the service is what takes this spot over the top. Our waitress was French, and guided us to authentic choices that we loved. She made my birthday dinner as special as it could be, including singing "bon anniversaire" to me. Truly a night to remember.
Had a great evening checking out the res ...
Had a great evening checking out the restaurant week menu. The French martini is fabulous and so was the creme brûlée! Service was fabulous as well and the whole experience reminded me of our trip to Paris earlier this year. Worth a stop!
My partner and I have been to Paris66 th ...
My partner and I have been to Paris66 three times now, and each time we've left completely satisfied with our experience, our food, and the atmosphere of the restaurant. We love Paris66 and would not hesitate to recommend it to friends and colleagues.
A fabulous dinner for New Years Eve! The ...
A fabulous dinner for New Years Eve! The place embodies the feel of a Paris bistro, and our French waiter was so accommodating and gracious. Food was delicious and beautifully prepared, with a superb wine list as well. No wonder it has been voted Best French Restaurant in Pittsburgh for several years!
We went to Paris 66 for the first time t ...
We went to Paris 66 for the first time this New Year's Eve for dinner. We dine regularly in Pittsburgh's top 25-30 restaurants (according to Pittsburgh Magazine) and somehow didn't come across this restaurant until that evening. From the classic bistro decor to the wonderful service to the delicious food, this was definitely the most memorable New Year's Eve dining in the last several years. Will definitely return.
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed New ...
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed New Year's Eve at Paris 66. Considering the holiday and fully booked, the restaurant staff was pleasant and caring.
Food was delicious and wine was great.
Will plan to return to Paris 66 soon!
We went to Paris 66 to celebrate the New ...
We went to Paris 66 to celebrate the New Year, one day ahead, so it would not be very crowded. The service was very slow, even though it was not filled to capacity. However, we had a good time while waiting, drinking wine and eating two baskets of French bread. It took more than 30 minutes for the appetizer to arrive, which was enjoyed when it finally came. Then another 15-20 minutes for the entrees. The entrees were delightful, as usual. Although the service is slow, this is how the French eat, very slowly. They like to linger over the food and conversation, so it very authentic French. This restaurant is truly a gem in our neighborhood.
Food was delicious, there were 6 in our ...
Food was delicious, there were 6 in our party and each of us were beyond pleased with our lunch choice. Our waitress was very helpful explained dishes and gave great suggestions. Highly recommend this lovey gem of a restaurant!
We love this restaurant-but were so disa ...
We love this restaurant-but were so disappointed when- as we were about to order- were told they were out of mussels. Which is why we came. My daughter from California had been craving theirs. But the pasta with shrimp was delicious-as were the escargots. The cocktails were great too.
Excellent for the occasion. Menu include ...
Excellent for the occasion. Menu included authentic French cuisine for the holiday (Christmas Eve). Staff were very attentive without being intrusive. If you speak French (even just a little), the staff can converse with you without feeling pressured to speak the language. Excellent food, great drinks, overall expensive but good for a special occasion or a romantic date night. My wife and I have been here before and we will go back again.
This is probably my favorite Pittsburgh ...
This is probably my favorite Pittsburgh restaurant...I feel happy to be there from the minute I walk in...the wait staff is especially nice here...the decor is charming...I had a delicious Sancerre rose as an aperitif, followed by pork roast stuffed with prunes and some fine Oregon Pinot we brought in and the piece de resistance, perfect crime brûlée! Such a nice place for a lovely holiday meal...I can't wait to go again!
This has been one of the best French res ...
This has been one of the best French restaurants I have been to since living in France for four months. It had authentic food and great staff that was not afraid to give recommendations on the food or wine. Next time we are in the Pittsburgh, we will have to come back!
What a great French restaurant. Not onl ...
What a great French restaurant. Not only was the food excellent, but I also got to practice my French.
Had the onion soup and it was excellent! Haven't had onion soup this good since the last time I was in Paris. The steak salad was perfect...ordered the steak rare and low and behold it was rare, just the way I like it.
The creme brule was one of the best...perhaps the best in Pittsburgh.
What a great french restaurant! Highly recommended
Had a wonderful experience at Paris 66 w ...
Had a wonderful experience at Paris 66 with my mom on her 60th birthday! She always wanted to travel to France and we were able to do that for her birthday brunch! Food was excellent and decor hat a cute, casual feel. Wait staff were friendly and helpful. We even got some macaroons to go!
Excellent food and quiet atmosphere. Fri ...
Excellent food and quiet atmosphere. Friendly staff and great service. I appreciate the dining experience at Paris 66 and love how I've never felt rushed to finish--you must ask for your check when you are ready.
The food was excellent as always. The se ...
The food was excellent as always. The service was mostly good, including an excellent wine recommendation. Nevertheless the service execution was flawed. My wife opted for two appetizers instead of an entree. They failed to recognize and advise us they were out of one until serving the first appetizer. She would have ordered differently if she had known originally.
Fanastic neighborhood gem. French-for-be ...
Fanastic neighborhood gem. French-for-beginners or French-for-experts, Paris 66 can cater to either. Amazing French onion soup. Excellent shrimp with pasta. Great drinks. Dessert was a little disappointing but was unique at least. Have no hesitation returning or encouraging others to go! C'est magnifique!
Smallish place, we went for brunch. Mim ...
Smallish place, we went for brunch. Mimosa pitchers were great, we called ahead and had a pitcher waiting on our table for us.
3 of us got the steak , egg, and fries but the steak was more like a prime hamburger patty, so it felt more like we ate hamburger meat and fries for brunch. We weren't impressed with the steak dish. The crepes were pretty good but I don't think enough to bring us back for brunch.
The French onion soup was delicious though, we'd go back to try their dinner some time.
Paris 66 is a very cute restaurant with ...
Paris 66 is a very cute restaurant with a nice ambiance. The wait staff are friendly and attentive. However, the meal was not impressive. We had the mussels and frites as an appetizer. The mussels were good but the white wine sauce was not terribly flavorful. We regularly get this dish at another restaurant and we fight over every last drop of the broth. Not this time, sadly. My husband had the duck and he felt that it was a bit overcooked and dry. I had the pasta with shrimp and it was fine but again, not terribly flavorful. I have friends who rave about this place, so maybe it was just an off night. It was a shame because we were really looking forward to celebrating our anniversary there.
After a long interval, we've now been to ...
After a long interval, we've now been to Paris 66 twice within a month. As noted regarding our previous visit, the food and service were first-rate. The ambience is apt for bistro dining, but the seating seemed more crowded than it had been and the room temperature seemed a bit on the high side of comfortable.
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