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!
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: 4124048166
Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Paris 66 Ratings and Reviews
What a memorable evening! Great food -- ...
What a memorable evening! Great food -- and really nice wines. Server Renaud did an admirable job (and was very complimentary about my French!). Highly recommended.
The food was delicious, as usual, and ou ...
The food was delicious, as usual, and our server was very knowledgeable and accommodating for the person in our group who had some special requests. This is a great French restaurant!
We recently celebrated a friend's birthd ...
We recently celebrated a friend's birthday at Paris 66. Our waiter was polite, knowledgeable, and very accommodating. He surprised our birthday girl with a special dessert plate with a sparkler in the center. Made her day!!
What a delight!! We were a large group, ...
What a delight!! We were a large group, seated outdoors on a beautiful night. There was not much that we didn't try! Excellent calf liver, roast duck, and venison stew. The service was attentive and gracious but never fussy!
Love the outdoor space, and overall ambiance. Excellent and attentive service. Mussel preps enjoyable. Arugula salad was plentiful but greens seemed a bit old and could have been refreshed with ice water. Only big bummer are the overpriced wines. Still, a fun place overall!
Might go back
I lived in France for two years so I truly enjoyed the décor and ambience of the restaurant--spot on. The food was very good. The service was quite poor. We were on the back deck which was nice but it was so quiet it was uncomfortable. I actually pulled out my iPhone and put French Café Music on which help to create a better atmosphere (recommend the restaurant consider music). I'll go back but if the service is as poor a second time, I will not recommend/return.
Great food for the most part.
Fine food, our second time there. Fois gras was a bit slow, and then a combo of parts were warm, and parts were cold. Server was wonderfully friendly, but forgot the espresso...Overall food was just fine for a birthday celebration. Big portions so server boxed our leftovers very nicely.
The ambiance is perfect, creative and de ...
The ambiance is perfect, creative and delicious cuisine, and the service is exactly as you'd want it to be - not too much so we weren't bothered, but always had what we needed. A gem!
It is difficult to impress Mediterraneans, but the food was delicious. Good ingredients. Surprisingly large portions, too. The waiter was a hoot with tons of personality who forced us to practice our 8th grade French. Great meal overall.
Very attentive/entertaining wait staff
Went there for dinner with a 13 and 8 year old. Food was wonderful and the waiter was a great educator of the French language. Very entertaining throughout. Save space for the outstanding desserts!
Again and again
Have been here often, usually for lunch. My prior reviews have always said that I consider it a neighborhood gem. The best part is that they are reliably consistent. I've often brought people for the first time and they have ALWAYS left with the desire to return!
We dined early to ensure a quiet meal. ...
We dined early to ensure a quiet meal. It was perfect. The food was excellent and the server was very pleasant and helpful. I will return.
Wonderful Dining Experience
Paris 66 is an authentic French bistro. The menu offers a variety of dishes for any pallet and they are all wonderfully prepared. Most of the wait staff are French so if you need to practice your French language skills have at it. My wife speaks the language and had a great time conversing with our waitress. (They all speak fluent English for us language challenged individuals) They create a wonderful ambiance to the restaurant which enhances the dining experience. This is the second time I have dined at Paris 66 and both times the food and overall dining experience were excellent.
The food was so amazing - large portions ...
The food was so amazing - large portions too! Our waitress was very friendly and always anticipated our needs. I can't wait to go back!
Memorable geniality accompanied by effic ...
Memorable geniality accompanied by efficient service made our late-night meal the best evening during our visit to Pittsburgh. Classic dishes--Blanquette de Veau, shrimp bisque, steak frites, and crepes--were EXACTLY what they should be. Next time we're in town, shall reserve at least one night at Paris 66.
One our our favorite restaurants to visi ...
One our our favorite restaurants to visit in Pittsburgh. Get there three to four times a year and always try to find time in the schedule for a meal at Paris 66.
Just a nice anniversary out. Food was t ...
Just a nice anniversary out. Food was traditional French. We had Savory and sweet crepes, veal stew, duck al'orange, meat and cheese tray. Server was a french speaking manager (we think). Table of octagenarians next to us had a long conversation (read 'complaint) about too many potatoes in the veal stew. She handled them with grace and professionalism. I would have picked up their check and told them never to return. Go when it's warm so you can sit outside. The Kronenbourg and Sauvignon Blance were yummy too.
Some of the menu items should have a bet ...
Some of the menu items should have a better description. Our friends did not understand the item they ordered and were disapp.ointed in its preparation
Paris 66 is the only restaurant in the city that transports you to the heart of France. The menu, the ambiance, the service...everything is perfect. We've been regulars for a long time and don't plan on stopping anytime soon. In fact, we already have reservations for this Sunday night's Pays de la Loire event, and can't wait. Oh...and thank you as always Renaud, for making each visit a special one.
Mother's Day success
Although I usually avoid going out Mothers' Day because of crowded venues and rushed meals, I did to Paris 66 because of a family gathering of cousins from LA, Buffalo, Erie and Pittsburgh and because I had had a terrific dinner in December 2015. We 11 (with reservations) had a relaxed brunch and fine wine. MarieElise was just as efficient as in December-same waitress. Superb food-quiches, crepes, bakery items. An all around good time.
This was our second time here and it liv ...
This was our second time here and it lived up to my memory. We will be back again!
One of my go to places
I have always enjoyed the food here. seems authentic to me, but I'm not an expert.
We love this place! Our French waiter is ...
We love this place! Our French waiter is so great...very knowledgeable and entertaining.
Some food was delicious, some was medioc ...
Some food was delicious, some was mediocre. The escargot was great, as was the cheese and meat appetizer. I'm no expert on French cuisine, but to me the filet was incredibly bland. The sauce was OK, but maybe that's how filet is prepared in France. That being said, the potato and cauliflower gratin was tasty, and the green beans were cooked perfectly. The wait staff was very friendly. When my mom, who was visiting, told the server she didn't like the skate, they took it off the bill and gave her gazpacho instead. I thought that was totally awesome of them!
Parking was easy, using the garage behin ...
Parking was easy, using the garage behind the restaurant for a flat $5. We were immediately greeted when we entered and were offered our choice of seats. The staff was excellent and was genuinely excited to share a French experience with you, gladly answering any and all questions. The food was absolutely delicious! The neighborhood was pleasant and we enjoyed a nice walk afterward. I heartily recommend Paris 66 to anyone interested in French cuisine or simply a special evening.
Real food, real service.
It was a treat to have french speaking staff at the restaurant. The tables by the restrooms lack that cozy feeling, but I guess someone has to sit there. It's a small place. Make your reservation early.
A Very Good and friendly Bistro
We like Paris 66 a lot and our visit last Saturday generally very good. Our only problem was that the couple at the table next to ours were visited by friends and both couples stood and chatted for about almost ten minutes. Since the tables on the porch are so close together, they might as well have been sitting at our table and it got to be annoying. The behavior of these folks was certainly not a fault of the restaurant and when finally I politely asked them lower their voice, they did and moved on. What otherwise would have been delightful dinner for two was somewhat spoiled by this incident. So, if you want a quiet intimate dinner, I suggest getting seated inside where there is a bit more space around the tables, rather than on the porch. All that said, the food and service were, as always, excellent.
We really enjoyed our experience here. I ...
We really enjoyed our experience here. I loved our waiter; he provided the perfect amount of unobtrusive attention.
Somehow, the concept of Paris 66, that of a Parisian bistro serving traditional "country" French fare, is better than the actual experience. I've had good meals there and I've had so-so meals there, and last night was so-so. Cassoulet should be a signature dish for this bistro. I've had it many times, in many places, even France, and this cassoulet was memorable for its blandness. Dry, tasteless sausage and duck leg, and the beans, far from being creamy and tasty, seemed undercooked and bland. Maybe a little more time cooking and a little less time under a heat lamp? This was definitely not worth $39. My wife ordered the entre-cote, and we ordered a Sancerre, a red Pinot Noir. Out came a white. The server was unaware there was such a thing as a red Sancerre. C'mon Paris 66! You can do better than that!
A Little of France in Pittsburgh
This is one of our favorite restaurants in the Pittsburgh area. It has a true French flavor to it. Our server was French and very charming. Like most French restaurants it is a place to relax and to take the time to enjoy the food and the wine. The food is excellent and the desserts are wonderful. A must try!
We had a large party of 12 and the restaurant was very accommodating about giving us separate checks. We had only one waitress (with a trainee in tow) who was also responsible for many other tables, but she gave superb service. She never wrote down our orders for drinks or food, but she got everything right! She was very knowledgeable about the menu and answered all questions very capably. Food quality was very good and all in our party were very pleased with what they had ordered.
Great food. Great wine. Great service. O ...
Great food. Great wine. Great service. Our server Renaud was exceptional.
I was simply delighted to visit "Paris 66" for the first time. I ordered the "special" of the evening, not to be disappointed. The food was cooked brilliantly. I ordered the filet mignon, it was cooked so well, and the sauce paired with the protein was DELICIOUS. I would strongly recommend making a visit to "Paris 66" in the near future.
We have been to Paris France and enjoyed ...
We have been to Paris France and enjoyed the food immensely. Paris 66 reminded us of that experience. Loved the food,staff and atmosphere. Would highly recommend this restaurant.
We love this place - each and every visi ...
We love this place - each and every visit is a pleasant escape and Renaud is the most attentive waiter we've ever had anywhere in the city , always makes us feel at home and even takes the time to hep us practice our French!
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