About Paris 66
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
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: (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
Paris 66 is a favorite lunch spot as it is close to my workplace. Owners are wonderful. Provide great food and service with a French flair. Paris 66 is good for a weekday lunch because the service can be fast if desired.But have lingered for longer business lunches without feeling rushed. Quiche of the day is always excellent. Creme Brulée (sp) is excellent as well.
It was Valentine's dinner for us so the evening was special. Our waiter, Renuard, was exceptional - loved his French accent. The portions were abundant and the quality was excellent. We ate around 5 o'clock so it was quiet and the atmosphere was very romantic. Highly recommended.
My husband and I LOVE Paris 66!! There are so many awesome restaurants in Pittsburgh, and we love trying new restaurants, but we consider Paris 66 "our restaurant". The atmosphere is so warm and welcoming. It feels as though you're in a genuine Parisian cafe.
The food is always amazing! The escargot is so delicious and perfect for dipping. The foie gras is melt in your mouth. The duck is so flavorful and my usual go-to. I have never had rich, light mousse!! The quiche and French toast are my brunch favorites. Incould just go on and on about all of the delicious options!
I also have to mention how much I adore the wait staff. They recognize us and make us feel welcomed and extremely grateful for our business. It's always a pleasure and a delight to dine at Paris 66!
A very different experience. Never been to Paris but felt like I might be there when dinning here. Service was great and was nice to see the waitress present in French and English so you could experience a bit of foreign culture, yet understand what is being presented and at the same time learning how to translate a French menu. Food was great. Shared entrees with companion, found a bit much of a vinegar taste in sauces, otherwise it was superb. Price is a little high but I'll go back. A better value would bring me back a lot more often.
Disappointing visit. The dirty silverware, cracked mug, and unapologetic staff did not help. We had loved our last visits here, but will not be returning. A $50 bill for onion soup, french fries, an omelet, coffee, and one non-alcoholic drink is a very poor value. No free coffee refill and they also never refilled our water. Sorry to drop Paris 66 from our list.
Best onion soup ever!!!!
Pear almond tart was outstanding.
My friend was disappointed in her soup. It was called cauliflower, brocolli, potato soup.
Sounded wonderful, but it came pureed. Not what we expected
Beautiful little French restaurant.
Would go again!
Great French experience. Our group of 4 had been there before and were happy to return. Better than average wine list of good French wines. We experimented with a Sancerre Rouge Pinot Noir- a bit light for me but well received by the others. We moved on to a Pomerantz with more body. The Mussels in a curry sauce with pomme frites were terrific. 3 had an incredible filet special and I had the duck. All very good. Desserts and espressos followed along with some coffee drinks. Parking is a bit tough but the walk is well worth it.
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 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 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 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.
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 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.
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.
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 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 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 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 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
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