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, 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
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.
One of the only places in Pittsburgh tha ...
One of the only places in Pittsburgh that does true French cuisine. We had delicious escargot, a lovely salade vignerons, frogs legs and mussels. Other restaurants here have good mussels, but not the other items.
Wife's birthday. Parfait! We dined at 5: ...
Wife's birthday. Parfait! We dined at 5:30, before the place filled up. "She" had roast duck a l'orange - nicely crisp, with specially cooked potatoes and carrots. I had pheasant, a special that night, with cream-enhanced mashed potatoes and fresh green beans. Our French waitress recommended a wonderful Bordeaux that blended beautifully with both dishes. My wife KNOWS her crème brulee, after several trips to Chartres, at the Serpente Café, which has the "best in the world." She said Paris 66 absolutely nailed it last night. My galette with bananas and Nutella + ice cream was fine, but not unique. This is truly an authentic French restaurant including the service, the ambience, the wine and the sauces-cuisine-fresh vegetables - been here before, and coming back whenever the occasion is very special.
Paris 66 feels like a Parisian local spo ...
Paris 66 feels like a Parisian local spot. You are "bonjour"ed when you arrive, "mercie" ed and "bon apetit"ed deliberately and repeatedly, in the friendliest way, and "au revoir"ed by a waitress who seems to be saying cheerfully, "We're all anglopnones trying to be francophones tonight. Let's enjoy it!" And enjoy we did. The meals were excellent, and I congratulate Paris 66 for concocting the best mushroom soup I have ever tasted mostly because it was barely salted - a risk few restaurants will take. My half-pheasant was moist and wonderfully gamey, and half as big as a goose for godsake! It was a pleasant French evening and the view from our window could have been any back street in Paris.
Have been living in Barcelona for the pa ...
Have been living in Barcelona for the past seven years and was recently relocated to the Pittsburgh area. We've been here seven months and this is the first restaurant that takes us back to the amazing European style of food. Well prepared, healthy, not greasy or overloaded with salt, quality, good portion sizes. We walked in and were immediately greeted in French which we both speak and the entire night the waiters spoke to us in French and just made the experience that much more authentic. Had two entrees, two glasses of wine, a dessert and an espresso which totaled up to $100 so definitely not an economical option but would prefer to not eat out a couple times and go eat here once instead! Superb.
Well-handled traditional French food, fr ...
Well-handled traditional French food, from, e.g., onion soup to duck a l'orange to boeuf tartare, to profiteroles and creme brûlée at the end. Service is cheerful, with some of the waitstaff native Francophones, which makes it more fun if you like to practice the language. The wine list is somewhat limited. Only flaw we found was that the food was not always as hot as it should have been when it got to the table.
Recommended by friends. Lovely interior ...
Recommended by friends. Lovely interior of warm woods and 'old' prints. Very friendly staff. Nice selection of appetizers and entrees. Supports local purveyors. Advised by staff that if there was ever anything we really wanted we could call and order in advance from chef (we like cassoulet). Both enjoyed our dinners and appetizers. The shared crepe for dessert was the perfect ending. We will definitely go back!
My favorite restaurant in Pittsburgh! I' ...
My favorite restaurant in Pittsburgh! I'm almost afraid to say how great this place is for fear that it will get too popular and then I won't be able to get a table. Lol. We've been trying different entrees every time we go and all of them have been great. When we get through the menu then we'll decide which dish to try again. The one thing we've ordered almost every visit...it's the almond pear tart. It's amazing! And then the french bread is also hoard worthy. But beyond the great food and the quaint atmosphere, the service provided by Mary Elise is what makes the visits truly authentic. We feel like we are transported back to our trips to France and she makes us forget for a couple hours we are in Pittsburgh.
I took my wife and daughter to Paris 66 ...
I took my wife and daughter to Paris 66 for a fun outing. We all appreciate good food, and I like to pair the food with good wine. The restaurant serves a good variety of French bistro style food, nothing overly fancy, but all well prepared. The wine list is a good selection of French wines, reasonably priced. The service was good and attentive. One of the things I especially liked was that the server took time to make sure that our wine was served with meal courses, not after we had finished with them. I would certainly return.
My partner and I decided to have dinner ...
My partner and I decided to have dinner at Paris66 for our anniversary, and it was the perfect choice. From the moment you walk in the door, the waitstaff creates a very welcoming atmosphere, and the food made me finally understand Julia Child's claim that food can be a truly "spiritual experience." We ordered foie gras and escargots for our appetizers, and a pork shank special and canard a l'orange (duck in an orange sauce) for our main courses. I asked our server for a glass of wine that would pair well with my duck, and her selection was spot-on. Everything was delicious - we could barely talk to each other during the meal, given our efforts to eat everything in sight! A very wonderful experience!
Excellent service and wonderful meal. O ...
Excellent service and wonderful meal. On our budget Paris66 is definitely a special occasion restaurant, but one I sincerely recommend. Two appetizers and all four entrees were superlative. The filet mignon was hands down the best steak I've ever eaten.
On my last visit I proposed to my now fi ...
On my last visit I proposed to my now fiancee. I spoke with the wait staff on the day prior and they were thrilled about it. They made sure we had one of the more secluded tables and even arranged it so that they could discretely take a video/photos of the proposal. The food is always wonderful and the staff are incredible. I would recommend this to anyone hoping for an authentic french dining experience.
It had been a fee years since my husban ...
It had been a fee years since my husband and I had eaten at Paris 66. This time we were seated inside, which I prefer. The preparations for the food have become more complex, with richer flavors and more stylish presentations. The "bistro" is trending toward upscale. Service for our party of five was efficient for our first hour, but slowed somewhat during our second hour as more diners began to fill the space, and added almost thirty minutes to our wait for our check. I'm sure we will be back, ready for another nice dining experience.
I love the ambiance at Paris 66. The lun ...
I love the ambiance at Paris 66. The lunch menu had a variety of options. I ordered soup and quiche of the day; both were creamy and flavorful. My only regret is that I didn't have room for the crème brûlée which I know (from past visits) is awesome. I will make another trip here soon just to have dessert.
As great as any meal we have ever had in ...
As great as any meal we have ever had in France. Wonderful service, fresh and delicious courses. The crepe with flaming Grand Marnier and whipped cream for the finish topped it all off.
We can not wait to return.
And this was just lunch!!
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Paris 66 remains of my favorite dining s ...
Paris 66 remains of my favorite dining spots in the city. The ambiance is cozy and food is authentic - the restaurant is run and owned by French. I have been always pleased with choices of meals and drinks: mussels, escargot, and crispy duck leg are definitely a hit. Cocktail are eclectic and well thought out. However, I found fish dishes consistently underwhelming. Last visit - my friend ordered sea bass, and it was disappointing. The dish lacked taste and its texture was off... We were offered a replacement meal but graciously declined - as we were already full after eating appetizers and sharing couple of small plates.
Desserts are not to be missed! Try pear tart with espresso. Its heavenly!
Loved it The food is tasty and the atm ...
The food is tasty and the atmosphere is cozy. The element of people this venue attracts are clearly thie with educated palates
Our waiter was a real Frenchman. Made me feel like I flew to Oaris for dinner
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