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
A lovely time. I was waiting for my frie ...
A lovely time.
I was waiting for my friend and I had to ask for water and a glass of wine.
The waitress who is lovely said she was waiting for my friend to arrive.
We both had the L'Ocean salad which was beautifully presented and delicious.
The remaining service was excellent- friendly, knowledgeable and she helped me with my terrible French.
Ambiance is charming.
You are walking into A Paris bistro.
The food was excellent. We started with ...
The food was excellent. We started with a buckwheat crepe and followed this with the rabbit and steak. We finished with a chocolate mouse. We ate on the back deck which had a lovely breeze but was a tad too brightly lit. Our service was prompt but not pushy. Truly a lovely meal in an oasis on center avenue.
As always an exquisite meal and ambience ...
As always an exquisite meal and ambience that takes me back to my trips to France and becomes a very sensory experience. The aromas, tastes, quiet sounds, lovely decor and the anticipation of each bite satisfies the soul.
We used to dine here a lot, and this was ...
We used to dine here a lot, and this was our first visit back in a couple of years. The food was mediocre, and the service, although attentive and friendly, was pretty slow. I would return for appetizers and maybe desert, but not a full meal.
I had my heart set on escargots. They w ...
I had my heart set on escargots. They were good, but not exceptional - needed a bit more salt and garlic for me. The lapin a la moutard was very salty and overcooked, a bit disappointing as I expected it to be brighter. Others with me enjoyed their dinners, and I looked with envy at the shrimp and linguini dish of another. We did not have have dessert or wines, so no comment on those. Nice place. I am not sure but I am not sure I would repeat it. We sat on the patio and had a pleasant evening out together.
Liver was slathered with an undesirable ...
Liver was slathered with an undesirable sauce. Steak was not good. Portion of potato gratin was too small. Mousse was cold. Onion soup was not bad but was odd. Whipped potatoes were nothing special. For great whipped potatoes call Original Joe's in San Francisco for their recipe.
One of the best meals I have ever eaten. ...
One of the best meals I have ever eaten. The service was outstanding: attentive without being intrusive, clear answers to our questions, and our server did not blanche when I attempted, very poorly, to speak French. I highly recommend this truly French gem!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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