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L'Avant Comptoir

Wine Bar, French Restaurant, and Gastropub€€€€
Odéon, Paris
  • The experts at Bon Appetit Magazine and Travel + Leisure recommend this place
    • Bon Appetit Magazine
    • Travel + Leisure
  • Sean S.
    "Delicious, standing room food spot"(8 Tips)
    Phil N.
    "Fun French tapas, stand up wine bar style."(4 Tips)
    Nicole G.
    "Also, the foie gras/bell pepper dish is amazing."(14 Tips)
    Liane N.
    "Foie Gras macaron"(6 Tips)
153 Tips and reviews
  • tapas
  • wine
  • French food
  • lively
  • foie gras
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  • Marlon K.
    Marlon KriegerNovember 3
    This wine and tapas spot is a really fun place to have a glass or four of wine, enjoy the piles of butter on the counter, and eat some beef carpaccio. I
  • Vincent T.
    Vincent TanOctober 16
    Charcuterie plate is very large and tasty
  • Vincent T.
    Vincent TanOctober 15
    Prepare to queue if you come around mealtimes. No reservations
  • Anita D.
    Anita DempseyOctober 8
    Nothing.. won't let us sit outside said it was going to rain, Got inside they told us we couldn't just order a drink..Food Only!? Something's not right about their review
  • Blagovesta E.
    Blagovesta EvOctober 8
    Slow, inefficient service,took us more than 2 hours to finish our lunch since everything was served slow and the waiter forgot one of our dishes.He also spilled wine over us. Higher priced than rated.
  • Andrej D.
    Andrej DrapalSeptember 15
    It is not really wine bar, but good food and good selection of wines.
  • Tugce E.
    Tugce EsenerSeptember 7
    Favorite tapas! Its easy to pick off the menu hanging off the ceiling. And don't be shy to ask for recommendations!
  • Celeste W.
    Crazy lively place. Food was excellent. Standing room only. Worth checking out!
  • Bianca M.
    Everything is amazing - the wine, the food, the decor. Just YES.
  • Danni R.
    Standing room, leave notes in the wall for loved ones to come find! Small plates. Get the Tuna taretare; has raspberries!
  • Pia Z.
    Pia ZJune 17
    Sometimes all you want is good glass of wine and tasty bites!
  • Logan C.
    The pork belly is amazing. Standing room only and it definitely gets busy. Their crepes are great too (order at the counter before you walk in).
  • Yukari
    YukariMay 9
    Cannot be more perfect place!!! Nice and knowledgeable staff, nice wines, nice food... what can I expect more?!?!
  • Marko&Jelena !.
    Nice french tapas, amazing selection of wines, great butter and bread.
  • Loraine S.
    Super sandwiches for picnics
  • Yana R.
    Great atmosphere, feel like dancing after one glass of wine! Super convenient way of putting the menu above your heads! Must visit
  • Onur Y.
    Onur YıldızlıFebruary 13
    Porc caramelisee, beacon crocket & perfect tapas+ delicious wine👌
  • Taci O.
    Taci O.S.January 4
    Oysters heaven! They are so fresh and delish. You can order non fish dishes next door and have it all together at the same restaurant.
  • Abdulrahman A.
    Abdulrahman AlajajiDecember 31, 2016
    Very delicious seafood tapas , very unique experience
  • Johnnie Skywalking
    Johnnie SkywalkingDecember 26, 2016
    Very reasonable but tasty tapas and wine. Carpaccio at €6.50 is a must order. Mushroom is something you can't miss.
  • Chris M.
    Chris MessinaDecember 17, 2016
    Good for tapas and wine. Get there around 18h30 in order to get a place to stand (standing room only and no reservations).
  • Morgan W.
    Morgan WangOctober 24, 2016
    Giant and tasty crepes 👍🏻
  • Kiwi W.
    Kiwi WangOctober 4, 2016
    Incredible! Fave place in Paris. Get the stuffed pied de Cochon! And don't forget about the creperie out front- A+++
  • Sara
    SaraSeptember 27, 2016
    Skip the line next door and pop into this tiny wine bar. Favorites include the artichoke and foie gras.
  • Phil N.
    Phil NomAugust 22, 2016
    Fun French tapas, stand up wine bar style. There's a seafood version next door. Try the foie gras macaron!
  • Cae S.
    Cae SilvaAugust 4, 2016
    Car-fucking-paccio! 😍
  • Julia B.
    Julia BogdanovskayaJuly 22, 2016
    Be careful! They might include in your bill smth that you haven't ordered
  • John Freddy V.
    John Freddy VegaJune 8, 2016
    Oh my god... Just shut up and come here. They do with artichokes and ham what Picasso did to art. They speak English, serve you well... Just... Come here already.
  • Tifis
    TifisJune 8, 2016
    As a "tapitas" lover, I had to come here. Small French bites and the best wine 🍷.
  • Yanet P.
    Yanet PirisMay 29, 2016
    Foie gras!!!
  • Sean S.
    Sean StenstromMay 13, 2016
    Delicious, standing room food spot
  • Gorgi R.
    Gorgi RankovskiApril 29, 2016
    Good place for wine and quick bites in tapas style
  • Mike D.
    Mike DohrmannApril 8, 2016
    Unreal dining experience. Cozy and unique. The wait staff was possibly the best I've experienced anywhere. The tasting menu was just incredible. This is THE place.
  • JT
    JTMarch 24, 2016
    French tapas, loved the wine! Light and fruity
  • Vika K.
    Vika KMarch 12, 2016
    Love this gem. Pull up to the standing counter & order endless dishes of deliciousness while sipping on wine by the glass. Daily specials on the chalk board and the full menu is hanging above — fun!!
  • Lauren
    LaurenMarch 9, 2016
    From noon to midnight, the place is packed with folks ordering Yves' fantastic finger foods—ham croquettes, duck confit sausage hot dogs, fried Parmesan cheese puffs.
  • Nicolette R.
    Nicolette RomeroFebruary 6, 2016
    Pop in here for a snack and glass of wine. Standing room only! 🍷
  • Alessandro M.
    Alessandro MaierúFebruary 1, 2016
    Crepe is fantastic and coffee
  • Allison P.
    Allison P.January 26, 2016
    huge delicious 4€ sandwiches
  • Burak G.
    Burak GürlekJanuary 2, 2016
    Decent bistro with decent price, good meal good atmosphere
  • Matt C.
    Matt ClineDecember 25, 2015
    The butter is out of this world
  • Margaret R.
    Margaret RyanNovember 28, 2015
    My favorite place to have a take-away crepe in Paris.
  • Joshua E.
    Joshua EddyNovember 15, 2015
    RS recommends ($) as stand-up-only h'oeuvres bar serving French-Basque tapas
  • Nitzan B.
    Nitzan BNovember 9, 2015
    Omg this place is so good! Whatever you're gonna take, it's gonna be awesome.
  • Baran v.
    Baran von IsikNovember 5, 2015
    Spain has tapas; Venice have cicchetti and Paris has L'Avant Comptoir. Excellent French food in a cozy service ritual. Pied de cochon; foie gras; ox tail Corsican wine, can't get better than this.
  • Naren T.
    Naren TOctober 21, 2015
    No chairs, very local, finger foods
  • Patrick J.
    Patrick JohnstonOctober 12, 2015
    Stand in the wine bar
  • Jesse B.
    Jesse BrightmanOctober 6, 2015
    This is the best place in all of Paris. Cheap, delicious wine and French tapas, great staff, and fun atmosphere. Also, communal bread and butter is delicious!
  • Bob S.
    Bob St ClaireAugust 22, 2015
    Fantastic! Worth the wait. One of the best in Paris.
  • Maureen T.
    Maureen TraynorAugust 8, 2015
    Standing Room Only, Small Plates, Bourdain
  • Raul V.
    Raul ValleJuly 24, 2015
    Apparently, they changed chefs... today food was very bad. Had the ham croquettes, gauffre w/ artichokes / ham, macaron foie gras, which should be a success, but they were just tasteless. Disappointed
  • Kar T.
    Kar TorresJuly 17, 2015
    Two words- beef carpaccio! Awesome service and since there's no seating, it's a great way to meet new people!!
  • Greg S.
    Greg SchulerJune 12, 2015
    Dan says "Great wine list plus really good small plates." Recommended for lunch.
  • Xaarlin
    XaarlinMay 30, 2015
    Amazing experience! Menu is on the ceiling and everything we ate was delicious. Wine + small plates= fabulous.
  • Liz O.
    Liz OhMay 28, 2015
    stand up wine bar
  • Adam S.
    Adam SigelMay 28, 2015
    Best crêpe I've had in the city all week. There isn't a close second.
  • francesca
    francescaMay 27, 2015
    duck hotdog, fois gras
  • Sara
    SaraMay 11, 2015
    Coppa, padron peppers, Camembert (you get a whole wheel!).
  • Sara
    SaraMay 10, 2015
    SMALL! So forgive ppl who bump into you. But well worth a visit. The people working there are all really nice. The menu (tapas) is hanging from the ceiling! So cool, and not something you everyday.
  • Aurora Y.
    Aurora YoungMay 6, 2015
    love their tapas! I wanna try them all next time.
  • Luiz E.
    Luiz EduardoApril 29, 2015
    Go with the flow... Grab a wine, just tell them what you like and they will figure it out. Camembert , codfish croquettes and ham. Be happy. You're welcome
  • Liane N.
    Liane NgApril 14, 2015
    Waffle Jamon, Foie Gras macaron (!!), saumon with nori, bread and lots of butter!
  • Patricia W.
    Patricia WroblewskiApril 12, 2015
    Amazingly good food and fair prices. Glass of wine 3.50 and tapas around 6 and filling. Very friendly staff. Only standing, no tables. Will be back for sure.
  • Matteo R.
    Matteo RossiApril 11, 2015
    Crazy good apero place, an affordable high quality gem in Saint Germain. You'll have to stand and order things listed both on ceiling and on daily menus. Good values and friendly staff
  • Vihang M.
    Vihang MehtaMarch 24, 2015
    Amazing crepes and sandwiches. They are huge, filling and surprisingly cheap for the quality. The stand up bar is also good. They serve some amazing fresh bread.
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  • Rebecca M.
    Rebecca MaldonadoMarch 6, 2015
    Interesante concepto del menú colgando del techo. | Interesting concept of menu hung from the ceiling. Fast paced. Lively atmosphere.
  • Anna
    AnnaFebruary 25, 2015
    Great value, great vine! Tapas from 3,5 to 14 euro max. Very friendly
  • Viola R.
    Viola RijnsdorpJanuary 8, 2015
  • Julien G.
    Julien GorettiDecember 12, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Favorite place for 2 years now : Wine, prosciutto, cheese, carpaccio, mushrooms... On the counter, in a small place and with a great staff! You need to tolerate noise and being very close to people 😉
  • Mustafa K.
    Mustafa KuleliDecember 3, 2014
    Finest. Stunning.
  • Alex D.
    Alex DobyanNovember 24, 2014
    Great tapas.
  • Mike D.
    Mike DOctober 9, 2014
    Great wine & small plates. The bartenders were some of the friendliest in the city
  • Ishmael V.
    Ishmael VasquezSeptember 24, 2014
    Tight space. And by tight I mean really elbow to elbow tight. There is no wine list. Just point or ask for a suggestion. Also place your whole order at once. It is difficult to place orders afterwards
  • Iris N.
    Iris NgAugust 21, 2014
    Tasty tapas with decent prices and excellent service! House made blood sausage was delicious!! Stand-up bar and gets busy quickly towards dinner time. Cool decor with menu hanging from ceiling.
  • W L.
    W LokAugust 12, 2014
    Foie gras and blood pudding with spiced apples
  • Tamara C.
    Tamara ChitavaAugust 12, 2014
    Apéro time !
  • Epicurious
    EpicuriousAugust 3, 2014
    Artichoke and cured ham waffles; the hand-churned Bordier butter, set on the bar for everyone to share; and a wine recommendation from friendly barman Eric. Read more
  • Shayan S.
    Shayan SanyalJune 7, 2014
    Amazing. Michelin star quality food. The desserts are crazy.
  • Taline E.
    Taline EkmekjianJune 5, 2014
    From noon to midnight, packed with folks ordering finger foods—ham croquettes, duck confit sausage hot dogs, fried Parmesan cheese puffs—from the drop-down ceiling menu and chalkboard daily specials.
  • Heather R.
    Heather RodriguezMay 19, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Lait de vache pris concombre celeri pomme for dessert is amazing. Duck hearts are a must!!
  • Heather R.
    Heather RodriguezMay 18, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Amazing tapas. Good price, taste and wine. Try the gauffre jambon artichaut, hot foie gras with pepper, cheese with cherries and much more! Awesome place!!!
  • Kate G.
    Kate GoldMay 11, 2014
    Crêpes up front and pork (Ibaïona) in the rear. Standing room only at Yves Camdeborde’s tapas and wine bar, a hit since it opened in fall of 2009. Go during the off hours. A great neighborhood option
  • Sylvain Y.
    Sylvain YanApril 27, 2014
    Rien d'exceptionnel
  • Andy E.
    Andy EllwoodApril 21, 2014
    For the love of god, order the Gauffre Jambon Artichaut. Best bite in Paris
  • Jason F.
    Jason FeirmanJanuary 27, 2014
    standing wine bar -- foie gras skewers t&l
  • Jason F.
    Jason FeirmanJanuary 25, 2014
    McKenzie: Crepes
  • Phiton N.
    Phiton NguyenNovember 3, 2013
    Fantastic food. I travel paris often and the world for food and this place I think has been the most satisfying in terms of quality, presentation, service, taste, and cost. Come 30 min before open.
  • Metin H.
    Metin HulluOctober 20, 2013
    Love it!! Better moving space during lunch time, too crowded in the evening... You can not have the crepe inside, only the hors d'ouvres. Try the gaufre w/ artichokes & ham
  • Whitney S.
    Whitney SnyderAugust 11, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Go for the incredible crepes, stay for literally everything else.
  • Andrei
    AndreiAugust 11, 2013
    The sardines are to die for!!
  • Hugo N.
    Hugo NeuprolerJuly 7, 2013
    Expect amazing food. Also, expect hilarious service that can only be explained by drugs or a medical condition.
  • Jan P.
    Jan PJune 3, 2013
    No seating, but inexpensive. Crepes start at only 1.50€.
  • Gina M.
    Gina M.L.April 19, 2013
    Swing by late at night to get a butter and sugar crepe!
  • Gina M.
    Gina M.L.April 19, 2013
    Just ask Thomas to pick four or five different things for you - Trust him! My faves are macaron de boudin noir, pork belly, jambon/fromage plate and lots of white wine to wash it all down!
  • Journey City Guides
    Journey City GuidesApril 16, 2013
    Part of Yves Camdeborde's Saint Germain empire along with restaurant Le Comptoir and Hotel Le Relais (all in the same building) this small shop serves small plates of delicious basque cuisine
  • Travel + Leisure
    Travel + LeisureMarch 19, 2013
    At this elbow-to-elbow “hors d’oeuvres bar,” the bread basket is communal, but the foie gras skewers and boudin noir macarons are just for you. More places to eat like a local:
  • Gaelle S.
    Gaelle SolangeMarch 3, 2013
    The yummiest crepes in Paris (salty and sweet). Super stuffed with the finest and freshest foodstuff
  • Ashley H.
    Ashley HardeeFebruary 3, 2013
    Very friendly service. Room at the bar at 7pm. Great menu- very unique and good wine!
  • D S.
    D StewartDecember 28, 2012
    Cochon. Don't plan on eating for a few days after.
  • Howard T.
    Howard TDecember 13, 2012
    Standing only, but a great little wine bar. Sharing plates is the way to go!
  • Sasha K.
    Sasha K.September 25, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The ham and the bread in jambon-fromage sandwich are excellent.
  • Katharina
    KatharinaJuly 28, 2012
    My favorite: brochette de foie gras!
  • Do It In Paris
    Do It In ParisJuly 4, 2012
    Mini wedge of beef tail served with a raifort cream is a little bomb. Obviously, no reservations. Read more
  • New York Habitat
    New York HabitatApril 20, 2012
    This place has so many delicious dishes it’s really hard to choose! Luckily, you don’t have to: the menu is tapas-style so you can try a little of everything!
  • Emperor Norton
    Emperor NortonApril 17, 2012
    Si nous avions une "bat cave," this would be it. PRO TIP: Get la terrine if they have it. C'est all-you-can-eat.
  • Emilie L.
    Emilie LeeApril 14, 2012
    De-li-cious little gastro dishes + fabulous charcuterie + great selection of wine, in a tiny, overcrowded but jovial place where you want to...spend hours!
  • Flo A.
    Flo AlakijaApril 11, 2012
    Macaron de boudin is an orgasm in your mouth
  • Melissa +.
    Melissa +squeakFebruary 10, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Hands-down the best value food in Paris and most jovial atmosphere. Prop self at counter, select glass of wine, charcuterie, and small plates. Daily specials always great: pig ears, tripe are faves.
  • Fabrice M.
    Fabrice McCarthyNovember 6, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Best tapas joint in Paris, by far.
  • Lisa W.
    Lisa WinesApril 19, 2011
    Mini creme brûlée with verveine to die for.
  • Bon Appetit Magazine
    Sip glasses of artisanal wine paired with Béarnais-style small plates such as duck-heart fricassee, beef-cheek croque-monsieur, and splendid charcuterie from Camdeborde's brother's shop in Pau. Read more
  • Nicole G.
    Nicole G.November 20, 2010
    My new favorite place in Paris! Les croquettes jambon sont superbes! Also, the foie gras/bell pepper dish is amazing.
  • Igor R.
    Igor RyzhkovNovember 12
    Непринужденная атмосфера, прекрасное обслуживание, вкусные закуски и вино.
  • Núria R.
    Núria RullSeptember 11
    Visita obligada, comida excelente.. cola asegurada, mejor reservar o ir con antelación. Pedid agua del grifo que es gratis (a los turistas suelen poner embotellada). Foie y pies de cerdo riquisimos!
  • Zhanna
    ZhannaJuly 29
    Simply awesome place 👌🏻 tried octopus 🐙 with strawberry 🍓 and raspberry- ♥️
  • Antulio V.
    Antulio VelázquezDecember 23, 2016
    Si no hablas bien francés o inglés no hacen el mínimo esfuerzo por atender. Menú colgado y desordenado en el techo es muy confuso . No indican ingredientes . Decepción total :(
  • Elisa P.
    Elisa PangelinoDecember 13, 2016
    Superbe bar à vin, pas trop cher pour une grande qualité. On est debout et un peu serrés mais ça ne pose pas tant problème que ça.
  • Siomara S.
    Siomara SilveiraSeptember 30, 2016
    Sempre cheio mas apesar do atendimento ser em , vale muito a pena .
  • Tristan G.
    Tristan GoguillotAugust 6, 2016
    Bistro sur le pouce (debout), serveurs sympa, carte très riche. On se régale.
  • Clara C.
    Clara CornuJuly 18, 2016
    Service très sympathique, conseils aiguisés en matière de vin. Le lieu est très animé, il faut être prêt à rester debout et à être un peu serré.
  • Paul G.
    Paul GarciaMay 25, 2016
    Resto dfgdfgdfgd
  • Anne Charlotte C.
    Super lieu, on mange debout, apéro sur le pouce,pas de chaises
  • Jules L.
    Jules LFebruary 7, 2016
    Excellent bar typé sud-ouest/basque. Tapas variées. Croque queue de bœuf 😍.
  • Julyane L.
    Julyane LimaJuly 28, 2015
    Um dos restaurantes mais diferentes que fui. O cardápio fica no teto! Não gostei do prato que pedi mas você pode comer à vontade um pãozinho com manteiga, e era tão bom que valeu a pena hahahha
  • Fanny R.
    Fanny RJune 1, 2015
    Adoré cet endroit! Excellente ambiance et bonne bouffe.
  • Aurélien M.
    Aurélien MagnanMay 8, 2015
    Des vins excellents et des plats typiques français à 3€ en tapas. Formule excellente.
  • Gauthier H.
    Gauthier HienApril 25, 2015
    Les gaufres ne sont pas géniales.
  • Jesús G.
    Jesús García RubioApril 12, 2015
    Esos pimientitos del padrón!!!
  • Luis M.
    Luis MuñozMarch 6, 2015
    Vins et tapas.
  • Kaja J.
    Kaja JablonskaFebruary 10, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Un de mes endroits préférés à Paris. Rien à redire.
  • Alguém A.
    Alguém AiJanuary 15, 2015
    *----* bom
  • Marie R.
    Marie RobinJanuary 9, 2015
    Les meilleures crêpes au sarrasin à emporter de Paris à 6euros Max ! A l'intérieur ambiance bar à vins et tapas et délicieux pinchos
  • Artur S.
    Artur SivieroJanuary 6, 2015
    Música alta, milhões de opções de vinhos em taças, comidas em pequenas porções (que infelizmente não provei). Fica aberto até tarde, é do lado do metro, não tem lugar sentado.. Puta bar
  • Sivaldo S.
    Sivaldo SsNovember 3, 2014
    Escargot delicioso e bom custo....
  • Carlos F.
    Carlos FernandesSeptember 26, 2014
    Carpaccio muito bom, pouco espaçoso mas com bom serviço, preço razoável
  • Clau S.
    Clau SSeptember 14, 2014
    O lugar mais descolado da cidade. Pra tomar um vinho em no balcão petiscando alta gastronomia. Peça o boudin noir, típica lingüiça de sangue de porco. Inigualável.
  • Luiza N.
    Luiza NovitaJune 15, 2014
    Pequeno e simpático bar. Mas comemos crepe "to go". Belíssimos os crepes por sinal.
  • Erica A.
    Erica AzevedoApril 23, 2014
    Cada tapa, uma surpresa melhor...da pra comer varias e nao gastar tanto...Muito pequeno e se come no balcão, então chegue cedo.
  • Dora B.
    Dora BouazizApril 5, 2014
    Super sympa et super bon vin !!!
  • Léa G.
    Léa GottesmanMarch 20, 2014
    Miusse de haddock aux harengs
  • Vélib'
    Vélib'July 29, 2013
    Au menu ? Des minis-plats français qui ne vous coûteront que 3€ !
  • Marion A.
    Marion AubryJuly 29, 2013
    Les meilleurs crêpes de Paris!
  • Lauren M.
    Lauren MustoJuly 27, 2013
    Mote du passe: hotelrsg
  • Zuhal Şeker T.
    Zuhal Şeker TuckerApril 15, 2013
    Keske ing menu olsa yemekleri secmek cok zor garsonlar pek yardimci degil.en iyi sey yemekler cok lezzetli .sef cok sempatik.arasira sohbet ediyor musterileriyle.siddetle tavsiye ederim.
  • Cyril R.
    Cyril R.November 29, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Le Brouilly... Avec les chipo...
  • Tena
    TenaAugust 23, 2012
    Le vin est super, les amuse bouche excellant et l'ambiance top
  • Dan D.
    Dan DhombresMay 5, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Le jurançon sec est une tuerie !
  • Dan D.
    Dan DhombresMay 1, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Le macaron au boudin noir est une tuerie !
  • Julien N.
    Julien NguyenApril 19, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Tres bonnes crepes !
  • Benoît C.
    Benoît CrespinJanuary 28, 2011
    Tres sympa pour l'apéro et passez un moment de convivialité entre ami autour de produits du terroir
  • Charlotte M.
    Charlotte MONTPEZATApril 26, 2010
    Chéri dévorant un os à moelle roti, lui même dévoré des yeux par américaines en goguette...
  • Leslie H.
    Leslie HollandNovember 24, 2009
    Have croquettes de jambon and croquette de Pied de Porc.
  • Soufiane Q.
    Soufiane QassimiNovember 13, 2009
    Essayez les cèpes à la plancha, elles sont divines. A accompagner d'un verre de blanc sec.
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