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L'Avant Comptoir

Wine Bar, French Restaurant, and Gastropub€€€€
Odéon, Paris
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  • Phil N.
    "Fun French tapas, stand up wine bar style."(4 Tips)
    Sean S.
    "Delicious, standing room food spot"(5 Tips)
    Nicole G.
    "Also, the foie gras/bell pepper dish is amazing."(13 Tips)
    Liane N.
    "Foie Gras macaron"(6 Tips)
102 Tips and reviews
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  • Liz O.
    Liz OhMay 28, 2015
    stand up wine bar
  • 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.
  • Mike D.
    Mike DOctober 9, 2014
    Great wine & small plates. The bartenders were some of the friendliest in the city
  • Ashley H.
    Ashley HardeeFebruary 3, 2013
    Very friendly service. Room at the bar at 7pm. Great menu- very unique and good wine!
  • Margaret R.
    Margaret RyanNovember 28, 2015
    My favorite place to have a take-away crepe in Paris.
  • 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.
  • Tamara C.
    Tamara ChitavaAugust 12, 2014
    Apéro time !
  • 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
  • Sean S.
    Sean StenstromMay 13, 2016
    Delicious, standing room food spot
  • Gaelle S.
    Gaelle SolangeMarch 3, 2013
    The yummiest crepes in Paris (salty and sweet). Super stuffed with the finest and freshest foodstuff
  • 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.
  • Anna
    AnnaFebruary 25, 2015
    Great value, great vine! Tapas from 3,5 to 14 euro max. Very friendly
  • Alessandro M.
    Alessandro MaierúFebruary 1, 2016
    Crepe is fantastic and coffee
  • Shayan S.
    Shayan SanyalJune 7, 2014
    Amazing. Michelin star quality food. The desserts are crazy.
  • JT
    JTMarch 24, 2016
    French tapas, loved the wine! Light and fruity
  • Alex D.
    Alex DobyanNovember 24, 2014
    Great tapas.
  • 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!!
  • Gina M.
    Gina M.L.April 19, 2013
    Swing by late at night to get a butter and sugar crepe!
  • 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+++
  • Matt C.
    Matt ClineDecember 25, 2015
    The butter is out of this world
  • Maureen T.
    Maureen TraynorAugust 8, 2015
    Standing Room Only, Small Plates, Bourdain
  • 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: tandl.me/12ufz7c
  • Joshua E.
    Joshua EddyNovember 15, 2015
    RS recommends ($) as stand-up-only h'oeuvres bar serving French-Basque tapas
  • Sasha K.
    Sasha K.September 25, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The ham and the bread in jambon-fromage sandwich are excellent.
  • 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!!!
  • Onur Y.
    Onur YıldızlıFebruary 13
    Porc caramelisee, beacon crocket & perfect tapas+ delicious wine👌
  • Jan P.
    Jan PJune 3, 2013
    No seating, but inexpensive. Crepes start at only 1.50€.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • Hugo N.
    Hugo NeuprolerJuly 7, 2013
    Expect amazing food. Also, expect hilarious service that can only be explained by drugs or a medical condition.
  • Mustafa K.
    Mustafa KuleliDecember 3, 2014
    Finest. Stunning.
  • Adam S.
    Adam SigelMay 28, 2015
    Best crêpe I've had in the city all week. There isn't a close second.
  • Marko&Jelena !.
    Nice french tapas, amazing selection of wines, great butter and bread.
  • Burak G.
    Burak GürlekJanuary 2, 2016
    Decent bistro with decent price, good meal good atmosphere
  • Loraine S.
    Super sandwiches for picnics
  • Patrick J.
    Patrick JohnstonOctober 12, 2015
    Stand in the wine bar
  • Sara
    SaraSeptember 27, 2016
    Skip the line next door and pop into this tiny wine bar. Favorites include the artichoke and foie gras.
  • Nitzan B.
    Nitzan BNovember 9, 2015
    Omg this place is so good! Whatever you're gonna take, it's gonna be awesome.
  • 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!
  • 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 😉
  • Cae S.
    Cae SilvaAugust 4, 2016
    Car-fucking-paccio! 😍
  • Bob S.
    Bob St ClaireAugust 22, 2015
    Fantastic! Worth the wait. One of the best in Paris.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Xaarlin
    XaarlinMay 30, 2015
    Amazing experience! Menu is on the ceiling and everything we ate was delicious. Wine + small plates= fabulous.
  • Abdulrahman A.
    Abdulrahman AlajajiDecember 31, 2016
    Very delicious seafood tapas , very unique experience
  • Tifis
    TifisJune 8, 2016
    As a "tapitas" lover, I had to come here. Small French bites and the best wine 🍷.
  • Sara
    SaraMay 11, 2015
    Coppa, padron peppers, Camembert (you get a whole wheel!).
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