8 Restaurants in Paris Where to Eat an Excellent Coq au Vin

The coq au vin is a quintessential dish of the French cuisine. Two of the most well-known French symbols are reunited in this traditional meal: the rooster and the red wine. Here is our selection of the best restaurants in Paris to eat an excellent coq au vin.


Le Coq Rico

Le Coq Rico
© Le Coq Rico

Having opened in 2012 in Montmartre, this restaurant provides a modest and friendly atmosphere due to its walls made of both wood and stone.

Led by the Michelin-starred chef Antoine Westermann, it is clear that Le Coq Rico’s staff loves poultries of all kinds.

Non content with using fresh products supplied directly by the best breeders and farmers, the poultry are treated with respect and chosen only after a hundred days of farming -or more depending on the dishes- to give you the best cooking quality.

You will be able to enjoy the coq au vin as the dish of the day on Tuesday at lunchtime. It is slowly cooked, then marinated the Alsatian way and served in a terrine with egg tagliatelli.

Coq au vin with egg tagliatelli price: 18€ (only served on Tuesday noon as the dish of the day)

Address: 98 rue Lepic, 75018 Paris
Hours: Every day from noon to 2:30 P.M. and from 7 P.M. to 11 P.M.
Accessible from: Lamarck – Caulaincourt Metro

Google: 4.4 / 5
Tripadvisor: 4.5 / 5
The Fork: 9.1 / 10

For more information, check the official website.


Le Procope

Le Procope
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Proclaiming itself as the oldest café-restaurant of the city, Le Procope is a place rich in history built in 1686.

Over the years, it was visited successively by the literary and intellectual worlds before becoming the meeting point of French revolutionaries.

Like a mini-museum, each room of the restaurant has its own little story to tell on one of its renowned clients.

Victor Hugo or Rousseau, Robespierre or the Jacobin Club, and even more French historical figures have crossed paths in the walls of Le Procope.

The decor of times gone by was left untouched and the cuisine is both traditional and chic with common dishes and delicious delicacies. Being one of the restaurant specialties, the coq au vin is a great success.

Traditional coq au vin “Ivre de Juliénas” price: 27€

Address: 13 rue de l’Ancienne Comédie, 75006 Paris
Hours: Sunday to Wednesday from noon to midnight.
Thursday to Saturday from noon to 1 A.M.
Accessible from: Odéon Metro

Google: 4.2 / 5
Tripadvisor: 4.0 / 5
The Fork: 8.6 / 10

For more information, check the official website.


Auberge Bressane

Auberge Bressane
© Auberge Bressane

Immerse yourself in a medieval atmosphere recalling the inns of yore in tune with a traditional and generous cuisine.

On the menu, you will find home-cooked dishes such as veal kidney, crêpes Suzette, and the cheese soufflé which will tickle your taste buds.

But the most important for us is the soft and tender coq au vin. It is served all year round with pasta and Juliénas yellow wine, a village where Julius Cesar is said to have made a stop in order to quench the thirst of his troops.

The inn lives up to its name since you can find a lovely selection of wines, provided directly from several Burgundy’s estates and castles of the Bordeaux region.

Coq au vin like in “Juliénas” price: 29€

Address: 16 avenue de la Motte-Picquet, 75007 Paris
Hours: Sunday to Friday from noon to 2:30 P.M and from 7:30 P.M to 10:30 P.M.
Saturday from 7:30 P.M to 10:30 P.M.
Accessible from: La Tour-Maubourg Metro

Google: 4.4 / 5
Tripadvisor: 4.5 / 5

For more information, check the official website.


La Gauloise

La Gauloise
© La Gauloise

La Gauloise is a brasserie established in the 19th century near the most iconic monument of Paris: the Eiffel Tower.

In a bourgeois setting, the staff will welcome you outside in the shade of a terrace with marble tables and inside in a cozy atmosphere perfect for a romantic dinner.

The coq au vin served with a soft and delicious purée is absolutely exquisite, and for good reason since it’s the chef’s specialty.

For dessert, we suggest you try the home-cooked profiteroles prepared with a crusty puff pastry and a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Coq au vin with mashed potatoes cooked by Thierry Blanchet price: 24€

Address:  59 avenue de la Motte-Picquet, 75015 Paris
Hours: Everyday from noon to 3 P.M and from 7 P.M to 11 P.M.
Accessible from: La Motte-Picquet Grenelle Metro

Google: 4.3 / 5
Tripadvisor: 4.0 / 5
The Fork: 9.3 / 10

For more information, check the official website. (Only in French)


La cuisine de Philippe

La Cuisine de Phillipe
© La Cuisine de Phillipe

Located away from the Luxembourg Gardens, this bistro is fitted with a typical Parisian burgundy-painted facade.

In this cozy setting frequented by a loyal clientele, chef Philippe Dubois regularly comes out of his kitchen to go to greet its customers, which creates a friendly atmosphere.

While the menu is still classical, the sweet and salty soufflés are the chef’s specialty. Don’t miss the opportunity to order one as a starter or for dessert.

However, the coq au vin is not neglected. It is prepared à la bourguignonne at dinner time with potatoes, bacon strips, chives, and a generous swirl of sauce. Each piece of the rooster is equally tasty.

Coq au vin façon bourguignonne price: in a set menu starter/main course or main course/dessert for 38€, or starter, main course, and dessert for 45€

Address: 25 rue Servandoni, 75006 Paris
Hours: Tuesday to Saturday from noon to 2:30 P.M and from 7 P.M to 10:30 P.M
Accessible from: Saint Placide or Rennes Metro stations

Google: 4.6 / 5
Tripadvisor: 4.5 / 5


A La Biche au Bois

Here, it’s hunting time in search of the best game around the French provinces to please the good meat lovers.

This lively bistro, which specializes in all types of meat, is only open during the winter season. Formerly starred in the Michelin Guide, it is owned by a couple who strives to serve an authentic cuisine.

The coq au vin is one of the chef’s specialties. It is served in a small cooking pot with well-cooked bacon strips, mushrooms, and a juicy sauce.

On top of providing a concise choice of quality wines, French cheese amateurs will be thrilled by the highly generous and diversified cheese platter.

“Special” Coq au vin price: 18.50€

Address: 48 avenue Ledru-Rollin, 75012 Paris
Hours: from noon to 2:30 P.M and from 7 P.M to 10:45 P.M.
Accessible from: Quai de la Rapée Metro – Gare de Lyon train station

Google: 4.4 / 5
Tripadvisor: 4.5 / 5
The Fork: 8.6 / 10


Restaurant Le Coq

Le Coq
© Le Coq

Located at the famous Place du Trocadero, this restaurant has the most beautiful terrace in the plaza, if not in all of Paris.

It is the perfect spot for a romantic dinner thanks to its view on the Trocadero and the Palais de Chaillot.

The discreet staff is overseen by the vigilant chefs de table whose goal is to ensure that your meal goes smoothly.

Naturally, with such a name, there has to be coq au vin on the menu. Like all the other dishes, it is prepared in a surprisingly simple manner, but it doesn’t lack aroma or charm.

Coq au vin of the Coq price: 23€

Address: 2 place du Trocadéro, 75016
Hours: everyday from 7 A.M to midnight.
Accessible from: Trocadéro Metro


Google: 3.8 / 5
Tripadvisor: 3.5 / 5
The Fork: 9.1 / 10

For more information, check the official website.


L’Auberge de la Reine Blanche

Auberge de la Reine Blanche
© Auberge de la Reine Blanche

The Auberge de la Reine Blanche, which takes its name from Blanche de Castille, is located in the Ile Saint-Louis besides the Saint-Louis-en-l’Ile church.

Its decoration has a picturesque charm. The tables and walls are made of wood and some dolls are placed on the shelves. You would almost think you’re in a small country house.

The cuisine is unmistakably French: beef bourguignon, duck confit, not to mention the coq au vin. The portions are generous and the rooster is perfectly marinated.

Coq au vin price: 18€

Address: 30 rue Saint Louis en l’Ile, 75004 Paris
Hours: Thursday from 6:30 P.M to 9:30 P.M.
Friday to Tuesday from noon to 2:30 P.M and 6:15 P.M and 10 P.M.
Accessible from: Pont Marie Metro

Google: 4.4 / 5
Tripadvisor: 4.0 / 5
The Fork: 8.8 / 10

For more information, check the official website.