As with all brasseries of this period, the entrance is often done via a heavy revolving doors double clearly separating the outside world from the universe that awaits you inside.
The decor is typically Art Deco and the specialty of this brasserie is its largely Alsatian menu.
Bofinger is a little piece of Alsace in Paris and a beautiful authentic brasserie.
This brewery was set up by this generation of Alsatians who arrived in Paris following the Franco-Prussian war in the 1870s. Alsace fell to Prussia and it was during this period that those Alsatians who were able to fled the region arrived, among other places, in Paris.
Fredéric Bofinger then settled in this small street in the Bastille district with his brasserie. He will be the first to sell beer in Paris!
We obviously eat seafood and shellfish but mainly Choucroute - sauerkraut (it is said to be the best sauerkraut in Paris!) Flamekuche, Alsatian kugloff and more.
As it is located very close to the Opéra Bastille, it is not uncommon to see small groups of spectators arriving late at night after the Opera or the Ballet. hungry!
The decor is magnificent, the service impeccable and the cuisine of high quality.
You don't really need to book, but as always in Paris: around 8:00 p.m. it's often already very full.
5-7 rue de la Bastille 75004 Paris
Tel : +33 1 42 72 87 82