It’s chic and cheap by Paris standards, but those aren’t the only draws. Celebrity chef Christian Constant’s newish baby bistro, Les Cocottes de Christian Constant, serves casual and creative casseroles popular with locals as well as tourists from around the world.

Les Cocottes de Christian Constant Tour Eiffel by Susan Manlin Katzman
Located in Paris’ tony 7th arrondissement, at 135 rue Saint-Dominique, the small restaurant offers casual counter service and some high tables, often shared.

Counter and High Tables at Les Cocottes by Susan Manlin Katzman
The menu limits choices to a few salads, soups and verrines (succulent small dishes served in glass jars); several starters (such as country style pate);

Country-style pate at Les Cocottes by Susan Manlin Katzman

and an array of desserts.

Main courses take the form of cocottes, or inspirational one-dish casserole combinations, attractively served in small cast iron pots (cocottes), which are manufactured by the French company Staub.

Dishes at Les Cocottes served in Staub Cocottes by Susan Manlin Katzman
Chef Philippe Cadeau and his capable staff change menu items frequently and daily chef’s recommendations are a must…then…again…so is everything else.

Philippe Cadeau (center) and Staff

Philippe Cadeau (center) and Staff

Wine Served with a Smile at Les Cocottes


Order wine by the bottle (short list) or carafe or glass—the later served by tap.

To avoid long waits, show up either quite early (at the beginning of service) or quite late (as service winds down).

Unless things have recently changed, Les Cocottes does not take reservations and the place fills fast.

In addition to good food, drinkable wine and a fun dining experience,
the restaurant sells a variety of products including Staub cocottes, logo wine glasses and Christian Constant’s cookbooks, from which I copied, for you, a recipe for Les Cocottes signature dessert: la fabuleuse tarte au chocolat de Christian Constant.





The Fabulous Christian Constant Chocolate Tart served at Les Cocottes by Susan Manlin Katzman

Recipe for Christian Constant's Fabulous Chocolate Tart

As to lagniappe, the Eiffel Tower sits just around the corner from Les Cocottes and provides magnificent scenery for after dinner stroll.

Eiffel Tower from the Seine River by Susan Manlin Katzman