“A dollop of style and flavor, a pinch of sophistication with a dash of class makes for great taste!”
– Satisfied Customer, Richmond Va
La Parisienne Bistro and Café is not just a classy restaurant with delicious, authentic French cuisine, but also a lounge of sorts with beautiful artwork, comfy furniture, and a general feel of home. The owner, Ali Benhamed, greets you personally with a warm smile and kind words. Add in the entertainment factor of music and dance, and you have a virtual paradise for the evening. It doesn’t get much better than that!
My recent visit was one of many visits to this restaurant where I enjoyed a dish called Magret de Canard. It is pan seared duck breast in a sauce chasseur and mushroom risotto. It was delicious to say the least, and the chef even accommodated my dietary needs with honey and wine reduction sauce as a substitution. The waitress was also very accommodating and pleasant. All factors making for a great night as we were celebrating my friend’s birthday. My friend also raved about her dish, Les Cailles, which is a roasted quails, shallot, honey and wine reduction, with roasted potatoes. We shared a delicious dessert, Belgian Chocolate Mousse that was light and fluffy giving a nice subtle taste of chocolate for refined palettes like ours.
La Parisienne Bistro and Café will soon be going through a metamorphosis adding new menu items, Argentine tango dancing, and much, much more. The next big event will be the Wine and Dinner Evening at La Parisienne Bistro and Café on Thursday, October 24th @ 7:00pm. Your four course meal includes first, second, and main courses with dessert for only $59!!! (plus tax/gratuity) Check the website for a current menu for this event: http://www.parisrva.com/. On 2nd and 4th Fridays, there is Latin/salsa music hosted by DJ Kevlar, and salsa instructor, Flaco. Lessons with Flaco begin at 8:45pm - 9:30pm. For only $3 after 9:00 pm, you can shake a tail feather all night long! Stay tuned by visiting the next event listing: https://www.facebook.com/events/257007904452177/ or the Facebook fan page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/La-Parisienne-Bistro-and-Cafe/194349083941133.
La Parisienne Bistro and Café is located in the heart of downtown Richmond, VA. @ 200 S. 10th St. Richmond, VA 23219. Daily Hours are as follows: Monday: 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM,
Tuesday – Friday: 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM, 4:00 PM - 9:30 PM, and Saturday 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM. Get a feeling for France right in the middle of RVA!