The elements of a Parisian brasserie rarely deviate from the norm: mirrored walls, bulbous hanging lighting, lots of square tables, etc. Bouillon Pigalle bucks expectations, delivering the modern version of a French brasserie everyone has been wanting. In fact, Parisians want to eat at an updated brasserie so badly that they'll wait in line for an hour and a half (they don't take reservations). The bulbous lighting and mirrored walls remain, plus the classic cafe chairs and white tablecloths topped with white paper, but the stuffiness and Belle Epoque décor is gone. The walls are white tile, giving the space a lightness, the tables are placed beside each other so you'll eat nearly elbow to elbow beside someone else, and there's an upstairs balcony looking over Boulevard de Clichy. Expect to find meat in most main course offerings, all of which are very reasonably priced.
To enjoy Bouillon Pigalle without having to wait in line, it's advisable that you go to lunch and dinner early, at 12 p.m. or sometime between 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., respectively.
Open daily from 12 p.m. to 12 a.m.