La Haute Cloche


In August 1944 General LeClerc (HauteClocque) marched into Paris, effectively ending the Nazi occupation, and in November 2015 his great nephew, Jean, opened this charming restaurant.


Just off the Champs Elysées, La Haute Cloche, featuring prix fixe menus 28 euros (2 courses) and 34 euros (3 courses) that change daily, is a canteen for local business people by day. and travelers from the neighboring 4-star hotels in the evenings. 

 We selected a 2015  Petit Chablis from La Chablisienne and M began with Chef Louis CASANOVA's thick velouté of butternut squash with a subtle hint of chestnut.


I opted for a terrine of Scotch salmon with fresh herbs.


To accompany our main courses Jean poured a 2012 Bordeaux from La Clarendelle that lit up M's face. Our meat was from the Limousin– onglet with fries for M and rognons de veau (beef kidneys) sauce balsamique with purée maison for me. They were perfectly cooked, with a slightly pink center and cushiony to the touch of my fork.


We shared today's crumble of Granny Smith apples topped with vanilla ice cream. Chef Louis joined us, followed by his #2, Fabio from Toscano, who made espresso for the four of us.

Compliments were shared in French, Italian, German and American.

La Haute Cloche features the basics of a cozy Parisian bistro: a warm welcome, good wines at reasonable prices, and simple, uncomplicated food using the freshest of products.

La Haut Cloche

13 rue Quentin-Bauchart, Paris 8ème

Réservation au: 

+33 (0)1 81 29 89 72




The Paris Insider Newsletter

THE PARIS INSIDER family of weekly newsletters,Including THE PARIS INSIDER (Tuesday,) THE PARIS READERS CIRCLE (Wednesday,) THE PARIS WEEKENDER (Thursday,) and THE PARIS INTERVIEW (Friday) offer freshly written reviews about restaurants, museums, books, events, showings and what's on in Paris. Arriving at 9:15 AM Pacific Time you'll receive all of this plus tips on excursions to the surrounding regions from Champagne to the Loire Valley and much more. Thank you for subscribing.


icon bistro

No one should have a bad meal in Paris! Whether a 2-star restaurant or a local bistro there should always be an excellent rapport qualité prix– relationship between price and quality. At my favorites you will be treated as a regular and have a satisfying experience. Just tell them  “Terrance sent you.”


icon events

Regularly scheduled literary salons with guest writers, private dinners, restaurant openings, wine tastings,market visits and cooking classes attract a discerning, sophisticated crowd who love to have a good time while they learn. Our cadre of Paris–based colleagues happily share their passion for this magical city.