Based on 3 visits. Fantastic food. Great bottled beers. The tourist crowd can be avoided, if the off times are frequented. Moules provencale. A must try. The staff seems a bit less stiff than most Parisan types. Smile a lot, try a bit of French, point at the menu, if that is not working. The facilities are a bit daunting, but it’s part of being there.
Very nice location, walking distance to Notre Dame and the Louvre. Located on a beautiful little tree lined side street, (4 rue Saint-Denis). Sidewalk tables are best by far. Belgian beer selection is very good, with all Trappistes available except Westvleteren (so what’s new). Waiters are okay, bar tenders are very helpful and informative. Food is quite good. Everything is expensive, but this ls Paris. Don’t complain; you could be doing much worse than sipping a Rochefort 10 while watching beautiful Parisian women walk by. I have been to Au Trappiste several times and have never been disappointed.
Every week I go to this bar since 1 years. I taste all beers (except 3 or 4 German beers, I go the KIEZ gardenbeer for that). A lot of Belgium beer, the boss tell me ’people like belgian beers, most of France, Germany..thats why we propose a majority of Belgian Beer’.
I know him know, I try to convince him to sell other lesser-known beer (last month the served Samuel Adams, Salamandra (french beer))...
whatever I like this place, and the staff is super nice.
Charming area with an okay interior that’s all pine wood, Belgian lambic labels on the walls. Good service, and of course the selection is the finest in Paris for a beer - easily 50 bottles and a dozen brews on tap. Rather pricey but on par with other Paris places. A necessary stop for beer lovers in Paris.
Quite nice selection for a commercial restaurant/bar. Food looked great but I didn’t try it. Beer was expensive but worth the try.
Strebs (221) St. Louis, Missouri | May 14, 2011| Updated January 13, 2015
The prime location should make this the hq for any beer lovers visiting Paris. The selection is not adventuresome, but solid with all of the commercially available Trappist beers available, plus some other nice choices. The manager, Andre, ensures that the service is what it needs to be.