Restaurant Le Saotico

9 recent ratings
$$$ • French Restaurant
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu
88% of 9 votes say it's celiac friendly
96 Rue de Richelieu
75002 Paris, France 75002
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Fantastic experience for ALL 4 of our dinners (2 with celiac) . Owner/GM (?) has proper celiac and was all over our gluten and lactose free needs. Food was the best of our trip. Really nice to have a proper French meal as many of the gluten free restaurants we frequented in France were something other than traditional French. Another bonus is that the non-celiacs could have a perfectly normal meal. Highly recommended by this careful celiac if you are venturing off the dedicated gluten free kitchens.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
Updated 1 week ago read full review

Celiac

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Loved our dinner here! The servers were very knowledgeable about gluten free options and really most options could be made gluten free. I had foie gras, duck and the salted caramel moose for dessert. It was all excellent! My only complaint is that they didnt have any gluten free bread to accompany the appetizers.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Wheat Allergy

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Food was ok. Nothing to write home about. I also don’t trust their GF assurances - felt sick after.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Below Average

Updated 2 months ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Reported to have a dedicated fryer

Categories

  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • French
  • Restaurant

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Banana dessert with chocolate sorbet and chocolate sauce on top. Yummm
Dinner served!
These scallops were the best us 23 & 26 year olds had ever had
Lamb chops served with mashed sweet potatoes, a potato hash cake and caramelized onions. It was a magnificent flavor and texture combination for the palette. Truly exquisite French cuisine.
Oyster-rice appetizer in cream sauce was amazing
Fois gras!!! A classic French experience and the way it was prepared had us enjoying it
Meringue cake with sorbet.  Looked too good, Ate before picture taken!
Salmon entree
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Celiac

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Le Sâotico was on a few sites like this one, Trip Advisor, and Google maps. They don’t have a dedicated GF menu, but were very knowledgeable about gluten free options. Lovely service, polite, prompt, welcoming. The menu was more extensive than many of the more “tourist trap” places in the larger streets. Delicious tomato salad with fresh mozzarella and herbs. Husband had the duck leg, I had the duck breast. Very good, though the duck might have benefited from a sauce or Demi glacé. This place seemed very authentic- all French people eating around us. Lovely decor, light jazz. Very worth the 12 minute walk from our hotel in the Opera district!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 4 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Lovely establishment with a very knowledgeable owner. It was one of our first dinners in Paris and we were not disappointed.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Updated 4 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Super place, bon repas et la propriétaire est cœliaque alors très sécuritaire. Je recommande!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Updated 4 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Owner has celiac and is very nice. They could make almost anything on the menu gluten-free except fried things and pastas, which was only 4 or 5 dishes out of plenty. Food was amazing and fresh. Felt very safe and owner took over our table bc of GF and spoke English very well.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 5 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Fantastic Food

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Amazing!!! The owner is very knowledgeable, friendly and welcoming!!! Duck is wonderful!! The owner comes by to check that everything is to your liking!!!! Must go here anytime in Paris!!!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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At first the manager came out and greeted us and asked if one of us was a celiac (she is celiac too). She assured me that everything would be cooked separately and there was no need to worry. I ordered the lamb chops and tested them with my Nima tester. However, I started eating before the Nima test finished. The Nima showed that the lamb chops were not gluten free. At this point the manager came out and told me this might be because they were cooked in the griddle with everything else, which was different than what she had told me at first. Although she offered to make another one in a separate pan I was already sick. The manager kept pressing me to order something else and doubting that the Nima test was actually reliable. At one point one of the waitresses, who was clearing the table, jokingly pushed the bread in my direction. While the staff was seemingly nice and due to all the reviews I thought this would be a great place, it ended up being overall pretty bad because it ruined my night and made me really sick. Not usually one to leave bad reviews like this but thought others should know that they do not follow cross contamination cooking methods as is necessary for most celiacs.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The manager knows her menu all the way and around. The staff is very kind and helpful. There are plenty of absolutely delicious options and the menu gives you a taste of French Cuisine that you’ll never forget. The ambiance is relaxed and nice. A great experience that you shouldn’t miss! Definitely going back on our next visit.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Great traditional French food. Owner is very knowledgeable around GF eating. Would recommend

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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What a gem. The staff is warm, kind and knowledgeable, the food is delicious and celiac safe, the wine list has something for everybody and the atmosphere is pretty. Two enthusiastic thumbs up! All meals can be modified to be gluten free.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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This was an amazing dinner. Highly recommend, it’s small and cozy, reservations are recommended although we were able to get in with out. When we left it was packed! Wonderful experience !

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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Delicious! The manager is also gluten free so she is very helpful. They can adapt a lot of dishes to be gluten free, and they take it seriously. I thought the prices were decent for what you get. The risotto was my favorite, but it was all good!

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Owner made sure meal was gluten free though other waitstaff didn’t quite seem to know what it meant. Owner came over to check on us and informed me the dessert wasn’t gluten free just moments before I took a bite... close call. Very expensive for what you get but maybe it was the busy night.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Really nice food, good for accommodating gluten free customers,nice staff and a varied menu. However, it is very expensive

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Steak tastes like butter and the creme Burke has so much fresh vanilla bean. Excellent meal!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Fantastic lunch. Goat cheese salad, lamb chops, great wine and super service. Owner is celiac so she gets it. 100 points.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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AMAZING! Romantic atmosphere. Owner is very knowledgeable about celiacs and speaks English. Even provided a complimentary snack before and after dinner that was gluten free. Food was very good and atmosphere was perfect. Highly recommend if you’re looking for a nice meal!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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What a great experience. Fresh made from scratch French food. Just have to let them know you are gluten free. The owner has celiacs and made sure to accommodate.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Very relaxing experience. The menu doesn’t specify gf but you just mention it and they will accommodate. I had the lamb chops and to make gf they just did not put on sauce. No fuss and great food!

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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We enjoyed a wonderful dinner here for our last night in Paris. We had heard about this restaurant from Find Me GF and it was reassuring that they displayed signs in the window! We loved the ambiance of the restaurant, the staff was extremely knowledgeable and accommodating. They had an English menu available, which we appreciated, and they asked questions like, should both our meals be gluten free to we could share, etc. The food was delicious. My only regret, is that we ordered multiple appetizers and didn’t have room for dessert.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The staff is knowledgeable about celiac and cross contamination. Be sure to mention if you have celiac. Based on an earlier review I mistakenly thought all items were GF (they are not) and had to leave something uneaten (and still pay for it — it was after all my fault for not verifying). We had a nice dining experience in an authentic French restaurant.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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I come here because of previous feedback. Well, menu is a printed paper without prices, no allergenic and no gluten free specifications. So, after 30 min of waiting for to order something to eat I have chosen a risotto thinking it could be safe. The waitress told me risotto contains gluten. I was not sure of what to order and they don’t really helped me so I left and moved to another restaurant.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Exquisite. We truly felt we had a French fine dining experience. The owner is celiac and her husband is the chef so she pointed out everything, they took care of us and it was safe! Coming from a sensitive celiac. Also coming from a HUGE FOODIE this place is a treasure. It’s what makes you appreciate French cuisine and cooking. We tried fois gras here and also lamb chops, oysters, scallops and dessert and all was prepared to excellent taste and texture. A MUST!!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Amazing! The most knowledgeable and friendly service I’ve ever had in Paris, the owner is also celiac and extremely knowledgeable, I felt completely reassured. Food was delicious!

Can not recommend this place enough! Will definitely return regularly.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Finally fine French cuisine which is absolutely gluten free! Pricey but worth every euro. Vast selection and the maitre d’ speaks beautiful English. I highly recommend this experience.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Ate at Saotico during a work trip to Paris and was thrilled by the quality of the food and service, as well as the awareness of gluten free/cross contamination etc. I am a very sensitive celiac and I had no problems here. On the contrary, I had a delightful meal. The server explained how they can modify almost anything on the menu to be GF and gave guidance. this will be my main GF destination in Paris in the future.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Nice place with very friendly waiters who know what about we are talking when we speak about coeliac disease and others allergy because some of them suffer similar problems. Good quality food and not too expensive. I really enjoy my evening in that restaurant.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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Very accommodating and friendly staff. I have several other food restrictions besides gluten and they said no problem and were able to safely adjust all menu items. Food was amazing, highly recommend!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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The owner is gluten free. This was the first time in three nights that I didn’t go to bed with a massive stomach issue - with outstanding food to boot. Don’t skip dessert! Call ahead!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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This place is a gem. It was no doubt the best meal I had in Paris. Most dishes are already gluten free and they can accommodate dairy free as well. The owner has celiac and was able to make recommendations on how to modify the dessert. For my appetizer, I had the foie gras with the foie gras terrine and it was divine. For my main, I had the monkfish. The fish was cooked perfectly and the potatoes that came with it was like nothing I’ve ever had. For dessert, I had a meringue cake with sorbet, berries, and berry sauce. Dinner was just a wonderful experience.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Excellent food, great service and perfect for gluten free dining!

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Awesome meal. Very accommodating. Will be back.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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The owner also has celiac disease, which put us at ease. We had a very nice meal and I encourage you to patronize this restaurant!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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The owner is celiac and goes above and beyond to find a solution for you. They can make pretty much everything (minus things with bread) gluten free if you ask. The food was delicious and the ambiance was cute as well. I would definitely recommend visiting this spot on your trip to Paris!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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Easily the safest and best meal we had in Paris. The manager (owner?) also has Celiac disease, and when I informed my waiter, he called her over and she handled the rest of the ordering process. She checked in several times to make sure everything was correct. The food was wonderful—I had the lamb chops and the goat cheese toast (minus toast, of course). Both were very good. For dessert, there were several options (Creme brûlée, meringue cake, and I think a couple others). I chose the meringue, which came with a small scoop each of raspberry sorbet and vanilla ice cream. The entire thing was a gorgeous tower, topped with whipped cream, founded on the crunchy, vanilla meringue, and surrounded by three raspberries and a swirl of raspberry and vanilla sauces. I would eat another right now if I could. The food was scrumptious, the service was wonderful, the environment was safe.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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You can dine with confidence here. As mentioned in previous reviews, owner has celiac and was extremely helpful For my wife and I. My wife has celiac and a dairy allergy and they were able to accommodate our needs with appetizers, entrées, plus desserts! Fantastic meals, friendly attentive service, and great wine pairings. We will return next time in Paris, no doubt.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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The food was delicious and the manager came out to go over everything that can be made gluten free. She has celiac and gave me some helpful tips. I didn't get sick and would highly recommend eating here. It was probably my bet meal in Paris.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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Best meal we had in Paris! The person who took our order has the same allergies! Was able to have every course. Desert was delicious! Highly recommend!!

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Staff was friendly and knowledgeable, the owner took our order and made some great suggestions, as did her chef. A fantastic place ! Especially if you don’t speak any French and most definitely for Celiacs . Merci beaucoup!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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Excellent! The proprietor is Celiac, so completely understands. I would absolutely return if ever I return to Paris!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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