Boucherie Roulière

Boucherie Roulière runs through the Roulière family, who has been in the meat business for five generations, opening its first restaurant in Tours in 1877. Jean-Luc Roulière, the fifth generation butcher opened the restaurant in 2006. As the name suggests, it’s mostly about the meat in this small narrow joint of 35 covers where customers feat on huge bone marrow and the finest French beef. A small bistro (or hidden gem as I like to see it) on Rue Canettes in the 6th district, customers choose from a wide variety of meat from the chalk written menus on the cream walls lined with black-and-white photos of farmers, cows and the countryside from the early 20th century. From the menu, you can choose from rich marrow bone with toasted bread or generous slabs of Limousin or Salers beef, and excellent veal kidney.

I have come here once before, perhaps 2 years ago, when I did not have a blog yet and I remember always regretting not taking pictures of my meal. Thank god, I was able to come back again to report to you the wonders of beef that hails from this restaurant.

No introductions needed.

Some saucisson to start


Terrine de foie gras – Foie gras with salad

Paté de jambon

Salade de pousse d’épinards frais, roquefort et pignons de pin toerréfiés

Terrine de queue de boeuf of cèpes – Terrine of oxtail with cèpes mushrooms

Carpaccio d’espadon au basilic et citron vert – Carpaccio of swordfish with basil and lime that had a very fresh and clean taste


Rognon de veau, purée – veal kidney perfectly pan-fried to a rose color with a separate pot of sauce and some good mash potatoes

Entrecote grillée, os a moelle, purée – Grilled entrecote steak with bone marrow and mash/fried potatoes

Cote de boeuf pour deux, frites “maison” – Beef for two with bone marrow and fries. I was a bit saddened that the steak was not that hot but red meat is always welcomed in my belly.

And that’s just half of the steak…..

Beautiful ….

Our meal was accompanied by a very nice bottle of Bordeaux red – 2001 Chateau Maucaillou

Definitely try to make a reservation beforehand; this place gets packed quickly and all night long people come and go. Service is attentive but when it gets busy, tends to be a bit slow. This is forgiving at the end. A very local restaurant and a must try for meat lovers.

Boucherie Roulière

24 Rue Canettes, 75006
Tel: 01 43 26 25 70
Metro: Saint-Germain-des-Prés (Ligne 4), Saint-Sulpice (Ligne 4) or Mabillon (Ligne 10)

One Response to “Boucherie Roulière”
  1. Roberto says:

    Loved the entrecote with marrow bone, so delicious… 🙂 I wanna go there! 🙂

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