The Bistrot de Port-Lesney, "Le Pontarlier"


Flavour blended with simplicity with a friendly service – this is the philosophy of  the Bistrot de Port-Lesney, Le Pontarlier. Near Arbois and not far away from Arc-et-Senans, discover without further ado this restaurant where authenticity rhymes with conviviality and fine dining.

Here the tables are dressed with chequered red and white tablecloths.  The dish of the day is written on a blackboard.  The terrace is lit by old fashioned street lamps and a light hearted friendly atmosphere prevails.  


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Practical Information

Closed Wednesday and Thursday 
Service (orders) from midday to 1.30pm and from 7.15pm to 9.30pm.

Address :

Place du 8 Mai 1945
Tel. : +33 3 84 37 83 27

The Bistrot’s Character

If you feel brave and want to impress the French locals – try the freshly caught frog’s legs!!  Otherwise you can opt for the traditional fresh trout in a local “savagnin wine” creamy sauce.  For dessert don’t forget to leave room for the famous “Paris-Brest” a rich nutty puff pastry, quite delicious.  The Chef that looks after the Bistrot is Julien Zangiacomi.

Between tradition and creativity, the cuisine of the Bistrot de Port-Lesney enchants surprises whenever you visit us.

The Chef’s Portrait 

After training in Besançon, Julien Zangiacomi perfected his skills in many prestigious properties. He successively worked with; Christian Conticini (La Table d’Anvers), Christian Constant (Hôtel de Crillon, Le Violon d’Ingres), Jacques Le Divellec (Le Divellec) and Alain Senderens (Lucas Carton).

Upon acquiring rich experience in 2001 Julien  set up his restaurant and catering company in  Besançon.  Following this adventure, in 2007 Julien then worked as Chef de Cuisine at the Grand Café (Lucien Barrière Group)

After having run the kitchen of the restaurant L’Or Blanc in Salins-les-Bains, Chef Julien Zangiacomi joined the Bistrot de Port-Lesney in early 2016.

References and Accolades

  • 1 Bib Gourmand in the Guide Michelin®:

“On the banks of the Loue, this sprawling bistrot, which is packed with knick-knacks, boasts a terrace worthy of a 19C dance hall-come-café.  Chequered tablecloths and generous helpings of traditional country fare at bargain prices.!”
Guide Michelin® 2015, p. 1416

  • Maître restaurateur