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La Varangue

Tour Eiffel / Invalides
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27 rue Augereau, Paris, France
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Every time I get to Paris...

Some people probably won't like Phillipe's place because it is small & plain ... but it is also quite genuinely real: this is a small business. On slow days off-season, the owner Phillipe will also be your maître d, your chef, your waiter, and busboy. I try to get over to see Phillipe every time... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Some people probably won't like Phillipe's place because it is small & plain ... but it is also quite genuinely real: this is a small business. On slow days off-season, the owner Phillipe will also be your maître d, your chef, your waiter, and busboy. I try to get over to see Phillipe every time that I've gotten to Paris... More 

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Tehachapi, California
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

I'll start by saying that I've read some negative reviews about this place. As far as I'm concerned those folks need to go away. Every time I visit Paris I make a point to visit this little gem of a bistro. Phillipe has always made me feel like family, has prepared a wonderful meal, and entertained my friends and I... More 

1 Thank Michael H
West Valley City, Utah
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Our family, with kids ages 7, 11, 14 and 16, had a reservation here thanks to the Rick Steves recommendation but when we showed up it looked closed. After knocking a bit, Phillipe the owner/chef poked his head out of an upstairs window and asked us to wait a minute while he got dressed. It was worth the wait! For... More 

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Fort Lauderdale
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We found La Varangue thanks to Trip Advisor. Great little cafe located in a beautiful neighborhood Southeast of the Eiffel Tower. La Harangue is located on a narrow street where the sidewalks aren't wide enough to accommodate outdoor seating. Inside it's 8-10 tables. The chef/owner was server, sommelier and chef! Had the house wine which was a Merlot. Very enjoyable.... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015 via mobile

If my son had his way he would rate this 6 stars. We came early and enjoyed our meal enormously. For entrees we ordered escargot and the lobster bisque. Mains: shepherds pie with duck, duck confit and steak. Dessert a most delectable chocolate cake. This is home cooked fare that hit the spot. We are booked for tomorrow night.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 via mobile

Five of us visiting Paris for the first time. We ate there early during our visit and went back for our last night in Paris. Given the restaurant's size and atmosphere, we truly felt like we were invited over for a casual dinner at the Owner's home! Our food was perfect and we tried most items on the menu. Very... More 

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Snellville, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

My wife and two kids ate here based on a Rick Steves recommendation in his guide book. We called and made reservations and the owner spoke enough English for us to communicate. Though we ate early enough that there was no need for reservations. The restaurant has about 5 tables and the owner cooks and serves with the help of... More 

1 Thank hlsteve
Syracuse, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

We (family of 3) visited this restaurant on our second evening in Paris while still getting over a bit of jet lag. We went early just after 6 pm and were the only ones there on a chilly February evening. We all ordered the beef bourguignon from a "formula" menu and two of us ordered entrees and the other the... More 

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London, Ontario, Canada
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

My wife & I have been frequenting La Varangue, owned & run by Philippe Mollay, for over 10 years now; we've watched Philippe's daughter, Marie-Catherine, go from skipping rope in front of the restaurant to preparing for post-secondary school. What you will find at La Varangue are the following: --a warm welcome from a long day of sight-seeing; --an intimate... More 

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Rosemount, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The food is very,very good. I can vouch for the beef bourguignon and rosemary chicken, but what makes this place a truly special experience is the chef and owner, Phillipe. He is such a character and he truly loves his vocation. It was one of our most memorable meals in Paris.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 27 rue Augereau, Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Tour Eiffel / Invalides
  • Neighborhood: Tour Eiffel / Invalides
  • Phone Number: 0147055122

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Dining on a budget

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Tour Eiffel / Invalides
With the Eiffel Tower at its core, the Invalides area of Paris is guaranteed to impress. Golden towers and Baron Haussmann's urban vision meet military precision, stretching avenues, and luscious lawns. The area boasts the Musée D’Orsay, the tomb of Napoleon, the National Parliament and UNESCO, as well as luxurious, exclusive residences. In fine restaurants and at the weekend markets, families, diplomats, and politicians brush shoulders with the tourists who come to see this postcard-perfect area for themselves.
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