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Le Train Bleu

Place Louis Armand | Gare de Lyon, 75012 Paris, France (Reuilly)
+33 1 43 43 09 06
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Ranked #1,182 of 12,018 restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $66 - $132
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Reuilly
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London, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Le Train Bleu, known as such since 1963, is the former Buffet de la Gare de Lyon. The fabulous restaurant was opened for the Universal Exhibition of 1900 by the PLM railway Company (Paris-Lyon-Mediterranean). Ceilings and walls were entirely lavishly painted with 41 paintings created by the best artists of the time. The decoration is absolutely magnificent and it’s no... More

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

My husband and I visited Le Train Bleu on 8th February. The decor and ambience are delightful. The food is excellent though expensive. My one complaint is that just outside the cloakroom door, en route to the ladies room, there is a floorboard into which my shoe heel became caught - due to the large amount of space between it... More

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Minehead, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Having read good reviews about this restaurant I was appaulled at the quality and amount of food. Yes I agree that the decor is sumptious and really something worth experiencing but I hope that I never have to experience food like it ever again. I chose the vegetarian lasagne and it was unrecognisable as a lasagne. It was round and... More

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TrainBleu S, Responsable commercial at Le Train Bleu, responded to this review

Dear client, We thank you for letting your comment on this site and we are very sorry to read that you wasn't satisfied. We have duly noted your comment and we will obviously strive to improve our quality price ratio We hope to regain your confidence and to welcome you soon With best regards More

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

The first time I visited Le Train Bleu, my meal was complimentary as my family are in acquaintance with the owner. The food is of such a high standard that on all other occasions I have willingly paid upwards of 70 euros per meal. Whenever I am asked to recommend a restaurant in Paris, I do not hesitate to suggest... More

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TrainBleu S, Responsable commercial at Le Train Bleu, responded to this review

Good morning We thank you very much for your kind comment and we will share it immediately with our team. We hope to welcome you soon in order to share again an other good experience. With best regards More

Paris, France
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

If you look at the numerous documentaries about, and images of, Le train Bleu, you gain the impression it's the most sumptuous part of the Palace of Versailles with dinner tables, serving swan's breast in aspic, washed down with 100-year-old brandy couriered that morning from Cognac. It's not like that at all. Sure, this is a belle epoch masterpiece, with... More

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Lyon, France
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Just got back from the Train Bleu in Paris. Yes, good food and incredible design - BUT - having a mouse run across your foot, run away and come back for more while your sitting drinking a $10 beer is just a but too much. Clean up your act OR suffer the consequences - a name and a nice setting... More

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TrainBleu S, Responsable commercial at Le Train Bleu, responded to this review

Dear client, We thank you for letting your comment on this site and we do apologize for this appearance of a mouse in our bar lounges. We have immediately seek another company of extermination of rats in order to find an effective solution. With best regards More

Paris
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101 reviews 101 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Le Train Bleu is the backdrop to so many films in Paris that I had the feeling I had been there before. It is truly a sumptuous decor and a fabulous reflection of 'la Belle Epoque' and turn of the (last) century style. So, its worth a visit for the decor alone. However, I arrived for a lunch. We sat... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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68 reviews 68 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

but it does help if you are inspired by a belle époque setting and the time when train travel was special. Living in Genève, le train blue is our traditional start of travel back home from Paris. But I can also report having spent a wonderful Christmas eve dinner there in 2012. The experience I want to report now though... More

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New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Very Parisian style. a must do if the first time in Paris. A little pricy but definitely worth the money.

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Fayence, France
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55 reviews 55 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

If my train schedule permits I always have lunch at the Train Bleu before taking the afternoon train back to the Var. I've been going to there for 20 plus years. Yes, I am a romantic because I enjoy eating in a Belle Epoque restaurant. I have always been given excellent service and their steak tartare is outstanding. When I... More

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