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Cafe le Bistro

#3,566 of 14,204 Restaurants in Paris
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Chateau d'Eau / Gare du Nord
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32 Boulevard Magenta, 75010 Paris, France
01 42 06 17 16
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 27
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  • 36
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  • 12
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lovely meal and handy to hotel

Just arrived in Paris taxi to hotel took longer than expected due to 2 English ladies who didn't have clear directions to where they wanted to go. That's another story but suffice to say when we checked in we just wanted to eat somewhere handy and receptionist recommended this. I had duck and his... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 31, 2015
Fozzerella
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Victoria, Canada
Level Contributor
23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Near our hotel so we went there pretty much every day for over a week. The service was excellent. They made us feel at home and served us with genuine friendliness. Whether we were there just for drinks or a meal the service was always the same - we were never rushed and they were very attentive. The food was... More 

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Thank Christine J
Delft
Level Contributor
30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

Great place for a drink and to relax, and good and kind service. I had the hamburger, delicious! Furthermore I loved it there, nice details like the photowall.

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Thank dmvangelder
Moscow, Russia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

As this place was just next to my hotel, I've been there about 4 times during my stay. Every time i tried something different but all was really delicious. They have English menu and waiters speak English by the way. Some of the design ideas (like the tables with chess or chairs with quotes) I liked as well.

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Thank Suzanna A
Luxembourg
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

Expensive, carelessly noisy, disturbed every ten minutes by a waiter asking us to move, chocolate composed of milk at the top and solid powder at the bottom, croissants were ok. Nice quotes on the chair.

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Thank MFrantz
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

Lovely place with perfect meals a personal. I get big hamburger with cheese and it was fantastic. Personal there was great :-) Thank you !

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Thank Martin D
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42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

Just arrived in Paris taxi to hotel took longer than expected due to 2 English ladies who didn't have clear directions to where they wanted to go. That's another story but suffice to say when we checked in we just wanted to eat somewhere handy and receptionist recommended this. I had duck and his nibs had lasagne We both enjoyed... More 

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Thank Fozzerella
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015 via mobile

Food was perfectly adequate. What started out as a decent pleasant evening quickly changed into an uncomfortable experience when the waitress chose to ignore our requests and actively refused any explanation of the menu because she "only would take orders and not explain - we should use a dictionary for that!". Further perfectly reasonable requests e.g., mayonnaise, mustard were greeted... More 

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Thank Vin R
Derby
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Good food, friendly, fun staff, street noise added to the atmosphere. The service was attentive and prompt, and the food and drinks selection was very good.

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Thank SandS90
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

After a long day at Disney my partner and I wanted to stay local. This was just over the road from our hotel. We were blown away with the quality of the food and the atmosphere. I had the cheese burger and he has the mixed grill. I can safely say I have never eaten anything like that cheese burger,... More 

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Thank Kierra M
Fort Collins, Colorado
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015 via mobile

Stopped for a drink stayed for dinner and dessert. Wonderful server! Delicious food! Excellent choice when visiting the Canal St Martin area.

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Thank MaryPatH-D

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 32 Boulevard Magenta, 75010 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Chateau d'Eau / Gare du Nord
  • Neighborhood: Chateau d'Eau / Gare du Nord
  • Phone Number: 01 42 06 17 16

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighborhood Profile
Chateau d'Eau / Gare du Nord
The neighborhood around Chateau d’Eau is an often overlooked part of town whose vibrant streets are great for a refreshing change. Long known for its immigrant population, this multicultural neighborhood's fabric has been enriched by communities from India, Pakistan, Arab-speaking countries, and Africa. Explore its colorful twists and turns from the Passage Brady (known for great Indian restaurants) to the Boulevard de Strasbourg.
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