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La Cantine Du Troquet

101 rue de l'Ouest, 75014 Paris, France (Montparnasse)
01 45 40 04 98
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Ranked #317 of 12,892 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $32 - $45
Cuisines: Basque
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Neighborhood: Montparnasse
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Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We ate at this small bistro in the 14th three times during our month stay in Paris in May. We loved the food...the fish is beautifully prepared and the menu is varied, including both fish, meat and vegetable choices. Everything we ate, from starters to desserts were all delicious. We so appreciated the casual atmosphere, and the fact that it... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

I was surprise when I checked to see what I had said on my last visit to Montparnasse , that I had failed the Cantine and their excellent staff by not providing a review. The food here is a real treat, and if you have enough of an open mind to trying good food, ask the waiting staff to serve... More

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Bellingham, Washington
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Took a Quebecois couple there for dinner and the food was superb. Menu changes continuously and what is on the blackboard is what they have for that meal... almost. One of our party was vegetarian but there was not a vegetarian choice on the menu, so we asked the server to see if the chef would create something from the... More

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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Very close to the hotel I was staying at. Very relaxed, fun, social atmosphere. The large butcher block table (communal seating) was a great way to meet new people. Seriously, get there early, unless you enjoy queuing up in lines. Actually, even that wasn't so bad (we made the mistake the second night...) as we were able to order a... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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51 reviews 51 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We were told about this place by our hotel last year in Montparnasse and tried it. It was great so we went back this year when staying in Montparnasse again. The experience was just as great. You need to go early because there will be a line of people inside waiting for tables. The menu changes daily and the chef... More

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New York, NY
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87 reviews 87 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This restaurant was near the apartment where we were staying, so we decided to give it a shot. We do not have much experience with Basque cuisine, so we were a bit curious. We went early as advised and were seated right away. We enjoyed our meal, although it was not one of the restaurants to which we chose to... More

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Deerfield, Illinois
16 reviews 16 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

My daughter and I love steak frites and we selected this place based on Paris by Mouth. The food was fine, but the ambience and service were horrible. There are so many wonderful cafes/bistros in Paris, this was not one of them. There is no outdoor seating. Indoors was super stuffy. It was hot in Paris, and even hotter in... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Since the reviews were pretty good, we decided to give this place a try. We speak French fluently. From the get go, it was a disaster. The place was packed (!). The wait was long. The staff was rushed and stressed. The owner was rude, with the most dismissive and uncaring attitude we've ever experienced. The food may have been... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

A friend and I stumbled on this gem of a restaurant in the Montparnasse area at almost 11pm while heading back to our hotel after a long day at work. Everything about this place is exceptional. The atmosphere is wonderful - it's packed with smiling locals and very friendly staff, the decor is warm and rustic Bistro-style, and the noise... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Head for Le Cantine du Troquet at 53 Boulevard de Grenelle in Paris, a short walk from the Eiffel Tower. (There is also a branch in Montparnasse.) The quality and preparation were nothing short of memorable. Under no circumstances skip the appetizers: the white asparagus was out of this world. All of the entrees were excellent, but the rare tuna... More

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