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Le Gaigne - CLOSED

12, rue Pecquay, 74004 Paris, France (Hôtel-de-Ville)
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Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Hôtel-de-Ville

117 reviews from our community

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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Le Gaigne is not closed as stated at the top of this page. As of July 2014 they have moved to a new, larger space. Their new address is: 2 rue de Vienne 75008 PARIS Tél : Still as magical and terrific as ever!

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Paris, France
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

This is by far the best food experience one can have in Paris. This little restaurant with few tables and one very attentive and polite 'server/hostess', offers unforgettable meals and I've spent very good moments in this place. Perfect for celebrating or if you're passing by Paris and want to have a very good and memorable meal. Strongly advise you... More

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Madison, WI
2 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013 via mobile

The food and wine were delicious. We found this place on the recommendation of a New York Times review from back in 2009. We found it to be spot on. We were also amazed that we had the entire restaurant to ourselves on a Wed night. The hostess/waitress was lovely.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

A US newspaper food reviewer wrote that Le Gaigne is "most charming, the kind of place I’d love to see more of," and my wife and I concur completely! The restaurant is run by a husband and wife team, and from what we could see, there was only one other person helping chef Mickaël Gaignon in the kitchen. Aurélie was... More

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Stamford, CT, USA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

Le Gaigne was recommended to me by someone I trust and TripAdvisor reviews seemed to well match that recommendation. I made reservation in advance and was looking forward to dining there. My wife and I each had an appetizer and a main course. All 4 dishes were average; 2 were over-salted and my fish (sea bream) was undercooked. I love... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013 via mobile

On the basis of reviews from tripadvisor, we decided to give this a try. Not disappointed! The welcome was lovely, the recommended wines universally excellent, and each course was beautifully presented and well cooked. A standout was the sea bream with spring vegetables and a vegetable broth. Food of a very high standard, in a very civilised setting.

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Trondheim, Norway
18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013 via mobile

We had the 5 course tasting menu with wine that change everywhere month. The pig trotters was a little heavy, but tasty, and the following languster, fish, guinea hen and dessert were perfect. Both composition and preparation was lovely, and the different wines were well chosen for the dishes. The wife of the operation served the tables, and was attentive... More

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le Tarn
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57 reviews 57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Great value at lunchtime. We also had the gambas (prawns) with a barley risotto. Beautiful quality prawns but found the sauce too runny on the risotto, so that, in the end, it was a bit like eating rice pudding. Nonetheless, very tasty. My husband had a dessert based on apple, topped with an apple gelee, which was perhaps too delicate... More

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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

First night in Paris and we had reservations in this small restaurant near the Pompidou Centre. Decided on the tasting menu which was paired with excellent wine choices! Every dish was a standout (from the duck, vegetables, seabass, veal, cheese and sorbet) and we will definitely be back as the menu changes each month!

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013 via mobile

We were in this small and very cosy restaurant with a friend who has been living in Paris for many decades. We enjoyed it. It is very small indeed (only 7 tables), so reservations are a must. It is quite obvious that the couple running it have a passion for food: a great informal atmosphere, very interesting combinations without losing... More

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