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Le Tournebievre

65 Quai de la Tournelle, 75005 Paris, France
+33 1 44 07 27 34
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Ranked #43 of 12,529 restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $66
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: On the banks of the Seine, moments from Paris' Ile de la Cite and within easy reach of Paris' most celebrated landmarks is Le Tournebièvre restaurant . The first thing that will undoubtedly strike you about the restaurant (formerly Le Rencard Gourmand) is the breathtaking view across the river. But quite apart from the fairytale setting, Le Tournebièvre is special in its own right. Its classic French bistro cuisine is hugely popular with locals so it provides a real Parisian experience, quite apart from the usual tourist-version of Parisian dining. The simple bistro interior is accompanied, in the summer months, with pavement dining under a wide, shady awning. The traditional French menu is created using fine, seasonal ingredients, with a wide choice for all tastes. And, sacre bleu, the service at Le Tournebièvre is both professional and genuinely friendly.
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93% Recommend
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Based on other reviews we decided to try this out for lunch today.......so delighted we did! Good is absolutely delicious and service superb in a lovely location, far and away the best meal we have had in a four week trip around Europe, you must try this!

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We've eaten this evening in this nice little restaurant....excellent welcome, nice atmosphere and perfect food! Price/quality by far the best i've ever had in Paris. Congratulations to the chef and his professional crew. I'll be back and will recommend them to all my friends.

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Leidschendam, The Netherlands
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

If you are considering to go here, do it! We had a lovely evening, amazing food & great service. The place is small so might be worth to make a reservation beforehand (we did so). After dinner you can stoll along the Seine and around Notre Dame.

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Bodo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We had dinner here on our last night in Paris, and we were amazed. We used our TripAdvisor app to find the restaurant and couldn't resist visiting it when we saw the rewiev. It was easy to find. Intimate and good atmosphere. Spoke good english. We had a main course and dessert and all the dishes were amazing. God a... More

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New York City, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Read about this restaurant on Trip Advisor, and when my husband and I were in search of a place to eat for dinner, we decided to wander over. It was well worth it! We arrived at about 9:30pm and it was packed. We did not have a reservation but the staff said they could accommodate us in the front area... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

My husband and I spent four weeks travelling through Europe June - July. We wanted somewhere nice for our last night in Europe/Paris. We selected this one based on TA reviews and the menu from their website (we wanted to try Escargot). Finding the 'perfect' restaurant in Paris can be daunting as there are SOO many, and I really wanted... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

We had a few hours to kill on a layover at CDG, so decided to travel to Paris for lunch and Le Tournebièvre certainly did not disappoint: the escargot, homemade foie gras, and beef tartare were all amazingly delicious! Sidewalk table, opposite Notre Dame was the best possible romantic setting. Marco's service was spot on: extremely friendly, accommodating, and witty.... More

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This was our 3rd visit to our now favorite restaurant in Paris. Of course, they remembered us and opened a bottle of champagne and offered us a welcome drink. We both had the 36 euro “formule”. We both had the best escargots in Paris, and once again like on our second visit, they presented me with an additional 6. What... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

One would not have expected this, but although a high number of tourists, the quality is excellent and waiters pay real attention to customers. You may expect a resto that is not overcrowded, with very decent prices for what you get, which shows a creative cuisine,if you dare to get away from the beef (steaks) with frites.

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Wichita, Kansas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We ate here for our last night in Paris. Made the reservation online, no problems. Great food - beautifuly presented. Excellent service. English speaking and bi-lingual menus made it easy to relax and have a great time.

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