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Les Alchimistes

16 Rue Favart, 75002 Paris, France (Opéra)
+33 1 42 96 69 86
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Ranked #8,923 of 12,974 Restaurants in Paris
Price range: $45 - $77
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Tue - Sat 7:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Cuisines: French
Neighborhood: Opéra
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: toptable Dining Awards 2009 - Runner Up: Best International VenueLes Alchimistes restaurant in the heart of Paris is a warm and trendy spot across from the Opera Comique and close to some great shopping, so it’s a perfect place for a shopping lunch, pre-theatre meal or evening out. The chic décor is a combination of modern mirrors, sleek seating and splashes of colourful lighting with original moulding and details. Upstairs there’s a bar and VIP lounge. Chef Stephane Ewangelista favours a menu rooted in tradition and flavoured with the tastes of the south of France, in beautifully-presented dishes. The wine list features some superb ones by the glass.
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English first
Paris, France
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I picked this restaurant at the last minute, as it was participating in the 2 for the price of 1 for restaurant week in Paris (tousaurestaurant.com) end September and one of the few left that were available. It's a quiet area behind the Opéra Comique and only a few minutes walk from the Opéra Garnier. The ambience was cosy -... More

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Cavan, Ireland
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

we had tasty food, good wine, good spaces between courses, good service, lovely relaxed atmosphere and generally a really great evening! will be back.

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Top Contributor
131 reviews 131 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

This is a very nice, traditional, French style restaurant. The atmosphere and service were very good and the menu appealing without being overly extensive. I had scallops followed by creme brulee, both of which were excellent. Two of us ate for €80 including two courses, half a bottle of very good Chablis and coffee. I will certainly eat there again.

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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100 reviews 100 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Visited here for dinner as a group of friends. We came across it by chance, not having read what appear to be mixed reviews in advance. Quiet restauarant that appear to be used by locals, has a limited menu (about 5 each of starters main courses and sweets) that will cover most tastes. Good but not intrusive service. Between us... More

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New York City, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

From the moment we walked though the door until we left it was a wonderful time. The food was excellent. The wine was wonderful and the service was most attentive. This is a great find on a side street not far from the Opera. All I can say is it was a joy to be there.

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New York City, New York
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80 reviews 80 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012

i am surprised to read the bad reviews on here as i have not one complaint about this place. we came across it as it was near our hotel and were seated right away. i had delicious foie gras and tried a bit of everyone elses plates and everything was delicious! would definitely recommend!

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London, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2012

Went there as part of a large group of colleagues. We arrived and were a little concerned as there was a rather unpleasant smell in the restaurant. Maybe a problem with the drains? Not a good start. Should've taken that as a sign. We didn't, and were ushered upstairs to be seated at a big table, and then left...for at... More

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2012

I have to say this is the worst restaurant I have had the misfortune to dine at. We were put upstairs as there were 10 of us... We were forgotten about or ignored for nearly half an hour. ( With no apology!) The room smelt like a well used urinal that had not been cleaned in a while, with a... More

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Drogheda, Ireland
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2011

Tried this brasserie with my wife after reading some very positive reviews online... The menu was reasonably priced, and our steak entree was very tasty. (7/10) However our desserts were awful...easily the worst we've ever had in Paris. Mine was tough to cut through and almost painfully chewy, but at least it was burnt black underneath like my wife's was.... More

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Palm Desert, CA
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2011

Les Alchimistes, 2nd, Paris, 16 rue Favart, Paris. recommended by Paris-Best-Restaurants, top table Dining Awards 2009 - Runner Up: Best International Venue. Les Alchimistes across from the Opera Comique. Dinner: WOW FOR THE LEEKS!!! Turbot soufflé. Lamb Confit. All recommended. A real surprise: a plain looking restaurant without many customers when we arrived. Then the customers filled the place, the... More

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