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Le Rouquet

#11,210 of 13,697 Restaurants in Paris
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Saint-Germain-des-Pres
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188 bd. St-Germain, Paris, France
01-45-48-06-93
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Terrible service

After exploring the area we stumbled across this bistro. I should have read the TripAdvisor advice beforehand. We had 3 drinks (2 hot chocolates and 1 small beer), which cost 18 Euros. They even have the cheek to include a 13% service charge (which is not advertised) for possibly the worse service... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed November 2, 2014
Howardiniho
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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16 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

After exploring the area we stumbled across this bistro. I should have read the TripAdvisor advice beforehand. We had 3 drinks (2 hot chocolates and 1 small beer), which cost 18 Euros. They even have the cheek to include a 13% service charge (which is not advertised) for possibly the worse service I have ever experienced. The owner ignored my... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

After a long day at both Rodin and d'Orsay, my wife and I wanted someplace to unwind. Not wanting to face the two mainstays of St. Germaine (de Flore and Deux Magots), we settled on Le Rouquet. As others have noted, the service is a bit brusque (although that isn't uncommon in the touristy areas of Paris). Our waiter warmed... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013 via mobile

Went to this shoddy excuse for a cafe after trying to find somewhere for a quick drink before our evening meal. We were not welcomed by their extremely rude staff so we showed ourselves in. The menu was pitiful. The most amazing thing to me was all of the items were in both French and English so was quite surprised... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

No-one is expecting to eat out cheaply in Paris, but if you are paying 8Euros for a croque monsieur at least I would expect it not to be completely burnt black underneath, consequently killing any flavour in the cheese/ham. The service was delivered in no more than a series of grunts, and no hint of a smile at any time.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

Awesome bistro, original 50s fit out, trad waiters, great food. Had a great, reasonably priced lunch of salade with duck, potato beans for me, steak or hamburger frites for the others, good house Bordeaux. Friendly staff. Go there!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

We were attracted to this brasserie because we liked the vintage decor, so we stopped in one morning for breakfast. No one greeted us at the door or said a word to us, and our waiter was, well, unfriendly. We did our best to order with our poor French, because the little French we do speak was better than our... More 

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New Jersey
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42 reviews 42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2011

Stopped into Le Rouquet - and our waiter was so rude to us that we walked out!! If you don't like English speaking people - don't worry - we won't be back - and neither will our Euro!!!

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Montreal, Canada
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49 reviews 49 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2011

My wife and I went to Le Rouquet based upon a favorable review of its "hot dogs with cheese". It sounded like they managed turn something ordinary into something really special. Well, they didn't. It was the most bland lunch I've had in ages and the hot dogs were boiled. Yech. The service was fine, the waiter was moving fast.... More 

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Hamilton, United Kingdom
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216 reviews 216 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2011

We enjoyed our lazy, casual lunch. Busy and good atmosphere. Pleasant salads and reasonable value, but nothing to separate this one apart from the many similar cafes around Paris.

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York, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2011

This bistro is a bit further down the Boulevard Saint Germain after the Deux Magots and the Cafe de Flore. These two places are very expensive and filled with tourists hoping to spot someone famous. The Rouquet is the genuine article : frequented by locals and sporting an interior decor unchanged since the 1950s. It is not really a restaurant,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 188 bd. St-Germain, Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Saint-Germain-des-Pres
  • Neighborhood: Saint-Germain-des-Pres
  • Phone Number: 01-45-48-06-93

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 20
  • Cuisine: French
Open Hours
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?