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Le Rouquet

188 bd. St-Germain, Paris, France (Luxembourg)
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Ranked #10,136 of 12,892 Restaurants in Paris
Price range: $3 - $20
Cuisines: French
Neighborhood: Luxembourg
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
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  • Any
English first
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
17 reviews 17 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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206 reviews 206 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2010

Overpriced drinks and just a small menu of not very good food! Beer for 11 Euros?? Really??Croque Madame had chunks of egg shells and salads have sloppy dressings and are bland. Why was this place included in the Frommers Paris book? Payoff? At least the waiter was friendly.

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