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Le Rouquet

#11,182 of 13,493 Restaurants in Paris
#11,757 of 14,093 Places to Eat 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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Hours:
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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  • 3
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  • 8
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  • 7
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  • 6
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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
aging, average food, good location for the terrasse

This is a low level version of the snobbish Cafe de Flore a few meters away. Its design is old and aging; the waiters are typically Parisian i.e. mostly unfriendly and bored; the food is not tasting very good and is never creative; prices are too expensive for the level of experience you will... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed June 8, 2015
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Paris, France
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  • French first
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English first
Paris, France
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2,012 reviews
358 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 694 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

This is a low level version of the snobbish Cafe de Flore a few meters away. Its design is old and aging; the waiters are typically Parisian i.e. mostly unfriendly and bored; the food is not tasting very good and is never creative; prices are too expensive for the level of experience you will get. The only appeal is its... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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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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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27 restaurant reviews
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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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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 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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87 restaurant reviews
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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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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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Saint-Germain-des-Pres

Neighborhood Profile
Saint-Germain-des-Pres
In Saint-Germain-des-Prés, life is effortlessly chic and all things are beautiful. The main boulevard is dotted with famed terraced cafés, haut-couture shops, ivy-covered railings and fine-dining restaurants. Antique dealers and art galleries surround the fine art school and small museums hide in unassuming squares. The neighborhood’s namesake church is the oldest in Paris and is the backdrop for talented musicians every weekend. The Luxembourg Gardens house the national senate, splendid lawns and flourishing flower beds. Famous faces and bourgeois Parisians frequent Saint Germain accompanied by the students of Rue Saint Guillaume and Rue des Saints-Pères. This is a neighborhood where afternoon people-watching from a café or playing cards in a brasserie are a key part of the daily fabric.
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