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La Maison de Verlaine

#186 of 13,494 Restaurants in Paris
#197 of 14,094 Places to Eat in Paris
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Quartier Latin
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39 rue Descartes, 75005 Paris, France
+33 1 43 26 39 15
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7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Thu - Tue 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri - Tue 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 15
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best in the Latin Quarter?

Having eaten for seven consecutive nights in the Latin Quarter we'd been quite happy with the range of low-to mid range eateries typical of tourist and student areas. But for our last night we were looking for something a little bit better. Having walked past La Maison de Verlaine a number of times... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
AllanJGJ
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Wellington, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Romantic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Having eaten for seven consecutive nights in the Latin Quarter we'd been quite happy with the range of low-to mid range eateries typical of tourist and student areas. But for our last night we were looking for something a little bit better. Having walked past La Maison de Verlaine a number of times we liked the look of it and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We booked a table on the strength of the rave reviews, but wondered whether we could afford such a treat (the restaurant's website was very cagey about prices). We needn't have worried. As soon as we sat down and opened the proffered menu, we realised that we were not in Michelin territory. The most expensive three-course meal cost 30 euros.... More 

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Champaign, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This little restaurant is a real sleeper - it is small and tucked away in the Latin Quarter. But it is worth the effort to find it! It is located in a building where French poet Paul Verlaine lived and died. Years later, Ernest Hemingway also lived in this building. The walls are covered with memorabilia and the waitstaff was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Having been impressed by the TA reviews, I pre-booked on the internet in order to be sure of getting a table for two on the terrace for our first night in Paris. We had a very enjoyable meal, and the price was extremely reasonable – 21 euros each for 3 courses, plus 22 euros for a bottle of wine. For... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

this is a perfect example of why I love trip advisor. this is a great restaurant in the latin qtr that we would have never found if not for this site . Its very small but feels like a family business . Not a big menu but everything was excellent

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Solihull
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Have been to Paris many many times and am gutted not to have discovered this gem before. We were wandering the streets on our first night and I like the look of its so looked it up on trip advisor and booked for the following evening. Lovely friendly staff and excellent, reasonably priced food. Good choice of tourist menus too.... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Had another first class meal and night for my birthday!! once again the whole experience was just right in every respect; the food the staff perfect! I have never been let down by this restaurant,always my first choice when eating out in the area! Thank you for a great night keep the good work up a night to remember!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This is my favorite restaurant in Paris ..the decor is wonderful ...atmosphere / ambiance so pleasant . The staff is very friendly and helpful ..the menus simple but very good and the prices are great . The food is displayed in a very good manner ..in brief we love this place and make it a point to eat there every... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

My wife and I were visiting the Pantheon and decided to walk the back streets to checkout nice restaurants for our dinner later that night. We came across this gem and with the amazing trip advisory reviews we decided to try it. Great choice! Food and atmosphere are wonderful in this small French restaurant. I think it's atmosphere could improve... More 

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Bucks County, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We took a leisurely stroll on our final evening in Paris, hoping to find a casual but wonderful meal complete with ambiance and something more. We found it in the Latin Quarter on rue Descartes wedged between so many other restaurants that tempted neither our palettes nor our souls! When we came to number 39--La Maison de Verlaine--the literary me... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 39 rue Descartes, 75005 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Quartier Latin
  • Neighborhood: Quartier Latin
  • Phone Number: +33 1 43 26 39 15

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 39
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Monday
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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Staying in Quartier Latin

Neighborhood Profile
Quartier Latin
The Latin Quarter bursts with intellectual life, architectural splendor and ongoing merriment. The small streets are filled with classical buildings, student bars and lively eateries while the squares are dominated by historic monuments. The area is defined by the 800-year-old Sorbonne University, where Latin once prevailed, and is famous for the Pantheon which celebrates the great men and women of France. During the day students rush from classes to the library and intellectuals people watch from the terraced cafés. As night time falls the surrounding establishments fill up and the merriment really begins. The liveliest parts are around Rue Mouffetard, lined with crêperies and international street food eateries, and Place de la Contrescarpe characterised by terraced brasseries, this neighborhood provides real nourishment for the mind, belly, and soul.
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