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Le Pre aux Clercs

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30 Rue Bonaparte, 75006 Paris, France
+33 1 43 54 41 73
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6:30 am - 2:00 am
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Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 am
Mon - Sat 6:30 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout

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Very good food and service

My wife and I ate lunch here on July 12th, 2015. Very good food and service. The server wasn't the friendliest but he warmed up after I laid my USA charm on him. Purportedly Ernest Hemingway was a regular back in the day.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

Friendly service and good value for money, I liked it. They had some books that you could browse whilst waiting, or eating. Which, if you are by yourself is better than staring at other people's conversations. It is a brasserie, so all day for food, a coffee or a drink. But I went for dinner, 2 x even, because I... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

My wife and I ate lunch here on July 12th, 2015. Very good food and service. The server wasn't the friendliest but he warmed up after I laid my USA charm on him. Purportedly Ernest Hemingway was a regular back in the day.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We had four different main courses. The 'roast' chicken was steamed mature hen, slightly browned. The scallops were few in quantity, tasty, but unimaginatively served. The magret de canard didn't look like any magret I've ever cooked myself, and came with a different sauce than that ordered. The service was by three different chaps who were equally disinterested in anything... More 

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Pasadena CA USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The day before I was to take off and have some time on my own on the Left Bank my knee gave out and I was on crutches the whole 4 days I was there. I taught a course in the work of Ernest Hemingway and had a fairly long list of places to go and things to do in... More 

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Reston, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We stayed in Paris for a month and this was the closest cafe. And that was great to me. Everyone here was nice and happy to see me. I really liked how they greeted me with a handshake by the third or fourth visit. I always felt welcome. I sat inside, outside, at the bar. I had breakfast, lunch, dinner,... More 

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Clovis, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

After a busy day at Orsay, it was so nice to come home to Le Pre Aux Clercs for a wonderful meal. Not a fancy over-stuffed, over-priced meal. Just good solid comfort food dining. Filled with tourists and locals, the atmosphere was fun and the service quite attentive. Parisien hamburger, onion soup and creme brulee all major hits with our... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Just opposite our hotel - lovely, if not a little basic food, typical French setting. Staff were friendly and let you practice your French!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I sat at a sidewalk table on the rue Jacob, watching well-dressed Parisians and visitors to the fine art and antique galleries in the area. I ate an excellent plate of foie gras, and a solid steak au poivre. I saw large and fresh looking salads being served to the next table. A good choice for a fair value bistro... More 

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Grants Pass, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This is a cramped cafe that served us very well for lunch after a long walk. There were eight of us and the waiters willingly put some tables together for us, which was appreciated very much. Service was prompt and polite, prices seemed reasonable. Food was mixed. Some of the dishes, like the lamb chop special, were very good. Some... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I admit, we were foolish to step though their door-it's patently tourist fodder. However we were very very hungry! Their food was pre packaged dross. We had: Pate: vast lump of heavily salted, pre purchased supermarket pork pate. Duck: poorly cooked, overly fatty served with an acrid sauce (which would have been better suited as a salad dressing) and a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 30 Rue Bonaparte, 75006 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Saint-Germain-des-Pres
  • Neighborhood: Saint-Germain-des-Pres
  • Phone Number: +33 1 43 54 41 73

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French
Open Hours
8:00 am - 2:00 am
6:30 am - 2:00 am
6:30 am - 2:00 am
6:30 am - 2:00 am
6:30 am - 2:00 am
6:30 am - 2:00 am
6:30 am - 2:00 am

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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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