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Le Saint Jean

#10,454 of 13,960 Restaurants in Paris
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Montmartre
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23 Rue Abbesses, 75018 Paris, France
01 46 06 13 78
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Charmy place and normal food

Le Saint Jean is located in a charmy region of Paris and offers traditional french créps. In general, food is not cheap, as in whole Paris, and not that special. Onion soup is good. If you don't speak french perhaps you will be overlooked.

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 11, 2014
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Niteroi, RJ
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Whangarei, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We visited this cafe twice when we stayed in Montmartre in December 2014. We found the staff to be welcoming and helpful despite our minimal French language. The food we had was tasty and nourishing and not expensive. We loved watching the comings and goings on Rue Abbesses - seeing every day Parisian life - kids going to school ,... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015 via mobile

Staff were welcoming and attentive. Food was relatively cheap for Paris. Menu was in French and English. Food was of a good standard, not outstanding, but certainly delicious and was served promptly. Would go back anytime.

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Sweden
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61 reviews 61 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Spending Christmas in Paris&Montmartre, it was great to visit the Church together with all local residents. It gave a warm feeling.

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london
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

I have been a customer at St Jean for over 20 years, long before the area became trendy, it was a wonderful brasserie and cafe, I visited last week and was genuinely sad to see how it has deteriorated. It looks ripe for a makeover and I hope that when it comes, it will retain the charm and quality it... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Coffee and oj 10 euros. Not too butthurt its only a tenner, but I can see other people feel the same way. Tourist trap stay away

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26 reviews 26 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We were staying opposite to this cafe and tried it on our last day. I paid €6.00 for an awful cappuccino! Our bill came to €25 for 2 coffees scrambled eggs, a croissant and a coca cola. The food and coffee were awful..This does not happen in London! To be avoided!

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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Changed tables hoping to get served after 15min no service and no menus. Went in and got them myself. Service was terrible! My girlfriend ordered the worst club sandwich ever. I ordered roast chicken that I believe was microwaved. Even the fries were not good. Could get him to come back to pay so i went in and no-one would... More 

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Niteroi, RJ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Le Saint Jean is located in a charmy region of Paris and offers traditional french créps. In general, food is not cheap, as in whole Paris, and not that special. Onion soup is good. If you don't speak french perhaps you will be overlooked.

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San Francisco, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Perfect to hang out on a great Montmartre street. The many reviews of Saint Jean should make it very clear that it is not about food. It is the outside seating, facing the charming rue des Abbesses, perfect for people watching and to be seen, at half the cost of Cafe de Flore or the Deux Magots. Rude waiters? Sure,... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Food was ok at best but not bad !! As for the staff unbelievable . So slow and rude we barely left a tip it was that bad . Would deafly not go back to this restaurant .

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 23 Rue Abbesses, 75018 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Montmartre
  • Neighborhood: Montmartre
  • Phone Number: 01 46 06 13 78

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

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Staying in Montmartre

Neighborhood Profile
Montmartre
Montmartre is a bustling mix of cultures, colors, and styles which changes from one street to another. Ride the funicular (or, for a real workout, climb the steps) to the sublime Sacré-Coeur (Basilica of the Sacred Heart) with its inspiring view of the city. The church is surrounded by provincial streets and piano bars where tourists, artists, and street entertainers thrive. At the foot of the hill, Boulevard de Clichy features shops not intended for young audiences, while residences are scattered to the north and east. The diverse population includes a large part from the Arab-speaking world, Africa, and Turkey. It’s a corner of Paris full of life and dynamism with charms that can’t be found anywhere else.