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Le Saint Jean

#10,062 of 13,493 Restaurants in Paris
#10,595 of 14,093 Places to Eat 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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  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great for people watching

I went here with friends for a quick lunch. Orders taken,food delivered to tables by not so friendly waiter. We all had Croque Madame and a glass of wine. The croque madames were delicious. We enjoyed watching the passing parade of people, very enjoyable.

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
Bronjo
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Gosford
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Glasgow, Scotland
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550 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We had eaten here before and enjoyed it but on this occasion we just stopped by for drinks and sat outside to watch the world go by. Two expresso cost €4.40.

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Gosford
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015 via mobile

I went here with friends for a quick lunch. Orders taken,food delivered to tables by not so friendly waiter. We all had Croque Madame and a glass of wine. The croque madames were delicious. We enjoyed watching the passing parade of people, very enjoyable.

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Warwick, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

We were very disappointed with our dinner here. The waiters were rude, leaving us halfway through the order because we were indecisive. I asked if the fried eggs could be replaced with poached eggs (elsewhere on the menu), but not possible. The food was average at best. The atmosphere non existent. My glass of wine never came.

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015 via mobile

No culinary destination, Le Saint Jean is one of the best places on rue Abbessess to sit outside and watch the people with a glass of wine (carafe is recommended) or black coffee. You can sneak in a croissant from across the street...

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Queensland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We had coffee this morning and they charged us €10 for 2 coffees!! We had coffee earlier at one of the other places in the street and we paid €5 for 2 coffees!! We thought they made a mistake, but no, it was the normal price. Big rip off! And we liked the earlier coffee better!! The location is excellent,... More 

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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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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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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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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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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Restaurant Details

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

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  • Cuisine: French

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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.
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