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L'elephant du Nil

#2,206 of 13,824 Restaurants in Paris
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125 Rue St Antoine, 75004 Paris, France
Today
7:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • 24
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  • 22
    Very good
  • 0
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  • 2
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good place for a pre-prandial aperitif

Saw this restaurant on the main road and it looked inviting- with outside seating. Good measures and very friendly staff- although we did not eat, the food we saw passing us looked very delicious.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 30, 2014
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Dorset, U.K.
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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52 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Dorset, U.K.
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300 reviews 300 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Saw this restaurant on the main road and it looked inviting- with outside seating. Good measures and very friendly staff- although we did not eat, the food we saw passing us looked very delicious.

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california
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We fell into this place by chance. Near a great bakery with the line out the door. We could tell it was frequented by lots of locals but we were made to feel a part of the culture and included. The waiter was everything, greeter, took our order, sang songs, and gave hugs and kisses to his customers!

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Milan, Italy
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I was very lucky to see this bistro in the rue de rivoli. Me and my family were looking for french food not very expensive; i suggest you to go there because: - they cook very good omelette, normal and chavignolet ones, - they have a large sum of french cheese as entry - the kitchen is very clean -... More 

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Grenoble, France
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83 reviews 83 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014 via mobile

On a manger un bon repas à ce restaurant. L'accueil était très chaleureux et la nourriture formidable. J'ai mangé une omelette parisienne qui était très léger et délicieux et mon mari à mangé un burger de très haut qualité. La viande était de très bonne qualité et ne goûtait pas gras de tout...Je reviendrai certainement... We ate a great meal... More 

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Ascot, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014 via mobile

We found this tiny cafe while staying in Le Marais for a couple of days. Despite our very limited French, the staff were incredibly friendly and helpful. Just outside the St Paul metro station it was perfect for a coffee and croissant breakfast before a day off sightseeing. Highly recommended.

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London
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92 reviews 92 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Enjoyed an unexpectedly good meal at L E du N. Arrived for a late lunch on my own and was very warmly welcomed. The restaurant was busy with many regulars and locals. Had excellent hamburger with blue cheese, great accompanying potatoes and a nice side salad. It seemed everyone else was drinking and merry and the atmosphere was contagious. There... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

After visiting a photo expo at the nearby "Maison Européenne de la Photographie" we found this nice place in front of the Saint Paul metro station. It was 3 and a half PM, and it serves at any time. Friendly servers, (maybe a little overspeed), fresh and tasty food at a fair price (for central Paris). Noteceably frequented by both... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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84 reviews 84 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

We visited here regularly for our morning coffee and on our last day in Paris decided to try out the lunch menu. The plat du jour was a beautiful veal dish. The food was fresh and a large serving. We wanted to try the desserts but we just couldn't fit it in. The hamburger that my partner had was huge... More 

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Midlothian, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013 via mobile

Asked for suggestions from BNP bank across street for lunch. Wonderful spot for locals. Had cheese ham omelet - champagne meal. Reasonable price. Excellent chocolate lava cake. All fresh and friendly. Great staff!

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Brisbane, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

On my own and second day in Paris, with a reputation for rude and expensive service, which I did unfortunately experience here and there, I chose wisely with this characterful and strategically placed cafe. I don't just mean the building and its fittings had character. The waiter who served me both food and drink, champagne, coffee and a croissant, was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 125 Rue St Antoine, 75004 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Le Marais
  • Neighborhood: Le Marais

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
7:00 am - 2:00 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighborhood Profile
Le Marais
The Marais is a winding maze of multi-faceted streets that beg to be explored. It bursts with small boutiques, historic buildings, cozy traditional restaurants, and hidden parks. Around each corner, you'll come across little gems of architecture spanning the centuries, from understated medieval towers to classical libraries and 17th century splendor. This neighborhood unites a rich mix of people of all ages, but it's best known for the gay scene mostly in the south and the Jewish community around Rue des Rosiers.