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L'elephant du Nil

125 Rue St Antoine, 75004 Paris, France
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Ranked #1,163 of 12,741 restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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california
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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 restaurant reviews
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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74 reviews 74 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
40 helpful votes 40 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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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 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
20 helpful votes 20 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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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

We were in Paris for four nights and ate at l'elephant du Nile on the second. The staff were attentive and helpful and patient with our rather halting French. We were served promptly and cheerfully and both food and wine were excellent. Prices are very reasonable. We were so impressed that we went back the next evening. Both the waitress... More

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