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Brasserie Bofinger

5-7 rue de la Bastille, 75004 Paris, France (Hôtel-de-Ville)
+33 (0)142728782
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Ranked #3,447 of 12,477 restaurants in Paris
Price range: $0 - $138
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Hôtel-de-Ville
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Hôtel-de-Ville
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Athens, Greece
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

I was recommended to this restaurant by a friend and did not regret visiting it. Had to book two days in advance, so keep that in mind. It is one of the oldest brasseries in Paris, founded in 1864 serving traditional Alsatian food. The building looks old and traditional and prepares you positively for what is to follow. When you... More

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Burlington, Vermont
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

... but we had an awful experience. We ordered the chateaubriand - one medium rare and one medium - and they both came out super rare. What's worse, they had a 'chemical' kind of taste to them...we surmised they were grilled on a gas grille that wasn't hot enough. Asked the waiter to bring them back to the kitchen to... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Had dinner here with my wife and two children aged 6 and 8 years. The staff were brilliant with the children and made us feel very welcome. The food was superb, the decor is magical and, while not cheap, is good value for what you get. Would highly recommend a visit.

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Bofinger is well renowned in Paris and has been around for over 150 years. During a short weekend trip to Paris we had booked a table for one evening but having enjoyed first-class food and impeccable service, we booked again for the following evening. The brasserie has an impressive menu of seafood, meats and sauerkraut dishes, none of which will... More

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Szczecin, Poland
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52 reviews 52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Bofinger is quite famous, and on many online lists of classic must-visit brasseries. We were expecting to be seated in a giang brasserie full of Americans. Instead we were pleasantly surprised (no offence Americans!) to find that its quite a small place and was full of French people, even a very old couple who surprised us with how much they... More

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North London
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83 reviews 83 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

At last, a good meal in Paris. Of course one would expect this from a 150 year history. I have visited this Alsatian restaurant many years ago and the current visit did not disappoint. We shared their best Royal seafood platter that was actually almost too much for 2 people, considering there was 18 oysters, a lobster, a crab, langoustines,... More

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Europe
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Loved this high end Parisian brasserie, very attentive service, great food and decor! Want to go back!

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Ceres
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Dinner at Bofinger was the most costly and the most disappointing meal we had on a recent trip to Paris. On arrival we found on our table a menu offering a small number of very expensive seafood dishes. The wine menu was brought to us immediately but then, after a wait of several minutes, I had to ask to see... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Brasserie Bofinger is still oustanding. Visited many years ago and still it's Top quality, classic, consistent and love the decor. well done to all and will be back in August on a next trip to Paris. looking forward to the Plateau Fruits De Mer and Sole Meuniere.

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London, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

A great restaurant with a fantastic glass ceiling and indoor tree. The food was delicious - I had the sole and it was mouthwatering. But the best dish was the dessert - the profiteroles were simply amazing, especially the warm chocolate sauce poured over the top. Scrumptious. This was a recommendation from a friend and it was definitely worth it.

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