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24, place du Marche Saint-Honore, 75001 Paris, France (Louvre / Place Vendôme)
01 49 26 90 04
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Ranked #944 of 13,398 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $60
Hours:
Mon - Thu 7:15 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Neighborhood:
Louvre / Palais-Royal
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Comme son Directeur, Philippe Morel, aime tant l’expliquer, l’Absinthe est un bistrot de cuisiniers, résolument moderne, dans lequel la carte des mets est réfléchie, testée et finalisée par le Chef Damien Laporte et sa brigade. De la découpe des légumes à l’assaisonnement des sauces en passant par la levée des filets des poissons, les plats y sont chaque jour élaborés de A à Z, dans un esprit de créativité toujours renouvelée, au rythme des saisons et au gré des voyages des uns et des autres. Côté Déco, l’Absinthe oscille entre le loft new-yorkais et le bistrot typiquement parisien. Elle mêle des matériaux bruts tels que le métal vieilli, le béton, le bois et les briques à des objets du siècle dernier chinés dans des brocantes. Dès les beaux jours, les clients peuvent également profiter des rayons de soleil sur la terrasse de la place piétonne du Marché Saint Honoré.
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Recommendation by the hotel nearby. Wonderful little restaurant and square but expect tourists (rather than locals) there. All the food was well presented and tasted good. Not excessively expensive. More atmosphere (buzz) would have made this a "must go" place to go - but if you are looking for some quiet good place after a long day - do give... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 via mobile

Excellent place to have dinner, with very pleasant staff and a lovely atmosphere. A bit pricey but totally worth it. Go for the fondue with ham option from the appetizers

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East Haven, Connecticut
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The food was different, while still french, cozy, without being too loud. Waitstaff was very helpful, as we do not speak french, and a good value to boot. Recommended by our concierge at the Renaissance Paris Vendome Hotel.

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London, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014 via mobile

A small but interesting restaurant. For starter thinly sliced marinated scallops which was exquisitely presented. The other starter we had was a mushroom soup with herb ravioli which was simply delicious. For main we chose the special of the establishment which was duck breast with foie gras in a brioche bun. This tasted nice but in my opinion didn't really... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We keep coming back to this place because of the quality of the food. The prices are reasonable. We had a hard time getting a reservation (I don't think they like tourists so much), and it took some time for the waiter to warm up to us, but overall it was a fantastic experience.

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Lot et Garonne
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105 reviews 105 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Absinthe looks a typical French bistro from the outside, tucked in the corner of Place du Marche in Paris' 1st arondissement. Inside as well, tables close together, so not particularly good for a cosy, romantic evening, unless you want really good food, at a reasonable price for Paris. We loved the atmosphere, our waiter was delightful, speaking all of the... More 

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Lugo, Italy
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51 reviews 51 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 via mobile

The concierge of Buddha Bar Hotel recommended me and my wife this restaurant seen the one we were headed to was sold out, it is located just steps away the famous Place Vendome, we clearly asked for a not too elegant restaurant with quality food and no turisitic and we actually got what we wanted, the service is very efficient,... More 

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raleigh
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54 reviews 54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

After a horrible meal one night in Paris, we consulted our concierge at the Ambassador Hotel for recommendations. She made a reservation at Absinthe; our gastronomic Parisian experience was rescued. From the time we were seated until we (reluctantly) left, the staff was attentive, food was savory with exquisite presentation. We enjoyed a beef dish with succulent squash, superb wine,... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We dined at L'Absinthe during our honeymoon and found the service and food to be outstanding. Our meal was reasonably priced in relation to the quality we received, which seemed like a good find in Paris! We paid around £80 for wine and food for two. I would highly reccomend and would go out of my way to visit again.

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cordoba2075
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

While the restaurant features tight, bistro-style seating, the food and service were very good. We had a great corner table and were served by two waiters who both spoke English very well. Despite this, there was a small mix up with our order (ravioli and rabbit could sound kind of the same, I guess...) In any case, they gave us... More 

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Additional Information about L'Absinthe

Address: 24, place du Marche Saint-Honore, 75001 Paris, France
Phone Number: 01 49 26 90 04
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Louvre / Place Vendôme
Open Hours:
Monday 7:15 pm - 10:30 pm  12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Tuesday 7:15 pm - 10:30 pm  12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Wednesday 7:15 pm - 10:30 pm  12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Thursday 7:15 pm - 10:30 pm  12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 2:15 pm  7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 2:15 pm  7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 25 - 60

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