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L'Ilot Vache

35 rue Saint-Louis-en-l'ile, 75004 Paris, France (Hôtel-de-Ville)
01 46 33 55 16
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Ranked #478 of 12,460 restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $45 - $181
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Hôtel-de-Ville
Description: Le nom de ce restaurant rend hommage a l'ilot aux Vaches - appellation qui designait autrefois l'ile Saint-Louis.Au coeur du berceau de la capitale, laissez-vous seduire par son accueil chaleureux et sa decoration originale.Sa cuisine traditionnelle et savoureuse ravira les palais les plus exigeants. Goutez donc un filet de boeuf Rossini ou un carre d'agneau aux senteurs de Provence !
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80% Recommend
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Newfield, New Jersey
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 NEW

We tried L'ilot Vache on the recommendation of a friend. We liked it so much that we returned for dinner the next evening! The restaurant is small, with a comfortable atmosphere and charming decor, and it's located in a quiet neighborhood on the Isle of St. Louis. The waitstaff were very accommodating, and they made us feel instantly at home.... More

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White Bear Lake, Minnesota
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The Isle St. Louis is always a must when visiting Paris, and L'llot Vache is agreat place to have dinner when visiting. The bistro is very romantic with old stone walls, beamed ceilings and some wonderful windows. The flower arrangements are exquisite. They seat only about 10 tables so reservations are a must. Be a little early for your reservation... More

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Oakville, Canada
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118 reviews 118 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Started with 2 glasses of pin eau de charentes, followed by escargots, and foie gras. Then rack of lamb and matelot du marche, with tart tatin for dessert with coffee and a double Hennessy Cognac. Started at 7:30 and was having so much fun with the wait staff, and the family from Belgium to our left and the couple from... More

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Scarborough, Maine, United States
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

A small, romantic restaurant on the ile Saint Louis. Excellent service, fantastic food and a charming atmosphere. We had the four course dinner, which was a good value. We choose escargot, beef bourguignon, chocolate mousse and tarte tatin, all of which was delicious! Make reservations because it does fill up quickly every night (we were staying just down the street).... More

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Chicago, Illinois
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

A gem of a restaurant located on L'Isle. Wonderful seafood, and meat plates. Very romantic setting for couples.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Located on I'Ile San Louis this tiny gem of a restaurant was one of the best places I ate at during my visit. The food was superb as well as the service. Nice moderately priced wine list. Great ambience. Very small so you should make a reservation.

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Travelers Rest, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

L' Ilot Vache is a fabulous find! Such a cozy atmosphere! We felt welcomed from the first moment! Prompt, fun, friendly service, sumptuous food, an excellent wine selection....AND intimate enough that despite a full house crowd, we had a lovely romantic dinner! A blend of tourists and locals was a sure indicator that this is a "fabulous find"!! Just a... More

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Washington DC
20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Going to L'llot Vache for dinner is like dropping into another world. My wife and I have been to Paris three times and we make a point of dining here every time. The atmosphere couldn't be better or more French. The restaurant is small, quiet, intimate and romantic. The food has always been first-rate and the menu very traditional. The... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Wonderful, quaint, comfy cozy restaurant. Probably the only one we ate at that I took pictures of the interior. Food was deelish and service was friendly (even tho we got there close to 9:30 and the only other occupied table was getting ready to leave). Definitely recommend.

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Arrowtown, NZ
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Great atmosphere for either couples or groups. We were a party of eight this time having been ere as a couple on a previous trip to Paris. The wine choice was wide and our waitress had excellent knowledge of the wines. We have recommended this eatery to friends in the past and will continue to do so.

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