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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 #577 of 12,740 restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $44 - $178
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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81% Recommend
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English first
Mount Laurel, New Jersey
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

This place is adorable and somewhat cramped. Without exception, everything we ordered was delicious and everyone was happy with the meal. At least the meal that they got. That leads me to the bad... As stated before in other reviews this is a restaurant of about 40 seats and it has 2 servers. The servers were friendly and were working... More

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Paris, France
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

The food was delicious and the service excellent. One of the best meal had for a long time. A wonderful evening !

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Brisbane, Australia
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We stumbled across this restaurant while walking and it was easily the best dinner we had in Paris. Great food and very friendly service.

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San Francisco, CA
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

40 seats and every one taken, one waiter and one helper. The service ain't quick, but the friendliness and showmanship are high. Food is good, the wine list is wide (we had a tasty red Sancerre,) and the prices are good. A little touristy, in that the out-of-towners book at 8pm and the locals show up later. We will return... More

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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71 reviews 71 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We dined here after a concert at Ste. Chapelle. Cute place (try to count all the cows), wonderful food from the grill (try the lamb chops and mixed seafood). Save room for dessert (tarte tatin, chocolate mousse).

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San Francisco, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

My wife and I made reservations here for dinner, and both picked the three-course menu at 36 euros. We enjoyed the fish soup and snails for our appetizers, the boeuf bourguignon and duck confit for mains, and cream brulees for dessert. Really enjoyed each course, and appreciated the leisurely pace that allowed us to enjoy the food and each other's... More

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Dallas, Texas
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I've eaten here 3 times, and I've never been disappointed. It's a really small restaurant, with great food, good wine, and not too expensive by Paris standards. Everyone I've taken including my wife, the foodie, really enjoyed this restaurant. You'll have to take a taxi, but it's worth it.

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Tucson, Arizona
18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The atmosphere is charming and the staff very nice, BUT we should have paid more attention to the name: this place is all and only about the cow. Pictures and other decorations are representations of cows. And beef is what is on the menu. Don't bother with salad (iceberg lettuce, with slices of beef on top) or any of the... More

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We were part of a party of eight. Our reserved table was waiting for us and we were seated promptly. Every part of the dinner was a great experience. From the appetizers to the desert, the food was wonderful and staff could not have been more attentive. It was clear from the attitude of the other diners in the restaurant... More

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Mooresville, North Carolina
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157 reviews 157 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
198 helpful votes 198 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

Last evening four friends had dinner at Vache at the recommendation of a friend. Made reservations (highly recommended) and our arrival was the beginning of a dining adventure enhanced by the service and entertaining attitude of Luis (I believe) and his staff. It is a small venue, perhaps 12 tables and the decor is symbolic of the fare (traditional French).... More

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