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L'Ilot Vache

#789 of 13,179 Restaurants in Paris
#857 of 13,779 Places to Eat in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighborhood:
Ile de la Cite / Ile Saint-Louis
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35 rue Saint-Louis-en-l'ile, 75004 Paris, France
+33 1 46 33 55 16
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7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Le nom de ce restaurant rend hommage a l'ilot aux Vaches - appellation qui...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Desserts proved the highlight of the meal

Although we were staying near Seine on Left Bank, found we liked quiet of Ille Saint Louis better. Walked into the restaurant without a reservation and quickly seated. Pleasant service. I immediately went for escargot, which was good, but have had better. Wife enjoyed her citrus salmon entree. I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
ret1re
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Upstate NY
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Adelaide, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We were staying on Isle St Louis and walked to the restaurant one evening, lovely people and had great meal - the lamb rack was the best ever. The following evening was our last evening in Paris, so we went again, you need to book as the restaurant has an intimate 40 seat capacity. We decided to have a main... More 

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Upstate NY
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49 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Although we were staying near Seine on Left Bank, found we liked quiet of Ille Saint Louis better. Walked into the restaurant without a reservation and quickly seated. Pleasant service. I immediately went for escargot, which was good, but have had better. Wife enjoyed her citrus salmon entree. I then went for the salmon plat and she for lamb, both... More 

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Aurora, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We stumbled upon this gem on the little island adjacent to Notre Dame. It had a very modern and welcoming feel as we looked through the large windows. Having a corner location, we entered and found it was just opened the day before. Although brand new, the service and food was as if they've been in business for a long... More 

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San Carlos, California, United States
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65 reviews 65 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

If you are more interested in getting a lot of food on your plate at the expense of the quality of the food, this place is for you. The smoked salmon filled the plate, but it lacked quality and flavor. The rack of lamb with herbs the provence, really? rosemary alone does not qualify. The quality of the lamb was... More 

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San Carlos, California
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144 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

I'd advise to keep looking and ignore the ratings on this place. It is cute and generally OK, but the food was just average in a town of above average to outstanding alternatives. The rack of lamb was of poor quality meat compared to other lamb we have had in Paris. The portions were substantial for the prices, but now... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Had a great chèvre salad and some nice pâté. Also, a fun atmosphere. Such a pretty place as well (recently renovated). But their dessert.... My goodness!!!! I'm not even a mousse kind of person and this white and dark chocolate masterpiece is absolutely delicious. I know none I ever try again will compare to this one, so ill just save... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

This restaurant is a delight with exception food and service. Everything about it is the best of Paris small but wonderful restaurants. The serve is fantastic with perfect pacing. This neighborhood is Paris at its best.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

This restaurant recently went through a renovation, and it is very cute and, of course, in a great location. However, we ended up wondering if they had changed chefs after or during the renovation, as the food was not in line with what we had (mostly) read or expected. Average to blah.....sorry to say.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We went to this amazing restaurant based on two recommendations, one from the hotel staff and one from a shop owner. We did not have reservations but were able to get a table by the window. The service was great and the food could not have been better. I had the beef bourguignon and the pain perdu for dessert....absolutely wonderful!... More 

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Arkansas
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8 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Our meal was amazing from start to finish. We began with escargots, followed by duck for me and beef bourguignon for my husband. Dessert was tarte tatin and creme brûlée. Excellent menu @39euros each. Our server recommended a nice Bordeaux to accompany our meal. Reserved online and confirmed via email upon arrival. Highly recommend - great atmosphere and very friendly... More 

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Additional Information about L'Ilot Vache

Address: 35 rue Saint-Louis-en-l'ile, 75004 Paris, France
Phone Number: +33 1 46 33 55 16
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Ile de la Cite / Ile Saint-Louis
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 37 - 148
Cuisine: French

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 35 rue Saint-Louis-en-l'ile, 75004 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Ile de la Cite / Ile Saint-Louis
  • Neighborhood: Ile de la Cite / Ile Saint-Louis
  • Phone Number: +33 1 46 33 55 16

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 37 - 148
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic

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 !
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Ile de la Cite / Ile Saint-Louis

Neighborhood Profile
Ile de la Cite / Ile Saint-Louis
Two islands sit in the middle of the Seine at the very heart of Paris. The more majestic one, Ile de la Cité, sparkles with history. This is the birthplace of Paris, the home of the Gothic Sainte-Chapelle, and the site of the prison where Marie Antoinette was held before her execution. Tourists flock to see the iconic Notre Dame and the beautiful bridges that straddle the Seine. Ile Saint-Louis, the more provincial island, welcomes you with cozy traditional eateries, small boutiques, and what some people say is the best ice cream in the city. This is essential Paris from its very beginnings to its modern appeal.
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