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La Closerie des Lilas

171,boulevard du Montparnasse, Paris, France (Montparnasse)
01 40 51 34 50
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Ranked #1,666 of 13,462 Restaurants in Paris
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
Neighborhood:
Saint-Germain-des-Pres
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Every time we are in Paris we make time to come here. It can get very busy at times but service is still impeccable

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Paris, France
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

First beware that there is a restaurant that is quite pricey and a brasserie, on which I'm writing this review. The entrance is the same, and you will be asked if you want to go to the brasserie or the restaurant. I only went to the brasserie, which is very Parisian, with mostly local patrons and an old fashioned atmosphere,... More 

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18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We visited la brasserie-a lively, always packed part of the placel open all day. Historic place, really good service and tasty yet very easy meals. Quite overpriced for such food. But: desserts are awesome!!!

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I have never eaten here but every time I visit Paris it is somewhere that I go for afternoon or early evening drinks. The bar is intimate and lowly lit, the piano is often tinkling, the patrons are usually French and not tourists and the bar staff have been the same for a few years and make delicious drinks while... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I sat down for a drink at the bar before dinner to enjoy the well decorated surroundings, as well as the piano player and looked down to see I was sitting in someone's seat.....E. Hemingway....was carved into a brass nameplate. The evening was truly enjoyable, we felt as if we were in 19th century Paris, enjoyed a... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I loved the place, good food in a very typical Parisian environment. Price? It's Paris... nothing is cheap.

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New York City, New York
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18 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

It may not have the best food I have ever eaten; it may not have had the best pianist I have ever heard; it may not have had the best service in the world - however, altogether, La closerie des Lilas already lives in my heart. Excellent food, marvelous drinks, cool staff, a Brazilian pianist singing bossa nova, drinks named... More 

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Brooklyn, NY
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71 reviews 71 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Not cheap, though, and my meal was in the brasserie (no reservations taken there), not the main restaurant: lunch for two was 161 euro. But that was with 3 glasses of wine and a ridiculously extravagant dessert (the tasting plate with small portions of about 6 things; and let me tell you, the praline/coffee millefeuille was out of this world,... More 

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Westchester County, NY
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57 reviews 57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I was there with friends in 1985 and only hoped it might live up to the memory of that fantastic dining experience. It did!!! This may have been our best dinner for our recent week in Paris. Outstanding, helpful service, and every morsel a treat. All the history just added to the ambiance. Lovely.

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Thibodaux, Louisiana
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237 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

One of the more interesting stops on the Hemingway Pub Crawl. I did not eat the food here, but you find out that from other reviews. We came here to drink and soak in the Parisian life. Atmosphere: It was pretty dead when we where here and not as lively of an area as other spots on the pub crawl.... More 

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Additional Information about La Closerie des Lilas

Address: 171,boulevard du Montparnasse, Paris, France
Phone Number: 01 40 51 34 50
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Montparnasse
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Cuisine: Seafood

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