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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 #1,671 of 12,925 Restaurants in Paris
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Montparnasse
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Montparnasse
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London, England, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We had a great time when we visited this restaurant. The staff were excellent about gluten free options and the ingredients in their dishes. The food was fresh and delicious, yes it is pricer than many other options however I felt the "theatre" of the experience made this restaurant good value. As you would expect the wine list was extensive,... More

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Caves Beach,Australia
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111 reviews 111 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Went for lunch in the restaurant section. Total glass atrium. perfect atmosphere. for lunch with comfortable dining chairs. We decided to go traditional. Started with our usual Fine de Claire and Gillardeau oysters ( brilliant as usual) We then had the Boeuf Hemingway. This was prepared at our table. Lots of fresh whipped cream, butter of course, veal stock heated... More

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Onchan, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

Classic, very good, yet unobtrusive service in a lovely setting. The Hemingway-style steak was very good. The pianist was good and added to the ambience, as did the guest appearances on piano by customers. That's all I can say for good points. I am not particularly price sensitive, but the food is not good value for money in a city... More

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Westlake, Ohio
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

So some of our local Paris friends recommended this as probably because of its long history. Because it was so nice outside we dined in the brasserie section and it was amazing. why? So the ambience cannot be beat. Great selection of fresh oysters from Brittany. Other good selections at reasonable prices. Looked more formal inside with most men wearing... More

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Santa Fe
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

This once elegant 1920s and 30s hangout for the world's most famous writers, film personages and artists is a bit threadbare, showing signs of deferred upkeep and seemingly content to cater to a less demanding clientele. (Institutions living off their reputation cannot live too long.) Expensive, meager cocktails in the well-worn bar. The cuisine at dinner was sub-standard despite all... More

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56 reviews 56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We were looking to recreate the atmosphere of what La Closerie des Lilas was in the '60 and in the '70ies and this has been lost. The public is different and of quite normal bourgeois type, no artists, no intellectuals, many tourists. But we realized that it was up to us to feel the magic: the place has remained the... More

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Loved the atmosphere, service, and the food. The presentation was exceptional as was the taste of the food.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We were sat in the veranda, this is the second time I go, and I cant complain, good food and service. Its a French institution, you need to go there.

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Toronto, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We have had simply fabulous meals in some of the great cities of the world - and this was one of them! Yes, we have heard the negative and set it aside to celebrate (quietly) my birthday on August 25 in an historic setting. We knew it would be expensive (for us), as we had looked at the menu for... More

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Rome
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73 reviews 73 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Have you ever entered a restaurant where you last were 40 years ago ? And when you entered was the pianist still playing " la bohême, la bohême " ? That is what happened to me tonight as I went to the Brasserie of la Closerie des Lilas. I told the waiter that I assumed it was not the same... 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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