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Le Grand Vefour

17,rue de Beaujolais, 75001 Paris, France (Louvre / Place Vendôme)
01 42 96 56 27
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Ranked #88 of 12,892 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $130 - $292
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Louvre / Place Vendôme
Description: this historic restaurant overlooking the gardens of the Palais Royal. It is the oldest restaurant in Paris, frequented in the past not just by Napoleon and jJosephine but also by Victor Hugo and Colette. The flavours of the world come together in airy créations like Breton lobster asparagus and¨Parmesan cheese. Panfried Turbot and artichokes white pineapple-sage infused oil.Manjari chocolate cube, red berries black tea sherbet and fresh mint.
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Galveston, Texas
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

My husband and I went to Le Grand Vefour to celebrate my 50th birthday (which the staff was aware of) and what a HUGE disappointment! We were one of the first customers in the restaurant and seated at the worst table in the place. The host told us he seated us there so we "could admire the beauty of the... More

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Strasbourg, France
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

exellent reputation and very large cuisine ! i loved this optionsthat a friend advised me. you can go for a special occassion !

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San Francisco, California, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

So I was told this is a historical restaurant and that so many famous people like Napoleon used to come here. It sounded very impressive so we went ( for lunch) The first impression was nothing special, like many other high end classic restaurants, servers wore tuxedos and service was professional. But the place was just ok, old traditional grandpa... More

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Kingston, Jamaica
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Oppulence and grandeur to spare. This restaurant is why Michelin stars were created. Not for the budget traveler by any means, but worth every dollar. The food must only be described by a professional to do it justice. An appetiser of Lobster removed from the shell as if by magic, preceded by a pre-appetiser bite, only the taste of which... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

A historic restaurant 230 years old located at Palais Royal. A three course menu ended up with nine courses. From appetizers to desserts , all are excellent. I picked Monk fish for the main course; it was " refreshingly fresh"....If you love cheese , you will be overwhelmed. If you love dessert, you will be amazed. Wine selection was great... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This is an exceptional restaurant. The food was magnificent. This was without doubt the best meal that I have ever had. The wines were excellent and sensibly priced. We were looked after perfectly throughout by the polite and attentive staff. Highly recommended.

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New York City, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

It has been a couple of months since I was here, but the fabulous memories of this place are extremely vivid. First is the stunning room. A step back in time to an age of old world grandeur. Add in attentive service and excellent cuisine and you have a wonderful dining experience. The service is very good. The dishes are... More

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San Diego, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I really only tend to write when I think something is amazing, or terrible. This was one of the best dinners I have ever had. The history of the restaurant alone is amazing, but the staff was wonderful, the decor gorgeous, and food outstanding. DO check their prices before you go as some people seemed to be surprised by the... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

You have to eat in at least one grand old establishment when in Paris, and this is it. Make time to enjoy a unique experience.

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Kiev, Ukraine
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172 reviews 172 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

I write on Tripadvisor to ensure the good restaurants rank at the top and the crap at the bottom. I have done 6 michelin restaurant in Paris and Le grand vefour was by far the best. Like a modest millionaire, the waiters dont act like state presidents, food menu is actually understandable, food is delicious and you leave the restaurant... More

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