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Le Grand Vefour

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Louvre / Palais-Royal
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17 Rue du Beaujolais, 75001 Paris, France
+33 1 42 96 56 27
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: this historic restaurant overlooking the gardens of the Palais Royal. It...
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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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 285
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  • 78
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Historic But Not Outdated

If you seek a memorable dining experience in an outstanding historic location, it is worth the price. Yes, a bit overpriced. Nevertheless, our servers were so very attentive without rushing us in any way. Our first conversation with the staff was a long one about the history of the restaurant... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Detroit
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123 reviews 123 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

If you seek a memorable dining experience in an outstanding historic location, it is worth the price. Yes, a bit overpriced. Nevertheless, our servers were so very attentive without rushing us in any way. Our first conversation with the staff was a long one about the history of the restaurant with facts I did not find on the lengthy internet... More 

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houston, tx
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150 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We booked our New Year's Eve dinner almost 2 months in advance. Because it was NYE, there was a fixed menu and what a menu - 7 or 8 courses, each of manageable size. The room was old world elegant, probably the prettiest place we've ever eaten. The service was impeccable, anticipating our every need; and pleasantly friendly. The food... More 

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New England
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

The Grand Vefour is without a doubt the most beautiful restaurant in Paris. It's enclosed within the Palais-Royal and all the tables bear the names of famous writers who have been regulars there. The service is outstanding and so is the food. It's possible to request a special table when making the reservation to be sure you are where you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I had lunch at Le Vefourr in April two days after I had left Burkina Faso, in West Africa. I had known about the restaurant for forty years, and when I was a student in Paris I didn't have enough money even to buy a glass of water there. I would walk by the restaurant in the Palais Royale on... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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228 restaurant reviews
436 helpful votes 436 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

The restaurant premisses have been at the same place - at the historical Palais-Royal - since 1784! Amazing record for a restaurant! Things like that are only possible in cities like Paris! Fully restored, "Le Grand Véfour" is considered one of the most sumptuous restaurants of Paris. Acclaimed and starred Chef Guy Martin (** Michelin) brings inspired flavors and ingredients... More 

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New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

One of the best meals I have had (and that includes Per Se and Masa in NYC and the French Laundry in CA). Service was excellent. All courses were exquisite and the chocolate dessert was to die for (but at $45 US overpriced). Pricey (figure on over $300 US per person including wine and gratuities) but worth it for a... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

A wonderfully decorated restaurant, with unmatched history and tradition. The Chef has a very respectable reputation, very nice staff as a whole. We were given by the maitre d'hotes a very nice summary of the wonderful and long history of the restaurant and the whole place where it is situated at our arrival. Bravo. Very professional and polite maitres and... More 

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

My wife and I were here over ten years ago and just returned for a special anniversary dinner. The experience did not disappoint. Tucked away in the Palais Royale, Le Grand Vefour is a beautiful locale that merits a visit even if you don't eat there! Visit banquettes and tables frequented by Voltaire, Sartre and even Napoleon himself. The service... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

Went for lunch over Christmas. Such good value 98 euros for 4 courses plus 2more desserts and an amuse bouche. Location is simply stunning and dates back to 1780s. Service was great without being OTT. Great wine and champagne selections. Food was brilliant the monkfish and foie gras were so tasty. My gf had the duck which was best I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

This restaurant was recommended by a friend. Booking was done on-line so no need to worry about language. Waiters are very attentive and polite. Although it stated formal dress code on the web site, a jacket is enough. We ordered the 10-course tasting menu. The sommelier was very helpful and recommended a very nice bottle of wine. The cheese cart... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 17 Rue du Beaujolais, 75001 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Louvre / Palais-Royal
  • Neighborhood: Louvre / Palais-Royal
  • Phone Number: +33 1 42 96 56 27

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 130 - 292
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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.
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Things to do Nearby

Neighborhood Profile
Louvre / Palais-Royal
From the majestic Louvre to the regal Palais-Royal, this neighborhood oozes luxury. The grand arches along Rue de Rivoli are shadowed by mosaics in front of decorated vitrines and hotels. Place Vendôme is lined with the world’s best jewelers and their glittering window displays. Every other establishment has someone to open the door for you or park your car. You can spend hours gazing at its haute couture shops or lingering over a meal at any of its chic eateries. After all that indulgence, the Tuileries gardens provide stately respite, while theaters compete for your applause. It's a neighborhood that draws admirers from around the world, all attracted to the luxe life in Paris.