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Le Machon d'Henri

#1,576 of 13,983 Restaurants in Paris
#1,659 of 14,881 Places to Eat in Paris
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Saint-Germain-des-Pres
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8, rue Guisade, Saint-Germain, Paris, France
01 43 29 08 70
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very French!

Spur of the moment dinner alone. Very small authentic French restaurant. Family owned and operated. It appeared there were only 3 people working there. My server, an elderly man who was peeling potatoes behind the counter and the chef/cook. I wanted to order the chicken but they were out of it, I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
VickiMc61
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Memphis, Tennessee
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Thorigny, France
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good food, the only place in Saint Germain district,on saturday afternoon you can have a lunch with typical french good food. Mila will take care of you

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Memphis, Tennessee
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Spur of the moment dinner alone. Very small authentic French restaurant. Family owned and operated. It appeared there were only 3 people working there. My server, an elderly man who was peeling potatoes behind the counter and the chef/cook. I wanted to order the chicken but they were out of it, I had the salmon. I don't think I could've... More 

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Thank VickiMc61
Guildford, England, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A friend of mine suggest me this small french restaurant but when i went there and i tried the food i felt a bit disappointed. It was another french restaurant with nothing special food. Maybe if you are fun of the french cuisine you like it

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Thank Giannis T
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal here. The food was lovely, local and fresh. The ambience was warm and friendly. Service was excellent, blonde waitress run off her feet but she doesn't miss a trick or miss anyone's needs. Was our favourite meal of our weekend. House white wine lovely too and very reasonably priced. €92 for 2× 3 courses, 2... More 

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Thank Keely G
South Devon, UK
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59 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Nearby bistro really busy and just wanted somewhere quiet, really glad we ate here, the food was great. Cod was cooked to perfection. Couldn't fault any of our meals, great wine too.

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Thank jodola
Hilton Head, South Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

My husband and I were wandering around St. Germain at a rather late hour for lunch -- the original thought was to get a late lunch at Chez Fernand, which is directly across the street. (The rue Guisarde is actually an entire city block of restaurants, both sides of the street.) I decided to read the menu board for Le... More 

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Thank Scotti V
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Went here on our second night in Paris, I had been a few years back to Le Bistrot d'Henri and remembered it fondly. Very small space but with many people, my go-to sign of a good spot. Sat down inside and were promptly greeted by our server. Started with the poivrons grillés au pesto. They don't look like anything special... More 

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Thank Andrea S
Brisbane, Australia
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

We went to this restaurant last night as we saw it had high trip advisor reviews, however it did not live up to expectations. The restaurant is small and somewhat cramped, which did not bother us. The service was friendly and efficient, however I felt that the lovely waitress was a bit stretched given she was looking after the whole... More 

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Thank Melej10
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

We stayed in Saint-Germain and ate here our first night -- fantastic! The service was perfect, the food all delicious, the entrees classic and prepared to perfection, the wine delicious, and desserts amazing.

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Thank Egglady
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Fantastic food, all the classics done extremely well with excellent house wine as well. They speak English (not amazingly fluent but it's enough if you struggle with French), and it's also open on a Sunday which is good to know as it can be a struggle. You can't go wrong here, highly recommended.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8, rue Guisade, Saint-Germain, Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Saint-Germain-des-Pres
  • Neighborhood: Saint-Germain-des-Pres
  • Phone Number: 01 43 29 08 70

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Saint-Germain-des-Pres

Neighborhood Profile
Saint-Germain-des-Pres
In Saint-Germain-des-Prés, life is effortlessly chic and all things are beautiful. The main boulevard is dotted with famed terraced cafés, haut-couture shops, ivy-covered railings and fine-dining restaurants. Antique dealers and art galleries surround the fine art school and small museums hide in unassuming squares. The neighborhood’s namesake church is the oldest in Paris and is the backdrop for talented musicians every weekend. The Luxembourg Gardens house the national senate, splendid lawns and flourishing flower beds. Famous faces and bourgeois Parisians frequent Saint Germain accompanied by the students of Rue Saint Guillaume and Rue des Saints-Pères. This is a neighborhood where afternoon people-watching from a café or playing cards in a brasserie are a key part of the daily fabric.
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