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Le Machon d'Henri

#2,451 of 13,963 Restaurants in Paris
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Neighborhood:
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, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions

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  • 47
    Very good
  • 12
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  • 7
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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
An authentic neighborhood favorite

I stayed in the St-Germain-des-Pres neighborhood for a month, and went back to this neighborhood bistro multiple times. The food is delicious, authentic, and reasonably priced; the staff is welcoming; and the restaurant is cozy and comfortable. I particularly recommend the salmon with cream... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 8, 2014
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Baltimore MD
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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111 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

We ate here in our last night in Paris as we were stopping in an apartment in the same street (not recommended if you like it quiet,but that's for another review). We walked up and down the street as there were so many places to choose from and eventually settled on this one and were so glad we did. It... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I've been working in Paris for a Month, and most places serve you that kind of pretentious food that looks great but takes alright. Here, not only did we get a very nice ambiance, we also got extremely good food (all 3 dishes were very very nice) and the owner (I suppose, Henry) even let us enter the Restaurant right... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

A friend recommended Le Machon d'Henri and it was one of our best meals while in Paris. An intimate and busy bistro, the chicken with preserved lemon was heavenly and the beef bourguignon dripped with flavor. My mouth waters just thinking about the meal which was very reasonably priced.

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Baltimore MD
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I stayed in the St-Germain-des-Pres neighborhood for a month, and went back to this neighborhood bistro multiple times. The food is delicious, authentic, and reasonably priced; the staff is welcoming; and the restaurant is cozy and comfortable. I particularly recommend the salmon with cream sauce, which was one of the most perfectly cooked pieces of salmon I have ever had.... More 

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Charming and quaint looking restaurant. We order the foie gras, bone marrow, roasted duck breast l'orange, roasted lamb plus a bottle of Langu D'oc. The wine was excellent, if you like bold reds but the rest of the meal was mediocre. Everything sounds wonderful but the duck was not cooked well - raw in the middle and very tough -... More 

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Paris, France
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53 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I was so looking forward to going to this place as my friend recommended it highly and even Tripadvisor had good reviews. Had a very mediocre experience (even my friend agreed it was not so good as before). The service was poor (only one person it seemed for all the tables), the tables were a bit cramped, and it took... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

This is one of those small gems that you always hope to find. Our server, Amina, was charming and adorable. We asked for her favorite selections and went with the beef bourguignon and the duck confit. Shared an appetizer of the escargots. Also shared a pot au vin (1/2 liter of suggested wine). The flavors were wonderful. The beef was... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I think we've eaten here a half dozen times. I've never been disappointed. For us, a trip to Paris is not complete without a dinner here. Unpretentious, charming, good service, great prices and delicious food. We seem to always stay in the 6th and some years back wondered in for dinner. What a find, on a small side street lined... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Great ambience, super staff, the smallest kitchen in the world, very good food and delicious wine, good value too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

A small bistro, with excellent "home made" cuisine and the best price around the neighborhood. So intimate, that waitresses do not exist and receipts are handwritten. Best value for money & quality. "Big family", because at the end we ended up chatting and laughing with the people sitting next to us. Nice relaxing atmosphere.

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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: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • 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.