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Le Petit Vatel

5,rue Lobineau, 75006 Paris, France (Luxembourg)
01 43 54 28 49
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Ranked #731 of 12,906 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Cuisines: French
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Luxembourg
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Luxembourg
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Nowhere, Oklahoma, United States
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We read a review about this small restaurant, and it is worth a visit. The menu is written every day on a small blackboard by the owner. The food is really good and the wine is good too! Try the apple and ginger juice, freshly prepared for you.

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hawaii
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We found this restaurant walking around the St. Germain des Pres area since it was nearby our hotel. Looked quaint from the outside and was pretty empty and we walked about looking at other places as well. Decided the menu looked best here, and by the time we came back the small place was nearly full with only a table... More

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Francois Vatel was a chef in the 17th century. Le Petit Vatel is clearly named after him. The rustic food served up at this little restaurant is very good but not especially outstanding. What is an unmissable experience is the restaurant itself. It is the smallest most tightly crammed place I have ever eaten at and quite simple and basic... More

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Malaysia
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I am so glad that we found this little gem, based on the recommendation in trip advisor offline city guide. Perhaps we were there during off-peak period (2.30pm) and was lucky to have found a seat inside the tiny restaurant. We were the only non French speaking guests there. The menu was entirely in French, and the lovely waitstaff did... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

We chose this place after reading TA review and also made reservation via TA app. A little place packed with local people. Very lovely staff. Menu is in full french so you need some help while deciding what you eat. I ate steak and my wife had the lamb. Both were delicious. Highly recommended.

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This was definitely the best restaurant we visited on our entire Paris trip! I loved this charming little eatery... It's just what you would expect from a French restaurant! We enjoyed a super affordable 3 course meal in a corner table. As soon as we were seated, the waitress handed us chalkboard menus written in French. The waitress didn't seem... More

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Ashtead, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

It's like eating in someone's tiny kitchen, but the food is great, and the waitress was very friendly. Three courses with wine for 37 Euros. I would definitely go back again.

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Herlev
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We found this little cosy restaurant in center of Paris and we were taken by surprise of the friendly staff and great food. It's a little place for about 20 persons and you were sitting close. But we were all a like a big family and the staff were very friendly and translated the menu into english. Fantastic food we... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Based on the TA reviews, we have decided to try and scout for this 'hole in the wall'. When we reached the restaurant at 8.30 pm, there were only 2 counter seats facing the shop window available for us. Menu is entirely in French but the waitress is very helpful to translate and describe how it is cooked/done. We had... More

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Ate here based on previous TA reviews. Not disappointed! Our basic French plus helpful translation from charming waitress resulted in some delicious dishes. The slow roasted pork shoulder, stuffed veal and beef cheeks were scrumptious. For desert, the chocolate fondant, panna cotta with mango and passion fruit and tiramasu - all delicious. The restaurant is tiny, and filled up quickly.... More

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