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Le Petit Vatel

#1,264 of 14,177 Restaurants in Paris
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Saint-Germain-des-Pres
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5,rue Lobineau, 75006 Paris, France
01 43 54 28 49
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Today
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating

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  • 74
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
GREAT RESTAURANT

Delicious dishes .. many options for vegetarians. Menu changes every day. A small and intimate place. Facing the MARCHE SAINT GERMAIN. Recommended for dinner

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 8, 2015
NOITNO
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Delicious dishes .. many options for vegetarians. Menu changes every day. A small and intimate place. Facing the MARCHE SAINT GERMAIN. Recommended for dinner

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London
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72 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

We stopped in Paris during our travels and a local friend brought us here for dinner. The place is really small, probably 15 seats max plus a couple of tables outdoors, but we were lucky enough to get a table. The menu is simple, in a positive way, few things but fresh and delicious. The waitress was super friendly and... More 

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Thank freechildLondon
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015 via mobile

Very cosy restaurant with lots of choice of meals. The food was delicious - really tasted home cooked. Great two course for €16 offer and the service was excellent.

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1 Thank Jara1609
NYC
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

I happened upon this restaurant randomly, and was immediately charmed by its quaint rustic interior (accommodating maybe 15 people, at most) and concise, but fresh and local, menu. We were fortunate to be seated, and were impressed by the very gracious service. The food was stunning - simply presented, bursting with nuanced flavours, and perfectly proportioned. Now, why do I... More 

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Thank Lilith R
Helsinki, Finland
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

The restaurant was recommended to us by our guide at Versailles as her own favourite in the district. Good recommendation. Basic kind of French food, but good ingredients, well prepared and served with a smile. The restaurant is very small, I counted max 18 seats and the menu is written on a chalkboard. And the place des not have a... More 

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1 Thank Petteri U
Paris, France
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

When we saw the reviews for this restaurant and talked to the server we thought that we couldn't go wrong! Were we ever disappointed! While the service was quick and friendly; the fish and vegetables were under cooked and very bland lacking basic seasonings. It's unfortunate and hopefully it was a one off situation.

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Thank Sonicadams
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We came across this little gem after a few fairly awful Paris meals -it was full when we arrived and they told us to go away and come back in 20 minutes which we did and we squeezed in down the back - definitely worth the wait - beautiful food - the house special of Haddock was wonderful and the... More 

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Thank Sam C
Virginia Beach
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91 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This restaurant is more of a special hole-in-the-wall than an intimate bistro. There was one server who helped us translate the chalkboard menu and described the wines. The food is just as described by many reviewers -- simple but well-prepared French home cooking. There are only a few tables -- very few -- so be sure to reserve. TA's online... More 

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Thank dmnickel
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 via mobile

Nice restaurant but food was only average. Came out much too quickly and was nothing special, stewed vegetables and meat. Expected much more from a highly rated Parisian bistro.

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Thank Issy003
Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

She was only 15 but our granddaughter is discerning and we thought it was great too. The service was charming as it is a family business with all the charms that go with that. Something I find irresistible (almost exclusively). Dessert was memorable though I am not a dessert person but my granddaughter is. :) we recommend highly! Wasn't expensive... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5,rue Lobineau, 75006 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Saint-Germain-des-Pres
  • Neighborhood: Saint-Germain-des-Pres
  • Phone Number: 01 43 54 28 49

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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