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Le Petit Vatel

5,rue Lobineau, 75006 Paris, France (Luxembourg)
01 43 54 28 49
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Ranked #300 of 12,521 restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Luxembourg
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Luxembourg
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Los Angeles, California, United States
1 review
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
14 helpful votes 14 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
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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The Hague, The Netherlands
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36 reviews 36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

In January I visited Le Petit Vatel for lunch again. The prices remain most reasonable: € 16:- My main dish was boudin with perfectly mashed potatoes, with an excellent open RED Loire wine, and for dessert a sumptious Tarte Tatin, with which I treated myself to a fine Calvados. They still know how to cook the classics at Le Petit... More

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Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

I dined here with my 4 sons ages 7 to 14. Le Petit Vatel is a tiny, hole in the wall restaurant, with only a few tables. The hostess welcomed us, and her service and attentiveness was warm and balanced. The menu is in French only, and she managed to translate entirely into English for us. The kids had soup... More

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Bologna, Italy
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

Great, great food. They have an 18 euro menu of the day at lunch time (starter + main). The portions are good. For the wine i asked the waitress to choose for me and she didn't disappoint, The waitress was very polite and helpful (she translated for me in english everything on the menu) and she looked like Esmeralda in... More

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CapeTown : South Africa
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

Really well prepared and delicious simple food without frills. We found this very small restaurant to be excellent value , the food being inventive and of top quality - this not fine dining cuisine, more robust with great flavour profiles.(be prepared to suck the rabbit bones to extract the true flavours of the rabbit in the rabbit pie!) Frequented by... More

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Terrigal, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

We were told by a local about the restaurant. The food was authentic, delicious and seasonal.The staff were knowledgable in the wine choices and very helpful when explaining the menu in English. It was a fabulous experience and we felt lucky to have found it. We went back twice in our week in Paris!

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