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Le Petit Zinc

11 Rue St Benoit, Paris, France (Luxembourg)
01 42 86 61 00
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Ranked #3,523 of 12,898 Restaurants in Paris
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Price range: $65 - $84
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Luxembourg
Description: This St-Germain des Pres landmark continues to thrive as it has done since the turn of the last century. The classic Art Nouveau brasserie style is still elegant, with ivy arches, swooping iron banisters to the mezzanine, ironwork facade, and beautifully lit glass ceiling fanlights. You'll feel as if you're having a real Parisian experience and you are, you are. The menu is classic French. Try starter of wonderful fruits de mer, main course of calves liver meuniere with caramelised salsify and broccoli, and pudding of fantastic 'Saint Germain' ice cream sundae.
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Stunning food but go for the small menus 40 euros for three course or you will need a large cheque book ask for a table outside you have to book in advance

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Paris, France
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53 reviews 53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We went to the Petit Zinc because we stumbled upon it while walking around the neighborhood and thought that the decor looked very nice (Art Deco) and because of the decent reviews on TripAdvisor. I managed to get a booking at 4pm for dinner at 8pm, on a Saturday night, so they're not fully booked weeks in advance, but were... More

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San Diego, California
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

This is one of those places that people rave about and I don't know why. Despite a reservation, we were seated at a terrible little table by the front door, even though the main dining room had no patrons, just an army of waiters polishing silver and setting tables. Nevertheless, after 15+ minutes no one had visited us. Even after... More

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Toronto, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

My friend and I (2 thin females) ordered a giant seafood platter (Plateau St. Benoit; 125 Euros). We surprisingly ate the whole thing and was actually still hungry afterwards! We had 6 oysters each, all different kinds. They were fresh, large and tasted okay, but they weren't as sweet as I would've liked. We also ate 2 shrimps and 2... More

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Bath
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Le Petit Zinc is a restaurant that is part food and part entertainment, a theatre in the round. We had not reserved a table but were ushered in by the head waiter as if we were the most important guests ever to arrive. He had a list of well rehearsed stock phrases that were repeated as if prompts from the... More

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York, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

All in all a happy experience. The food was good (plat de jour - good value). My cocktail was excellent at $6, shame it wasn't the one I ordered. Notwithstanding I would recommend, we were very well treated and the food was good.

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 via mobile

If you don't mind paying over the odds for a passable meal then this is the place for you. The quirky Guimard-esque external theme is mirrored on the inside. Service was very slow, probably due to too few staff. As for the food, the foie gras was superb, the fruits de mer OK, and the desserts we had were pretty... More

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Paris, Île-de-France, France
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Délicieux! I'm a Canadian living in Paris for years and have been to many nice restaurants, but Le Petit Zinc is really one of the best! Its staff are amazing and always so nice! The ambiance of the restaurant is very beautiful with the decoration, low lighting, and I love the Art Nouveau style! But it's more than just a... More

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Paris
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

It is a very famous high-end restaurant in Paris but if we compare the price to its quality, I think you will have much better options. I wouldn't go back for the food but why not for a drink.

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We had very little time in Paris and I'd been desperately searching for a typical Parisienne cafe / patisserie to have breakfast. Le Petit Zinc was exactly what I'd been looking for and, judging by the incredible decor, I was pleasantly surprised to find it was offering a very affordable breakfast deal - just under 8 euros for coffee, freshly... More

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Clients S, Responsable relations clients at Le Petit Zinc, responded to this review

Dear Customer, We are glad to read that you appreciate our breakfast. We hope to welcome you soon, maybe for dinner ! Best regards, Céline M. Customer Relations Manager avis@blanc.net More

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