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Le Petit Zinc

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Saint-Germain-des-Pres
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11 Rue St Benoit, Paris, France
01 42 86 61 00
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: This St-Germain des Pres landmark continues to thrive as it has done since...
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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Good for:
Romance

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  • 95
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  • 74
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Classical French restaurant

Situated by St Germain metro this is a classic French restaurant that serves good quality food and wine in a friendly and cosy environment. Staff are friendly and helpful. Whilst not a vegetarian restaurant they do provide vegetarian options on demand. Whilst a bit more expensive than other... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
inikamozi
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
149 reviews 149 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Situated by St Germain metro this is a classic French restaurant that serves good quality food and wine in a friendly and cosy environment. Staff are friendly and helpful. Whilst not a vegetarian restaurant they do provide vegetarian options on demand. Whilst a bit more expensive than other restaurants in the area this place is worth a visit.

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Newtown, Connecticut, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

My friends and I have been going to this restaurant for years and it has had really bad and slow service in he past. Today, my friend and I stopped in for lunch and the menu was really good, especially the express menu. Our food was really really good. The chef did a great job and the service was friendly... More 

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Marin County, CA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

I had only one night in Paris (which was a 14-hour layover) and being my third time in this sublime city, I wanted my one meal to be sublime as well. Le Petite Zinc is a beautiful, high end brasserie. The customer service is fantastic. It is a special place for Parisians as well. In one table, a couple was... More 

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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117 reviews 117 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 via mobile

We dropped into this place on a recent business trip to Paris. The look of the restaurant was the driving factor for us. Clearly specialising in seafood, we were impressed by the seafood counter outside of the restaurant. A counter where you could buy most shell fish and oysters to take home and cook yourself. Our lunch was not crustacean... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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100 reviews 100 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

If you love oysters this is a "MUST" great location food and service in the heart of Paris, we love this place for lunch.

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Paris, France
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

This restaurant less than a block from Café Flore has lots of competition, but it stands out for its exterior Art Nouveau decor and cozy interior (also Art Nouveau basic with modern touches). The staff is very friendly and helpful. The menu is loaded with delicious seafood dishes, hot and cold. The oysters were delicious, as was the fish soup,... More 

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Waynesville, North Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

In a tourist area where tourist restaurants abound, this is a real gem. We tried several other restaurants in the area, and finally retreated here, where the quality of the staff were non plus ultra. If you know the story of the inn at Orvieto, which is an original 12th century 'Trip Advisor' log, Est, Est, Est!

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Fantastic staff, wonderful food, great atmosphere, Multi-level restaurant layout works superbly. This restaurant serves what must be the best sea bass in Paris, cooked in clay and retaining all the flavour of the best, fresh, wild sea bass. The choice of oysters superb also. Can't wait to go back.

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Brussels, Région De Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Beatiful and inspiring Art Nouveau restaurant. Perfect service, great food and a memorable atmosphere.

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Marietta
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

My wife and I visited this seafood restaurant last night at the recommendation of our hotel and had a wonderful meal The staff was very attentive and spoke English which is always helpful The seafood was very fresh and the desserts were wonderful I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a nice restaurant on the Left Bank in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 11 Rue St Benoit, Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Saint-Germain-des-Pres
  • Neighborhood: Saint-Germain-des-Pres
  • Phone Number: 01 42 86 61 00

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 54 - 71
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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.