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Le Procope

#1,956 of 12,938 Restaurants in Paris
#2,100 of 13,516 Places to Eat in Paris
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Odeon / Saint-Michel
French, Seafood, Brasserie, Tea Room
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13,rue de l'Ancienne Comedie, 75006 Paris, France
01 40 46 79 00
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Le Procope founded in 1686 by the Sicilian Francesco Procopio Dei...
Le Procope founded in 1686 by the Sicilian Francesco Procopio Dei Coltelli, is considered to be one of the oldest cafes in Paris, as well as a legendary meeting place for artists and intellectuals. You'll be surprised as much by the decor of the three-hundred-year-old restaurant, marked by the historical events it has witnessed over the years, as by its culinary classics, such as the coq au vin or whiting and its creams and sorbets made by the House. A historic cafe to try for a full meal or even a cup of tea and a sweet pastry.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very nice place

The place is very nice, specially the second floor, good correct food, the smoked haddock was fantastic, the oysters also. Is a place with lot of history and famous former clients including Benjamin Franklin an Napoleon.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

To be in the same space where such disparate luminaries as Voltaire, George Sand, Robespierre, de Musset, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, and John Paul Jones frequented was just awe-inspiring to me. The place where France was introduced to coffee! I was afraid it would be a place that was resting on those laurels and would be either too commercial or... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Food is good but the real magic is on the walls of this oldest café of Paris. You can see authentic notes written by Marie Antoinette or Corneille on the walls. Not to mention Napoleon's hat or Voltaire's desk...

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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Very nice restaurant near Odeon station. The place is actually one of the oldest cafe in Paris. You even have Napoleon's hat being displayed near the entrance. The deco is very nice. The service very professional. The food is good and their home tiramisu is very nice and huge. The place can be a bit pricy (expect about 45 to... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for this kind review. W'ere happy to read that you enjoyed your time with us. You're right Le Procope is a high-end brasserie which propose home cook food by our chef which worthes its price. See you soon, Kind regards, Antoine B. avis@blanc .net More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The place is very nice, specially the second floor, good correct food, the smoked haddock was fantastic, the oysters also. Is a place with lot of history and famous former clients including Benjamin Franklin an Napoleon.

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58 reviews 58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We found this place by accident. It dates back to 1686 so we thought it may have a good reputation. And it food! !! We ordered entree and main. Entree was very large oysters and foie gras. The oysters were excellent. The foie gras was very good but a bit buttery. Main was beef cheek and buck breast. Beef cheek... More 

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Went to the Salon du Thé for coffee. Nice room, pleasant staff, good service. 12.30 Monday so the place not busy -almost empty. Wanted to go because it is famous and regarded as a high class place with moderate prices. All went well until the end when we gave the girl on the reception desk €50 note for the €14... More 

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

Dear Guest, We're sorry to read about your experience in Le Procope. We want to apologize for this mistake and misunderstanding. Be sure it wasn't on purpose. We hope you'll come back to visit us. Kind regards, Antoine B. avis@blanc.net More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

A truly wonderful dining experience in an old world environment. The food and service were excellent, happening promptly and smoothly.

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Lawrence, Kansas
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113 reviews 113 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We really enjoyed both the restaurant and the meal we shared with our French friends at Le Procope. Even if just to get a chance to check out this really cool old building, it was worth the cost of eating here. And, the food was really good. We enjoyed the seafood, the wine, and certainly the conversation as the restaurant... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for this kind review. We're really glad you enjoy the restaurant as much as us who work here. Your compliments are what make us want to improve day after day. We look forward to seeing you soon, kind regards, Antoine B. avis@blanc.net More 

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46 reviews 46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Went there for a business dinner. Good service a bit slow but thats a french thing. Loved the coc du vin there. I will definitely have that again. Good wine selection.

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Limassol, Cyprus
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52 reviews 52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Le procope is a restaurant which I visited since long time and that I revisited lately!! This restaurant is a historic temple of food!!! French cuisine at its best: loved the snails and trout with almonds!!! Staff is very nice and the whole atmosphere as genuine as the first time visited!!! Bravo!!! Keep it up!!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 13,rue de l'Ancienne Comedie, 75006 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Odeon / Saint-Michel
  • Neighborhood: Odeon / Saint-Michel
  • Phone Number: 01 40 46 79 00

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, Seafood, Brasserie, Tea Room

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions

Description

Le Procope founded in 1686 by the Sicilian Francesco Procopio Dei Coltelli, is considered to be one of the oldest cafes in Paris, as well as a legendary meeting place for artists and intellectuals. You'll be surprised as much by the decor of the three-hundred-year-old restaurant, marked by the historical events it has witnessed over the years, as by its culinary classics, such as the coq au vin or whiting and its creams and sorbets made by the House. A historic cafe to try for a full meal or even a cup of tea and a sweet pastry.
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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Odeon / Saint-Michel
As the bustling center of entertainment for the residents of the Rive Gauche, the activity at Odéon never stops. Boulevards are lined with traditional cafes, restaurants, and boutique cinemas. The streets surrounding the fountain at Saint-Michel provide eateries from around the world. Lively bars are just next door and the prototypical terraced French brasserie is on every corner. The setting for this area is second to none; the Haussmann-style boulevards are contrasted by monumental architecture and overshadowed by the iconic Notre Dame, all within a moment’s walk from the Seine. This neighborhood's world-famous bookshops, cafés, and streets will not fail to impress you.
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