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Le Procope

#2,053 of 13,185 Restaurants in Paris
#2,210 of 13,785 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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Food in a Historical Setting

As the oldest restaurant in Paris (1686), we expected a traditional meal at Le Procope, and were not disappointed. Our party of four was greeted by the friendly staff and seated immediately upstairs in a beautifully decorated salon. We were grateful for the air conditioning, as it was a very hot... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
Jerry S
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Wakefield, Rhode Island
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  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

As the oldest restaurant in Paris (1686), we expected a traditional meal at Le Procope, and were not disappointed. Our party of four was greeted by the friendly staff and seated immediately upstairs in a beautifully decorated salon. We were grateful for the air conditioning, as it was a very hot evening in Paris. Service from our waiter and maitre'd... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Elegant and historic restaurant in the heart of Paris. Great decor. Set menus (about 20,30 and 40 euros) available as well as being able to order a la carte. Dinner for the 4 of us including starter and main for each with 2 bottles of wine came to 195€ AFTER the 30% discount booking thru thefork.com. Mussels for starters were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW via mobile

Feel a part of history. First trip to Paris, first restaurant in Paris, first course in Paris - escargot! Delicious and just got better with each course. Not too many places in the world you can dine at 10pm and not be rushed out.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

This is actually the report of my last visit to Le Procope. The place can be considered both a "Tourist trap" or a real "Parisian institution". Why do I say that? Being founded in 1686 (as I remember), it is said to be one of the oldest restaurants in Paris. It was already centenary by the time of the French... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This is Paris' oldest restaurant and in a great location. The service was ok but the food was very underwhelming, dated and incredibly overpriced. This is what I would describe as a typical restaurant that has been serving up the same thing, the same way for too many years. The Coq au Vin (house speciality) was tasty but my poor... More 

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

Dear guest, We're truly sorry to read that you didn't enjoy our restaurant and its cuisine. It's true that we propose some signature dishes on our menu that belong to tradionnal french cuisine. However we always try to innovate and create new dishes. Could you come back to us in order to discuss with our director ? Kind regards, Antoine... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Came to have lunch here as curious to see what the dining experience would be like in the oldest restaurant in Paris ( and oldest in the world...1686 being the year it opened. ). Also that it had catered to the likes of Napoleon and Voltaire....We had booked online before we even left home and would recommend anyone to do... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Well located on the left bank so booking is advisable. The restaurant is very well decorated in a traditional way. Look out for Napoleon's hat near the entry. Although the service was very good and the food and wine very good the prices are reasonable. Notwithstanding this restaurant seems dominated by tourists rather than locals

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

The interior is beautiful, especially the second floor. The service however is mediocre. The same goes for the coq au vin and the salmon which were the dishes we had.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your review with us. We're glad that you enjoyed our decor and interior. However, we're sorry to read that our service and cuisine didn't meet your expectations. Indeed we aim to provide the most professional service and high quality dishes. Could you come back to us in order to discuss it with our director... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Feeling lazy as it is very warm in Paris at the moment so looked out the apartment window and decided to see if a table was available for dinner, eight people. Surprisingly there was so we gathered up the rest of our group and met at the restaurant. It is an amazing place with rooms every where, from the outside... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

La Procope is apparently the oldest restaurant in Paris. The building is very interesting, and the décor is quite beautiful. Service is good, although the evening we went, it was quite busy and we had trouble flagging down our waiter because he had an insane number of tables to serve, including a large group. The meal itself was decent, but... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your comment with us. As you mentioned it Le Procope is a restaurant full of history which has seen all great events of french history and its particpants. However, even if our cuisine is cooked on place by our Chef from fresh high quality products, it is not a gastronomic restaurant. We hope to... More 

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Additional Information about Le Procope

Address: 13,rue de l'Ancienne Comedie, 75006 Paris, France
Phone Number: 01 40 46 79 00
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Odeon / Saint-Michel
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
Cuisine: French, Seafood, Brasserie, Tea Room

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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: Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic

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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