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Le Procope

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Odeon / Saint-Michel
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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, Lunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Description: Le Procope founded in 1686 by the Sicilian Francesco Procopio Dei Coltelli,...
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
A fine restaurant

This restaurant is at little as fancy as it is. So, this restaurant serves really good food including lobsters and snails.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Sarah S
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant is at little as fancy as it is. So, this restaurant serves really good food including lobsters and snails.

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2 Thank Sarah S
Germany
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82 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Le Procope is one those oldest restaurant in Paris. The food is delicious and the place a time machine. It was meeting point for French Revolutionaries and after that Napoleon used to eat too. You would see his hats... The food is good and the patés are delicious. Pleasure service.

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The service here was absolutely brilliant, I felt like an absolute queen! The food was delicious - I'm so glad that I tried snails because they taste so good! I had the venison and I didn't regret it, naturally cooked medium rare - just as I liked it with a beautiful array of vegetables. They take your coats before you... More 

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1 Thank Sommer B
Clients S, Responsable relations clients at Le Procope, responded to this review

Dear Sommer B, We are so glad to read that everything was perfect for you!! Please, be sure that it will be a pleasure to welcome you again at le Procope, Best regards, Marine. More 

Tel Aviv, Israel
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Its one of the oldest resturant in the world. Over 350 years. The atmosphire was perfect and intersting to seat where Balzak the writer was seating and to eat a food with an old and inique recepie was amazing. The service is very good and the place is like a museum very special. The brain dish was amazing. The price... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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344 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,076 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Food is not the greatest ever but it is sufficiently good enough so you won't feel like it is just another tourist trap. The simple fact that this was the haunt for the most illustrious philosophers France produced such as Voltaire, makes it a very special experience in the oldest café in Paris. It is also a beautiful area to... More 

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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here for dinner with my wife while in Paris. Presumptuous waiter (with red glasses) gave us the "English" menu when we could have quite proficiently ordered our meal in French. Obviously tagged as tourists straight away. My wife ordered the lentil starter and then the rack of lamb for main course. I only ordered a main as I planned... More 

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2 Thank Mark B
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant has not only a long history ( I was told that it is the oldest restaurant in Paris) also has good Food. The service is very attentive and friendly. It is not the typical tourist restaurant it is also quite frequented by locals and also celebrities. If you like good French Food it is a must visit when... More 

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Tbilisi, Georgia
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75 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is very well-known and cozy. This is the one of the oldest restaurants in Paris. There are served several varieties of traditional French rustic cuisine. If you like French rustic food this place is a must.

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Paris, France
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This historic restaurant boasts a hat owned by napoleon and a commemorative plaque of the American Jefferson (I believe) when he came here on a diplomatic mission. We came here mainly for wine and coffee but a few friends had the onion soup which was quite good and filling. This is a restaurant worthy of visit for the decor alone.... More 

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Athens, Greece
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place is great but the service and the food The food was not what we expected.The service was terribly slow and the quality of the food below average.With these values ​​should have had better service and quality.The decoration and the place was super

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

Dear Stefano Z, Thank you for your review. We are glad to see that you liked the the atmosphere of Le Procope. Regarding the service and the dishes, we are really disappointed to read that we could not answer to your expectations. Feedbacks from our clients are really important to us and we would like to understand what exactly you... More 

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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, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups

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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