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Le Procope

13,rue de l'Ancienne Comedie, 75006 Paris, France (Luxembourg)
01 40 46 79 00
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Ranked #2,634 of 12,018 restaurants in Paris
Cuisines: French, Seafood, Brasserie, Tea Room
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Luxembourg
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.
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118 reviews 118 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

First, it’s the location: in the heart of old Paris on the left riverside. Then it’s the history: allegedly, this is the oldest restaurant in town, dating from the 17th century. Finally it’s the décor: a succession of rooms and stairs with bookshelves and candelabra. Add the tasty food and an efficient service and you get a nice evening, although... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed a nice lunch with very fresh oysters and coq au bin and beef tartare. Ver accommodating staff would highly revommend

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San Antonio, Texas
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123 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed this our second visit to Le Procope, one of the oldest restaurants in Paris (and Europe?). The service was friendly and accommodating. I had a delicious coq au vin, and my husband had beef tartare. We also had oysters which were very good. Great historic atmosphere. Was a fun lunch.

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Asker, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

I will very much recommend Le Procope as a place to celebrate an occation with close friends. We were 8 friends in the Voltaire room celebrating a 50th anniversary, and we sure had a great time. The food was great, the staff was even greater, and we all had a very memorable evening.

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

Dear Guest, many thanks for sharing your elogious review about Le Procope. We're glad to hear you had a great time among us. We hope to welcome you again soon. Kind regards, Chloé P. Customer Relations Manager More

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We were looking for Cafe Flore and stumbled on Le Precope and decided to enter. It was brilliant. Menu de jour - excellent value. Ambiance amazing, especially for anyone with a sense of history. I sat where Rimbaud would sit. The welcome was warm and felt very genuine, the service was very attentive, food delcious and very good value. I... More

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

Dear Guest, many thanks for sharing your review about Le Procope. We're glad you found our restaurant by chance and got to enjoy traditionnal French food. You're right, le Procope if full of history and sitting there is like a back in time journey! We hope to welcome you someday again. Kind regards, Chloé P. Customer Relations Manager More

Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

A unique experience and certainly one of the best meals we had in Paris. Dinner was exquisite and the atmosphere unique. This is a very fine and historical place where many writers, politicians and Philosophers came regularly. The service was delightful, our servers Antonio and Jeremy were very and friendly, welcoming and attentive.

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

Dear Maritza, many thanks for sharing your review about Le Procope. We're glad to read you consider your dinner as one of the best you had in Paris! Your compliments have been forwarded to Antonio and Jeremy. We hope to welcome you again. Kind regards, Chloé P. Customer Relations Manager More

Austin, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We were tired and hungry on our first night. This place was busy but still had room for us so we went in. The food isn't horrible but there are so many better spots in St Germain. It was very pricey for what you got. The service was just not great. I just can't recommend it.

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

Dear Pat, we're sorry you didn't enjoy much your dinner at Le Procope. Our restaurant is indeed really appreciated for its traditional French food and got the title of "maître restaurateur" which testifies of our quality of cuisine and service. Our Director would like to discuss this recent meal with you and understand what happened. Would you be so kind... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

We got there for our last day in Paris. The restaurant was a hint from a familiar business man. The meal: As a starter there were the (obligatory) snails which were delicious prepared. The main dish was an Argentinian rump steak with homemade fries. This was fantastic as well and cooked to the ideal point. As a dessert we chose... More

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

Dear Martin, many thanks for sharing your review about Le Procope. We're truly glad to read you enjoyed one of your last meal in Paris among us! Thanks also for your recommendation! We hope to welcome you again someday. Kind regards, Chloé P. Customer Relations Manager More

Saint Ignace, Michigan
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

I have a meal in the Procope every year or two. There are so many good restaurants in Paris, once could eat well and never go back to the same place. But the Procope has a special cachet: Napolean Bonaparte ate there once as a young officer, had no money to pay, so left his hat as a guarantee that... More

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

Dear Guest, many thanks for sharing your nice review about Le Procope. It seems you're very familiar with our restaurant's history! We hope to welcome you again soon, Kind regards, Chloé P. Customer Relations Manager More

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

We followed Ricks Steves advise and the marveling History of this restaurant and decided to partake in the experience. It was 10pm and the place was packed ! We enjoyed a wonderful glass of Bordeaux and were seated. The waiters are not friendly to women however, and I thought extremely rude. The waiters were so annoyed with us American's I... More

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

Dear Lynne, many thanks for sharing your review about Le Procope. We're glad you enjoyed our restaurant's atmosphere and our food. Be however sure that your remarks concerning the lack of service and politness have been forwarded to our Director. It shouldn't have happened! We hope to welcome you again soon. Kind regards, Chloé P. Customer Relations Manager More

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