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Le Procope

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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Large groups

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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
Fine dining and service AND an important historic landmark!

It's nearly impossible to get a bad meal in Paris (or Rome) as the competition is fierce, but this one is a large cut above the average. Excellent food and wine delivered by waitstaff sans bantering, which can be annoying. Custom and tradition, French hallmarks, in evidence here (don't forget to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Providence, Rhode Island
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Providence, Rhode Island
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

It's nearly impossible to get a bad meal in Paris (or Rome) as the competition is fierce, but this one is a large cut above the average. Excellent food and wine delivered by waitstaff sans bantering, which can be annoying. Custom and tradition, French hallmarks, in evidence here (don't forget to thank and shake hands with the Maitre de maison... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We were staying in Saint Germain and just loved getting lost in the very beautiful cobbled streets of Latin quarter which is always full of people - vibrant atmosphere -so each day we tried a different place for evening meal. Could not go past Le Procope one evening - narrow cobbled street near Comedie Francaise - looked old and quaint... More 

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

Dear client, Thank you very much for this kind review. You are right Le procope is a real piece of history. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your diner in our historical establishment. Pleasing our guests with perfect food cooked by a chef and excellent service is our daily priority and this explains our prices. We hope to... More 

New York, New York, United States
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Will you lice to see the chair that Voltaire was using when having his meals? Good solid french foods and history....great mix

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Phoenix, Arizona
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46 restaurant reviews
346 helpful votes 346 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

For those who enjoy game and fish, this is a very good restaurant with an incredible range of flavors in its dishes and a presentation to match. The fish and salmon were fabulous as well as the Coq au Vin, duck and side dishes. For dessert the Creme Brulee was ordered along with the Tiramasu and Lemon Marinque. The wait... More 

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Orlando, FL
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11 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Very French menu...Coq Au Van, etc....and historic! Be sure to take a look around at all the artifacts. Quite an experience to dine in such an historic place...

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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I had low expectations of this place so maybe that's why I was so impressed, but I loved it. Service was so warm and friendly, and the food was delicious. Great value too. The decor is stunning and rich in history. Would highly recommend as a great experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Visited paris on a rugby six nations weekend. We had afternoon tea here several years ago which was excellent so decided to give it a go for an evening meal. Oysters to start where fantastic. The main course was simple but good ( sea bass) and I thoroughly enjoyed the dessert of creme brûlée. My husband also enjoyed his meal.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I don't come here very often, unless meeting with friends visiting from out of town. The food is correct, cozy décor, with a historic legacy. On this particular visit, we were placed on the next level up, just happened that all the convives were French speaking, so convenient to all. We had choucroute de la mer and coq au vin.... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your review about your experience at le Procope. We are sorry that we did not answer to your expectations. However we are glad that you enjoyed the atmosphere of the restaurant which is indeed full of history. We hope to be able to make it up you very soon. Kind... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

As we entered the restaurant we were welcomed by a lovely hostess who took our coats. The interior of the restaurant was a throwback to 17th century Paris, including a bust of Benjamin Franklin and Napoleon's hat and gloves were also displayed! As we were early we were offered a delicious glass of rosé champagne, which we sipped slowly sitting... More 

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Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Wonderful cuisine, friendly & efficient service, leisurely dining. Le Procope has become the place for a birthday celebration. The whole trout almondine is divine as is the canard de magret (duck breast). The creamy tiramisu, no longer served with a ladle from a large terrine, is now served in an individual large square dish that "needs" to be shared. Recommend... 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, Brasserie, Tea Room

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: 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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Neighborhood Profile
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.