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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
Birthday Dinner

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Anne L
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We were surprised to get a reservation for the night of on a Saturday, and it was Valentines day. We called and they said 7pm was fine. It turned out we got a cancellation as it was fully booked. There is two floors and we were placed upstairs. It was very antique looking with old portraits on the walls. There... More 

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39 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Nice decor. Friendly service. Good food. The oyster platter felt fresh. Just watch out for the bartender pushing the 20€ glasses of champagne on you. While waiting for our table, we waited at the bar and the bartender is so eager to push the champagne that we didn't feel like budging to the sales pressure. Dinner for 2 came out... More 

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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

This very old Paris restaurant is just how it would have been in the days of the old French philosophers, artists and writers, you can almost imagine them sitting there! First class service, food, wines and atmosphere, we loved it and always go there when in Paris but some may find it too formal and traditional.

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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This is a well oiled machine of a restaurant that is professional . Our attraction to it was it was near our hotel and one of the oldest restaurants in Paris and I felt like good old french classic cuisine. High ceilings red walls and lots of wood set the atmosphere. We went early but it was filling up quickly.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015 via mobile

Went here on the last night of our break. Stumbled on the restaurant and was intrigued by the decor and history as wanting a last authentic meal. Service was attentive and friendly. Food was a little on the dearer side, but knew that when we walked in as had looked at the menu. I had snails then breast of duck.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

...but I remember that both were dreamy. This glowy, cheery restaurant is a fine place to gather several friends over several bottles of wine. It was my last night in Paris, and the quintessential Parisian atmosphere capped that trip beautifully. Bon appetit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Dined here for my 50th birthday and had lunch 16 years later and really enjoyed both experiences. Food is excellent, the staff is not snobbish and the restaurant has a very cosy atmosphere (not noisy). I found the food a little expensive, but the wine was reasonable. Highly recommended.

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

Dear Edgard, Thank you very much for sharing your review with us. We're glad that you chose us to celebrate your 50th birthday and came back so many years later. We look forward to seeing you soon Kind Regards, Antoine B. Customer Relationship Manager avis@blanc.net More 

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41 reviews 41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

An evening at Le Procope is mandatory! It is one of the oldest restaurants in Paris, and the ambience conveys the history. The welcome and the service was impeccable, nice and professional the whole meal through. I had a salad of seasoned vegetables and my wife the onion soup for starters. Both were very good. For main course I had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

From the deep history to the charming ambience, this very, very old restaurant provided everything my wife and I could have hoped for... After a brief 15 minute wait on a Sunday, we were seated in the first floor dining room. I literally had one of the best views in the house with my beautiful wife seated across from me,... 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.