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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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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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Racine, Wisconsin
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Le Procope was recommended to us by our tour guide who took us to Versailles and Giverny and pointed it out when she was taking us back to our hotel. LeProcope is the oldest restaurant in continuous operation in Paris (founded in 1686). We did not have a reservation and were a little intimidated by the prices, but who knows... More

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Charlottesville, United States
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I'm a critical foodie and I will say this was an exquisite evening. Yes, we had to wait a half an hour to get a table, but I've done that at Applebee's. So you stroll the streets of Paris for a bit, not a bad wait. Saw the gracious actor Michael Nouri (Damages) there as well. Best lamb I've ever... More

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Los Angeles, California
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28 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I used to live in Paris now I'm living in California;made my reservation and after we landed in Paris 5 hours later we went to "Le Procope" our table was not ready and they made us waiting 25 minutes in a cute room but with no drinks for the waiting..We were seated in a nice room ,the 2 staff people... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Perhaps we shouldn't have gone for the cheaper set menu but my partner had the worst cut of beef. Maybe it's better to pay full price but we were very disappointed. The staff were friendly.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Anyone who sees this message - DON'T go there. I did a terrible mistake by going there! First of: the prices are high for CRAPPY food. srsly - some of the food was ok, but the lobster for example was disgusting! But forget about the food & prices - they tried STEALING from us! me and my mom ate there... More

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Naugatuck, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We stopped here on advice from Boris, our Paris guide from Paris in Person walking tours and we were not disappointed. My husband and I chose the entre + dessert for 21 euros each. I had the duck and my husband the braised beef. My 4 year old also had the French onion soup and it was very good. The... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Found ourselves in this restaurant by chance, due to a heavy rain… I must admit that this was a great experience!! The dinner we had there, was just great!! The personnel was really kind!! We were surprised by the quality of our food!! Great job guys!!!

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Bath
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

‘Le Procope’. I have been a frequent visitor to Paris for the past fifty years and have always made a point of stepping into history and eating here. I took some friends so that they could experience sitting and eating in a place where their favourite authors once sat. The food was up to the usual standard. But, the man... More

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Ambilly, France
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

For my birthday on 31st August, my wife and a couple of friends from Texas went there for diner. I am no going to describe the place, you can take a gesture of it on the website, let's just say that it looks like the Inside of a 18th Century noble house (pretty, charming and cosy). From Starters (snails or... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I can't say enough great things about our experience at Le Procope, with the charming, historic atmosphere, professional and friendly service, and great food. We had the lunch menu du jour of steak, fish, and a dessert of creme brulee that were perfectly delicious. The steak was one of two of the all-time best I've ever had. Sure, we were... More

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