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Le Timbre

3,rue sainte beuve, Paris, France (Luxembourg)
01 45 49 10 40
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Ranked #608 of 12,743 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Luxembourg
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83% Recommend
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Reading, PA
Top Contributor
655 reviews 655 reviews
297 restaurant reviews
3,017 helpful votes 3,017 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Chef Chris Wright has sold le Timbre to new owners. It is currently closed for renovations. It is not known what format or menu the new owners are planning, but what is certain is that Chris Wright will not be the chef. That is unfortunate since le Timbre WAS Chris Wright.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Tiny delicious restaurant with the owner/chef right in front of you and other guests at your elbow. They have just two seatings and you will want to be in one. Traditional French food prepared by a chef from Manchester, England. Very friendly.

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Hastings on Hudson, New York
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This small (reservations a must) charming restaurant slays much of the competition in Paris. Just down from L'Hotel St. Beuve (another charmer), this discreet temple to traditional French delicacies was a great experience. One excellent server moved gracefully in a complex "pas de deux" with the chef who worked alone, visible to the guests. An incredible duo indeed. The food... More

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New York City, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Our hotel was right down the block from this restaurant. I called randomly and my husband and I were able to snag the last two available seats at the late seating. Tiny, tiny place which could be off-putting but I found it charming. We were the only two Americans in the restaurant (which I loved). Food was delicious and the... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This restaurant is extremely quaint and extremely French. They fit ~ 24 people into the space that typical North American restaurants fit 10-12. The wait staff/chef were extremely friendly, efficient and did an amazing job going above and beyond to make the experience enjoyable and authentically French. It was the best meal we had while in Paris and I'll difinitely... More

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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33 reviews 33 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The service at Le Timbre was truly excellent. The chef/owner waitstaff were friendly and were quite concerned with how we felt about our dinners. As other diners mentioned, it is a tiny place but many of many favorite restaurants measure about this size. I had the pate de compagne, a lieu fish with small white peas (really beans) and the... More

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Very tiny - so the name, Timbre, or "stamp" - this is a must go. Reservations are absolutely necessary. I was there three times throughout the year and the quality is always good.

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London, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This restaurant was recommended and booked by the hotel we were staying at. I explained that I was a vegetarian and the hotel said that the restaurant would be able to accommodate me if they gave them notice. On arriving at the restaurant we were surprised to see that all the tables were right next to each other so that... More

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Toronto, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I want to thank the chef Christopher Wright for giving my son Christopher and I many years of joyous blissful memories in your little piece of heaven. I can't tell you how happy your haven and meals made us. Well worth the trip from Toronto. Truly, truly a loss to the the culinary scene of Paris. But you will always... More

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Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Yes, This is a small Paris restaurant and you sit close to your neighbor but who cares. We arrived half an hour late for our reservations ( get very precise directions-we didn't and were lost for almost an hour ). The waiter was funny and friendly. ( Everyone should attempt basic French-it made our experience much more enjoyable ) The... More

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