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Le Voltaire

27,Quai Voltaire, Paris, France (Eiffel Tower / Invalides / Palais-Bourbon)
01 42 61 17 49
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Ranked #5,371 of 12,046 restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Eiffel Tower / Invalides / Palais-Bourbon
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Eiffel Tower / Invalides / Palais-Bourbon
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77 reviews from our community

66% Recommend
Rating summary
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English first
Roswell, Georgia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Convenient to the Louvre and in the river, this traditional Bistro was delightful. Order from the daily specials board...our 8 year old ordered lasagna (random) but we were fighting over his leftovers! Delish...my hubby even tried to order another plate but they had run out!

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Sao Paulo, Brazil
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59 reviews 59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

It is hard to feel more in the hart of Paris than at Le Voltaire. All the atmosphere is of a perfect bistrot of the old days. All the times we've been there the service was impecable and the food very well prepared. They manage to present simple dishes, such as a beef consomé, as an extremelly tasty broth. Quality... More

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Shoreham-by-Sea, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

We went for lunch and needed to be quick as we had to catch a train. As a result, we only had one course each. This restaurant near to the Musée d'Orsay was absolutely lovely. It is part of the building in which the great Voltaire died in 1778. I had a simple omelette and my wife veal from the... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Hard to define this one. Stuffy old school restaurant that felt cramped, but at the same time feels like you're experiencing a little bit of Paris and a certain level of uncomfortableness added to the experience. Staff were both very friendly and at the same time quite aloof. Handwritten french menu not ideal, although totally our fault for not being... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

Very good food. Wonderful atmosphere. Highly recommend if you are in this area of Paris. We would definitely visit again when in Paris.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

One of the best meals we had during our week in Paris. Absolutely delicious and wonderful from beginning to end. It reminded me of a French Il Mulino in New York...been around forever, great atmosphere of mainly foodie locals, and so much pride in food and presentation. Disclaimer: menu is hand written in French. The sole meuniere was perfect and... More

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Oak Park, Illinois
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Ate breakfast here on our way to museums. We had a great experience - good food, friendly service, relaxed atmosphere and reasonable prices. It happened to be delivery day and we got to see the delivery of lots of beautiful fresh produce and fresh flowers. One woman working there seemed simply delighted with her jobs of making flower arrangements for... More

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Austin, TX
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100 reviews 100 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

We didn't have a chance to have lunch or dinner here but the two breakfasts were delicious: Flaky croissants and lovely coffee served on pretty china accompanied by a large pot of jam and a plate of butter...No blister packs!

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New England
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013 via mobile

We were on out way to Musee d'Orsay and stopped for a bite. The service was slow but what was most appalling was prices. We have been to Paris multiple times but never experienced 5-6 Euros for a coke. I asked the waitress if the bill was correct. She smiled and said thank you. This was the classic example of... More

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

We researched inadequately and were shocked by the prices and the formality of this restaurant. The fact that we were under dressed probably did not help our acceptance by the staff. We tried some french words but had just arrived in France and the menu is hand written without any English subtitles. We did not feel welcome although they did... More

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