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Le Voltaire

#4,606 of 13,320 Restaurants in Paris
#4,914 of 13,923 Places to Eat in Paris
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Saint-Germain-des-Pres
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27,Quai Voltaire, Paris, France
01 42 61 17 49
Today
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 43
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 18
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great for a quick breakfast

We went there arly in the morning to eat something quick and head to Louvre muesum. The service and food was really good. The oldy lady was super friendly and she gave us a big bowl of range jam(or compote) and it was like a home made jam and was super delicious.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
MehrnoushM
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Vancouver, Canada
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Le Voltaire is a classic, but one worth trying. It is quintessentially Parisian: elegant, but cozy and populated by regulars. If you're looking for a trendy scene, this isn't for you. But, if you want grand French cuisine served by experienced waitstaff in a handsome setting, Le Voltaire is the Paris experience for you.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We went there arly in the morning to eat something quick and head to Louvre muesum. The service and food was really good. The oldy lady was super friendly and she gave us a big bowl of range jam(or compote) and it was like a home made jam and was super delicious.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Classic French Bistro experience. Small, slightly cramped(in a good way) restaurant off the Seine. Tons of ambience without pretense. Excellent service without being intrusive. The food was excellent and perfectly cooked. Our personal favs were the apps escargot in a herb sauce and the shrimp with shallots. The rack of lamb for 2 was beautifully cooked and plentiful. We finished... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Le Voltaire stays wonderfully the same year after year. And as we all look for change and innovation in our life experiences, this is one you want to stay the same. From the staff to the food to the feeling it gives you. We just adore Le Voltaire. And we do love that you will always find a perfect mix... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We had been told to go here by a resident of Paris. It was mediocre food at best and very expensive. Staff was rude and I would never return or recommend.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Eating at Le Voltaire is a gastronomical experience. The French take their food seriously, and it is obvious that the staff at the restaurant are professionals and take great pride in representing the culinary heritage of their country. The restaurant is expensive. The food, however, is well worth it. It is true that there is no air conditioning, which is... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Don't go here, ever! Rude, poor quality and expensive. My wife's omelete was visibly, barely cooked, served soupy and had to be sent back. My wine was about a shot glass size served in a water glass, about 1/2 the size of the other French patrons. The sandwiches were thrown together. Although they knew English they chose not to speak... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We joined a group of six for dinner on a Friday evening. Interior dark and outside on Quai Voltaire noisy with traffic.The dog-earred hand-written laminated menu belied the fact that it listed some of Paris's most expensive dishes. 80 Euros for turbot, 61 and 55 Euros for beef filet dishes, 23 Euros for the cheese omelette starter - each one... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Was there during the recent Paris heat wave, temperatures were 93 Fahrenheit at 5 pm. Food was more classical French with wait staff in white jackets and a more upscale bistro style meals. Service was impeccable -- lots of plates, flatware, and great extras. With my small roast chicken (poussin), I was served wonderful French fires, creamed potatoes, creamed sweet... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Le Voltaire is an old and traditional restaurant near the Museum D'Orsay in Paris at the left bank of the Senna River. Nice location in the corner of Beaune Street. The food is really good traditional French Cuisine made as it has to be. The restaurant is small and it is very dificult tobook a table there mainly for dinner.... More 

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Additional Information about Le Voltaire

Address: 27,Quai Voltaire, Paris, France
Phone Number: 01 42 61 17 49
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Saint-Germain-des-Pres
Open Hours:
Monday 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm  7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm  7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm  7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm  7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm  7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm  7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: French

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 27,Quai Voltaire, Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Saint-Germain-des-Pres
  • Neighborhood: Saint-Germain-des-Pres
  • Phone Number: 01 42 61 17 49

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French
Open Hours
Monday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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In Saint-Germain-des-Prés, life is effortlessly chic and all things are beautiful. The main boulevard is dotted with famed terraced cafés, haut-couture shops, ivy-covered railings and fine-dining restaurants. Antique dealers and art galleries surround the fine art school and small museums hide in unassuming squares. The neighborhood’s namesake church is the oldest in Paris and is the backdrop for talented musicians every weekend. The Luxembourg Gardens house the national senate, splendid lawns and flourishing flower beds. Famous faces and bourgeois Parisians frequent Saint Germain accompanied by the students of Rue Saint Guillaume and Rue des Saints-Pères. This is a neighborhood where afternoon people-watching from a café or playing cards in a brasserie are a key part of the daily fabric.
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