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Au vieux comptoir

17 rue des Lavandieres | Sainte Opportune, 75001 Paris, France (Louvre / Place Vendôme)
01 45 08 53 08
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Ranked #318 of 12,782 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $37 - $74
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Louvre / Place Vendôme
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267 reviews from our community

87% Recommend
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Living in Paris for 8 years now, this restaurant has been my favourite spot ever since I discovered it. All dishes and dessert are home made with fresh products, the chef is an excellent cook and the prices are very fair considering the location and the quality of the goods. This is an outstanding place to discover classical french cuisine,... More

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26 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Always pop in here when I'm in Paris. Good traditional menu. Friendly service. Reasonable prices. And a great wine list with plenty available by the glass.

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Barcelona, Spain
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86 reviews 86 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

Really enjoyable place, would definitely go again. Strawberry-tomato gazpacho excellent, very original medley of favors. Beef Bourgogne perfect; entrecôte very good. Mashed potatoes rich, creamy, savory. House red (burgundy?) excellent (earthy, not fruity), house white (Chardonnay) typical/ average for un-oaked. Kids 10 and 12 really enjoyed it as well. Friendly enough staff for our weak French. Very fair prices for... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We were cheeky and went early without a reservation and secured a table for two, because within a hour it was buzzing. What a brilliant restaurant filled with locals were I believe we had the best risotto with truffles ever as an entree. Followed up veal for me (oops, made a mistake with my french translation and got veal sweetbreads),... More

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Paris, France
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162 reviews 162 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Right in the middle of town by the Chatelet metro station. Nice selection of organic steaks and classic French dishes including foie gras. Pleasant service, way above parisian standards. Most dishes truly home-made.

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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We had tried going to this restaurant on a previous occasion but it was packed so we went elsewhere. However, for our last night in Paris we booked ahead and were not disappointed. Each member of staff was friendly, attentive and helpful. The menu was interesting and moderately priced, with the portions huge. My companion chose asparagus as a starter... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We ate here on our first night in Paris and found the staff to be very welcoming and accommodating when dining with out toddler. The mash potato was incredible and the medley of desserts delicious. Lovely wine by the glass and warm but efficient service. Thank you!

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Solana Beach, California, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

My husband and I were looking for a true Parisian experience and outstanding French food and that is what we got! We were advised to make a recommendation and when our table wasn't quite ready when we arrived, we received a small plate of toasts and were invited to drink wine outside. We were seated quickly and surrounded by tables... More

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Port Orchard, Washington
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4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Our first time was a Hit! The Bistro was full of locals and a few of us tourists. It is directly next to the #7 Exit for Chatelet Metro Stop. We had the best food (lunch today for us) that we have eaten in Paris. The waiter picked a fine wine served by the glass. The appetizer was foie gras... More

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New York City, New York
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This food is excellent. If you’re looking for well-crafted French cuisine in a perfectly lovely Parisian atmosphere, you must go here. They know what they’re doing. It’s the first place I will eat the next time I am in Paris.

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