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Au vieux comptoir

#399 of 13,697 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighborhood:
Les Halles
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17 rue des Lavandieres | Sainte Opportune, 75001 Paris, France
01 45 08 53 08
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 177
    Excellent
  • 97
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good neighbourhood bistro

Had booked in advance (needs to be done by phone or email) which seemed necessary as became very busy. Good meal of traditional French specialities, but be warned the helpings are generous.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 11, 2015
HaroldC_42
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Had booked in advance (needs to be done by phone or email) which seemed necessary as became very busy. Good meal of traditional French specialities, but be warned the helpings are generous.

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Dallas, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I have been to this restaurant a couple of times during my previous trips to Paris. We went to this place twice during this trip, for the same reason, their beef burgundy. The place is located near Chatlet, very central. Other than their beef burgundy, they have a very extensive wine selection. Also, try their clams. One of the appetizer... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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281 reviews 281 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I had dinner here one night and the food was fantastic! The service was good too as the waitress spoke some English. Very nice selection of wines, great atmosphere, small place, big taste! I had foie gras (15E), pork chop (23E), gourmand cafe (8E). I found the foie gras to be quite good. The pork chop was very thick and... More 

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Bangkok, Thaïlande
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155 reviews 155 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Recommended by friends we ended up in this restaurant with a group of friends on our arrival and only dinner in Paris , what a great surprise , ok the restaurant is full but dont get me wrong , customers are regular , not a touristic trap like you have in Paris in this area. The menu is simple but... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This very popular restaurant has not many airs and graces. Small tables and usually full. It seems a local's haunt. Deliously food and reasonable priced wine. Only open Tuesday to Saturday.

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Badalona, Spain
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94 reviews 94 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I was on a business trip in Paris last week and after arriving late (for french timing) and leaving my bags in the hotel I found this small restaurant. My first impression was good as it has a very nice atmosphere in general, well decorated and smells good (yeah I said that,,, you can not imagine what places sometimes smells).... More 

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Boston
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

This spot makes you feel like you have wandered into the local neighborhood secret dining place. Milk jugs for wine coolers and the most delicious filet 'Wellington' made for a delightful evening. The razor clam starter with fresh cherry tomatoes and herbs was also delicious. Only regret was not having room for dessert.

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North Yorkshire
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This restaurant was recommended to me as a “French” experience. I was with a party of 6, friends, colleagues and the ubiquitous daughter who is studying in Paris. A truly Gallic experience. Lovely ambiance, super service and great food. I ate the razor clams to begin followed by calf’s kidney. Very filling yet delightful. I will seek this bistro out... More 

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Megeve, France
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58 reviews 58 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 via mobile

I discover this restaurant through TA reviews. It is very very good. The main dish "rognon de veau" were excellent. The first dish "terrine" was very good, the desert "baba au rhum" was very good. The wine list is too large for my taste and it is difficul to choose. So it deserves a 4.5 rating with a little place... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We had been looking at the reviews for this restaurant before our trip to Paris as it was very close to our hotel and had wonderful reports. Don't like saying it, but we both found it a bit under whelmng. Don't get me wrong, there was nothing wrong with the food - it was nice but it just did not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 17 rue des Lavandieres | Sainte Opportune, 75001 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Les Halles
  • Neighborhood: Les Halles
  • Phone Number: 01 45 08 53 08

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 37 - 74
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?