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L'Estaminet

#4,047 of 13,824 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
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République
French, Bistro, Wine Bar
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116 rue Oberkampf, 75011 Paris, France
+33 1 43 57 34 29
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  • 13
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A little gem

A little gem in Le Marche des enfants rouges to drink/dine away from the masses on the main street. A hearty sized Meat and cheese platter for €16. And Beers around €4 each.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 5, 2015
cpisaac
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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141 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Top Contributor
145 reviews 145 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

A little gem in Le Marche des enfants rouges to drink/dine away from the masses on the main street. A hearty sized Meat and cheese platter for €16. And Beers around €4 each.

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London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

good food but I would say not too eat too much as very rich and fatty. The ambiance is great , service is very good and very French relaxed bistro.

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Prescott, Arizona
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101 reviews 101 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

located in the Vincennes area of Paris this local restaurant has maybe 8 tables the owner chef does not speak much English but the menus are easy to read. if you want good home made local cooking then ths is the place to stop at not fancy it's like your local pizza shop

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I came to Paris for 3 days with my mother and our host listed this as one of his favourite places to visit so we were excited to go there. We we put in a tiny table between two other tables with little to no room and felt like intruders when we tried to talk. There was no space -... More 

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Netanya, Israel
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3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

My wife and I arrived at the Restaurant about 3 pm after a long walk round the 11th arrondissment on 28th of August. We had visited the eatery in the past and had enjoyed excellent food and been impressed by the dynamic young local crowd eating there. We asked the waitress Alisson whether we could eat so late and she... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Decent meal at a reasonable price, what in years gone by one would have got from the Guide Routier (whatever become of that?). I can believe that, as other reviews have indicated, the recent change of management might have let former standards slip, but we had two perfectly good meals there at the end of July, with four Francophobe young... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Recent reviewers right. Worst food I've eaten in Paris…..average service. Pretty grubby looking plates, water bottles, etc. But food worst of all. Main course of Veal entombed in cheese, ham and great potatoes was pretty hideous. Avoid!

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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101 reviews 101 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I had the unfortunate experience of proving recent reviewers totally correct about the bad food quality compared to its previous level. I had the confit du canard, and the grease dripped from it. I found some meat I could eat after stripping off the skin. Grease level same for the pommes frites served with it. Kind of a scuzzy neighborhood,... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Warning. All previous food reviews are no longer valid. This restaurant is under new ownership: New chef and all personnel. I spoke to Roy, the previous owner and several of the staff prior to the sale. Nobody was staying. Still the same charming building but look for new food reviews. I believe it changed hands around mid-March to early April... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Food was okay but not exceptional. Wine was poor and not good value. Service was very inattentive. We had to wait repeatedly for things requested (even menus) and it seemed like our presence was a hassle! Such a shame as the setting was very pleasant and the recommendations rather good!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 116 rue Oberkampf, 75011 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > République
  • Neighborhood: République
  • Phone Number: +33 1 43 57 34 29

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 33
  • Cuisine: French, Bistro, Wine Bar

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