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L'Estaminet

116 rue Oberkampf, 75011 Paris, France (République)
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Ranked #3,712 of 12,906 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $13 - $39
Cuisines: French, Bistro, Wine Bar
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: République
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: République
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English first
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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96 reviews 96 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 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
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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 All previous food reviews are no longer valid.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
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

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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Paris, France
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

You may like this food. If you like greasy, rustic, heavy on the cheese and fatty-meats--then you might like this. But the food masquerading as French home-cooking classics is a actually tossed-together greasy-spoon fraud. So is the indifferent service: a impatient hipster with attitude who seemed to have some issues with the role of service-provider. In which case, he might... More

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Paris, France
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We found this restaurant by chance whilst entertaining some English friends in Paris. We wanted to find a reasonable priced, french cuisine resto which would be worth the money. The smell of delicious food wafts up your nose as soon as you enter the restaurant. For this reason we had no problem agreeing to a 20/30 minute for a table.... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Great friendly little place with loads of character. Beautiful old interior, magnificent tile floors, very cool stone cellar area, magnificent worn oak stairway to the upstairs bathroom. This is not your "standard" French cuisine, but rather has a more homey feel to it. Comfort cuisine. I have eaten several dishes here, having been four times (I think). A wonderful veal... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Nice bar, friendly service and we did have to wait half an hour for a table but it was worth it because the fish was good and filling. Recommended for a truly Parisian night out.

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Dallas, Texas
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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

I had expected more based on reviews and it wasn't bad, just not particularly memorable and a bit run-down looking, as opposed to charmingly antique, IMHO. (We ate on the ground floor.) The food was typical French. Escargots were good and piping hot, but no more than I would expect from any restaurant offering them. Oeuf cocotte with foie gras... More

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