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L'Estaminet

116 rue Oberkampf, 75011 Paris, France (République)
01 43 57 34 29
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Ranked #2,825 of 12,529 restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: French
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
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  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 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
6 helpful votes 6 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 All previous food reviews are no longer valid.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 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
Senior Reviewer
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
6 helpful votes 6 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 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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Birmingham
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47 reviews 47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013 via mobile

The food was good at a reasonable price. We sat downstairs which had a nice ambience. The service was attentive after a slow-ish start. The restaurant is in the middle of the trendy and youthful Rue Oberkampf.

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Paris, France
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Had a meal with some non-French friends based on earlier reviews and other recommendations. I definitely enjoyed my starter, the 'Mille feuilles de chèvre et aubergine.' but was not very impressed with my main, which was a spicy braised lamb dish. I had had a much better dinner for the same price in the centre of Paris. I also feel... More

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