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Cafe des Musees

#3,867 of 13,308 Restaurants in Paris
#4,108 of 13,867 Places to Eat in Paris
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Neighborhood:
Le Marais
Bistro
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49,rue de Turenne, 75003 Paris, France
01 42 72 96 17
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12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 82
    Excellent
  • 114
    Very good
  • 49
    Average
  • 27
    Poor
  • 29
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Pleasant but nothing special

The food sounded better on the menu than it tasted, and my main course of duck seemed to have more fatty things in it that I would wish. The service was pleasant but for a mid price range I expect a better standard.

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
gwra
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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London, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

The food sounded better on the menu than it tasted, and my main course of duck seemed to have more fatty things in it that I would wish. The service was pleasant but for a mid price range I expect a better standard.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We enjoyed a three course meal here after reading about it in The Guardian. The food is delicious and portions are generous. The mushrooms stuffed with snails were very tasty. For dessert we ordered the tarte du jour which was pear and almond tart. It was slightly burned and the almonds were not that evident, but it was delicious all... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

You have to admire the consistency and the chutzpa. In an area that has 2 or 3 or more bistros on every block it is amazing that this place exists. It was recommended to us by a long time Paris ex-pat. We arrived about 20 minutes early and said we would like a drink while we were waiting. We were... More 

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

he food was excellent. Not too fancy but very traditional french kitchen, quality products and mostly "fait maison". The prices are alright. The service was terrible though, our waiter was very friendly and professional but couldn't cope with his tables. We spent three hours for a 3 course dish which even for French standards is rather long. We walked in... More 

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Paris, France
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46 reviews 46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I went back to this restaurant as I had a previous good experience (a year ago)... and wow.. never again. Service was non existing ! Waiters were answering back. and food was overall very basic. Not sure if it is because it is a "tourist location" but, it definitely does not deserve the "detour". too bad.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

Making our way to the Carnavalet Museum and looking for some light refreshments we avoided the more expensive touristic establishments near to the Place De Vosges and came across this Cafe. Friendly and welcoming, we enjoyed our visit and the general traditional Marais ambience of the changing clientele. There is an extensive evening meal menu and it was clear from... More 

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sweden
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We used to love the Cafe des Musees. It is a short stroll from our apartment and we always ate well and not expensively. So when we visited again, after a break of a year when we weren't in Paris, and there was a different team, we just assumed the regular guys had got a night off. The meal was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We dined for the first time at this small restaurant in the Marais district of Paris, down the street from our rented apartment after seeing it mentioned in the Michelin restaurant guide. We were five, ranging in age from 17 to 87 years, and were unanimous in our praise. As is our habit, everyone tasted every dish. Of special note... More 

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London
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We were looking for somewhere to eat after a trip around Musee Picasso and came across this place. Charming staff and very good food. We had the vegetable stew and some red wine - really lovely - the frites are particularly delicious. What we loved the most though was how incredibly helpful and friendly the waiters were (not always the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We came with high hopes on the recommendation of Patricia Wells. We tried two of the dishes she specifically complimented - the beef entrecôte/frites and the pork. Both meats were so tough we had a hard time cutting through them. The fries were good. A charcuterie board to start was hit and miss. Good waiter. Nice ambiance. Perhaps better for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 49,rue de Turenne, 75003 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Le Marais
  • Neighborhood: Le Marais
  • Phone Number: 01 42 72 96 17

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 147
  • Cuisine: Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?
 

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