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Cafe des Musees

#4,103 of 13,157 Restaurants in Paris
#4,385 of 13,757 Places to Eat in Paris
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Neighborhood:
Le Marais
French, 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, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 84
    Excellent
  • 120
    Very good
  • 51
    Average
  • 28
    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
Excellent "typical" French food

I have eaten at this restaurant many times, and often recommend it to friends visiting Paris They offer typical, classical French food, very well prepared, at very reasonable prices. This is a place to go for a meal that will meet all of your expectations and preconceptions of what it's like to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 8, 2015
kledeen
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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118 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

There are too many restaurants with better service,attitude and food. Take a pass. At one time the snotty servers, had flair, pride and great plates to put in front of the American.. Now, it's just snotty service with snotty food and prices that are insulting for the whole show.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

I have eaten at this restaurant many times, and often recommend it to friends visiting Paris They offer typical, classical French food, very well prepared, at very reasonable prices. This is a place to go for a meal that will meet all of your expectations and preconceptions of what it's like to have dinner in Paris. The Marais is a... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

This is a restaurant to avoid if you are not Parisan. Tourists are served low quality meat, wilted salad, etc. whereas Parisans can be (and are) loud, drunk and aggressive and still be served better food. All of this for a price that could give you fresh quality food and honorable service.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

A superb white asparagus potage for starter followed with a well seasoned tartare and magnificent joues de veau teamed up very well with a very distinctive St-Joseph. That were the ingredients for an excellent dinner. The dessert was awesome as well and the match with the Muscat Beaumes de Venises from Domaine Bernardins was again impressive. We will come back... More 

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Paris, Ile-de-France, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We have been here twice this year and also recommended it for friends. The food is great, service very friendly and atmosphere lively. The only downside is that the tables are very close together. The Aubergine and goats cheese was great and then we shared the cote de boeuf, DELICIOUS!

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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32 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Popped to this bistro on my first night in Paris as it was very convenient for where we were staying. The staff are very polite and friendly and like most places in France speak good English, I always make an effort to speak in French as I think it helps. The menu was quite small but the food was well... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Nice ambience and friendly staff can't quite make up for inability to fry a steak as ordered. 2 of us ordered well done, yet received medium rare. On second try they got it OK, but you still needed a chainsaw to get through the meat. (This issue was the same for those who ordered medium so not down to frying)... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Somewhat touristy but who cares once you tuck into your plate? Not so touristy as to have a complete translation. I did not understand beef marrow in stock and soup, turns out to be the one of the tastiest Bouef Bourguignon (sp.?) I have ever had the pleasure to eat. Recommended by Hungry for Paris author Alex Lobrano and he... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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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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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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Additional Information about Cafe des Musees

Address: 49,rue de Turenne, 75003 Paris, France
Phone Number: 01 42 72 96 17
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Le Marais
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
Average Prices: USD 147
Cuisine: French, Bistro

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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
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $
  • Cuisine: French, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Le Marais
The Marais is a winding maze of multi-faceted streets that beg to be explored. It bursts with small boutiques, historic buildings, cozy traditional restaurants, and hidden parks. Around each corner, you'll come across little gems of architecture spanning the centuries, from understated medieval towers to classical libraries and 17th century splendor. This neighborhood unites a rich mix of people of all ages, but it's best known for the gay scene mostly in the south and the Jewish community around Rue des Rosiers.
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