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Cafe des Musees - CLOSED

49,rue de Turenne, 75003 Paris, France (Notre Dame / Marais)
01 42 72 96 17
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Price range: $0 - $147
Cuisines: Bistro
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Notre Dame / Marais

225 reviews from our community

65% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Paris, France
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
218 helpful votes 218 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Well, it had to happen - my neighborhood "go-to" spot got way too many rave reviews from well-meaning bloggers, restaurant reviewers, and tons of word-of-mouth. As a result of all this love, the chef-owner has sold the place, heading off for a well-deserved rest. What happens now? Cafe des Musees officially closes for renovation today - 24 July 2014. A... More

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Vancouver Island, Canada
Top Contributor
358 reviews 358 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
288 helpful votes 288 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We had flown in from Edinburgh, a long day and a busy weekend about to start. We were staying with friends in the Marais so wanted to eat casually and within a five minute walk. The café was the perfect answer. Our host was well known to the owner so we were greeted warmly and given a nice inside table.... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

My partner and I sat in this restaurant for around 20 minutes ... no service. To make matters worse ... three French speaking people came and sat at an adjacent table and were asked for their orders immediately.

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Sydney
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I arrived early enough to get in without reservations. Like all non French speaking tourists I was ushered to a table in the basement where we could be served by English speaking staff. This is not a snub ( and if you expect to be treated like royalty in a bistro then you are inthe wrong place!) and it is... More

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Santa Barbara, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We were on the hunt for steak and frites and selected this place based on the rave review by David Lebovitz (who also has a helpful description of French cuts of beef). The place is small, tables are tight, and the open french doors were nice but it seemed like every dump truck chose that specific time to roar past... More

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Paris, France
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We were here a year ago. It was perfect. Brunch on Sunday. Delicious, lovely service. We couldn't wait to return. Things change in a year. It didn't seem to be the same staff. Maybe a change of ownership? Everything was 'fine'. Except the desert of the day that was boring. Nothing was exceptional. Last year everything was. It was noisy... More

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Palatine, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Sevice was exceptional. Waiter did not have best English but tried and did quite well. I had a steak that was great. My wife had a pot of steamed/boiled vegetables with fantastic seasonings.

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Malibu, CA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Having read an article in Saveur Magazine which praised this place, we made great efforts to get there during our stay in Paris. Starting with a white asparagus in a light and wonderfully aromatic white sauce, things were looking quite hopeful, in spite of the frenzied atmosphere and service. But then, since the place was touted as having extraordinary steak... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

The outdoor seating would have been lovely on a warm Paris evening, however our group was taken to a room in the basement which seemed to be reserved for non-French speaking patrons. The food was tasty but the service was not as good as in most restaurants we visited while in Paris. The waitress took our orders and delivered the... More

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Oak Park, Illinois
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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

A foodie friend recommended this restaurant. It may very well depend on your choice of meal what you think of the food, but my husband and I had a lamb stew that was simply divine. The spicing was perfect (if you like spices!), the amount of meat versus vegetables perfect - simply a delight.The bread to mop up the juices... More

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