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Cafe des Musees

49,rue de Turenne, 75003 Paris, France (Notre Dame / Marais)
01 42 72 96 17
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Ranked #3,600 of 12,529 restaurants in Paris
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
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Vancouver Island, Canada
Top Contributor
343 reviews 343 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
264 helpful votes 264 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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20 reviews 20 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
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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
4 helpful votes 4 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
31 helpful votes 31 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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New York City, New York
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609 reviews 609 reviews
239 restaurant reviews
336 helpful votes 336 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

On a Sunday evening we wandered into Cafe des Musees with no reservation. I had read about the restaurant in Wells' Food Lover's Guide to Paris, and had accordingly put it as our destination for dinner on our last night in Paris. We heard the couple ahead of us ask about a reservation, and they were told there would be... More

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