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Cafe des Musees

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Le Marais
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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, Late Night, Lunch, Seating, Waitstaff

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Visitor rating
  • 110
    Excellent
  • 147
    Very good
  • 58
    Average
  • 33
    Poor
  • 33
    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
Beautiful French food in a relaxed cafe

Had dinner with the family at this great little cafe. The food was fantastic. The croustade rabbit was served with purée potato and pumpkin and tasted beautiful. Other mains were also prepared to a very high standard. Deserts were also great. Cost was €160 including a nice bottle of red (€33... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 22, 2015
Ian F
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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

Second time, I ate here. First time was great, but now the meat was just awfull. Sorry to say, but not worth the money.....

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Melbourne, Australia
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75 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

Had dinner with the family at this great little cafe. The food was fantastic. The croustade rabbit was served with purée potato and pumpkin and tasted beautiful. Other mains were also prepared to a very high standard. Deserts were also great. Cost was €160 including a nice bottle of red (€33). Highly recommended cafe to have a memorable dinner in... More 

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Thank Ian F
Paris, France
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

This is what one comes to Paris for: Café des Musées is an unpretentious gastronomic gem, popular with those in the know, be they Parisian or not. Nor is any of this lost on the hip, young, wait staff who show a low-key but true appreciation of the wonderful food and wines they serve.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

This restaurant was quite close to the place we were staying and came with a very high recommendation from our hostess. The area we were in was quite small, however, I think there was another area which might have had more seating. The service was ok (on our trip we couldn't help but wonder how Parisian wait staff managed to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Had eaten here a few years ago and really liked the food, so we returned when on a family trip to Paris. We arrived without a reservation and were seated in the basement, which is not the most attractive place to eat. Fortunately the food made up for the surroundings. We ordered the rib-eye, bearnaise & chips. We also had... More 

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Thank Enda F
Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Fantastic restaurant in our neighborhood for a week. The service is outstanding for a busy little restaurant and the food was exceptional. I was lucky enough to be there the night they had Monk fish as a special. It was superb. My wife had the lamb stew which she says was one of her best meals of our trip. Very... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

My friend and I searched high and low for a restaurant with exceptional steak tartare that we could preferably mix together ourselves. The tartare we had was not only presented beautifully, but it was the best tartare we've ever had. The steak was hand cut- not ground, and the parsley, onions, pickles, and capers were all fresh and fragrant. The... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

We had dinner there one evening while we were strolling the neighborhood. The food looked good and the interiors very inviting so we went in for dinner. We did not have a reservation and though they could take us, we were taken to the basement dining room. The service and food were good, but it would have been nice if... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

It was our first lunch after arriving in Paris and we noticed Cafe des Musees while out for a walk. Great find! We've eaten there twice and both times had the mushrooms with escargots, prepared in a magnificent garlic butter sauce. We also had a variety of duck and pork dishes - all very good, as was their standard of... More 

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Thank Phil K
Jackson, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

The Café des Musees is a great French bistro on Rue de Turenne in the Marais in Paris. It is famous for its cut steak tartare and for its delicious desserts. We recently had a wonderful dinner of steak, hare and pork, all cooked to perfection. The service was also great - very friendly, spoke English well and very accommodating.

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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: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
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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