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Cafe des Musees

#4,360 of 13,493 Restaurants in Paris
#4,652 of 14,093 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: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 89
    Excellent
  • 127
    Very good
  • 54
    Average
  • 31
    Poor
  • 31
    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
Visited it again after 7 years and was equally pleased.

We stopped in for the lunch menu of the day on a hot July day in Paris, after visiting the Picasso museum. It is a simple, unpretentious restaurant that hosts lots of local Parisians. We had a beautiful chilled cucumber soup and a very nice plate of lamb for 17 Euros. I would recommend going for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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OKC, OK
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We walked past this restaurant in the Marais district and it looked very busy. This is usually a good sign. Let me qualify this review and state we are Americans, so our taste may differ significantly from locals. We ordered a Summer Salad that we split. It came loaded with anchovies and tuna. Not exactly what we expected. My wife... More 

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Dubai
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94 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I know this place for years... and it's still among the best food in the area. Service is great and professional.

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New York City, New York
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

During our trip, this was a gem to stumble upon. The food was excellent and the service was attentive even though it was crowded. The con was ordering a meal for two and we couldn't finish it all because it was so much food. I will definitely go back once I make it back to Paris.

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Paris, France
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Hi - you have bizarrely provided my email address as your own email contact, and so I am receiving requests from people who are trying to book your restaurant. They are also confused as to whether we - a website that reviews restaurants - has an affiliation with you (we do not). Since I cannot send this request by email,... More 

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Vancouver
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We stopped in for the lunch menu of the day on a hot July day in Paris, after visiting the Picasso museum. It is a simple, unpretentious restaurant that hosts lots of local Parisians. We had a beautiful chilled cucumber soup and a very nice plate of lamb for 17 Euros. I would recommend going for the menu of the... More 

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Hepburn Springs, Australia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

My sister and I ate here a few days ago. We both enjoyed our meals very much. We found the quality of the fresh produce excellent. And the traditional bistro style food was prepared with care. We had the pork and the beef cheeks for mains, and an excellent bottle of rose. The entrees were good too. The service was... More 

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NY
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

This was listed as one of the few 'good' restaurants in Paris open on a Sunday. Made a reservation for dinner on a Sunday night. Good prices, simple food, good food. Neither disappointed nor wowed. Very traditional French menu. Good service. Other patrons included a table of Parisiens out shopping for the day and a large group of Australians. I... More 

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London
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24 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

My partner's steak was fatty and poor quality. His chips did not arrive until he was halfway through his meal and only after reminding the staff twice. My gratin potatoes were underdone. My pork was overdone. According to the menu it was meant to be in a sage jus but instead was tarragon which I would not have ordered. When... More 

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NYC
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This cafe is well respected by the locals. It is not expensive and the food is good. The service is charming. It is NOT fancy.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I have had better steak in a microwave dinner. Very low quality steak frites. It was very tough, fatty and really just unbelievable they would even serve it. There were two orders at the table and they were both the same. Complaints at the time were not understood by the french speaking staff.

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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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