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Cafe des Musees

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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
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 80
    Excellent
  • 108
    Very good
  • 46
    Average
  • 26
    Poor
  • 28
    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
Most recent review
Unexpectedly good lunch

We were looking for somewhere to eat after a trip around Musee Picasso and came across this place. Charming staff and very good food. We had the vegetable stew and some red wine - really lovely - the frites are particularly delicious. What we loved the most though was how incredibly helpful and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
GoldfishLondon
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London
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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288 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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London
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

We were looking for somewhere to eat after a trip around Musee Picasso and came across this place. Charming staff and very good food. We had the vegetable stew and some red wine - really lovely - the frites are particularly delicious. What we loved the most though was how incredibly helpful and friendly the waiters were (not always the... More 

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San Francisco, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

We came with high hopes on the recommendation of Patricia Wells. We tried two of the dishes she specifically complimented - the beef entrecôte/frites and the pork. Both meats were so tough we had a hard time cutting through them. The fries were good. A charcuterie board to start was hit and miss. Good waiter. Nice ambiance. Perhaps better for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

What a charming and friendly place. The mushrooms stuffed with escargot are a must. Thanks to our waiter Dorian for putting up with our silly American ways.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We are foodies from San Francisco and one of us is French native: We have one recommendation: go and eat at there! Time after time we eat there when we go to Paris (twice a year). The food is absolutely wonderfully delicious. Freshly made unlike a lot of places now in Paris. The menu offers real French food, the wine... More 

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Paris
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70 reviews 70 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Very bad smell when you enter, as a grill is in the mine room. Poor cooking, middle quality and expensive for what you have. The famous French sweet "Profiteroles" are a shame. Defrosted ! One plate, sweet and a glass of wine cost 40€… 

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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31 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We tried to get in on a Friday after visiting the Musee Picasso but it was jammed full. So we went back Saturday for lunch, having booked. We enjoyed the ambiance and the food. Normal steak frites for me but the béarnaise sauce was memorable. There is a special menu price on a weekday but not at the weekend. About... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

My husband and I were very un-impressed! I had the escargot, it was tasty but pretty greasy and the bread was stale. My husband ordered steak frites; the steak was mostly fatty and unevenly cooked (he asked it for it medium and it was rare to blue rare). The fries were overcooked and tasted like they were cooked in old... More 

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Paris, France
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43 reviews 43 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

For years we avoided our corner bistrot as I'd always thought it looked like a rather shabby bar. But it was always full during lunch and crowded every evening. One night it was late, our fridge was empty, we were leaving town the following morning and too tired to go looking where to eat so we stopped in and inquired... More 

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This place used to be fantastic. The food was excellent and service was brisk but friendly. Locals came here and were treated the same way as tourists. So much can change in a couple of years. A new patron is in charge and he watches over proceedings like a teacher at lunchtime. We were greeted by a terse 'vous avez... More 

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Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

My table at the front provided a perfect view of the kitchen, where I watched with admiration the dishes being prepared so expertly. I also could see the host welcome diners, greeting many by name and warm embraces. I loved this restaurant. Maybe five years I was there late night for a dessert, coffee and a cognac. This time I... More 

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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 0 - 147
  • Cuisine: 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighborhood Profile
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.