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Cafe des Musees

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Le Marais
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
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 78
    Excellent
  • 106
    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 24
    Poor
  • 27
    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
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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€… 

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Lidiwine
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Paris
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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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 NEW

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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71 reviews 71 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
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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37 reviews 37 reviews
34 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
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2 helpful votes 2 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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vt
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

I was there years ago and it was one of my favorite haunts. I have recommended it to many who were also happy. Get the fois gras w haricot vert.

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San Francisco, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Cafe des Musees changed hands in August, and early signs aren't good. The atmosphere has been "brightened up" significantly, and while I'm sure some will like the fresh white paint and dramatically improved lighting, I'm afraid I'm not one of them. I prefer the older, less high gloss atmosphere of before. Similarly, the food is still good, but definitely not... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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105 reviews 105 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

An easy block or so from the Picasso, this restaurant serves typical brasserie food. The food was good, but not outstanding. Prices are typical.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

The French ambiance of the restaurant was nice and so were most of the staff. But one of them tried to sell us a more expensive wine (winetrick). More important: the quality of the steak was'nt good. The chicken was better, the wine was ok.

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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.