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Le Petit Fer a Cheval

30,rue Vieille-du-Temple, 75004 Paris, France (Hôtel-de-Ville)
+33 1 42 72 47 47
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Ranked #1,378 of 13,620 Restaurants in Paris
Cuisines: French
Neighborhood:
Le Marais
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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Copenhagen, Denmark
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The place is very small, but the food is really great! The duck and tartar were the best I tried in my life. Have been there several times, during my stays in Paris. The negative fact were toilets- very uncomfortable for females, so I had to use the one across the street (in another bar)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

We were only in Paris for 7 nights, and chose to spend two of them here. The staff were charming, accommodating, helpful and patient with our appalling French language skills. The food was almost uniformly excellent. The first night entree soup d'jour of Carrot was stunning - a surprise in every sense- sweet, well seasoned and delicious. A simple salad... More 

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Mechelen, Belgium
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107 reviews 107 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

I came here for the second time and was still amused to see how small this restaurant is. But is is nice, cosy and people are friendly. The menu is simple and I recommend to take the menu of the day - or the maigret canard. Portions may be at the smaller side but are very tasteful, bread and water... More 

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New York City, New York
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138 reviews 138 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

To be honest, I have never eaten at Le Petit Fer a Cheval. However, I have had many fantastic glasses of wine accompanied by their homemade potato chips. The bartenders there are the best and most friendly. They create a casual and fun atmosphere that finds everyone interacting with each other. The seats under the heat lamps outside are perfect... More 

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Westchester County, New York
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193 reviews 193 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We learned about this place from Anthony Bourdain's TV show. The antique, marble-topped bar in the front is shaped like a horseshoe, thus the name of the restaurant. There are about 10 tables behind the bar; you're sitting close to your neighbors, which we didn't mind since we got to see what everyone was eating. They had the best bread... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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186 reviews 186 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Great bistro to have an awesome duck confit if you are shopping in the le marais area. We ordered one duck confit originally but upon seeing the other table's plates, we put in an order for another. It was the best decision ever! The dish is without a doubt, the best version of duck (canard) confit that we have tried... More 

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Freedom, Pennsylvania
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177 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014 via mobile

RecommendEd by a French friend, we had an excellent lunch here at the "small horseshoe", the bar is that shape. Very small, reservations definitely recommend. Menu changes daily, so we all had those suggestions. All very well prepared and very friendly service. Be sure to have the tarte tatin for dessert!

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

A lovely spot to sit down, eat, drink and watch the world go by. They have a very good menu which is reasonably priced and the wines are also varied and inexpensive. This is the sort of place that you can quite happily have a meal and not feel the need to leave. Have another glass of wine and continue... More 

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New York City, New York
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8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Le Petit Fer a Cheval is a special spot for me. It's always quiet and discreet. A perfect place for a cocktail when you want to catch up in a more intimate surrounding in Paris whilst paying a fair price. Even better is the back, as it's even more hidden as you have to walk behind the bar.

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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

My friends and I visited this bar summer of 2013 and felt like we were in a Fellini film! It was late at night (for those who live in Calabasas) and we were having drinks at the horseshoe bar (the name in French) Suddenly, a horse and carriage pulled up with some musicians and other colorful and delightful characters! In... More 

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Address: 30,rue Vieille-du-Temple, 75004 Paris, France
Phone Number: +33 1 42 72 47 47
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Hôtel-de-Ville
Cuisine: French

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