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Le Petit Fer a Cheval

#1,460 of 13,148 Restaurants in Paris
#1,574 of 13,748 Places to Eat in Paris
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30,rue Vieille-du-Temple, 75004 Paris, France
+33 1 42 72 47 47
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Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
One of our favorites for lunch

This little spot was told to us by a friend, so we checked it out on one of our trips to Paris, and now return every trip for a casual lunch outside. There are only a few tables outside, so it is best to go early or late. The salads are our favorite, as well as the house wine, and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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Seattle
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
  • Dining on a budget
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Seattle
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

This little spot was told to us by a friend, so we checked it out on one of our trips to Paris, and now return every trip for a casual lunch outside. There are only a few tables outside, so it is best to go early or late. The salads are our favorite, as well as the house wine, and... More 

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Westford, Massachusetts
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This is a funky space what with the tiny horseshoe-shaped bar out front and the dining space “in the back”. We had a great meal with great service; the waiters were low key and funny - applauding when my wife requested the check in French - yet still efficient. The duck confit was yummy, as was my date’s beef special.... More 

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Toronto
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61 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

My husband really wanted to try this place because Anthony Bourdain recommended it and it was recommended by our host. It's quite a small restaurant, but there are tables at the back as well, so make sure to check! I had the duck and the husband and friend had the beef and everything was wonderful. Seriously, that duck was delicious!!!... More 

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Jacksonville, FL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Had dinner here tonight based on Anthony Bourdain visiting it and the numerous amount of good reviews. Had the beef bourgennon, it was awful. Tasted like Salisbury steak TV dinner. Service was good but worst meal I've had in Paris. What the hell was Bourdain thinking?

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We always visit this place, and oftentimes more than once. Get the cuisse de canard. The best you'll eat, in Paris or elsewhere. It's a simple place- nothing fancy, but the service is consistent and the food outstanding. The bathroom is funky - meaning a hole in the floor so ladies may not want to use it ...

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

SEBASTIAN THANK YOU FOR SO MUCH.. GREAT MOMENTS!!... This was my first trip to paris, my friend told me about this bar which she has been goingt o for more than 20 years now. I went there expecting something not so nice, and instead i got such good treatment that i wanted to get back. By the end of the... More 

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

If you want a tiny, old, quaint parisian place for a good lunch outdoors,and people watching( not you, but you watching them)..this may be for you. Its not at all fancy. Basic fare. There is a most interesting bathroom set up which is definitely something you will tell your friends about.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This is a very small, but cosy restaurant. The climate is just great and the service is very professional. I could recommend this place to everyone. I had the best cow in my life :) I can also recommend the affordable meal of the day.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Decor was fantastic. The server was a true charm. Offered to take pictures, even picked up the baby and fed him! He made us feel very at home. Food was simple, classic, delicious. We had: Duck (house speciality) - crispy outside, tender inside. Just how you want it! Fish - fresh, two types of potato, fresh veggies, fantastic light sauce.... More 

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Canterbury, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Le Petit Fer a Cheval was recommended by friends and we booked for dinner for the day we arrived. Staff very friendly (but not annoyingly so). I had the foie gras and the duck. My girlfriend had soup and boeuf bourgignon. I won on both counts although her dinner was also very good! Highly recommended if you're looking for a... More 

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Additional Information about Le Petit Fer a Cheval

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

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 30,rue Vieille-du-Temple, 75004 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Le Marais
  • Neighborhood: Le Marais
  • Phone Number: +33 1 42 72 47 47

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Dining on a budget

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