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Le Petit Fer a Cheval

#1,130 of 13,326 Restaurants in Paris
#1,227 of 13,929 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, Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks, 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
zygster
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Seattle
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
  • Dining on a budget
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Great quality food, friendly staff! The vegetables are always cooked to perfection. I often order the catch of the day, and the fish always tastes great!

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Wonderful atmosphere on a wonderful street. Great food and charming waiters. The meat was cooked perfectly as were the vegetables. Learn some restaurant French before you go to enhance your experience. :)

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We were looking for dinner one evening and my daughter spotted this place by seeing something she wanted on his plate! There was a free outside table in this little place so we decided to give it a try. The daily special was BBQ pork ribs and pasta. It was delicious. I got the duck and it was very good... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 334 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This place has and air of shabby charm which is most appealing -- from the tiny horseshoe bar in the front to the restaurant at the back. Its an adorable little place, very friendly and has been here for over 100 years. The staff are cheerful and efficient and make you feel right at home. The food is quite good... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We had the duck which was amazing. Our waiter was fabulous and really made an effort to explain the menu given our limited french. Highly recommended!

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Seattle
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 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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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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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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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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Restaurant Details

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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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