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Le Petit Fer a Cheval

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30,rue Vieille-du-Temple, 75004 Paris, France
+33 1 42 72 47 47
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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
Most recent review
A fantastic bistro affair.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
meebjt
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Toronto, Canada
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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Toronto, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

This was a nice discovery. The horseshoe shaped bar could distract visitors from thinking it's just a bar. However once you get past the partition, there is a little area with a few tables and a decor that will make you time travel back to a past art deco mixed with essence of futurism. The food quality is above average...... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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64 reviews 64 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

The food and service at this restaurant is great. It is only small so it took a couple of tries to get in but it was worth it! We had pork, salmon and a salad and it was all delicious, quickly served very politely. I love the fact that you are in the back room of a bar, which shares... More 

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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 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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111 reviews 111 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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
99 helpful votes 99 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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124 restaurant reviews
132 helpful votes 132 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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98 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 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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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

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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.