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Le Mini Palais

Grand Palais | 3, Avenue Winston Churchill, 75008 Paris, France (Champs-Élysées)
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Ranked #3,048 of 12,871 Restaurants in Paris
Price range: $36 - $154
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Champs-Élysées
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United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This is a trendy and yet still traditional restaurant with an excellent location and service. I have been back here many times now, The meals are mid to high price but the quality is exceptional and very good value for money. The steak was so good that my wife and I didn't actually speak while we were eating it! Normally... More

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Kernersville, North Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The atmosphere is phenomenal! Great location - great history. The service was terrible. The waiter took our orders. Our food arrived without the asparagus (3 people ordered). We were told that no we didn't order it / we said okay perhaps we made a mistake - please bring it. We were told it was coming - then 10 minutes later... More

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

If you're in the centre of Paris you simply must dine at this restaurant, but make sure you book a table on the outdoor terrace, the view and the ambience is magnificent!

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53 reviews 53 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Went 3 times in the last 2 months and will go back again at the end of the month. However the reservation process is bad,staff not motivated and somewhat impolite.Good looking young women do not necessarily guaranty good attitude and welcoming. Staff are a bit lost due to lack of experience.Fortunatly food is great. So why do I go back... More

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New Jersey
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118 reviews 118 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Le Mini Palais is well situated as a lunch spot while sightseeing (located within Le Grand Palais, near the Eiffel Tower, Seine boat cruise meeting sites, etc.). The ambiance is lovely - open and bright with a beautiful, covered outdoor terrace. The service was adequate and very friendly, though certainly not the most efficient that I've ever had. Our lunch... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

Great setting at the terrase, inside outside feeling, with colonades. An extraordinary decor. Food is getting much better. Service can be improved tremendously though.

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San Diego, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

My wife and I decided to have a splurge of a dinner while we were in Paris and she researched and booked a table at Le Mini Palais. We were traveling with a 3 year old and so we wanted to make sure that there was outdoor seating and was a "louder" restaurant. The restaurant features a very large terrace... More

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Tervuren, Belgium
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We were recommended this restaurant by a friend who lives in Paris so we knew it would be good. The restaurant is located in the Grand Palais just off the Champs Elysees and is a beautiful building. On arrival the staff recommended we sit on the terrace as it was our first time and we were so pleased we did.... More

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Hobart, Tasmania
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110 reviews 110 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Mini Palais enjoys a location of real grandeur - we ate on the outdoor terrace amongst the palms and columns. Yes the service is a little stand-offish even by Parisian standards. The food was good without being great - but we enjoyed what was a celebratory event for our family. Aperitif champagne eye-wateringly expensive!

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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29 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Truly a beautiful location with stunning architecture and a wonderful terrace to take in the evening air while dining outside. Unfortunately, the service and food fail miserably to live up to such a place with such high potential. We met friends here for a dinner and were very disappointed with both the lack of attentive service and the poor quality... More

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