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La Coupole

#3,661 of 13,337 Restaurants in Paris
#3,925 of 13,940 Places to Eat in Paris
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Montparnasse
French, Seafood, Noodle, Asian, Bistro, Gastropub
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102, Boulevard du Montparnasse | 102, Boulevard du Montparnasse, 75014 Paris, France
+33 1 43 20 14 20
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8:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Mon 8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tue - Sat 8:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Description: A true Art Deco masterpiece, La Coupole is the most famous Parisian...
A true Art Deco masterpiece, La Coupole is the most famous Parisian brasserie in the world. Today it is the quintessential symbol of Montparnasse's history, as well as a key component of the art of living and socialising in Paris, particularly in the 14th arrondissement.
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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Art Deco gem can be great, but can disappoint.

This famous art deco space offers some fabulous cuisine, but you may experience indifferent service and sometimes even the food is a bit disappointing. Their salad of lobster and crab with fruit was my favorite dish on a recent visit to Paris: light and fresh with interesting textures and great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Brightwaters, New York
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  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

This famous art deco space offers some fabulous cuisine, but you may experience indifferent service and sometimes even the food is a bit disappointing. Their salad of lobster and crab with fruit was my favorite dish on a recent visit to Paris: light and fresh with interesting textures and great flavors. I particularly appreciated the cantaloupe gel with which the... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

In Montparnasse, you will find this art deco Parisian treasure of a lively brasserie. La Coupole is a classic brasserie popular with artists (Derain, Picasso, Matisse), celebrities, and Parisian elite and has been a cornerstone of art and socializing for plenty of historical celebrations and gatherings for decades. There is beautiful artwork prominently displayed all around the restaurant and a... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I last ate at La Coupole about 25 years ago. It is pretty much unchanged, and that goes for the menu as well. Not cheap, but it is about the experience of the place. When we were there they seemed to have a circus in the restaurant, which was a little odd, but fun. I had the Indian Curry which... More 

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Radnor, Pa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Great restaurant with varied menu. The atmosphere was fun, and the food was delicious. First, we saw the sunset at the Tour of Montparnasse and then headed to the restaurant. Great choice!

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Paris, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This is a real experience in Paris - the restaurant was a social venue for some of the best known Parisian artists, and their work still decorates the walls. The menus range from pricey down to affordable (around 30 euro for 3 courses). It's lively and memorable, a lovely place to visit.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This is the oldest and best known brasserie in Paris. It is a place that many from all walks of life have dined and enjoyed this unpretentious classic restaurant. The elegant vaulted ceilings seam to pull you in and make you feel at home. I love the fact that it's a good idea to make reservations even if it's 10:00pm.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Last time we visited a couple of years ago, we were there at an odd time between lunch and dinner and the restaurant was practically empty. I thought a Saturday lunch would be livelier, but even though they had more guest than last time it was not close to packed as it should be at peak hour. I chose this... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

La Coupole is a classic.in Paris. famous for the Cubist painters like Picasso who dined here. Writers like Miller and Joyce were habituals. Now for the food. The cuisine is classic French: Good escargots, soupe a l'oignon, pied de porc, blanquette de veau. The decor is impressive and the ambience a must. Not to miss in your next Paris visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Very good food especially the appetisers and sea bass, efficient and friendly service, a very enjoyable experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

To go to this historic restaurant is exciting. To have a meal is even better. The atmosphere is art deco.

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Additional Information about La Coupole

Address: 102, Boulevard du Montparnasse | 102, Boulevard du Montparnasse, 75014 Paris, France
Phone Number: +33 1 43 20 14 20
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Montparnasse
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 8:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 8:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday 8:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 8:30 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 34 - 65
Cuisine: French, Seafood, Noodle, Asian, Bistro, Gastropub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 102, Boulevard du Montparnasse | 102, Boulevard du Montparnasse, 75014 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Montparnasse
  • Neighborhood: Montparnasse
  • Phone Number: +33 1 43 20 14 20

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 34 - 65
  • Cuisine: French, Seafood, Noodle, Asian, Bistro, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions

Description

A true Art Deco masterpiece, La Coupole is the most famous Parisian brasserie in the world. Today it is the quintessential symbol of Montparnasse's history, as well as a key component of the art of living and socialising in Paris, particularly in the 14th arrondissement.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
8:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
8:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday
8:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
8:30 am - 12:00 am

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The namesake tower of Montparnasse dominates over the landscape but the fun part is the throbbing life that goes on below it. Bright lights, busy cinemas, brasseries and diners encompass hidden museums and parks to entertain the masses. Long avenues lead away from the tower to take you to unsuspecting places and historical monuments and treasures. In between lie adorable ivy-covered houses with beams and small gardens to match. Just a short metro ride away from the center of Paris this neighborhood has something for every hour of the day.
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