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La Coupole

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Montparnasse
French, Seafood, Gastropub, Brasserie
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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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Hours:
Sun - Mon 8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tue - Sat 8:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Large groups
Local cuisine

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Met for drinks, stayed for dinner

A French friend suggested we meet here for drinks - we are doing a conversation exchange (30 mins English, 30 French). We kept on talking and decided to stay for dinner. An American friend warned me that the food wasn't very good here - the French friend said mais non, it was good. In fact, I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
Marcie M
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Sacramento, California
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Sacramento, California
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70 reviews 70 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

A French friend suggested we meet here for drinks - we are doing a conversation exchange (30 mins English, 30 French). We kept on talking and decided to stay for dinner. An American friend warned me that the food wasn't very good here - the French friend said mais non, it was good. In fact, I had the best steak... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

We met some friends here for breakfast one Sunday morning, because it's La Coupole and has such a rich history. Just sitting in this beautiful space is worth the visit. The food was nothing special --typical Parisian breakfast -- lots of bread and jam, juice and coffee. The French do make the best coffee in the world, though, in my... More 

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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Had a late lunch last Saturday. Not crowded, so table readily available. Adequate welcome by the maitre d' up front, but it took maybe 10 minutes for the waiter to acknowledge us. We had just come back from a week touring central France, so were a little disappointed by the so-so initial greeting, including no request if we wanted an... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

I wasn't expecting too much given the size of the brasserie on Montparnasse but was pleasantly surprised. The interior is a step back in time. We arrived early to our reservation but were offered a seat, though next to the door and we asked to change considering only 25% of the whole restaurant was full and all sitting next to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

With La Rotonde and Le Select across the bd du Montparnasse street and Le Dome next door, La Coupole, an 88-year-old Art Deco classic brasserie presides over one of Paris's most precarious intersections. You take your life in your hands crossing the boulevard's six lanes to get into La Coupole, but it's worth the adventure alone and a cuisine worthy... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

A beautiful restaurant with good food and great service. Decent value for the chance to experience a piece of Parisienne history.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I booked the dancing for a dinner of 80 people in February. We needed a secluded place where presentations could be given. All the necessary audio, video devices were provided as well as a giant screen. This came handy as not from Paris, I did not know who to contact to rent them. The staff was polite and professional. The... More 

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Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We booked lunch for 12, by email, to celebrate my special birthday, choosing the prestige menu.The food was excellent, as was the service, which was neither rushed nor too slow. The waiters were friendly and helpful, and even obliged us by taking photos of our group. A procession of waiters singing Bonne Anniversaire, bearing a three tier replica birthday 'cake'... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

An historic very large Parisienne brasserie with 450 covers. Not a restaurant for a quiet evening but an experience not to be missed if you stay in Montparnasse and wish to add to the extensive list of celebrities who have eaten there in the last 90 years! Jan had the lamb curry which it is claimed they have made since... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Enjyed a lovely meal at La Coupole- reserved in advance, glad we did as it was very busy. Great ambience, the décor is quirky Art Deco, and it has a super atmosphere. Some of the reviews here made me wary of booking, but decided to make my own mind up. Had the set menu- and wine. It is expensive to... More 

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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 33 - 64
  • Cuisine: French, Seafood, Gastropub, Brasserie

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine

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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Staying in Montparnasse

Neighborhood Profile
Montparnasse
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.