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Taverne Henri IV

#1,186 of 13,983 Restaurants in Paris
#1,253 of 14,881 Places to Eat in Paris
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Neighborhood:
Ile de la Cite / Ile Saint-Louis
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13,place du Pont-Neuf, Paris, France
01 43 54 27 90
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Reservations, Seating

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  • 71
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Superb little wine bar

We visited here after wandering round the ilê de cite and Notre dame. The owner/manager was very friendly, particularly given we attempted our limited French speaking ability. There was a great selection of wines to choose from, and we opted for a couple of glasses of Cremant (champagne style wine... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
kingduncan81
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Pudsey, United Kingdom
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Pudsey, United Kingdom
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218 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited here after wandering round the ilê de cite and Notre dame. The owner/manager was very friendly, particularly given we attempted our limited French speaking ability. There was a great selection of wines to choose from, and we opted for a couple of glasses of Cremant (champagne style wine from the Loire Valley). We liked it so much we... More 

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Thank kingduncan81
New York City, New York
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107 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Located on the middle of the Pont Neuf, in front of the statue of king Henri IV on his (supposedly white) horse, this small and friendly tavern was a family business for many generations. The current owner continues with proud the business and offer a simple and tasty menu with daily specials and a nice wine list form small producers.... More 

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Thank Sady K
Moscow, Russia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Excellent. Good atmosphere, good service, good food and vine, very old building, Paris, expensive! Nice place to relax after sight seeing’s.

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Thank GALEX_Moscow
Leeds
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164 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

We visited this place for lunch after my partner announced she had been before last year with her parents and had loved it. Quite small and too easy to walk past as the front door is where ice cream is served. Neat old style layout with pleasant wait staff, shown to a table and presented with menus. Selected a nice... More 

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Thank grarus
Kansas City, Missouri
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I have been going to this place for over 30 years on my too infrequent trips to Paris. I was saddened when I heard that the original owner, Robert Cointepas had sold the business and subsequently passed away. He was a bit of a curmudgeon, but added lots of color to the place. The new owners are carrying on the... More 

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1 Thank Lafayette3
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015 via mobile

A real find - very friendly welcome, great French food and a good selection of wine. We arrived and it was packed with locals but were warmly welcomed with our young son and had a great meal. Will definitely return!!

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Thank battersea_nik
Stevenage, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We've been to Paris three times in three years and always make the time to visit. We always go for a bottle of red wine and a cheese platter for two. It's excellent. The guy who served us this time was friendly and knowledgable. Made to feel very welcome. It's just slightly off of the beaten track and when we've... More 

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1 Thank LisaJB19821971
Brooklyn, New York
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159 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

This is restaurant is such a gem. Great charcuterie and cheeses. Great wine. Truly attentive owner. Yes, it happens to be in a really busy tourist area, but it's also small and special and doesn't at all feel like a tourist trap. Please go!

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1 Thank robotmuppet
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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151 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 350 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Very slightly off the heavily beaten path of tens of thousands of trippers every day. Slightly refreshing therefor that it is not overrun and is still somewhere that you can pause for a couple or three glasses of wine and perhaps a small snack. Friendly and convivial.

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2 Thank Fallon D
Los Gatos, California
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135 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

I am not sure how this place has so many great reviews. We ate here for lunch, and ordered le duo jamons. Way too much cheese for me. The service was nice and the restaurant is quaint, but it did feel like we were at a bar where the finest item to cook food in was a toaster oven.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 13,place du Pont-Neuf, Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Ile de la Cite / Ile Saint-Louis
  • Neighborhood: Ile de la Cite / Ile Saint-Louis
  • Phone Number: 01 43 54 27 90

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Ile de la Cite / Ile Saint-Louis
Two islands sit in the middle of the Seine at the very heart of Paris. The more majestic one, Ile de la Cité, sparkles with history. This is the birthplace of Paris, the home of the Gothic Sainte-Chapelle, and the site of the prison where Marie Antoinette was held before her execution. Tourists flock to see the iconic Notre Dame and the beautiful bridges that straddle the Seine. Ile Saint-Louis, the more provincial island, welcomes you with cozy traditional eateries, small boutiques, and what some people say is the best ice cream in the city. This is essential Paris from its very beginnings to its modern appeal.
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