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Bateau le Calife

Amarre Port de Saints-Peres | Pont des Arts, 75006 Paris, France
+33 (0)1 43 54 50 04
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Ranked #20 of 13,014 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:15 pm - 11:30 pm
Cuisines: French
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

If you are looking for an affordable, intimate river cruise, this is the one for you. Very elegant, excellent service and very good food. All tables are along the sides so everyone gets a view (although we were lucky enough to be at the bow of the boat so we had a better view than most). Can be booked online... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

Having visited Paris about 50 times over the years we had never taken a dinner cruise to see the floodlit monuments. After some research we chose Bateau Le Calif primarily because of the excellent trip advisor reviews. Good food, nice wine selection and very friendly staff. They even parked adjacent to the Eiffel Tower at 10 just as the sparkling... More

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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54 reviews 54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

Trip Advisor reviewers are right on most of the time. This one is a little over rated as far as the food is concerned but as an overall experience it was great. Let's start with booking, bookings only open 3 months to the day of the cruise you are taking. http://www.calife.com/english/ be aware a deposit of 30 euro per customer... More

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boston
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

we had a very nice evening on this River Seine dinner cruise. the boat itself has a unique character being somewhat small, all wood and brass. dinner was rather good except for the cheese course which was really far below par for Paris and extremely disappointing. the views were spectacular and the service first class. on the negative side, the... More

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Tonbridge, Kent
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

The boat is intimate and very romantic. It is dimly lit to add to the experience. We arrived and were show to our table where we were given a glass of champagne and some nibbles while browsing the menu. We were on board for around half and hour before the boat set sail and we took in the sights. What... More

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Poole, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

It is a really nice evening on a characterful, small boat (we sat upstairs) that has excellent service, surprisingly good food, stops at the right places at the right time and makes you feel a bit more individual than the megaboats with their floodlight batteries that blind you as the pass. It is not perfect......the bare wooden seats take their... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

WE had a great experience on Le Calife on their dinner cruise down the Seine. The food was delicious. Boat was romantic. and the views down the river at night were spectacular! This boat doesn't look as new as the megaboats, but it definitely was way better than the other ones!

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Sun Lakes, Arizona
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60 reviews 60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We took this trip in October 2014. Our large party of 16 was seated downstairs in the boat, which meant that we really could not see any of the city lights. The food was just OK, for the price I was very disappointed. I don't know if our large party pushed us downstairs, but I would caution anyone who books... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

What a wonderful way to finish a stay in Paris. Even though there was a miscommunication issue by myself for the booking the staff went out of their way to find us a table on a fully booked evening. The food was superb, the wine was perfect, atmosphere charming and the attention to detail from ALL the staff was AMAZING!!... More

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Aalborg, Denmark
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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Would recommend every couples traveling to Paris to at least take one night and try a dinner cruise on the river. The boat might look older than the fancy "glasboats" you find below The Eiffeltower, but when you get on board its a really charming and romantic experiense. We took this one due to reviews on the site and also... More

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