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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 #29 of 12,740 restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

My girlfriend and I visited Paris this summer as our first holiday abroad together. We decided that, although both being students & hoping to have a relatively cheap trip away, we should book just one meal together to sit as the centrepiece of our visit to Paris. Bateau Calife offered us the most stunning meal experience. Located on the River... More

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

We had a perfect evening on the Bateau le Calife. The boat itself is very attractive. We were warmly welcomed and shown to our table. All tables have a view so everyone should be happy. The choice of food was good and every course was delicious. The service was excellent. The cruise along the Seine was wonderful and perfectly timed... More

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Singapore, null, Singapore
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

A very nice and smooth boat ride with beautiful scenery throughout. If you plan to go for a river cruise, you might as well enjoy some good food at the same time - much more romantic than having someone talk you through the attractions or having floodlights beaming off the boat onto the monuments like many river cruises have! It's... More

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Old Saybrook, Connecticut
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3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Be warned: there is no air conditioning on this boat! We cruised on a night when it was in the 90's outside and inside the boat it felt like 100. The dinner was delicious and beautifully presented, but it was impossible to enjoy it when it felt like we were riding in the oven. Our roof was glass, but did... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia, USA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This splendid dinner was the highlight of our trip to Paris. The boat itself is small, wooden and lit with lanterns that give off a wonderful glow and make for an intimate feel. The top is glass, allowing for 360 views the entire cruise no matter which way you are facing. The departure time allows for much of the first... More

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Naperville, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

We booked this dinner cruise for our family to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary and our son's 21st birthday. The dinner itself was exceptionally good and the cruise is planned superbly to position in front of the light show of the Eiffel Tower. Our perfect evening did not end well as our dessert was forgotten and when pointed out by... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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143 reviews 143 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

My wife and I have been fortunate to try this type of dinner cruise before, in England and abroad. This was one of the best. OK, its not cheap, especially the wines, but dont forget its not Rochdale canal ( that has its charms too....) and if you chose the lower price menu,which frankly is just as good as the... More

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Indianapolis
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Bateau Le Calife is a small cruise ship that is dedicated to providing a diner cruise on the Seine in Paris. This ship is much smaller than the other boats that supply cruises with dinner and thus is more intimate. The boat was made in the 1930's and has lighted lantern lights surrounding the boat which gives it a definite... More

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Tampa, Florida
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Known as a restaurant that happens to be on a boat, this was our most memorable evening in Paris. The food is very good but not quite excellent, but it didn't matter. The boat is small and almost intimate; the river - majestic and serene, the champagne - chilled and bubbly. Service was excellent and the night cruise on the... More

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redlands
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We booked this dinner cruise after researching many on Tripadvisor. it was wonderful - the service was topnotch, the food was delicious, the Siene and the sights at night were beautiful. The dinner is late (we didn't get dinner until almost 10) but it was worth it. Great way to end our trip to Paris.

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