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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 #28 of 12,521 restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: French
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

The boat was quite charming and the food was great! We ordered the cheaper option and it was delicious. I wouldn't do the more expensive option. Beautiful views of Paris. Wonderful ambiance. Make sure you have a table on the terrace, not by the bar.

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Canberra, Australia
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Before you book one of the more popular tourist boats on The Seine, take a look at this offering. The experience was a celebration of two birthdays and an engagement for four people, and did not disappoint. The food was as good as any we have had in Paris, and the menu choices were varied enough to be interesting. We... More

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melbourne
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Whilst I expected that an evening spent cruising the Seine would be enjoyable, I was also prepared to accept that the quality of the food served might not be all that wonderful. Quite the contrary the dinner provided on Le Calife was as good as I have experienced in Paris in other than the very top restaurants which makes this... More

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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I have been on the normal tourist boats on the seine which were fantastic but this really topped it. The staff were so polite, helpful and attentive. The food was by no means compromised by way of it being cooked on a boat as is usually the case - it was easily able to compete with the better Parisian restaurants.... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

A very good two hour cruise accompanied with good food and wine. My wife's a vegetarian, and they had a lot of vegetarian options - always a good thing. A great way to see Paris by night with your significant other.

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Mumbai
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53 reviews 53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Though there were a lot of options available for the cruise after reading good reviews on TA decided to go for this one and I think it was a very good decision . We went on the 4th of july which a Friday evening . We went at 7.30 (though time was 7.45) but were warmly welcomed and ushered to... More

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HK
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50 reviews 50 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

A friend also travelling to pairs did some research on Seine River boat dinner and recommended Le Calife. Somehow when I searched tripadvisor only the bigger boats turned up. 8 had to search Le Calife by name to finally see other travelers comments, which were consistently excellent. I also compared the menus, seating arrangement and price and found Le Calife... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We were in Paris for a week to celebrate the 60th birthday of my beautiful wife, Lesley. I wanted something special and memorable, so took to TripAdvisor to seek out reviews for Paris restaurants. Unfortunately, the Eiffel Tower restaurant was fully booked for the day, so I kept searching and came across these fabulous reviews for this beautiful old boat.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Every time I said that we were going for a dinner cruise on the Seine - people rolled their eyes. They thought the experience would be mediocre and the food even worse. With Bateau le Calife - nothing could be further from the truth. We booked a dinner cruse on the 19th of June for my parents 50th wedding anniversary.... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This was my 3rd time on this dinner boat. The views of Paris at night are incredible and the staff of Bateau Calife is friendly and attentive. Book a table in advance and in the section towards the bow, so you get the full scenic impact. The food is respectable, the view and experience, outstanding!

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