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Le Cardinal

#7,946 of 13,517 Restaurants in Paris
#8,389 of 14,109 Places to Eat in Paris
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Opera / Bourse
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1 Boulevard des Italiens, 75002 Paris, France
+33 1 42 96 61 20
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6:00 am - 3:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 2:00 am
Mon - Wed 6:00 am - 2:00 am
Thu 6:00 am - 3:00 am
Fri 6:00 am - 5:00 am
Sat 7:00 am - 6:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks, Reservations

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  • 42
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 44
    Average
  • 29
    Poor
  • 53
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
OK Quality at with a price a little higher than it should be.

OK quality food with a price about 20% higher than it deserved. Service was adequate - no better. A random pick would probably be better than this.

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
Andrew S
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Bellingham, Washington
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Large groups
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
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English first
Hamburg, Germany
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49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 506 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I ordered 'Cuisse de canard / pommes sautees' . The dish was prepared long time ago and just warmed up in the microwave or similar . A tough,chewy duck with an oily skin accompanied with gummy fried potatoes. Worst duck I ate in France. Service unattentive. Avoid this restaurant which is just frequented by tourists which probably come just once.

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

My first Suzette. Delicious and loved the flaming grand mariner flavour. I though it was slightly grubbier than some other establishments I've visited in Paris, but not bad at all really.

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Bellingham, Washington
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130 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

OK quality food with a price about 20% higher than it deserved. Service was adequate - no better. A random pick would probably be better than this.

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Staff friendly with swift service. Fairly simple reasonably produced international food - our seared tuna and cheeseburger were cooked well. Maybe a little pricey overall.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

No good meals. Cuisse de canard you can easily make in your home kitchen, so you expect a restaurant to match that and not deliver meat you hardly can get the knife through.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We had five meals, where three of them were cuisse de canard. These three meals were hardly edible. The waiter showed no signs of service or was not particularly accommodating. Bad place - and expensive!

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Curitiba, PR
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We left the opera and we decided eat nearby. So the pleasant place quite full, we decided to try, it was not our first option, so the plates are good the agneau and the raviolli 5 cheese it was very good , the desert have a nice size to share, I do recommend the Farandole of Macarrons, perfect to share... More 

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São Paulo, Brasil
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Nice food and nice staff. I would suggest eating Steak Tartare (with a mini-salad and french fries - so good). Menu in English.

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Paris, France
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I ordered a glass of Tatinger Champagne to sit and enjoy a nice evening and VOILA, two mice ran across the patio and sank into holes. I ran away leaving most of the champagne in the glass. I ran back to get my glasses that I left on the table and they would not give them to me until I... More 

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Geilo
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48 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Simple AND full of tradition. Menu ok AND pricing a little bit high, due to Quality. Sentral AND a Great city-break. Try it out

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Boulevard des Italiens, 75002 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Opera / Bourse
  • Neighborhood: Opera / Bourse
  • Phone Number: +33 1 42 96 61 20

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 28
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
6:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
6:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
6:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
6:00 am - 3:00 am
Friday
6:00 am - 5:00 am
Saturday
7:00 am - 6:00 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Opera / Bourse

Neighborhood Profile
Opera / Bourse
The neighborhood around Opéra and Bourse is a belle époque paradise of grand boulevards, refined arcades, and mass-market art-nouveau entertainment. Here, modern day workers continue to take advantage of the legacy that nobility and finance left in the 19th century. Brightly-lit brasseries, theaters, and cinemas sit side by side with French bistros predominating in one area and Japanese restaurants in another. The area is most famous for the Palais Garnier opera house and glamorous department stores.
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