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Le Cardinal

1 Boulevard des Italiens, 75002 Paris, France (Opéra)
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Ranked #9,929 of 13,368 Restaurants in Paris
Neighborhood:
Opera / Bourse
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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English first
Paris, France
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The dinner started off with my one of us having to ask for a new fork as the one on the table was dirty. We all had spaghetti bolognaise. when the food arrived there were signs of the food having been put in the microwave. The portions were small with me only having a spoonful of meat. We had to... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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257 reviews 257 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 via mobile

Nice food but policy of owner weird. If you drink at bar it's cheaper than at table. Try the fried bone marrow. Priced well for Paris. They have happy hours like most these days.

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Figtree
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Though the staff was pleasant the food was very ordinary. I suspect that it may be one of the cafes that caters for bus groups wanting to get in and get out fast. It is what it is, but was a mistake for us. The steaks were gristly, the coffee ordinary but watching other people is always fun. It was... More 

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Bergen, Norway
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120 reviews 120 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We went to this place to get some drinks and beer. On a Wednesday it was a quick service and the drinks where good. We did not eat.

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Newcastle, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I ordered the mixed grill (22 euro) and requested french fries instead of sauteed potatoes. The chef obviously couldn't be bothered to meet this request and I was given sauteed potatoes and told they are like fries, but round! I overlooked this initially. The mixed grill consisted of 3 small skewers, one with 2 chorizo sausages (very tasty), one with... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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222 reviews 222 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We stopped in here for lunch because it was close to our hotel. Surprised at how good the for was. We had escargot, beef bourginon, French onion soup and a half carraf of red wine. Bill was 44 euros, which included service. As a side note, the bathroom was spotless, which was very impressive for such a touristy area.

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Breda
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

When you come in around noon, you will find the place crowded with Italian guests, which is Always a good sign for the quality of the food. Helpful staff, affordable prices just a stone throw away from Madeleine. I cannot but recommend this wonderful restaurant, it has become my favourite in Paris!

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England, United Kingdom
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272 reviews 272 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

You will recognise this place if you go to the show 'How to be a Parissienne in one hour.' The waiter acted as if he was doing us a favour by seating us at the table. I asked him (in French) did he speak English, as I told him (in French) that my French was limited. He answered (in French)... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

We ate here while staying nearby (April 2014). There wasn't a lot of choice for vegetarians, but this is usually the case in Paris. We ate omelette and salad, and returned the next 2 days for breakfast. All of it was good. The breakfast, especially, was good value compared with a lot of other places we looked at. We found... More 

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

After walking about for a while in the area, myself and my boyfriend found this place. It looked a bit like a theatre restaurant and was quite busy for the time of night (aprox 10pm) - so we thought we would give it a go. The waiting staff where awful, they only copied down half of our order so when... More 

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Address: 1 Boulevard des Italiens, 75002 Paris, France
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Opéra

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