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Le Cardinal

#7,172 of 13,171 Restaurants in Paris
#7,597 of 13,771 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
Today
7:00 am - 6:00 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, Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 41
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 27
    Poor
  • 48
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
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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

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
Paal K
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Geilo
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Large groups
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  • Japanese first
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English first
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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108 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

The day I went there, it was almost empty, and even this way, it took 15 minutes to they send me to the table... I choose a chessburger, what is not so hard to do... it took more 35 minutes to be served, and it was burned, with old and hard bread. My friend asked for a pasta, and it... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Steve made our dinner at Le Cardinal particularly enjoyable. Loved the beef bourguignon and enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere. Had a very pleasant and comfortable evening.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

This a place with average quality of service where regular customers are not recognized and when occasional customers spend money they are still ignored...only a tourist trap!

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Twickenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Ok, it was a busy lunch service, but come on. First, waited to be acknowledged on entering..... seated, but no menus for about 5 minutes.....drink order taken, but only my wine arrives, nothing for my husband......table next to us gets their wine and water, where is our water??? why can't we get a waiter's attention?......table next to us (seated 10... More 

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Boston
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We went to this Café twice, once for drinks before dinner and then again for a soccer game and late night dinner. Croque Misieur was great especially with a fried egg. Service is quick.

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London, United Kingdom
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We just came here to have some drinks before returning to our hotel. The atmosphere of this place was good, however the waiting staff is a bit rigid. Be careful with the chairs, as one of them had a very sharp, nail-like plastic thorn on it and cut my palm. My drink (Kriszta's Budapest?) was nice, I love the sweet... More 

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Nothing wrong with this place, but there are so many better places in the area. I had a good, but unexceptional, confit de canard, and I feel service was lacklustre because I was alone and therefore not a high-spender.

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Additional Information about Le Cardinal

Address: 1 Boulevard des Italiens, 75002 Paris, France
Phone Number: +33 1 42 96 61 20
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Opera / Bourse
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
Average Prices: USD 11 - 28
Cuisine: French

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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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • 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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