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Le Cardinal

#7,164 of 12,956 Restaurants in Paris
#7,581 of 13,536 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
6:00 am - 5:00 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: Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 37
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 27
    Poor
  • 46
    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:
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
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Geilo
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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214 restaurant reviews
168 helpful votes 168 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 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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37 reviews 37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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167 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

With deep reds and burgundies, an almost theatrical style, Le Cardinal has a lovely old world interior, and large well protected terrace. There are smoking and non smoking sides outside. The food is good, a little overpriced, the drinks good. But if you want to watch any major sporting event (at least, one that is of interest in France) there... More 

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Switzerland
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

This corner bistro is a good place for a casual meal. As it was too cold to sit in the covered part on the sidewalk, we were seated at a miniscule table on one side of the somewhat dark room. Our waiter was happy to speak English with us and did his best to interpret the menu. We were served... More 

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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 - 27
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget
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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Le Cardinal staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
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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