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Le Cardinal

1 Boulevard des Italiens, 75002 Paris, France (Opéra)
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Ranked #9,024 of 12,477 restaurants in Paris
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Neighborhood: Opéra
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Neighborhood: Opéra
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Breda
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 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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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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223 reviews 223 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
212 helpful votes 212 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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Summit, New Jersey
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120 reviews 120 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

This was a really great place! We stumbled upon this while looking for breakfast places (excluding those with a lot of smokers outside) and we were really, really glad we came here. We both got crepes and they were absolutely delicious. Mixing Nutella with fruit is a brilliant idea and I love that the French seem to love doing it.... More

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Weybridge, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

This was the worst dining Paris experience we've had in four days. The food was not marvelous but edible. The main problem was the waiter. He came to take our orders, we ordered two cocktails and a bottle of Evian water. 10 minutes later he came back to say he forgot! what drinks we ordered. So we jogged his memory... More

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Chatham, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Close to hotel.. Went for morning café et croissant...then for lunch on Sunday.. Wow. What a pleasant event. Great service, and great food... We loved it...Would recommend to all staying in Richelieu Drouot area of Paris.

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Stuttgart, Germany
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

My big fault to not check this restaurant before on tripadvisor...! We (my wife and me) arrived 11:50 as one of the first guests to have lunch at the restaurant. We had a time slot of one hour which is quite usual I think. My wife had a soup as starter and the tuna and I chose a lunch-combo of... More

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Beijing
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Terrible service in this mediocre establishment that clearly trades purely on its (very accessible) location. But don't be tempted by convenience, that's the Cardinal sin! Poor seating layout inside, awful wait staff that clearly are not enjoying working there. After asking three times for a missing juice, and repeating other orders several times it seems that the staff view the... More

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Media, Pennsylvania
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225 reviews 225 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

american portions of french food. good quality. wait staff not overly fluent in english but menus have english sub tittles.

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