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Le Cardinal

1 Boulevard des Italiens, 75002 Paris, France (Opéra)
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Ranked #9,273 of 12,898 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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English first
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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Naples, Florida
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207 reviews 207 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 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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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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247 reviews 247 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
152 helpful votes 152 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Summit, New Jersey
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136 reviews 136 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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8 reviews 8 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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