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1 Boulevard des Italiens, 75002 Paris, France (Opéra)
+33 1 42 96 61 20
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Ranked #7,255 of 13,620 Restaurants in Paris
Price range: $11 - $28
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
Cuisines: French
Opera / Bourse
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Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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English first
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

The 4 of us showed up at Le Cardinal just before 9 pm on the 31 Dec (yes, on New Year's eve) with no booking and very little expectations, after being let down by the restaurant of our choice, which did not honor our reservation. We were not expecting much out of this place, but when we saw the menu... More 

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Paris, France
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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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261 reviews 261 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 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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130 reviews 130 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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
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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230 reviews 230 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 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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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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278 reviews 278 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
184 helpful votes 184 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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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>  > Opéra
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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