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Le Cardinal

#10,615 of 14,194 Restaurants 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
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6:00 am - 3:00 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: Drinks, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 45
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  • 64
    Very good
  • 55
    Average
  • 34
    Poor
  • 62
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Steak was over cooked

Had a bowl of soup and a portion of steak there. The soup was okay although it was weird to have mozzarella cheese on top of my soup. The major drawback was the over cooked steak. The design of restaurant was very unique

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 12, 2015
Irwan T
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22 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

Had a bowl of soup and a portion of steak there. The soup was okay although it was weird to have mozzarella cheese on top of my soup. The major drawback was the over cooked steak. The design of restaurant was very unique

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Thank Irwan T
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

The place looks nice the service was good but the food was not good dry steak .chips was hard there are better places to go to

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Thank Yves B
New York City, New York
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Food was terrible, dry piece of duck, overcooked steak with no taste, too much salt on potatoes, thrown together without care. Anything to drink was ridiculously expansive even water. Would rather be hungry for two days than eat there. It's a joke of a restaurant.

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Thank S L
Melbourne Beach, Florida
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015 via mobile

Popped in for a late meal. The place seemed more open to family dining so I ate at the bar. Onion soup was very good (not so salty). Also ordered the chicken and potatoes which I would get again. Good bottle of wine. Baguette was not good. Had the choc cake for dessert. Would pass on that too. Not very... More 

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Thank MBroadwarrior
Johannesburg, South Africa
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43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

Popped in to have a few drinks. Their slow service meant we only got around to one cocktail each. Ordered the macaroon dessert - really not much to it, just stacking few macaroons on a plate - it took them 40 minutes to prepare. Poor, poor service all round.

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Thank Smaug_11
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

We've been here with couple of friends. We had a very nice dinner. The service is a little bit slow but maybe because it was full. Nice food, good coffee and a very nice smoking area.

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Thank CristianHordila
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 via mobile

Worst meal I have ever had, served by staff who don't care. Complained and the managers shrugged his shoulders and said no one else had complained. Rib eye steak with more fat and grisly than meat and a bear nays Saudi that had clearly been out for hours. Avoid.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

Had dinner here and it was nothing overly special. I ordered the duck breast with sautéed potatos and that is all it was. It had no sauce so the duck was dry. It was quite a struggle to get a waiter to serve us and even get the bill.

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Thank Nicholas S
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed a meal at this restaurant, it was crowded with locals having after work drinks but the staff were helpful and friendly. We had the meat and cheese platter and a few wines, was enjoyable!

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Thank 1stClassIRL
France
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

A tourist restaurant that doesn't need to serve anything of quality so they don't. My wife was happy with her omelette, my 5 cheese ravioli was ok, not special. This is not gourmet eating.

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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
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: 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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  • 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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