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“Poor evening out” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Brasserie Le petit Marcel

Brasserie Le petit Marcel
65 rue Rambuteau, 75004 Paris, France (Hôtel-de-Ville)
01.48.87.10.20
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Ranked #4,130 of 12,467 restaurants in Paris
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Hôtel-de-Ville
Kirby Grindalythe
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Poor evening out”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Whilst on holiday we were drawn to this bistro due to their happy hour and fixed price menu offers. We were sadly shortchanged on several accounts: the fixed price advertised was for 3 courses but upon ordering we were told it was for 2 courses only. The fixed price advertised on the offer turned out not to apply at the time of ordering. The "happy hour" was also decidedly unhappy, as the drinks were still overpriced. The food was mediocre, we both had confit de canard- it was very untraditional and served with Heinz ketchup! Amazingly we have had better duck in England! Finally, the bill was incorrect, overcharging us by 6 euros. When we queried this, it was amended however they did not apologise for the error and told us they only accepted cash. This would have been fine had they told us that at the start of the meal as we only had a card. We then were directed to an ATM to draw out cash- obviously this incurred a charge to us as we were abroad. We returned to the restaurant to pay where they tried to incorrectly overcharge us again and were unapologetic regarding their errors. We felt they had taken advantage of us given we were tourists. Very unimpressed, we would advise you not to visit here.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Paris, France
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6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Fantastic french cuisine!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013 via mobile

A great service of the waiter. Nice food especially the confit de canard and the Norway salad. yummy yummy!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Melbourne, Australia
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
“Standard fare with good service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

Had dinner here one evening. Located just around the corner from the Pompidou on a relatively lively side street, Le Petit Marcel has a simple menu with some French dishes and some more burger based meals.

Food is ok and service was friendly. Good place to head to if you want to sit outside and watch passing foot traffic while feeding an empty stomach.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Bruges, Belgium
2 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“little cosy parish style”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

Very friendly people, excellent service, kind to kids & very french little cosy place ! Not expensive for a good meal and fine wine.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Paris Bistro feeling”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013 via mobile

Very friendly service, funny, openminded and fresh. Typical paris seating in a Bistro. Suerb area for wondering around and for visitng Jazz bars in Paris. The Hamburger was nothing to write home about. The Fois de Canard was good. The choice of beers rather slim. Good choice of Wines. Very well visited and at certain times no chance for a place without reservation. You sit close to eachother but cosy. Just fun to spend time there with friends. Recommendable.

Visited May 2013
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