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“Focus on Flavors in Beautifully Rustic Setting” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Septime

Septime
80 rue de Charonne, 75011 Paris, France (Bercy / Nation)
+ 33 (0) 1 43 67 38 29
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Ranked #595 of 13,870 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: French, European
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Bercy / Nation
Seattle, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
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“Focus on Flavors in Beautifully Rustic Setting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

I must admit I was a bit apprehensive of the hype. In addition, the website reservation system is useless. However, all anxiety melted upon entering the rustic and glowing dining room. We were warmly received and true concern for our enjoyment was evidenced by the wait staff's efforts to discern any food intolerances of of our party members. We chose the carte blanche menu and were treated to an array of courses which displayed creative combinations of pleasurable, often surprising flavors and textures. The recommended wine paired beautifully with the meal.
The entire experience was unpretentious and thoroughly enjoyable. We left satiated and genuinely cared for by the staff. The value is remarkable as one could easily spend much more on a mediocre meal in noisy and crowded tourist trap brasserie.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney, Australia
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“Brilliant modern bistro meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

This is a true modern French bistro. The food is experimental and interesting, whilst at the same time really tasty with many layers of taste and texture. The bread is replenished constantly and you will need it to wipe the juices off the plates! I can understand why it is so difficult to get a reservation.

We had lunch, which is easier to secure. We booked through the online portal after the hotel said they couldn't get us a table!

The service was excellent. The waiter offered several alternative drinks to alcohol which is always lovely.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Fantastic spot! Don't miss this Parisian gem!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Best meal we had in Paris! Fantastic lunch, lovely wine pairings and simply marvellous food. Creative, fresh, and perfectly balanced meal. Will definitely return on our next visit!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Paris, France
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“Amazing colorful tasty meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

A surprise for your eyes, your nose, and your tongue. Just let it go with the flow. I had the chance to taste creative food, with very fresh quality product and the inspiration of the Chef Bertrand Grebaut.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Malmo, Sweden
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“Experience total”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

I Had a recommendation to go to Septime, which I did, everything from decor, staff, food, wine is way above average.
Here is a strict line and a clear focus what Septime wants to achieve and they do.
There is one set menu at 58 Euro, which is the way You eat here.
This is the way for the chef to make sure that everything is perfectly fresh and in season.
Great innovative dishes with great balance between sweet, sour, salt, bitter and umami also the dishes are made with finesse and different textures which makes every dish exciting.

The wines they serve here is all made with healthy grapes, organic or biodynamic, some wines with a bit sulfite added and some is natural. All selected with love and passion.
Also other handpicked drinks in case You prefer other stuff than wine.


The greatest thing about Septime is the staff, I was a lone eater and was treated as well as the other guests. The buzz is really warm and loud with a lot of laughter.
The waiters & chef worked all together as one team, sharing laughs, presenting dishes and clearing plates.
The staff is all very knowledgeable and speaks very good English.

The setting is cosy, rustic with a very warm atmosphere.
You will step straight into the bar when opening the doors and the kitchen will be an open one.

Septime is all about a great experience, with a light, interesting and innovative cousine in a good atmosphere created by the great staff.

Don´t miss this one if You go to Paris!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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