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“Classic Brasserie in Great Location” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Brasserie de l'Isle Saint Louis

Brasserie de l'Isle Saint Louis
55 quai de Bourbon, 75004 Paris, France (Ile de la Cite / Ile Saint-Louis)
+33 (0)143540259
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Ranked #6,282 of 13,200 Restaurants in Paris
Price range: $20 - $65
Cuisines: Brasserie
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Ile de la Cite / Ile Saint-Louis
Description: The Brasserie was established in 1870 and has been serving continuously since. It has become a Paris tradition, for Parisians and other friends from all over the world. The decor has been kept and the traditional french food is authentic and home made with only fresh products. Located in the most romantic and beautiful area, on the small island by Notre Dame right in the heart of the old Paris. The Brasserie will welcome you in a warm and cosy Parisian atmosphere in winter, while in summer you will enjoy a drink or a meal as well as the island's famous Berthillon ice cream on the terrace with its magnificent view of Paris. We serve from noon to 11pm (close on Wednesdays) and we do not take reservations so come whenever you want. We hope that you will enjoy our restaurant and we hope to see you soon.
Lauderdale by the Sea, Florida
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“Classic Brasserie in Great Location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

Ile St. Louis is like finding yourself in a small quiet village compared to the hustle and bustle in the rest of Paris. The food at the Brasserie de I'Isle St. Louis is classic French brasserie fare. Rustic and hearty dishes that will keep fueled up for all that Paris strolling. Outside seating is limited, but perfect for grabbing lunch, dinner or a glass of wine. I had the cassoulet and it was good. Our server was great. He was attentive and really funny.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Hobart, Australia
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Good food, great location”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

The position of this restaurant is excellent, just a short walk across Pont Saint-Louis from Île de la Cité, behind Notre Dame. We sat outside on a sunny day, listening to an accordion player on the footbridge and it felt just about perfect. The food is good (which for me is an average rating); my wife and I each had cassoulet which was hearty, full of the usual variety of meats and well-cooked and filling. Our kids had simple omelettes (with chips), but again they were well cooked, tasty (I tested them!) and good-sized servings. The Berthillon ice-creams are fabulous. The food and wine prices were reasonable. Our waiter was efficient and genial. All in all this was a good meal in great surroundings.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“A great option a stone's throw from Catedrale de Notre Dame”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

This was recommended by a local as a good Brasserie option close to Notre Dame. It's literally about 5 mins walk from the Catedrale, just across the river on L'Isle Saint Louis (the island next to the one Notre Dame is on). I managed to get a table outside (the inside tables didn't look that inviting to be honest), and had a green salad and the cassoulet with a glass of house red wine. Delicious lunch, absolutely tonnes of food, and it all came in under €40. The tables are tiny though - if I'd been there with anyone else it would have been interesting to get two plates on the table as well as glasses. No way the bread and side salads would have fit. The service was excellent - I had a really nice chap who appreciated my attempts at French although corrected my use of le and la (in a friendly way)!

Visited June 2013
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Kauai
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“Great quiet location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

Spent at least an hour looking for a quiet, non gas polluting place and this is IT. Accordion player on the side of the small bridge, hardly any traffic and great service. Food was more typical north/western France with pig's knuckles, cassoullet but we were assure by the almost insulted waiter that all was freshly made. A bit pricy but it was 5pm and a good meal is more expensive if you can find it or your choice is a croquet monsieur in the all day bars. If you can wait till after 7 there are restaurants in the area that are probably just as good and less expensive. Still the food was good, the ambience old Paris and the waiters harried but responsive and the one we had even funny. These are professional waiters and they move! English spoken and always busy. Better on the outside as the inside need sfurbishment. Restrooms clean.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“The real deal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

We visited twice during our time in Paris. We found the quality of the items for which Brasseries are known: charcuterie, dishes made with sausages, cider and beer to be first rate. The staff were all very friendly. The items we tried- charcuterie maison, choucroute garnie, cassoulet and tripes en marmite were all excellent and the portions were huge- enough for sharing! Plus they serve ice cream from Berthillon which is simply the best ever. We can't wait to go back!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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