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“Lowering the food bar in Paris” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Goumard

Goumard
9,rue Duphot, Paris, France (Louvre / Palais-Royal)
01 42 60 36 07
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Ranked #3,347 of 13,983 Restaurants in Paris
Cuisines: French, Seafood, German, Asian
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Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Louvre / Palais-Royal
Amelia Island, Florida
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“Lowering the food bar in Paris”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

Granted it is hard for a restaurant to live up to the reputation Paris has for food but this restaurant is certainly doing its part one meal at a time to lower the bar. What was suppose to be a special last meal in the city turned into a mediocre and unpleasant experience. Swordfish that could not be cut with a knife (literally) and tiny shrimp that a self respectiving bait and tackle shop would have thrown back. Our waiter was nice but stressed out trying to cover too many stations-- and a menu that was very confusing if not down right deceptive. For what you got the prices were off the scale. Do yourself a favor and stay far, far away from this place.
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  • Visited September 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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Maisons Alfort
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33 restaurant reviews
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“Expensive even with discount”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

I invited my wife for her birthday there (I will not tell her age). We had a 50% discount through Lafourchette.
The design is indeed art deco but quite minimal. The temperature was rather too hot (end of august).
The seafood entree was good but not exceptional (seabass carpaccio and crab meat). The main course (fish) OK too with minimal side dish (and strange for my wife). The dessert (sabayon) was quite bland.
We took wine by the glass which was about the same price as a lowest priced bottle (50 Euros). Altogether we paid 180 Euros for two, for a rather ordinary meal (OK we did not realize my wife's 52 Euros sole was not discounted, so we could have reduced it to 150 with some other fish).
Altogether a disappointment.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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Thank jlbrillet
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London
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Forgetful staff”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

Ok, going to be blunt. Exhausted after our wedding so on day one of honeymoon headed across the road to this seafood restaurant from our hotel - Le Burgundy. Great food. Superior quality seafood and some genuine canny buys on the wine list. But the staff seemed to have their attention elsewhere. Forgot the crab from our seafood platter; took over 25 minutes to take our wine order; left the aioli on the table for half an hour before food arrived. Not sure what's going on in Goumard, but the quality of the food just doesn't correlate with the service. Such a shame! Adjacent Italian/French table (of 2!) had a bill of over €700 having ordered mega wine and even more splendid seafood platter...and they were treated just the same.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Arlington, Virginia
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214 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
“Over rated and poor service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

The food is only average but you'll pay $50 to $75 for your meal without drinks. And when they find out you are American, they'll stuff you in a corner and ignore you. I just returned from three weeks in France where I had many fabulous meals and many great experiences. This was not one of them.

This place seems to be very popular with the hotels and the concierges right now. The staff at our hotel strongly recommended this place and they seemed genuinely shocked when we said we didn't care for it.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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“OVER-RATED”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012 via mobile

So disappointing. Our service was good. Food was adequate. So many better options in Paris!! Had the Dover Sole. Tasty but not deboned.

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