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“Thank you, Chef Peter!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Petite Sirene de Copenhague

La Petite Sirene de Copenhague
47,rue Notre Dame-de-Lorette, Paris, France (Opera / Bourse)
01 45 26 66 66
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Ranked #555 of 13,870 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Scandinavian
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Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Opera / Bourse
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Thank you, Chef Peter!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012 via mobile

Some places are so nice and welcoming that encourages you to write a review just right after the meal to try to catch all the enthusiasm.

Went to dinner with my wife -- young couple visiting Paris -- without reservations. First stop at "La Balançoire" and it was full (the waiter was very polite). We came down the street towards "Le Bistrot Lorette". It was also full and the owner was rude and sarcastic (avoid the place -- this deserves an especific review). Both restaurants well recommended by TA. A little far away from our hotel. So I didn't know the neighborhood too much.

I asked the sarcastic guy at "Le Bistrot Lorette" If we could recommend a place to dinner in the area and he made a mocking face. Well, in the same block we found "La Petite Sirene..." and it turned out a spectacular meal.

We chose the fixed price menu. 38 Euros for entree (delicious hareng manirés), plat (st. Sebastian and carrots), cheese (with seasoned plum) and desert.

But outstanding is really the service. You feel at home as soon you get in. The chef and owner Peter comes himself to greet and shake hands. Very nice attitude. Completely different the way we were treated in the last bistrot.

Chef came dish after dish at our table to get impressions with charming and warm conversation. Very nice guy! Not arrogant at all.

We not only recommend as well as we would definitely go again.

At the end, Peter gave us a gift. A book of Scandinavian dishes that he wrote. The picture in the cover is our entree.

Thank you Peter. You made it a very pleasant evening for us.

Edimar and Marcia from Brazil.

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  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Warsaw, Poland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“The food is as fantastic as the chef”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

If you ever feel like having some really good fish while in Paris. Fell in love with the selection of herring (a starter) and the chef/ owner. The most welcoming and friendly atmosphere I have ever experienced in Paris.

Visited September 2012
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Paris, France
2 reviews
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“Good but a bit expensive”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

Great danish atmosphere, excellent quality and a very warm welcome from Peter. A bit pricy. If you do not want to go for the menu, it will be >50 euros (starter+main dish) per person without wine.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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San Rafael, California
1 review
“Very Nice, but Surprisingly Expensive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

Based on very positive reviews here on TA and it's proximity to our apartment, and also not wanting yet another standard Paris bistrot menu, we decided to visit la Petite Sirene. As promised, the restaurant was friendly and the mainly fish menu was a welcome change. However, there was no indication until we'd settled in that it was going to be at the price point that it was. The only signage outside advertised the four course prix fixe menu, which was a reasonable value at 35 Euros. However, everything else on the menu turned out to be in a much different league, with most of the plats being close to 40 Euros, and the entrees another 10 to 15. The end result was that we ended up spending twice as much as we had intended for a casual meal, albeit a good one. Given the many other options in the area for a drop-in meal, I would have preferred to spend our "special meal" money with more intention.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
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“Food is gorgeous!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

We went to this restaurant on our second last day in Paris. Was very close to our hotel! We just rocked up without a booking. We had a fallback to go elsewhere if we couldn't get in.

This little restaurant certainly lived up to expectation! We were welcomed by the owner and chef Peter. He explained the menu to us and in conversation we found that we had something in common.

The food was wonderful as was the service. We had the 3 course plate du jour do 35€ each. The food was light with delicate flavones. We really appreciated the cooking! Peter also offered us a Norwegian herring starter to try.

We had a great night out. And would be coming back here in a flash when back in Paris !

Peter the chef is a wonderful host and he really looked after us !

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