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“Fun for people watching” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe de l'Esplanade

Cafe de l'Esplanade
52 rue fabert, 75007 Paris, France (Eiffel Tower / Invalides / Palais-Bourbon)
01 47 05 38 80
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Ranked #4,285 of 12,461 restaurants in Paris
Price range: $1 - $136
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Eiffel Tower / Invalides / Palais-Bourbon
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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94 reviews 94 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
“Fun for people watching”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

We dined there on our last night in Paris. I'd reserved a table for 7pm and we were seated inside the restaurant. After our main meal we were asked to move tables! I thought that very rude....We moved outside which was actually better as you could see all the comings and goings of the rich and famous....stunning models, ageing stars - a very eclectic mix of patrons! The food was OK - nothing stand out in my opinion and rather expensive.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Puerto Vallarta
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Fabulous 'local' restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

We've been lucky enough to be lent an apartment, for the last 2 weeks, three doors away from this great restaurant. What a coup!
We've sometimes had breakfast, sometimes lunch, and some dinners there.... (Same owners as Hotel Costes). THE place to see and be seen....Bentleys, Porsches, Ferraris stack up outside.

Visited June 2013
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“Great late night”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013 via mobile

We came on a Saturday night with no reservation. We got a table outside around 11:30pm. The heatlamps were on and the table was right in front of Invalides. Great spot. The waiter was very nice and helped us translate the French menu. We ended us getting 4 apps and sharing everything: smoked salmon (4 big pieces with crepes on the side - really great); escargot; tuna tartare (with avocado - very good); and buratta with parma. Everything was great! The 4 apps with 2 drinks ran about ?160 - so its pricey. I felt like we had a great meal though, and the scene was fun - overall it was money well spent.

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Moscow
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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Tasty food. Perfect location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013 via mobile

This cafe has a perfect location near Invalides. Sea food is very tasty. Good service. But the menu is very expensive!

Visited April 2013
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Bury, United Kingdom
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Chic and great fun, really great food and atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

Been here a few times now and never been disappointed, right next to Les Invalides and great for sitting outside in summer or inside for comfort. The food was amazing and the wine list very very good, beware it is packed with french locals (not a bad thing!) and lots of big stars go here regularly. I had the Beef with mashed potato and spinach, devine, best I have had for ages.
Catered for children as well, good variety of meals

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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