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“Very good food and wine in this lovely bar/restaurant” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Le Gavroche

Le Gavroche
19,rue Saint Marc, Paris, France (Opera / Bourse)
01 42 96 89 70
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Ranked #2,506 of 13,308 Restaurants in Paris
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Opera / Bourse
Leeds
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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“Very good food and wine in this lovely bar/restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

This is one of my favourite places in Paris for reliably good, traditional food, excellent wines and bright, efficient service. Try their fillet steak... and their mille-feuille is to die for!

  • Visited January 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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Shanghai, China
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80 reviews 80 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Value for money”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

During winter you will find there warm ambiance in a typicall bistrot atmosphere. More you come lste more you have the chance to find a rather loudly atmosphere. Prices are very reasonable, service efficient in its way and the selection of wine decent. Do not visit for gourmet experience but more for gourmand and solid food. You will be then. Ore than happy and could probably leave the place slightly drunk as the wine list is really affordable.
Book your table and be on time is a must

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Dripping Springs, Texas
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“Wonderful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

Most delicious and succulent Veal I have ever eaten!! This was near our hotel and was written up as a favorite of the locals. We heartily commend this warm & cozy place!

Visited November 2012
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Boston, Massachusetts
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“Outstanding”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

This kind of place is the kind of place that is hard to come by in Paris. This gem of a place is an old school bistro where one can sip on some terrific, affordable wine while eating various very traditional, authentic dishes. Many of such places have dissapeared over the course of the last few decades but this place has stood the test of time and has been serving up some quality dishes at some very affordable prices.

Upon arriving I knew that I'd have a good meal and the three of us were promptly seated. Some fresh baguette arrived at the table alongside some menus. We also glanced at the blackboard which featured some other specials. They were a ton of them, from boar terrine to celery remoulade, oeuf mayo and various others including goose rillettes and even escargots. Personally we decided to forego some of those and instead get a big plate of charcuterie (10€) which came piled high with goose rillettes, saucisson sec and some pork terrine. It came with plentiful amounts of bread and some cornichons.

My fiance had an onglet with shallots (13.50€) while I enjoyed a perfectly cooked piece of cote de boeuf sauce marchand de vin (wine sauce) which was a special on the board. Each came with fries and in both cases the meat was plentiful and quite tasty. Much like our appetizer plate which was gigantic and incredibly good, especially the rillettes.

Everything was fresh, everything was tasty and the atmosphere while unique was very Parisian. Our waiter was friendly at times but mostly efficient. The value of the meal was terrific and our memories of it will be more than pleasant. We really liked the place a lot and look forward to hopefully returning in the future. Definitely a hidden gem with a very balanced menu of simple but traditional dishes. They really do ensure that one has a good experience throughout each dish and while the establishment is modest, the fact that they make their own desserts and bottle their own table wine makes it that much more special; never judge this book by its cover.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Washington DC
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“A welcome warm retreat/neighborhood place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

We had been feasted and feted, and on our last night in Paris, we just wanted someplace warm, comfortable, and straight from the heart. *This* is that place: local, rooted, neighborly, hearty and not at all fancy. Order one of the daily specials from the board (if any are still available -- the locals know what is good and grab the best early) and the staff will jot your order on the placemat. Order a bottle of the house red, "Chenas," a homely thing with a clearly xeroxed label pasted on the front which just happens to pair well with just about everything and to appear on every table. Paris is full of bistrots that increasingly remind me of TGIFridays, this is the hold out, where food is made by hand by the people who own the place. We hope it's still there the next time we visit!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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