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“Average” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Le Grand Colbert

Le Grand Colbert
2, rue Vivienne, 75002 Paris, France (Opéra)
01 42 86 87 88
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Ranked #1,566 of 13,460 Restaurants in Paris
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Opéra
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“Average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

Glad we went to satisfy my interest in seeing the "Something's Got to Give" restaurant. We had lunch there and the place was very charming in decor. We found the staff average as well as the food.

Visited July 2013
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“Ashamed! Colbert and the Plague hand in hand.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

I have been living and loving Parisian restaurants for 27 years. When my sister-in-law, who comes from a family of great gourmet cooks, was drawn by the historic movie aspect of LE grand COLBERT, I bowed-in to her Parisian food fantasy, and this despite living in the neighborhood of Palais Royal and being a regular client of small French traditional restaurants in the area, which never fail in their faithful service, traditional French cuisine at reasonable prices and authentic Parisian decor.
For the first time since living in France I experienced my first French restaurant scandal.
We discreetly pointed out the chicken bone, and already eaten to the bone olive pit, found in the salad dish served to Karen. Spectacular theatrics, the offensive dish swished away from under our noses and a replacement suggested.

No thank you.

After 10 minutes of disregard for our group we all subsequently lost our appetite. As a local I should have taken matters in hand, yet the Vancouverite discreetness of the dinner guests did not permit. Left in silence with our plates, we in turn deserted them, half eaten. The dessert menu was presented. Serious, silent, negative nods from our party of 6. The bill was presented. The objectionable plate was not accounted for. Great disease. My sister in law simply wanted an apology, never stated, whispered nor thought of by any of the Colbert staff. My private words to the manager triggered a puppet like obsequious performance at our table, even more embarrassing than the non existent and sincere apologetic behavior that is naturally expected in such restaurateur 'accidents'. A simple verbal excuse with a fresh glass of champagne to help the image of chicken bone and olive pit disappear would have made, even the children at the table, forget this incident. Never again! Paris is swapped with passionate cooks from all over the world settled in Paris to bring us their updated and 21st century version of French food. Leave the monuments to the monuments and the French culinary table to those who are in it for the passion and not for stealing tourists of their beautiful idea of the French culinary treasures.
SF PARIS 2eme

  • Visited July 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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“Don't Waste your Time”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

should have know what I was getting into....my daughter chose to eat here ( yes because of the movie"something's got to give"..which they dont let u forget because they have a poster & the movie playing by the bathroom) they restaurant is located on " 2 rue vivenne"t which is rather dull street, nothing around.. Le Grand Colbert is dated.,.we were seated in the front of the restaurant ( along with all the other tourist & a bus tour of about 50ppl) & in the back was all the local's who the owner seemed to know & greeted them warmly. Our server was really nice ,spoke excellent english..but the food was just so-so the steak was "blah" fries seemed like they were "frozen".to be honest nothing special about this place, it is a tourist trap for sure!! There are so many other restaurants that has better food & ambiance..u know that French" it" factor!!

Visited June 2013
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“A fantastic place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013 via mobile

Mom and I went to Paris in April and she's a huge Something's Gotta Give fan. The food was superb and the service was excellent. I highly recommend you have the duck and the creme brûlée.

  • Visited April 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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“Delicious food and great ambience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

We had a delicious lunch here in a splendid ambience. As non-meat eaters, it was wonderful to find many seafood options on the menus along with an abundance of vegetables.

I recommend it highly!

Visited July 2013
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