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“Fantastic place for friends or business lunch” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Zimmer Cafe

Zimmer Cafe
1, place du Chatelet, 75001 Paris, France (Hôtel-de-Ville)
01 42 36 74 03
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Ranked #1,893 of 13,373 Restaurants in Paris
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Hôtel-de-Ville
Singapore, Singapore
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“Fantastic place for friends or business lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

I recently discovered this restaurant thanks to one of Pais's best couturiers. They serve decent salads and cafe gourmand and the service is excellent. Centrally located in Place du Chatalet close to the rue de rivoli, a central shopping district. The food is not expensive and of generous portions. You will see many of the local merchants doing their business over lunch here.

Only recommendation : Be careful of the gypsy children that run in and out of such a central location stealing. The waiters do their best to keep them out but its always best in Paris to keep your valuables close to you.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Palm Springs, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Casual Elegant Zimmer”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

We had dinner here once and breakfast every day. It's a step above the usual bite to eat brasserie. Breakfast has many options from to choose from ranging from 9 euros up. The room is plush and the service is efficient. Dinner is busier. Make reservations and you'll get seated in the back where it is a bit quieter. The food is really good for brasserie food. If you are a foodie looking for sophisticated fare you could do better at Balzar or another smaller place like Benoit, but you'll pay more, so if you want a good meal at a good price in a casual elegant setting (albeit a packed one, like most Paris restaurants) then Zimmer is a good choice.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Orlando, Florida, United States
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“Excellent food, rasonable price and solid service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

We dined here late night on December 4th after an opera showing. The place was still packed and buzzing. I enjoyed the duck confit and my boyfriend had the Thai Chicken. My duck was outstanding but his entree was only average. We shared a chocolate cake for dessert which was remarkable. It was the best dessert we had on our trip and we ate a shameful amount of sweets while there, so this is saying something. Our server was prompt, courteous and spoke English well. Overall, this was a very nice end to a special 30th birthday in Paris.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Fishers, Indiana
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Breakfast with typical rude behavior”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

We stopped by for breakfast but encountered rude waiter so we just ended up having coffee and talking with an English couple who were warming up.

Visited November 2012
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North wales
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“Nice place to eat”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

The zimmer was a nice place to sit and people watch. Also a nice place to eat late night. The food was great and prices are good for europe.

Visited November 2012
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