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Backstage cafe

$$ - $$$
French, Bar, European, Pub, Contemporary
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31 B rue de la Gaite, 75014 Paris, France
+33 1 43 20 68 59
10:00 am - 2:00 am
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Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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106 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place is located just in face of the "Teatre de la Gaite" and everything is organize to get you good food and drinks within short times thanks to well organized and nice staff. The place is nicely decorated and the large windows on te two building faces allow enjoying the view on the streets.

Thank S O
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85 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed March 30, 2017

Lovely place, lovely food! Staff is professional and very friendly! A great and warm island in a cold and always beautiful Paris!

Thank Elifreee
san francisco
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed May 18, 2016

three of us went here for lunch! very good food at Paris prices! I had salmon, my partner had a burger, my sister-in-law had pasta. Very good service.

Thank travelingfool33
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97 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

We walked nearby this resturant when it started to rain so we just walked in. It was a great surprise! The steak I had was perfect and my freind had a tender chicken breast. The service was perfect. All together a wonderful dinner and moderately priced.

Thank adans1
2 reviews
Reviewed December 10, 2015

i had great burger with foie gras salad and french fries, recomended. nice athmosphere. quiet. staff was very friendly.

Thank Jindřich C
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed November 24, 2015

Friendly and efficient service and a reliable French menu, perfectly prepared and served. The cod was delicious.

Thank Shortbreads
Chisinau, Moldova
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63 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed August 6, 2015

We went to this place for dinner as a group of 9, because it was really close to the hotel, and it looked nice from the street. The food was truly delicious - try the Foie Gras, Tuna Steak, Smoked Salmon Salad, anything really. Pricing was decent for this type of establishment. Service was ok for Paris, nothing to write... More 

Thank Teodor B
London, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed January 23, 2015

Great place, as 2 English people we wern't brave enough to try the many french places around the area but then found this which looked good enough to be able to hellp our limited french. A great choice as the waiter spoke superb English he brought the english menu that was a literal translation from the French menu and funnily... More 

1 Thank John D
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142 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed May 18, 2014

Went there to have a drink and ordered two cocktails for 10 € each. A small beer comes at 8 €. Cocktails were not great at all. Service was "OK", not great. Can't comment on the food but I would not return for drinks only.

Thank tkwetina
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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70 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed May 17, 2013

It was busy and we waited a little, but it was sooooo worth it!. My steak was yummy and priced well. Very trendy restaurant and it seems that a lot business people come here to eat. Never got treated differently or anything.

1 Thank dallylta2

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$13 - $45
French, Bar, European, Pub, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Open Hours
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31 B rue de la Gaite, 75014 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Montparnasse
  • Neighborhood: Montparnasse
  • Phone Number: +33 1 43 20 68 59
Opened since 2002 at the heart of the district Montparnasse, Backstage Cafe became the major restaurant of gaite street , the Mecca of the theatrical culture. In an atmosphere cosy with a magnificent lounge decoration, and an immense glazed facade which can open on a terrace, you can taste a good revisited traditional cooking with fresh products. Backstage Cafe is the good address for a lunch (lunch set menu 16€) or a quality dinner with a selection of owners' wines or simply to taste some cocktails with friends.

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Staying in Montparnasse

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The namesake tower of Montparnasse dominates over the landscape but the fun part is the throbbing life that goes on below it. Bright lights, busy cinemas, brasseries and diners encompass hidden museums and parks to entertain the masses. Long avenues lead away from the tower to take you to unsuspecting places and historical monuments and treasures. In between lie adorable ivy-covered houses with beams and small gardens to match. Just a short metro ride away from the center of Paris this neighborhood has something for every hour of the day.
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