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Au General Lafayette

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Opera / Bourse
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52 rue la Lafayette, 75009 Paris, France
+33 1 47 70 59 08
7:30 am - 4:00 am
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 4:00 am
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Saskatoon, Canada
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed October 15, 2012

This restaurant is typical french restaurant in Paris....... but definitely better than one of bars/pubs if you want a dinner meal. The food selection was very good and averagely priced. Our meals came quickly and as we had ordered. The portions were big and filling. I recommend this restaurant for a nice evening out without it costing a huge amount.

Thank Finni2007
Bristol, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed August 14, 2012

Given it's been listed as one of the top 50 places to drink a beer, we went for a visit whilst in Paris. Not that exciting as it's a fairly typical Paris cafe on a non-descript street. Beer range was ok but fairly normally for a bar of this nature.

Thank Mark G
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145 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed May 31, 2012

We went as a company of 4; waiters attitude - unfortunately similar to a lot of places in Paris - was pretentious and infriendly, our meals pricey and average at best.

1 Thank ktot
Pensacola, FL
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59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed May 28, 2012

Just got into town and ate here at the recommendation of the staff at the Jules Hotel. We enjoyed our meal here and the staff was most helpful with the menu and food suggestions.

Thank jhclarkfl
Hertford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed May 9, 2012

This was more a restaurant than a bistro and had a wide ranging menu from burgers to snails. The prices were the same as everywhere, main courses around 17-20 Euro. The waiters were very friendly and helpful and spoke English. The service was quick and efficient. The menu was also available in English. The decor was lovely - Art Deco-ish... More 

1 Thank kingfisher-2010
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55 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed January 6, 2012

This is a nice and good bistro in Paris, the food is simple but fine: very good meat and onion soup. The place is beautiful, in a nice position just neat the mlst important views of Paris with a long choice of biers; one important point is that is almost always open. The service is fast, polite and even fun.... More 

1 Thank Vapedro33
Istanbul, Turkey
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85 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed November 25, 2011

i like all about bistros: you feel entering to your mother's home, it smell always the best dishes you like to eat, they serve you wonderful food and desert and want you to be happy :) it was the same way, i entered to a very nice place, said hello to each other with staff, as we knew each other... More 

Thank cnkyldrm
Paris, France
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122 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed November 13, 2011

We stayed opposite here and this was the only place we found quickly. Service was quick and menu had enough choice to find something suitable. OK for a quick drink too. Wouldn't go out of my way to book and would count on it as a back up.

Thank bermondsey_traveller
Brisbane, Australia
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed October 12, 2011

We found this restaurant on out first afternoon in Paris and after our first meal there returned a couple more evenings. The service was excellent and he restaurant had a lovely ambience of old Paris. The confit duck and creme brulee the highlights of the menu but ,any more options available. excellent wine by the glass.

2 Thank RosieR4
London, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed August 29, 2011

I went to this restaurant as I'd seen a recommendation for its andouillette, and this was what I was exactly in the mood for eating that Saturday night. It was a hot night so must of us sat outside - not particularly pleasant as you're sitting on the busy Rue La Fayette. The weather was obviously not the bar's fault... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $33
French, Bar, European
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
7:30 am - 4:00 am
7:30 am - 4:00 am
7:30 am - 4:00 am
7:30 am - 4:00 am
7:30 am - 4:00 am
7:30 am - 4:00 am
7:30 am - 4:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 52 rue la Lafayette, 75009 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Opera / Bourse
  • Neighborhood: Opera / Bourse
  • Phone Number: +33 1 47 70 59 08

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Neighborhood Profile
Opera / Bourse
The neighborhood around Opéra and Bourse is a belle époque paradise of grand boulevards, refined arcades, and mass-market art-nouveau entertainment. Here, modern day workers continue to take advantage of the legacy that nobility and finance left in the 19th century. Brightly-lit brasseries, theaters, and cinemas sit side by side with French bistros predominating in one area and Japanese restaurants in another. The area is most famous for the Palais Garnier opera house and glamorous department stores.
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