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Le Tournebievre

#82 of 13,489 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighborhood:
Odeon / Saint-Michel
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65, Quai de la Tournelle, 75005 Paris, France
+33 1 44 07 27 34
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11:45 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Tue - Sun 11:45 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Oakville, Canada
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

July 14 2016, A re-visit after a walk on Ile de St Louis, since we were there 3 years ago. The cafe was empty and we were not sure it was open since it was La Fete Nationale (Bastille Day). Our friendly waiter explained the restaurant has changed ownership six months prior. The quality and service has not suffered and... More 

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philadelphia
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant is just off the Seine near Notre Dame, easy to get to. It offers al fresco dining and seats inside. We ate on a drizzly evening and it was very comfortable inside. The hostess was very attentive and helpful. We enjoyed two starters (including a delicious shrimp soup), a halibut special (quite good), and an apricot dessert that... More 

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Addison, Illinois
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28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is in a great location along the Seine with a view of Notre Dame. It has a friendly helpful staff that speaks English. We found our food to be pretty good with a limited but quality wine list. If you are in the 5th, it is worth going to.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fantastic meal at Le Tournebievre. The food was excellent, as was the service, and the restaurant is in great location, right next to the seine. Would definitely recommend.

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France
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

A friend recommended this restaurant and so we dinned the other night. Staff were very well trained and gave us a lovely night. Food was excellent we shall visit again.

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Elm Grove, Wisconsin
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

We visited Le Tournebievre on the evening of May 5th, during our Paris vacation to celebrate our tenth wedding anniversary; we had identified it beforehand via Tripadvisor. The "excellent" reviews are right on: it's tiny, intimate, friendly -- and features truly memorable cuisine. You don't need to know what's good here -- it all is. At one point I asked... More 

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Paris, France
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

Went there with 2 colleagues for lunch and we decided to go for the normal dinner menu (that was lunch) hence we had the full 3 course high end meal. It was a wonderful moment. The entrés were excellent (fish soup, burrata) accompanied by a very nice olive-based butter. Loved the bread too. That was followed by a perfectly cooked... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

We visited the Restaurant on a Saturday and additionally it was my girlfriends birthday. We ate a menu and everything tasted really good. Best Meal we had in Paris all weekend. Furthermore for dessert my girlfriend got a candle with her dessert because of our birthday. The staff is also really nice and helpfull. They explained each dish and even... More 

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Alexandria, VA
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123 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

We dined here for our 20th wedding anniversary. Apparently this tiny restaurant, across from Notre Dame, changed owner and chef in February 2016 so it appears to be still finding its place. Our server was extremely accommodating (and spoke good English also). The menu was limited to four appetizers and four entrees. I had an appetizer of snails -- these... More 

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Thank Mary A
Tournebievre, Propriétaire at Le Tournebievre, responded to this review

hello, Thank you for your interesting and productives remarks ...We hope to see you soon in our restaurant. Best regards christian gailliard chef of the tournebievre More 

Chicago
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51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

We celebrated my daughters birthday here...basically stayed open and gook great care of us. (we were the only ones in the bistro). Food was great, atmosphere charming, and staff delightful. thanks

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Tournebievre, Propriétaire at Le Tournebievre, responded to this review

hello thank you for taking time to write an advice on tripadvisor and we wished also to have more clients during that night!!!!!! Hope to see you son christian gailliard chef of the tournebievre More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$43 - $55
Cuisine
French, Gluten Free, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:45 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
11:45 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
11:45 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
11:45 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
11:45 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
11:45 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 65, Quai de la Tournelle, 75005 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Odeon / Saint-Michel
  • Neighborhood: Odeon / Saint-Michel
  • Phone Number: +33 1 44 07 27 34
Description
On the banks of the Seine, moments from Paris' Ile de la Cite and within easy reach of Paris' most celebrated landmarks is Le Tournebièvre restaurant . The first thing that will undoubtedly strike you about the restaurant (formerly Le Rencard Gourmand) is the breathtaking view across the river. But quite apart from the fairytale setting, Le Tournebièvre is special in its own right. Its classic French bistro cuisine is hugely popular with locals so it provides a real Parisian experience, quite apart from the usual tourist-version of Parisian dining. The simple bistro interior is accompanied, in the summer months, with pavement dining under a wide, shady awning. The traditional French menu is created using fine, seasonal ingredients, with a wide choice for all tastes. And, sacre bleu, the service at Le Tournebièvre is both professional and genuinely friendly.

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Odeon / Saint-Michel
As the bustling center of entertainment for the residents of the Rive Gauche, the activity at Odéon never stops. Boulevards are lined with traditional cafes, restaurants, and boutique cinemas. The streets surrounding the fountain at Saint-Michel provide eateries from around the world. Lively bars are just next door and the prototypical terraced French brasserie is on every corner. The setting for this area is second to none; the Haussmann-style boulevards are contrasted by monumental architecture and overshadowed by the iconic Notre Dame, all within a moment’s walk from the Seine. This neighborhood's world-famous bookshops, cafés, and streets will not fail to impress you.
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