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Firmin le Barbier

20 rue de Monttessuy, 75007 Paris, France
+33 1 45 51 21 55
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
Travelers talk about
“foie gras” (18 reviews)
“lemon tart” (6 reviews)
“snails” (7 reviews)
Closes in 17 min
French, Fusion, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
20 rue de Monttessuy, 75007 Paris, France
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a disappointment! We had booked a table for 10 (!), 7 adults, 3 kids. Seemed like the perfect place prior to our Eifel tower visit. We asked for menu options for kids: none, only angus beef (min. 1 kg) with potatoes. We agreed go...More

Thank Jan S
Alexandre V, Propriétaire at Firmin le Barbier, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Sir, I wish I could use time in a more constructive manner than answering this comment. You probably felt better after you wrote such a slander review so as to take revenge... unfortunately your argument simply doesn't make sense. If you were just really willing...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant has a very cosy sincere feeling to it. It is situated in a quiet lane with an excellent view of the Eiffel Tower from the outside tables. Very nice and welcoming service from the moment I walked in. Both waitress and chef speak...More

Thank Mitchell S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Gigi is the best host and Chef Alex never disappoints. Found this treasure of a restaurant on our first trip to Paris and have returned for every visit since.

Thank Stacey D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Husband and wife, chef owned establishment offers a small, intimate dining experience. We found the owners to be friendly and very helpful. The menu is small just like the venue but everything is exceptionally prepared. The escargot, duck, white fish all superbly done. Highly recommended.

Thank zman-nh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Found this place accidentally. Seated immediately without a reservation at lunchtime. Great attentive service and beautifully cooked food. Snails for entree. Fish for mains. Would go again gladly.

Thank Richard W
Reviewed July 2, 2018

This restaurant is in a nice location on a quest street that has a wonderful view of the Eiffel Tower (not from inside the restaurant but from the street, see photo). We were greeted and seated by the owner/manager(?). There is an enthusiasm and pride...More

Thank MisterCheeky
Reviewed June 30, 2018 via mobile

After making our reservations a few weeks before travelling to Paris it was risky as I only had online reviews to go by. We always try to dine at authentic & more intimate locales when visiting foreign countries & this ticks all those boxes. We...More

Thank YNWATravelBug
Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

After searching google for a French restaurant, there was surprisingly few that came up & our hotel was near the Eiffel Tower! Forming Le Barbier was the closest in proximity, so I reviewed TripAdvisor & noted it was highly regarded. I concur, I can not...More

Thank Ashleigh B
Reviewed May 16, 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed escargot and salad for starter, duck and vegetable plate for main dish, and chocolate tart and candied pink almond dessert. Service was impeccable, presentation was beautiful, and food was light and tasty. Wonderful meal for our last night in Paris.

Thank wmst0329
Reviewed May 14, 2018

The Lady- owner, was extremely rude once we decided not to take a menu but only an apero, main course and dessert. It was a terrible experience and I am also surprised that people find the quality of the food so go. It was jut...More

Thank koen2811
Alexandre V, Propriétaire at Firmin le Barbier, responded to this reviewResponded May 15, 2018

Sir, My name is Alexandre Vialatte, owner and Chef de Cuisine of Bistrot Firmin le barbier. Our kitchen being opened and facing the entrance, I am able to see every people coming in. It is regrettable the moment you came in, you displayed a face...More

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Kim P
August 14, 2015|
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Response from Carolynvonm | Reviewed this property |
There were 2 children at the restaurant when we visited - about 6 or 8 years old - and they looked very happy! I agree with the previous post that there probably aren't high chairs or booster seats. The menu is fairly... More
David G
July 11, 2015|
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Response from Carolynvonm | Reviewed this property |
Firmin le Barbier is what I would describe as "upscale casual." A jacket and tie is not required. I wore a simple summer dress and my husband wore khakis and a collared shirt. That seemed to be the norm there. Enjoy - it's... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$44 - $73
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 rue de Monttessuy, 75007 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Tour Eiffel / Invalides
  • Neighborhood: Tour Eiffel / Invalides
  • Phone Number: +33 1 45 51 21 55
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