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La Maison de Verlaine

#163 of 13,487 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
Quartier Latin
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39 rue Descartes, 75005 Paris, France
+33 1 43 26 39 15
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Thu - Tue 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri - Tue 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The restaurant is located in a nice area behind the Pantheon, so you could combine it with a visit there. Nice atmosphere, and relatively quieter area than the more touristy roads of Quarter Latin. The food was OK, but nothing really gourmet or special. You feel full afterwards and the staff are very friendly.

Thank maryaparis
Alicante, Spain
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84 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I went here with my daughter and her boyfriend on a Friday night. Very enjoyable evening. Very friendly and attentive service, and good if unspectacular food, but good value for money. The area is a lot of fun, so this is a good place to go.

Thank Peter C
London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I visited La Maison de Verlaine last week with my girlfriend on our first night in Paris, and this is a true gem of a restaurant. Everything from the warm welcome we received when we arrived, to the incredible food and the wonderful staff, really made this a special evening. The music was also perfect! The prices are extremely reasonable,... More 

Thank Avi186338
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was gorgeous, especially the foie gras. Service was good and friendly, and the price was reasonable for a 3 course meal and wine! The only downside is that seating is a bit cosy outside (we were sat basically right next to another couple), but it's not a big problem as there's a lovely atmosphere. Would definitely recommend!

Thank serena18sekhon
San Francisco, California
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625 reviews
426 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You would think, given the strip that La MDV is located on, that it would be sort of touristy and ground down by having to serve groups of loud-talking Americans. But no! Super gracious and attentive folks, terrific menus at good prices, many delicious options. For us pescatarians. This really is dinner in Paris as it should be. We are... More 

Thank Yog-Sothoth
Calgary, Canada
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is tucked away towards the end of the Latin Quarter, which is a shame as it is a great little place. The service was fantastic as we showed up just before 9pm and they were able to get our orders done in great time. We started with french onion soup, which was a tad bland, scallops which were... More 

Thank Chantel P
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were in Paris for my girlfriend's birthday and I booked a romantic birthday dinner at Le Maison de Verlaine after reading very good reviews and looking at their menu. We were not disappointed! The maître d' greeted us immediately with a huge smile and let us sit where we liked outside. Along with his waiting staff, he was very... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Great evening out - we had the formula with the champagne...the duck was delicious, the steak beautifully cooked, and the fish yum! The deserts were all enjoyable...we had a lovely evening and will be back...well worth the visit if you are out and about in the 5th.

1 Thank Michael H
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

The Maison de Verlaine was recommended to us and we are so grateful it was. Set in the Latin Quarter, on the Left Bank and close to the Pantheon, it's a short distance from a pretty little square, ideal for pre-dinner drinks. We had salmon and duck liver pate to start, both very nice. We both had the steak, it's... More 

1 Thank Something-Wonderful
Limerick, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

On a recent trip this restaurant was recommended. It is a charming restaurant with beautiful food, friendly service and excellent value. There is a wide range of menus to chose from and they are all very good value as we went back two nights later. It is in the beautiful left bank and the staff are very attentive without being... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $39
French, European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39 rue Descartes, 75005 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Quartier Latin
  • Neighborhood: Quartier Latin
  • Phone Number: +33 1 43 26 39 15

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Staying in Quartier Latin

Neighborhood Profile
Quartier Latin
The Latin Quarter bursts with intellectual life, architectural splendor and ongoing merriment. The small streets are filled with classical buildings, student bars and lively eateries while the squares are dominated by historic monuments. The area is defined by the 800-year-old Sorbonne University, where Latin once prevailed, and is famous for the Pantheon which celebrates the great men and women of France. During the day students rush from classes to the library and intellectuals people watch from the terraced cafés. As night time falls the surrounding establishments fill up and the merriment really begins. The liveliest parts are around Rue Mouffetard, lined with crêperies and international street food eateries, and Place de la Contrescarpe characterised by terraced brasseries, this neighborhood provides real nourishment for the mind, belly, and soul.
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