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La Maison de Verlaine

#196 of 13,470 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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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found this by chance just beyond the Pantheon - sat outside on a balmy evening - the food was excellent and the menu had such a range of delights. the service was first class. I was really pleased to have found this restaurant.

Thank Richard J
Austin, Texas
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is excellent, and well-priced with two menu options, one around €23 and the other €29. Both have great food choices. I had the duck appetizer, steak main plate, and chocolate mousse for dessert. All tasted amazing and was brought out in a timely manner. Up until the end of dinner, service had been attentive and great. The... More 

Thank macohen23
Providence, Rhode Island
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Though I was staying in the Latin Quarter during my first visit to Paris, I waited until the last night to eat in a local establishment, closer to my flat. I read great reviews about La Maison de Verlaine, but they didn't quite do this establishment justice. If you are looking for a more traditional french menu with extremely friendly... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

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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87 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

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 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

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 July 16, 2016

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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630 reviews
430 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

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 

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Calgary, Canada
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 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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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
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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