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La Bourse et La Vie

12 rue Vivienne, 75002 Paris, France
+33 1 42 60 08 83
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“pot au feu” (19 reviews)
“steak frites” (26 reviews)
Opens in 14 min
French, European
$$ - $$$
12 rue Vivienne, 75002 Paris, France
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went here bc of chef blogger David Lebovitz’s stellar recommendation, and was not disappointed but not as wowed as I expected to be. Pros- popped in at 730 on a Tuesday and they accommodated us without a reservation; very friendly and non-snooty waitstaff who happily...More

Thank Kate B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Every part of this meal was perfect. The service. The fresh tomato with feta appetizer. The lovely aged beef with frites and peppercorn sauce. The thym sorbet with olive oil and dark chocolate. For dessert. We loved Daniel Rose's restaurant, Spring, and we're sorry to...More

Thank 968julieam
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went there with my wife yesterday and got the rib eye as a main and we shared the chocolate mousse. The steak was awful - very very fatty and chewy, and to top it off, got food poisoning. There go 2 days of our 6-day...More

1  Thank George G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner there last night. Appetizer of tomatoes was unappealing, I had chicken that was dried out, could hardly cut it, my husband had the steak which was practically inedible, the french fries not that good. Well intentioned but did not deliver.

1  Thank lamskeez
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is small, maybe 12 tables upstairs, a small bar downstairs while you wait. Grand windows that open onto the street. The bartender a French woman who lived in the States for years and is super nice, gives a good pour, knows her wines and...More

Thank christian m
Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

Maxim our waiter began very professional and friendly. We ordered an array of dishes to share between four of us, including two rib eye steaks. One medium-rare, and one well done. Entrees were nice but the steak was very chewy and we could not eat...More

Thank Jessica C
Reviewed July 17, 2018

First of all, readers should be aware that this place is expensive. However, if you are up for a real treat even if the price is dear, then you shouldn't miss this hidden gem. My friends and I had everything, from appetizers to dessert with...More

Thank IAP65
Reviewed July 15, 2018

The restaurant is owned by American Daniel Rose and was a nice retreat from the neighborhood hustle and bustle near The Louvre. The service was polite. Not the best steak frites I've ever had, the steak was rather tough and with too much gravy, but...More

Thank uwred1
Reviewed July 13, 2018 via mobile

You must make reservations.! Hearty portions. The fresh tomato salad with cheese was Savory. The veal stew was exceptional.Great service ,English spoken ,good wine list. We eat here every time we come to Paris.

Thank lilliputcottage
Reviewed June 14, 2018

One of the best steak frites, fine green salad, melting fois gras. Went twice in a week. Charming and friendly staff. . .

Thank chris d
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
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Not sure but as it is at the level of the street I think it will not be an issue. Hope it is helpful. Regards
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$41 - $58
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 rue Vivienne, 75002 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Opera / Bourse
  • Neighborhood: Opera / Bourse
  • Phone Number: +33 1 42 60 08 83
  • E-mail
La Bourse et La Vie is a traditional "Bistrot du Quartier" conveniently located between the Palais Royal and the Bourse de Paris in Paris' 2e arrondissement. The restaurant offers guests the epitome of French gourmandise - the highest quality ingredients, excellence in the kitchen, abundance, generosity, and of course, a respect for tradition.
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