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L'elephant du Nil

#2,640 of 13,462 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
Le Marais
French, Bar
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125 rue Saint Antoine, 75004 Paris, France
7:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 am
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Brussels, Belgium
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

On a recent trip to Paris, we were walking around the area of St Paul and found this small bistro where we had lunch. We all had plat du jour which was actually quite tasty, big portions ( maybe a bit too big), great housewine and delicious bread. Apparetly the coffee was really good too. I would go back there... More 

Thank vidainbrussels
London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my boyfriend had lunch here earlier today. The vegetarian opinions are somewhat limited so we settled for a veggie omelette & pesto pasta. The waitress was very quick and attentive. The food was okay but nothing to write home about. Reasonably priced as we paid about €22 for both our lunches (not including drinks) Wouldn't rush back but... More 

1 Thank ckatmat_22
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59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

Loved this small brasserie! The owner is having fun and the staff transpires "joie de vivre". Everything we ate was perfect! Simple food all home made. The café gourmand is just to die for: lemon tart, brulée and moist chocolate cake...yummy. Going back soon.. For sure. Ps if you do not like music then go somewhere else. Ps did i... More 

1 Thank K-roPerth
Houston, Texas
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346 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Nice cafe in the lovely Le Marais neighborhood to just grab a drink and people-watch! Located right next to the St Paul station, L'Elephant is perfect to sit down for a nice cup of coffee before you have to ride the metro to somewhere, which was what I did! Each cup is less than €5 so nothing too expensive. Definitely... More 

1 Thank Jay Y
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

Nice place, nice music... At night they turn on the music and play some nice music. The food is good.

1 Thank Eden H
La Palma, Spain
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

If you are looking for a place with a nice atmosphere and life at 'The Marais', this is the one. Delicious 'tartare de bœuf' and fresh dishes, as well as a good assortment of drinks. Very friendly service. The bar also organizes amusing concerts that you can enjoy while eating or just having a drink. Your meeting point at 'Le... More 

1 Thank VillasLosPajero... B
Fairfax, Virginia, USA
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125 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We ordered beef tartar, Supreme Chicken, Pasta with Pesto, Pasta with Tomato and Basil sauce, Duck Confit and White Fish. All the dishes were good except White Fish. It was very dry without any sauce and it was all mushed and shredded like shredded chicken. Totally bland. For dessert we ordered Crème Brulee and it was good. Prices were very... More 

1 Thank Yusuf M
Grenoble, France
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135 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We visited this little bistro on their Saloon night so the place was decked out in a Western theme. Being a group of 6 we had to wait a little to get a table so definitely book ahead if you can as the place was packed with locals. The wait staff were amazing - it was my second visit to... More 

1 Thank cdg04
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92 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Perfect spot to enjoy coffee, drink or meal. Late night music, good prices, friendly staff. We enjoyed every visit we made to it.

Thank Mits F
Dorset, United Kingdom
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405 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Saw this restaurant on the main road and it looked inviting- with outside seating. Good measures and very friendly staff- although we did not eat, the food we saw passing us looked very delicious.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
French, Bar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 2:00 am
7:00 am - 2:00 am
7:00 am - 2:00 am
7:00 am - 2:00 am
7:00 am - 2:00 am
7:00 am - 2:00 am
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 125 rue Saint Antoine, 75004 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Le Marais
  • Neighborhood: Le Marais
  • Phone Number: 0142741812

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Le Marais

Neighborhood Profile
Le Marais
The Marais is a winding maze of multi-faceted streets that beg to be explored. It bursts with small boutiques, historic buildings, cozy traditional restaurants, and hidden parks. Around each corner, you'll come across little gems of architecture spanning the centuries, from understated medieval towers to classical libraries and 17th century splendor. This neighborhood unites a rich mix of people of all ages, but it's best known for the gay scene mostly in the south and the Jewish community around Rue des Rosiers.
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