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La Bonne Excuse

#23 of 13,474 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood:
Tour Eiffel / Invalides
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48 rue de Verneuil, 75007 Paris, France
01 42 61 50 21
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Monday
Closed
Hours:
Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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San Francisco, California
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136 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service and food were both excellent. We had a quiet, interesting dinner -- a bottle of good wine and a happy night. Our food was inventive, fresh and well served. Exactly what we look for on when we go out without kids, hoping to be pleasantly surprised and in a great mood after dinner. Also felt welcomed which can... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food here is beautiful. Booked after reading reviews for our final night in Paris and it did not disappoint. The lamb was the most succulent I have ever tasted and it was all presented beautifully. I would definitely recommend this small restaurant for a romantic special meal. We booked a table for half 9 via email before we arrived,... More 

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120 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It has been 3 years since I ate here and I decided to bring 4 friends for dinner last week. The service was impeccable and every bite was perfection. Most of us ordered the cod on a bed of artichoke hearts with two sauces. And we split desserts. The restaurant is small and cozy. The owner is welcoming and charming... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

Very expensive meal and not the best. Did like the lobster appetizer (22 euro) but otherwise nothing special.

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Sonoma, California
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

After reading other Tripadvisor reviews on this restaurant, we decided to try it out for a special birthday dinner. Not only were we not disappointed, we were overwhelmed with the excellence of superb service and beautifully prepared meals--the best we had during our one-week stay in Paris. Thanks to La Bonne Excuse, this birthday will be long remembered.

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Panjim, India
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

This restaurant was our family's final meal after traveling for six weeks this summer through 10 countries. Based on the reviews on this site, and the "excellent" to "very good" ratio, we assumed we couldn't go wrong. The truth is the food, service and ambiance were not terrible, and I could have given La Bonne Excuse an "average" rating rather... More 

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philadelphia
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

Christine and I enjoyed our first meal in Paris at La Bonne Excuse, slightly jet-lagged and tired after a lot of walking. Overall it was an excellent meal and reasonably priced, though it's not an inexpensive meal (85 Euros for carafe of wine, and 1 appetizer, 1 entree, and 1 dessert -- we split everything). This is a restaurant that... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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71 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

A charming, delectable star, the staff were lovely, the chef clearly in love with his creations. A winner.

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vancouver, b.c.
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81 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

We went for lunch based on all the positive Tripadvisor recommendations. It was good but not outstanding. They had two lunch specials, so we had one of each. The shrimp/mango appetizer was good. My pork with crackling was very good, but the swordfish was just OK. We shared the strawberry dessert which was quite plain except for the sesame wafer... More 

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London
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

I was lucky and chose well but my boyfriend was disappointed. It's in a nice, quite quiet location and despite it being a Friday night less than half of the tables were taken when we arrived at 9pm. The service was friendly though and you can see into the tiny kitchen - 2 chefs and one waitress. I had the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
French
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48 rue de Verneuil, 75007 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Tour Eiffel / Invalides
  • Neighborhood: Tour Eiffel / Invalides
  • Phone Number: 01 42 61 50 21

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Tour Eiffel / Invalides
With the Eiffel Tower at its core, the Invalides area of Paris is guaranteed to impress. Golden towers and Baron Haussmann's urban vision meet military precision, stretching avenues, and luscious lawns. The area boasts the Musée D’Orsay, the tomb of Napoleon, the National Parliament and UNESCO, as well as luxurious, exclusive residences. In fine restaurants and at the weekend markets, families, diplomats, and politicians brush shoulders with the tourists who come to see this postcard-perfect area for themselves.
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