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Brasserie Bofinger

5 rue de la Bastille, 75004 Paris, France
+33 1 42 72 87 82
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good40%
  • Average15%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible7%
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“sauerkraut” (116 reviews)
“choucroute” (106 reviews)
“oysters” (177 reviews)
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French, Seafood, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
5 rue de la Bastille, 75004 Paris, France
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Reviewed 2 days ago

So many good restaurants gone. So many others have forgotten how to cook. "Bofinger" is still as good as my first meal in middle of the last century. The quality of the food undiminished. Service excellent. Don't miss it.

Thank Davidicus
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited based on reviews from Rick Steves and TripAdvisor. We had no trouble making our reservation and we were pleased and appreciative that our request to sit on the main floor was observed. There were three of us, dressed well as it was a...More

Thank N612BFjuliac
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Service is so poor and food quality is just so bad! We had to wait to 1 hour to get no decent French cuisine! Just avoid this place

Thank Claire N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Of course could be expense for someone but money's worth. Amazing sea food, service very professional and kind.

Thank Lucianomaiorino
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The ambiance is perfect, it has everything what you expect from a french bistro. But the food was actually very disappointing. The Sole was cold when served and the peppersause with the beef was not a peppersause at all. The classic sauerkraut was perfect and...More

Thank Sander G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff and food here are always excellent. A beautiful brasserie, full of charm and elegance. A real sense of the old Paris. The Veau Viennoise was the best I've ever had - very tender, not dry, yet crispy on the outside. The Croze Hermitage...More

Thank Ranipuss
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent Alsatian cuisine. Well prepared food, great pretzels and good wine list. Right off the Bastille metro. I highly recommend it.

Thank jw s
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I ate at this restaurant perhaps twenty years ago. I can’t recall too much about the food but I remember the beautiful setting of almost belle epoch era. A traditional French brasserie. A place with a history in Paris. I read some of the current...More

Thank Richard R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to this brasserie on a recommendation and we were not disappointed. The restaurant has an old world charm about and everyone was happy with their choices. My seafood ravioli were excellent, and the crepe was amazing...

Thank marina88-60
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I came here as the guest of a French gentleman 25 years ago, had the choucroute (which he recommended) and loved it. Returned because my husband was craving choucroute, and Bofinger lived up to my memories. It hasn't changed at all. The choucroute was delicious,...More

Thank pirula778
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March 28, 2017|
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Response from Tekaia R | Reviewed this property |
No reason to go back. All this restaurant PR is its history, mainly the ceiling verriere and its original Bathroom/ toilets. So when you see it ince, it is enough. Invite friends to go but don't go again. Related to... More
November 12, 2015|
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Response from LaBrasserieF | Property representative |
Bonjour, Notre dernière commande est prise à 15h, ensuite on vous sert votre déjeuner sans problème de temps. Au plaisir de vous accueillir Service commercial
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February 6, 2015|
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Response from artnik | Reviewed this property |
Hi -- I reviewed Bofinger on Trip Advisor in November and my main comment was how ill-equipped they were for the vegetarians in the group. Plus they had some attitude about it. They served essentially the same thing for both... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$36 - $68
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 12:00 AM
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12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 12:00 AM
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12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 12:30 AM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 12:30 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 rue de la Bastille, 75004 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Le Marais
  • Neighborhood: Le Marais
  • Phone Number: +33 1 42 72 87 82
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Founded in 1864 mere steps from the Place des Vosges and Place de la Bastille, Brasserie Bofinger is considered to be the "most beautiful brasserie in Paris". Deep in the heart of Paris' 4th arrondissement in a Belle Epoque setting, come discover the refined quality of a traditional Alsatian meal.
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