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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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“choucroute” (101 reviews)
“oysters” (171 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 via mobile

i’ve been coming to Bofinger for 20 years... i still love the place and thetineless atmosphere. The food is still good, the meat good and the fruits de mer perfect. this time i was disappointed though in how the place is going downhill and staff...More

Thank erik z
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Bofinger has been a favourite place for me for these past 40 years. It’s been through ups and downs, it’s become shabby and neglected, but until today, the basics of this Brasserie have always held up; Seafood Platters & Choucroute have never failed us yet....More

Thank Christian B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived on time, and well dressed, for 8pm reservation and was instantly ushered to the upstairs dining room. It's their "Siberia" in restaurant parlance. Small'ish room and all diners were Asian. Curious. We really wanted to be downstairs so I went to Maitre d' and...More

Thank David R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was taken there on a business dinner, had a delicious choucroute, i believe a house specialty and a first for me. overall an excellent dining experience, lovely ambiance.Next to the Bastille column. Very nearby is the stunningly beautiful Coulee Verte Rene Dumont, a former...More

1  Thank Ron B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ambience in Brasserie Bofinger is out of la Belle Epoque. Mirrors, stained glass and immaculately dressed waiters. The service was absolutely correct and attentive. I confess that my Paris treat was always going to be a huge plate of seafood. In this I wasn't...More

Thank Mark W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I came here with my daughter (10 years old) after our tour of the Eiffel Tower. My daughter is a picky eater but she ate everything that she ordered and loved their creme brulee. The service was great even though our reservation was late. I...More

1  Thank Ini O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was previously recommended to visit this Michelin-plated restaurant. And in my humble opinion, it was only mediocre. Ambience-wise, it was traditional definitely, but on a bit of noisy side; Service was fair, but the team seemed to be rushing to have all dishes served; The...More

1  Thank Wallace S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been to this restaurant a number of times and it remains on my list of places to take first-time visitors in Paris because it fits the (stereotypical) expectations of classic French dining. The menu, the decor, and the waiters all look traditional French, and...More

1  Thank Nicolai L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Oysters on the half shell to start. Pate ..tartare . Crepes for the finale. Impeccable service. The mouth watering food made my palate 100 % satisfied and craving it all over again the next day. A truly wonderful dinner in Paris and certainly did not...More

Thank texmex2345
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Six of us met for an early dinner after an Opera matinée. Very pleasant welcome, festive atmosphere, and within an hour of our arrival every table was full. Starters around 15€, main course (choucroute poisson eg) around 26€, desserts arout 10€. I ordered two starters:...More

1  Thank Peter V
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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
$38 - $72
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, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 12:00 AM
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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