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Brasserie Bofinger

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5-7, Rue de la Bastille, 75004 Paris, France
+33 1 42 72 87 82
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6:30 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Thu 6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:30 pm - 12:30 am
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47 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

OK - after ten days in France, its easy to become a human French Twinkie - crusty bread filled with gooey cheese and divine wine... So what's another 2000 calories when you have to leave for home in less than eight hours?? Leave no butter, French onion soup or foie gras behind! Bofinger is an institution- the oldest brasserie in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Outstanding Food and Service in a beautiful setting! The waiters do everything to accommodate your wishes and never seem stressed even at a very high pace of service. The food was the best I had while visiting Paris.

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Brasseries F, Responsable relations clients at Brasserie Bofinger, responded to this review

Dear Guest, it’s a pleasure to read your nice comment. Thank you for sharing this one with us. We hope to welcome you again among us. Best regards More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our meal was to celebrate a 70th birthday. What can I say - the waiter Florin (I think that is how to spell it) was one of the best waiters we have had. There was 5 for the meal, and he was attentive and although busy with other tables was always available to pour the wine. The atmosphere in the... More 

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Thank IssyHC
Brasseries F, Responsable relations clients at Brasserie Bofinger, responded to this review

Dear Guest, all the team would like to thank you for your comment. We are happy if you have spent an enjoyable moment in our Parisian Brasserie. We will be glad to welcome you again at Bofinger. Best regards. More 

London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely evening with my family. The steak was superb. Make sure that you book ahead to get a table on the ground floor to take advantage of the beautiful dome.

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Brasseries F, Responsable relations clients at Brasserie Bofinger, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you so much for your comment and we are happy to know that you have spent a nice moment among us. Hope to welcome you a next time at Bofinger. Best regards. More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The inside of this restaurant is stunning, and it has an impressive history in Paris. But...it's very expensive, and the food just didn't feel worth it to us. It was good, to be sure, but I expect something a bit more memorable for an 80 Euro lunch. Go to Septime instead!

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Brasseries F, Responsable relations clients at Brasserie Bofinger, responded to this review

Dear Guest, we would like thank you for your comment. We have taken in consideration your notice concerning the food and we have forwarded to our Chef. Our commitments are to provide you a best service and a quality of our products. We will be happy to welcome you again around another experience, memorable this time. Best regards. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant serves the food of France's Alsace-Lorraine region, which means it is a very Germanized version of French country food. Delicious, but not "oh my God this is so good" delicious. Service is first class: polite and attentive. Just make sure to get a table under the giant domed skylight.

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Brasseries F, Responsable relations clients at Brasserie Bofinger, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for sharing with us your comment. We have forwarded your notice to our Chef. He strives to propose food cooked with a culinary touch so French. We are happy if you enjoyed your visit. We will be glad to welcome you again. Best regards. More 

Croydon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was absolutely wonderful and was spot on after a long day of sight-seeing and walking. The staff were very attentive and had the patience and will power not to make fun of us when we tried to order in French. However, the service was quite slow which made an already long day even longer. it is a bit... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I really like this restaurant. It is very large but the food is good. I especially liked the seafood platter. Also had a great steak and was surprised I liked the Sauer kraut. Service is good. Is old school restaurant with beautiful stained glass designed by Eiffel. Worth a visit.

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Brasseries F, Responsable relations clients at Brasserie Bofinger, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for sharing with us your comment. We are happy if you have spent a nice moment among us and your enjoyed the food especially the seafood platter. We will be happy to welcome you again. Best regards. More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Bofinger has been a tradition in our family for more than 30 years. I am sad to say that our last dinner there was disappointing. It seems it is the service that has most suffered from what seems an overall decline. Maybe it's time to move on...

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Brasseries F, Responsable relations clients at Brasserie Bofinger, responded to this review

Dear Guest, we regret to read that your visit did not reply to your expectation. Know that we respect our commitments doing the reputation of Bofinger. We are sorry for this inconvenience which was exceptional. Our apologies. We will be happy to receive you again in the same conditions that you have known. We hope to have a new chance... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$34 - $65
Cuisine
French, European, Soups, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 12:30 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 12:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5-7, 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
Description
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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