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Brasserie Lipp

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151,boulevard Saint-Germain, Paris, France
01 45 48 53 91
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8:30 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff

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    3 of 5 stars
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Nice restaurant but service not so good

Located just in the center of saint germain area, it is a famous restaurant with a lot of choice. Unfortunately, service is a bit arrogant. Overall, food is good and authentic.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a very traditional high class restaurant in the Boulevard St Germain directly opposite Cafe de Flore. Excellent service with traditional French food. Definitely worth a visit if you are in the area. Salmon eggs with blinis is a great starter as is the Cassoulet. Good to be hungry when you go.

Thank Champagneoclock
Miami, Florida
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located just in the center of saint germain area, it is a famous restaurant with a lot of choice. Unfortunately, service is a bit arrogant. Overall, food is good and authentic.

Thank Mickyjohnsy
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is difficult to recommend Brasserie Lipp for dinner. The food, as already stated by many TripAdvisor members, can be hit or miss and the service indifferent. However, the venerable brasserie serves as an excellent place to stop for a glass of wine with a seat on Boulevard Saint-Germain. The cozy, covered patio provides great views of the lovely old... More 

Thank inthecityintherain
New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was there last Sunday with my wife and son, and experienced the rudest service ever with my travels to Europe. Despite speaking English , the waiter refused to assist us with the menu. He was very annoyed that we had asked for ginger ale for my son. The tables are so close together that the waiter pulls out the... More 

1 Thank pat593
Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Brasserie Lipp was one of my late father's favorite restaurants in Paris, but I had never stopped inside before this trip. I had been intimidated, I guess, by the formally attired waiters (Apollinaire's "garçons vêtus d'un pagne") and the Brasserie's reputation for being the place le tout Paris- politicians, artists, editors, magnates - went on Sunday afternoons to enjoy... More 

1 Thank Cincinnati-Bill
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I totally recommend a walking tour in any city you visit. I was really glad to have gone on one, as I wouldn’t have otherwise known that this brasserie, which I have had good lunches was actually an interesting stop on the tour. What started as a brewery from the founders who fled Alsace has throughout history been a meeting... More 

1 Thank JuiTeoh
Oslo, Norway
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After more than 35 years with approx. 5-7 visits each year to our favourite brasserie/restaurant in Paris, we have never been disappointed. The waiters may be a bit arrogant, and the service can be overly rapid, but the food has always been fresh and tasty, and the atmosphere in the rooms is unbeatable. So the pricey menu had always been... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Brassaerie Lipp is the oldest and most famous Brasserie in the Left Bank serving the most authentic cuisine .....great ambience and wonderful and attentive service......a must to experience true french dining

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate several meals at Lipp to assuage the ghost of Ernest Hemingway. This traditional brasserie on the main boulevard carries the 20's style with aproned waiters and an art deco interior. The menu is reasonable in content and price (by Parisien standards) but only one of the three meals was remarkable. The place bustles with regulars, some solo, and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

We have been to Brassiere Lipp before, and usually go when we want to feel " old School" Parisian. The food is always good, especially the Charcouterie and chicken. the wines reasonable and diverse and the staff actually quite good. I know it has become something of a tourist trap, but it does have that old time feel yand falvaors... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 151,boulevard Saint-Germain, Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Saint-Germain-des-Pres
  • Neighborhood: Saint-Germain-des-Pres
  • Phone Number: 01 45 48 53 91

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, Soups
Open Hours
8:30 am - 2:00 am
8:30 am - 2:00 am
8:30 am - 2:00 am
8:30 am - 2:00 am
8:30 am - 2:00 am
8:30 am - 2:00 am
8:30 am - 2:00 am

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Staying in Saint-Germain-des-Pres

Neighborhood Profile
In Saint-Germain-des-Prés, life is effortlessly chic and all things are beautiful. The main boulevard is dotted with famed terraced cafés, haut-couture shops, ivy-covered railings and fine-dining restaurants. Antique dealers and art galleries surround the fine art school and small museums hide in unassuming squares. The neighborhood’s namesake church is the oldest in Paris and is the backdrop for talented musicians every weekend. The Luxembourg Gardens house the national senate, splendid lawns and flourishing flower beds. Famous faces and bourgeois Parisians frequent Saint Germain accompanied by the students of Rue Saint Guillaume and Rue des Saints-Pères. This is a neighborhood where afternoon people-watching from a café or playing cards in a brasserie are a key part of the daily fabric.
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