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L'Absinthe

#501 of 14,142 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighborhood:
Louvre / Palais-Royal
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24 Place du Marche Saint Honore, 75001 Paris, France
+33 1 49 26 90 04
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7:00 pm - 10:15 pm
12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 7:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 pm - 10:45 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

An original menu catering for most tastes with good service and much animation. Very conveniently placed with a choice of terrace or inside. Helps to be a regular! Good and inexpensive wine list.

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Thank 888anthony
Edmonton, Canada
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126 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice restaurant located near the Louvre. Friendly, accommodating staff in a very busy, popular establishment. The cuisine is French, with a twist. We began with the "hot duck" which comes as a sandwich in a croissant, and squid carbonara, which was delectably tender. Both excellent. We had crispy lamb ravioli and artichoke pasta as mains and were both very... More 

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Thank Richard W
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The rib steak looked beautiful but was impossible to chew. (I'm a young woman and usually have no such problems with meat:)) The impression was ruined.

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Thank Julia G
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122 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I picked this place because I read they had options for vegetarians and my sister in law is one. I'm glad I read that because everything we had was delicious! One of the best meals we had in Paris. Our server spoke English much better than I speak French. She translated the daily special menu for us and gave us... More 

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Thank Teast0427
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104 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

L'absinthe delivers exceptional quality and value for money. Their reinvention of classic French cuisine is intriguing and relevant to the modern palette. My lamb ravioli was absolutely brilliant. Highly recommended.

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Thank RudyardKipling
Tampa, Florida
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stopped in for dinner the night I landed - jet lagged & tired. I had a wonderful meal of roast chicken & an amazing dessert - cream puffs with carmel ice cream. I'd go back just for champagne & dessert.

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Thank Jennifer M
Prestwick, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Brilliant food, friendly staff, great service, great surroundings! Typically, Despite speaking no French the waitress was happy to explain aspects of the menu just to be sure I, we were aware of what we had ordered.....could've taken the order no matter what, nice touch I thought!

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Thank craigsom12
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2017

The staff at the Hotel La Tamise where we were staying recommended L'Absinthe, a short ten minute walk away. It is a small, friendly neighborhood restaurant with a nice atmosphere and very nice menu. It's not touristy at all even though there were plenty of tourists there. We sat next to a French man and his Russian wife on one... More 

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Thank John S
Rochester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2017

Found this after a walk from our nearby hotel and after a couple of reviews we read suggested this would be good. Had to wait a short time for a table as we had not booked but this meant that we could enjoy a cocktail (with Absinthe of course). We chose from the main menu rather than the specials but... More 

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Thank Ian H
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2017

Would recommend. We were also pleasantly surprised by the bill as well. Excellent value for money. Thank you

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$49 - $63
Cuisine
French, Contemporary, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
7:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
7:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
7:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
7:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
7:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Saturday
7:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24 Place du Marche Saint Honore, 75001 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Louvre / Palais-Royal
  • Neighborhood: Louvre / Palais-Royal
  • Phone Number: +33 1 49 26 90 04
Description
L'Absinthe is a "bistrot de cuisinier", a cooks' bistrot, firmly modern. The menu is entirely created, tested and produced in the restaurant's kitchen. Every single task from the slicing of vegetables to the seasoning of sauces including the filleting of fish, is executed in situ from A to Z. Each dish conveys the creative family spirit at the rate of the seasons and inspired by their different journeys around the world.
The restaurant's interior design will also make you feel this travelling and dynamic atmosphere: you will eat in setting which is a mix between a typical Parisian bistrot and a loft in New York.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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