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L'Ilot Vache

#594 of 13,457 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
Ile de la Cite / Ile Saint-Louis
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35 rue Saint Louis en L Ile, 75004 Paris, France
+33 1 46 33 55 16
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to the L'Ilot Vache because I found very good reviews on TripAdvisor and was looking for a nice restaurant in the Ile Saint Louis. Expectations have been satisfied. Little and very nice place, a kind waitress hosted us and proposed some typical dishes of the french cuisine. We chose escargot de Bourgogne, very tasty! Following duck with roasted... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Service was really fantastic!! First true Parisian experience we've had. Hearty but thoughtful meat dishes, great wine selection, and super tasty appetizers. We will make repeat runs here as we return from the States. Highly recommend the goat cheese appetizer! Niela the waitress was a SWEETHEART!!!

Thank Brandon S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A wonderful neighborhood restaurant with reasonable prix-fixe meals and wonderful food. The service is excellent and they are very dog friendly!

Thank Linda50Boston
Ipswich UK
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

I had lived close to this restaurant a while back and always wanted to eat there. We booked online, which was useful and received text messages to remind us. Fortunately we arrived shortly before a large group that filled the restaurant. We both chose the €39 four course fixed menu and a glass of house Chardonnay. The first course. My... More 

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Ladera Ranch, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

Last nite of a one month long European journey ended with a dinner at L'Ilot Vache on the Ile Saint Louis. Arrived at 7:30 and were greeted immediately. Actually no one had arrived before us. Had a great table for 4 by the window. Meal was superb. All of us chose the Prix Fixe 39E dinner and it was outstanding.... More 

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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

The very best! I've been going to Paris for almost 1/2 century, and the Ile St. Louis is my favorite spot...site of my favorite hotel and good dining. But only this spring did I discover Restaurant L'ilot Vache. Best food ever: imaginative and exquisite. The setting on the rue Saint-Louis-en-I'lle is incomparable and the interior decor is so very tasteful...preserving... More 

Thank MyFrenchAffair
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

This restaurant on L'Ile St.-Louis was a wonderful find. The goofy but friendly owner made us feel welcome from the moment we stepped into the restaurant, and our server picked up where he left off. And the food! You select one of two fixed price menus. We started with the avocado terrine (me) and the marinated salmon salad with pink... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

We stopped in because of the beautiful flowers at every table. Excellent Bouef Bourguignon and rack of lamb. We did the 39 euro tasting menu and found it to be an excellent deal with a lovely starter, a generous entree and a dessert each. Oh, the dessert! A warm tarte tatin with a scoop of homemade whipped cream (they leave... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

We met up with a friend for drinks down the street, and found this place after scanning nearby reviews. I'm very glad we were nearby, but would travel from other parts of the city to eat here again. We arrived right when they opened, and were lucky enough to grab what seemed like the only non-reserved table. Within 10 minutes... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

This place was recommended by our leasing agent at our AirBNB and a great choice. We were very lucky to arrive without a reservation and the charming host found a table for us. Not very large but cozy and inviting and well decorated with beautiful, large floral arrangements (done by the host). The dinner was excellent, service attentive, good recommendations... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$37 - $151
French, European
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35 rue Saint Louis en L Ile, 75004 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Ile de la Cite / Ile Saint-Louis
  • Neighborhood: Ile de la Cite / Ile Saint-Louis
  • Phone Number: +33 1 46 33 55 16
Le nom de ce restaurant rend hommage a l'ilot aux Vaches - appellation qui designait autrefois l'ile Saint-Louis.Au coeur du berceau de la capitale, laissez-vous seduire par son accueil chaleureux et sa decoration originale.Sa cuisine traditionnelle et savoureuse ravira les palais les plus exigeants. Goutez donc un filet de boeuf Rossini ou un carre d'agneau aux senteurs de Provence !

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Ile de la Cite / Ile Saint-Louis
Two islands sit in the middle of the Seine at the very heart of Paris. The more majestic one, Ile de la Cité, sparkles with history. This is the birthplace of Paris, the home of the Gothic Sainte-Chapelle, and the site of the prison where Marie Antoinette was held before her execution. Tourists flock to see the iconic Notre Dame and the beautiful bridges that straddle the Seine. Ile Saint-Louis, the more provincial island, welcomes you with cozy traditional eateries, small boutiques, and what some people say is the best ice cream in the city. This is essential Paris from its very beginnings to its modern appeal.
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