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L'Ilot Vache

#582 of 13,573 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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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Food is fine, but the service personnel were conceited and haughty (an American student) and a bit ditzy (a Russian one). All the other guests were American (full disclosure: we're Canadian) and apparently this is the case most nights. Could has we'll have gone to an expensive French restaurant in Chicago (or Toronto).

Thank adriangygax
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was a recommendation from a friend who visits Paris often. Without that, it would have looked like just any other corner restaurant. Wonderful greeting from the waitress and manager, who told us the restaurant's history and described the neighborhood. Fantastic duck dishes for the main course - not too expensive either.

Thank Dale B
Houston, Texas
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our meal was delicious and the service was excellent. Be sure, however, to get a reservation. We were delighted to be squeezed in, but by 8 PM every table was taken! Beside the great food, wine, and service, pay attention to the gorgeous flower arrangements. Be sure to read the history of the restaurant.

Thank Easttexan2010
Fort Collins, Colorado
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We literally stumbled upon this restaurant down the street from our rented apartment. We were just beginning to explore Ile St. Louis and saw this visually appealing place. I read some reviews and we gave it s try. Their pre fixe menu is fabulous for only 39 Euros. The service was great and friendly and the food was delicious. We... More 

Thank SusieQ2001
Tampa, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

great traditional French food done perfectly. I had Beef Bourguignon. the sauce was rich and delicious and the baguette was hard on the outside and soft on the inside and made the right match for the sauce.

1 Thank jeep3612
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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My son and I sought great Parisian food on the night we were here because, for the previous two days, we had been making the mistake of playing hit-or-miss with unknown restaurants when we were too tired to be judicious. Our last night, we were delighted to find that L'Îlot Vache not only was right down the street from where... More 

1 Thank MadameCoco
Fort Worth, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant has been renovated since we last visited, and it is quite beautiful, with huge vases and beautiful flowers on many tables. The same chef has been in the kitchen for many years, and he produces wonderful food. But the wine list is overpriced, and the total cost for the fare exceeds what is comparable at nearby restaurants, so... More 

Thank jsaylor18
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11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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 August 18, 2016 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016

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

1 Thank Linda50Boston

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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 - $149
French, European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, 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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Staying in Ile de la Cite / Ile Saint-Louis

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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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