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La Cordonnerie

#376 of 13,483 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
Louvre / Palais-Royal
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20 rue Saint Roch, 75001 Paris, France
01 42 60 17 42
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the place this month. We were happy to sit watching the chef prepare our food. The foie grass was very good. The duck and beef too. We also loved the desserts. Would definitely go again when we visit in the future.

Thank D B
Portland, Oregon
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181 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arriving early--typical Americans that we are--we were seated across from the open kitchen with only a plexiglass wall separating us from the action. When I looked at my photos later, I understood more about how the chef produced a steady stream of complex plates brimming with delicious morsels: They were a blur! The tiny, two-man operation was just the chef... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don't try to book via their website. We thought we had booked for my birthday--- rec'd text confirmation -- we called when we arrived in Paris and were told we had no reservation even though they found our name. Very disappointing. Let you hotel do it for you!

Thank Roberts08
McLean, Virginia
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180 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This very small restaurant is excellent. We had a choice of eating in the kitchen or in an adjoining small room, which we chose fearing the kitchen might be too warm on that night. Even though the layout is small, one has a feeling of separation from other diners, unlike the experience of L'Ardoise (reviewed elsewhere). We very much enjoyed... More 

1 Thank Beaune
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

We sat at the chef's table and were enthralled by his skills in the kitchen. We ordered beef steak, veal, lamb and they were all amazing. The sauces were so good we wanted to lick the plate.

Thank Jwemert
Warragul, Australia
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166 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

All dressed up in an Alannah Hill dress and patent leather kitten heels ready to celebrate our first night in Paris this visit. Having booked on-line in advance and receiving a confirmation my heart sank when we arrived and our booking wasn't there. Jeremy was very helpful and suggested we come back in 20 minutes which we did and then... More 

Thank M0rganh0rsel0ver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

A true French delicious experience. My husband and I went and had dinner in a table next to the kitchen. Every meal we had was exquisite. We will come back for sure!!

Thank Lia V
Flagler Beach, Fl
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

This wonderful little restaurant takes great care to deliver fresh prepared food! I've been in Paris 3 months and have taken my friends and family members here because it feels like home! Every course is delicious. Go if you can get a reservation. Superb. And not pretentious .

Thank FlaglerBeach_FlCarol
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

We made a reservation through TripAdvisor and they wouldn't accept it and were quite rude. We were a mother and adult daughter who speak French. They said their reason was they don't have a computer at the restaurant to be able to confirm a reservation made the same day. Even though one minute after we stopped in we received an... More 

Thank LAN1324
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Very small but TRÈS DÉLICIEUX. My sister in law and I are both gourmet chefs and we gave La Cordonnerie 5 stars. Even went back a second time later on in our trip. Says a lot when one considers all the wonderful restaurants in Paris to choose from!!!

1 Thank martha s

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25 - $32
French, European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 rue Saint Roch, 75001 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Louvre / Palais-Royal
  • Neighborhood: Louvre / Palais-Royal
  • Phone Number: 01 42 60 17 42

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Louvre / Palais-Royal
From the majestic Louvre to the regal Palais-Royal, this neighborhood oozes luxury. The grand arches along Rue de Rivoli are shadowed by mosaics in front of decorated vitrines and hotels. Place Vendôme is lined with the world’s best jewelers and their glittering window displays. Every other establishment has someone to open the door for you or park your car. You can spend hours gazing at its haute couture shops or lingering over a meal at any of its chic eateries. After all that indulgence, the Tuileries gardens provide stately respite, while theaters compete for your applause. It's a neighborhood that draws admirers from around the world, all attracted to the luxe life in Paris.
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