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La Cordonnerie

#395 of 13,590 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent entree and mains. The veal and lamb dishes were amazing. However, the mousse dessert wasn't as good, but that is maybe due to our own taste.

Thank Miguel V
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having read excellent reviews on this restaurant, I booked 2 weeks in advance to avoid disappointment. I am so glad I did, this was the best meal we had during our 4 days in Paris ( including the taster menu in the Eiffel Tower restaurant). We spent a lovely relaxed evening here, the food was fantastic and the wine was... More 

Thank Merseybird
Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walked by only because our chosen restaurant was closed for renovations.....and so glad they were!! What ever it takes....call ahead and make a reservation....then be prepared to witness true genius in the kitchen. Has 4 - 6 tables so unless you were born with horseshoes you will be looking elsewhere. Not to be missed.

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Thank Alan N
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our third visit to the restaurant, we went twice on our last visit from NZ, and we'll go again before we leave this week. We had a table opposite the kitchen which was a bonus, being able to watch chef prepare and cook the dishes. The food was perfect, cooked with love and just amazing flavours. The wine... More 

Thank db7andy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had the most amazing dinner here while in Paris! Tiny little restaurant but with awesome food and great service- nothing was too much trouble!! The veal was out of this world!!

Thank Vikki F
Santa Clarita, California
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

I was lucky enough to have mentioned to a friend that I would be in Paris on vacation. I use the term "lucky" because if I hadn't said something I wouldn't have known about La Cordonnerie and that would have been a shame. Even though there's an email address Chef Hugo doesn't accept reservations by email. You have to call...and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016

My husband and I had been wandering around the 1st, and stumbled upon what ended up being the best meal we had in Paris......and we had a lot of great meals'. Walked in around 9:30 PM and were seated quickly. My husband ordered the steak with shallot sauce and frites, and I had veal in a mushroom cream sauce. Both... More 

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Mykonos Town, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I travel A LOT. We always schedule our vacations around places to eat and have eaten at some outstanding places in all our travels. This may have very well been the best meal we've ever had. It's a tiny little place, maybe 10 tables. Chef Claude is the man! He prepares everything right in front of him.... More 

Thank Tim A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

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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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
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
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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