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Le Cherche Midi

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Saint Germain 22 rue du Cherche Midi, 75006 Paris, France
+33 1 45 48 27 44
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:45 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:45 pm
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed February 9, 2017 via mobile

We visited on a trip to Paris with a couple of locals who go there every week. There is a reason they keep coming back. Yes,the place is small with tables on top of each other but that is part of the charm. It is a small but well done menu. The appetisers are great especially the burrata and ham.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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82 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed January 19, 2017

We come here every time we visit Paris. It's a cosy space with warm and efficient service. The food is good and sometimes it's great. The ham and burrata appetizer is astonishing good. The mains are a mixed bag. This time I had fish (maybe branzino) which was a bit greasy, as were the vegetable sides. Their pastas are consistently... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed December 7, 2016 via mobile

Lovely and lively Italian restaurant. Keep going back for the tagliatelle with truffle, which are really good. Today we shared a platter of parma ham, the truffle tagliatelle, rucola and parmigiano washed down with a carafe of house white wine. All very nice. Yes the tables are very close to each other but that's also part of the charm. Will... More 

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed December 2, 2016

We decided to try this restaurant after a few good reviews - and walking past visually it was everything you wanted in the heart of Paris. But now for the reality check - once through the door , the tables are very close together , which can be ok in a cheap student restaurant. However, this resturant is a long... More 

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Thank wink49
Melbourne, Australia
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

A local Italian restaurant with good food but spoilt by a limited menu and very tight seating. It was impossible to have a private conversation. The vegetarian antipasto was bland but the main courses of veal and lamb chops were excellent. The pasta dishes were very limited to only 3-4. I would not rush back.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed September 23, 2016

I have been coming back here for many years and am never disappointed. This time I came for Sunday dinner and, as usual, this tiny gem of bistro was packed with regulars, as well as tourists. Everything we ordered was heavenly. Authentic Italian food, expertly prepared. Space is tight, so be prepared to be squeezed together with other patrons. I... More 

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Thank whitesapphire
Paris, France
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

One of my favorite italian restaurant in paris, in one of the nicest district in paris, the 6eme arrondissement; Always fresh products, well cooked, typical italian ciusine; the staff is very very nice, creating a good atmosphere, convivial; Perfect for a dinner in family, or with friends or even for a couple; The space is not big, tables are close... More 

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New York City, New York
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed September 11, 2016

Been going for 30 years...love the food the ambience it's a nice change to have some Italian when in Paris....

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Thank Franckske
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed August 12, 2016

I go there quite often to have a light Italian lunch, they do the best pasta around, which is apparently made on the premises. The light sauces that go with the pasta are sublime. Try also the fish dishes that are really delicious. The wine is good and everything is reasonable priced for the area

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273 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 436 helpful votes
Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

On a hot evening in August we had Parma ham and melon: fabulous! How do they manage to slice the ham so paper thin??? The pasta with truffles , the ravioli and the carpaccio all delicious in this traditional, been here a long time, eatery. The home made ice cream and sorbets are very good and the chocolate torte just... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Saint Germain 22 rue du Cherche Midi, 75006 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Saint-Germain-des-Pres
  • Neighborhood: Saint-Germain-des-Pres
  • Phone Number: +33 1 45 48 27 44

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Neighborhood Profile
Saint-Germain-des-Pres
In Saint-Germain-des-Prés, life is effortlessly chic and all things are beautiful. The main boulevard is dotted with famed terraced cafés, haut-couture shops, ivy-covered railings and fine-dining restaurants. Antique dealers and art galleries surround the fine art school and small museums hide in unassuming squares. The neighborhood’s namesake church is the oldest in Paris and is the backdrop for talented musicians every weekend. The Luxembourg Gardens house the national senate, splendid lawns and flourishing flower beds. Famous faces and bourgeois Parisians frequent Saint Germain accompanied by the students of Rue Saint Guillaume and Rue des Saints-Pères. This is a neighborhood where afternoon people-watching from a café or playing cards in a brasserie are a key part of the daily fabric.
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