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Le Comptoir du Relais

#645 of 13,992 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Odeon / Saint-Michel
French, Gastropub
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9 Carrefour de l Odeon | Relais St. Germain Hotel, 75006 Paris, France
+33 1 44 27 07 97
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Tue 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wed - Fri 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

I've been coming to this wonderful restaurant for years. It is a particular favorite. At lunch, one orders à la carte. I've never been disappointed. Show up when they open at noon to be assured a table. Some favorites include the lobster bisque which is much lighter than the typical bisque I've had elsewhere. The carré d'agneau (rack of lamb)... More 

Thank Kevin W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

yes you may have to wait in line for lunch but what an amazing lunch, my fav place in Paris, plenty of specials everyday makes this a place to visit more then once on a single trip in Paris especially if you stay close by PS dinner is a bargain but the tasting menu (the food is very good) makes... More 

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We are two experienced 'foodies' and live in Paris. We went for lunch. We got there at 11:30 to get a table and stand in line- as usual. I asked if we could at least sit down, seeing it was empty and no one was waiting we were very rudely told NO. Nice.... So we waited for them to allow... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A recent visit to this well known restaurant resulted in a so-so experience. Service was curt and not pleasant - with the exception of only one server. The four of us had no complaints about the food, but it wasn't exceptional. We were not made to feel welcome and considering there are so many good choices in Paris, we will... More 

1 Thank Dtheresa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is very French in the traditional manner. We booked the multi course dinner and were not disappointed.The restaurant gets booked up and is quited popular so when you know your plans make a reservation ahead of time.

Thank charles1379
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had no intention of lining up for this place as I don't line up for food but we happened to be in the area one day right at noon and as they were opening the doors, so we got in and got a table. I was extremely pleased as I had hoped to be able to try their food... More 

2 Thank myparis2009
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016

We had high hopes for Le Comptoir du Relais, but sadly the food was well below average, the restaurant was cramped and kind of dirty, the service was curt, disinterested. It's almost as if they had given up and were just going through the motions. I think a lot of people come here on the recommendation of a few well-known... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

I am in awe of the hype. People wait in line to eat in this cramped charmless place. I can't figure out what they are waiting for. The food is bad at best and garbage at its worst. The terrines are served ice cold and taste of refrigerator. A dish called Poulade Au Pot is a hockey puck of mushed... More 

2 Thank dliederman
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

Recommended to us by the concierge at our hotel. You can't book so expect to queue. I think if they did take bookings you'd never get in! Food was exceptional, take some time to study the menu before making your choice... we spent our entire time asking "what's that" as we saw other people's food coming out.

Thank Martin B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

We were staying just down the road at Hotel Baume, so we were lucky enough to eat at this bistro on a number of occasions. The seasonal menu is well thought out and the food is sublime. It's always packed, but the staff are efficient, helpful and coped with my bumbling French. Get there before 12 for lunch or be... More 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
French, Gastropub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Carrefour de l Odeon | Relais St. Germain Hotel, 75006 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Odeon / Saint-Michel
  • Neighborhood: Odeon / Saint-Michel
  • Phone Number: +33 1 44 27 07 97

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Odeon / Saint-Michel
As the bustling center of entertainment for the residents of the Rive Gauche, the activity at Odéon never stops. Boulevards are lined with traditional cafes, restaurants, and boutique cinemas. The streets surrounding the fountain at Saint-Michel provide eateries from around the world. Lively bars are just next door and the prototypical terraced French brasserie is on every corner. The setting for this area is second to none; the Haussmann-style boulevards are contrasted by monumental architecture and overshadowed by the iconic Notre Dame, all within a moment’s walk from the Seine. This neighborhood's world-famous bookshops, cafés, and streets will not fail to impress you.
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