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Le Grand Colbert

#1,746 of 15,384 Restaurants in Paris
$$$$French, European,
2 rue Vivienne, 75002 Paris, France
+33 1 42 86 87 88
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“roast chicken” (57 reviews)
“chateaubriand” (49 reviews)
“oysters” (78 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
French, European, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
2 rue Vivienne, 75002 Paris, France
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Reviewed yesterday

I, too, wanted to eat at Le Grand Colbert after seeing "Something's Gotta Give." What can I say? And so, I made my family fit this evening into our schedule of things to do while we were in Paris. The food was fine, it was...More

Thank DGPAssoc
Reviewed 3 days ago

First, excellent lovely server but it is not longer the best roast chicken I have ever had. But maybe it was off that night.

Thank ruthredsilk
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is one of those classy french bistros. We had the escargots, and really great oysters to start. For our main course we had kidneys and the duck confit. Overall great spot but we did find bugs in our water and the menu fell on...More

Thank Nicq
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here as a recommendation as it was supposed to be a gem not far from the Louve. The moment we walked in the hostess could not have been more rude. She criticized that we did not order enough food (we ordered a lighter...More

1  Thank turnerfox
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was told I should eat here - and when I did everything was perfect! From the greeting at the door (I came at about 2pm for lunch) to the Coffee at the end. Perfect!

1  Thank Bill G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made our 1st trip to Paris in September of 2017 and this restaurant was a priority. We have seen the movie with Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton several times and vowed if we ever got to Paris, we would eat in that restaurant. Reservations...More

2  Thank Ed B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you enjoyed the movie, "Something's Gotta Give" know that Diane Keaton was right. This is a lovely bistro and the food is delicious. The service is friendly and accommodating and the decor charming. I had the filet mignon, which was cooked perfectly and served...More

1  Thank Mark T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Is there anything I can add to the glory of this french culinary gem? The location is simply fantastic, reminescent of the old art nuveau style and fully kept in its integrity. Some movies made the place very famous among the americans so the room...More

2  Thank matteogazzarata
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went on Sunday night without privies reservation and they accommodate us within half an hour, the decor was elegant and service was great, the starter and main course was very delicious We enjoyed the night

1  Thank harb_hany
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to LGC on recommendation of someone we used to trust. Should have known we were not in for a good meal when we saw the movie poster from 'Something's Gotta Give' on the front door. The space is beautiful with high ceilings and...More

1  Thank Tom H
Opera / Bourse
The neighborhood around Opéra and Bourse is a belle
époque paradise of grand boulevards, refined arcades,
and mass-market art-nouveau entertainment. Here,
modern day workers continue to take advantage of the
legacy that nobility and finance left in the 19th
century. Brightly-lit brasseries, theaters, and
cinemas sit side by side with French bistros
predominating in one area and Japanese restaurants in
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August 6, 2018|
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Response from Caden G | Reviewed this property |
There is no particular dresscode. However, I think it would be inappropriate to dine in flipflops and tanktop ;) Caden
Joseph D
March 27, 2018|
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Response from Ann L | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, just saw this. Tell them it is a special occasion and they will seat you appropriately. It was my 65th birthday and we sat to the right of the front door, in a corner booth. by the window, it was perfect.
March 12, 2018|
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Response from Laura I | Reviewed this property |
I made my reservation one week in advance-no problem!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$18 - $58
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 rue Vivienne, 75002 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Opera / Bourse
  • Neighborhood: Opera / Bourse
  • Phone Number: +33 1 42 86 87 88
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Le Grand Colbert, taken from the name of Louis XIV’s famous minister, a well versed man on French cuisine in which some dishes still refer to his celebrity, is situated in the heart of the 2nd district in Paris which borders the Palais Royal gardens, la Place des Victoires, the Stock Exchange and well known theatres such as Les Bouffes Parisiens, La Michodière as well as Le Theatre des Variétés, Palais Royal and many others. You can find in the large room an architectural volume which is quite impressive, walls as high as 6 meters, relics, in particular, sculpted pilasters and their consoles. You can also admire paintings in a Pompeian style of which there are very few examples in Paris. The mosaique floor, exactly like the one in the Galerie Vivienne, is worth admiring. Today, Le Grand Colbert has now been listed as an historic monument and has been managed by Joel Fleury since August 1992 and his business team. They welcome and serve a cosmopolitan clientele.
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