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Le Grand Colbert

#482 of 13,462 Restaurants in Paris
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Neighborhood:
Opera / Bourse
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2 rue Vivienne, 75002 Paris, France
01 42 86 87 88
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12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Sun - Tue 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wed - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Essington, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My friend wanted to visit this restaurant because it was in the movie “Something’s Gotta Give”. I had never heard of it before but was open to the adventure of a new place. We were walking and it took us quite a while to find it as it was difficult to follow the map we had picked up at the... More 

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Miami, Florida
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I made reservations for my Husband's birthday after seeing this restaurant in the movie "as Good as It Gets." We were not disappointed. The service and the food were amazing. We enjoyed the traditional Parisian experience.

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Thank Vrrrrm
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The service was excellent. The decor is great. We have been there before so our expectations were high. The food was not at all good. You needed a knife and fork to consume the tasteless onion soup. More a cheese and bread dish than soup. The veal could have been anything. Certainly it was not tasty tender veal Limon. Somehow... More 

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Thank John L
Dietzenbach, Germany
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Le Grand Colbert, an old mainline French restaurant - made famous by serving as a location for the movie with Diane Keaton Something's Gotta Give" - is very popular with American tourists. A little pricey, you should order the escargot and the potatoes au gratin (to die for!). The service is professional but busy.

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Thank FelipeNavajas
paris
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Located not too far from Vendome where we stay ,this restaurant was reflecting the perfect Parisian Brasserie , high celling ,Colbert statue...big sofa and big bar, mirror etc ,you cannot have a better feeling for a brasserie...good food selection ,wine as well and service was perfect ,what make as well a brasserie is the crowd and even we arrive early... More 

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Southport UK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Another trip to Pari - another opportunity for dinner at le Grand Colbert. This bistro/brasserie retains all it's charm whist still sefving up excellent food. Visited by many Americans because it featured in a film with Dianne Keaton ( forgotten the title) it maintins its' dignity. By no means the cheapest ( a 3 course meal + a half bottle... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What can I say, the reputation was far from reality. I ordered the "famous" roast chicken. While it was generous in portion, it lacked seasoning and was so dry I couldn't eat it without washing down every mouthful with a drink. My partner had the sirloin which was a major contrast to my dish. Flavoursome and tender (wish I had... More 

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Thank Ajaiy P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on a holiday so very few people at the restaurant, service was good and attentive with kids. As for the food it was amazing. One of the best steak tartare, great escargots and onion soup, delicious sole meuniere, we also had foi gras and lobster. Worth the visit.

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Thank Francisco A
San Jose, Costa Rica
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a Sunday lunch. The hotel and restaurant are beautiful and near the louv museo. The food was spectacular except for the cold seafood tray. The crab actually had been aging and was 90% decomposed. I was shocked that not the Maitre'd nor captain nor any server asked how the food was. Not once. The service was unattentive and slow.... More 

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Winchester, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This famous restaurant (at least because of the movie Something's Gotta Give) was a disappointment: the fish pot was great but the famous roasted chicken was too dry. We left in a hurry to catch a show, which caused great distress to several waiters as they assumed we disliked the food so much.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
French, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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: 01 42 86 87 88

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Staying in Opera / Bourse

Neighborhood Profile
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 another. The area is most famous for the Palais Garnier opera house and glamorous department stores.
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