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Le Petit Zinc

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11 rue Saint Benoit, 75006 Paris, France
+33 1 42 86 61 00
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were in Paris for one night and wanted to enjoy the luxury of a great quality meal in a premium restaurant so opted for Le Petit Zinc. Other restaurants close by had better ratings but this had vegetarian options which are hard to come by. The restaurant itself is beautiful. It wasn’t busy, perhaps half full? Maybe this should... More 

1 Thank Kelly M
Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Art-deco restaurant still equipped with a Zinc bar (of course!) you'll find their food, staff and facilities all very excellent. Best known for its seafood (always fresh), great place for large family dinners (reserve your table for 6-8 in advance) or to impress the out of town business client. Always a great place to eat

Thank ChrisBiz1
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Petit Zinc on Christmas Eve so it was very busy. The service was a little slow but it did appear that they may have been short staffed. The food was nice although our friend did not like his risotto. There was an excellent selection of seafood and the platters looked delicious

Thank lisahunt
Milan, Italy
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The prawns we ordered for the starter were smaller than expected and were cooked and then served on ice- contrary to how the waiter described it. The onion soup was a little too salty. We took the cheapest wine in their menu (around €27 I think) and it's not really good, at least for us. The main courses were just... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love this little place, we always come here after sightseeing for a relaxing break from the crowds. Service is great, and it's the perfect place to unwind with a glass of wine.

Thank MoscowLina
New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went for a quick dinner as we were looking for a seafood restaurant in our area. We walked by the Petit Zinc and decided to walk in. We waited 5 long minutes for a super rude host to walk us to a table. Restaurant was 80% empty. We were then handed over to a bunch of nice but totally... More 

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Turin, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2016

I've been there for dinner in December 2016. The restaurant is in Saint Germain de Prés, on the left bank, a very nice district to walk in with lots of restaurants and few cars. Inside, the restaurant is quiet, with "art déco" decorations, and soft lighting, ideal for a dinner. My table was near the windows, with not so much... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016

Cannot fault this restaurant. A true Parisian experience in the heart of St. Germain. The seafood is divine and the atmosphere is cozy and relaxed.

Thank MariaK3
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016 via mobile

Best location, you can see the church of St. Germain from the restaurant. The interior of the restaurant is a Beaux Arts masterpiece. The food isbetter than good, classic French dishes and excellent seafood.

Thank david h
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016

We had very nice dinner at Le petit Zinc. We were there with big group for celebration. Actually all the restaurant was booked only for us. We had good meals and drinks. The service was good as well.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$53 - $69
French, Seafood, European, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 rue Saint Benoit, 75006 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Saint-Germain-des-Pres
  • Neighborhood: Saint-Germain-des-Pres
  • Phone Number: +33 1 42 86 61 00
This St-Germain des Pres landmark continues to thrive as it has done since the turn of the last century. The classic Art Nouveau brasserie style is still elegant, with ivy arches, swooping iron banisters to the mezzanine, ironwork facade, and beautifully lit glass ceiling fanlights. You'll feel as if you're having a real Parisian experience and you are, you are. The menu is classic French. Try starter of wonderful fruits de mer, main course of calves liver meuniere with caramelised salsify and broccoli, and pudding of fantastic 'Saint Germain' ice cream sundae.

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Staying in Saint-Germain-des-Pres

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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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