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Le Procope

Odeon / Saint-Michel
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13 rue de l Ancienne Comedie, 75006 Paris, France
01 40 46 79 00
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Columbus, Ohio
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37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You should know going in that this meal will be pricier since it is the oldest restaurant in Paris. This place has been around since 1686! They even have Napoleon's hat on display (this place has seen many major figures in both literature and history on its premises)! But considering its rich history, the prices aren't as bad as one... More 

1 Thank danielleeu9
London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Le Procope, further up Boulevard St Germain on Rue de l’Ancienne Comédie and close to Odeon metro station, has the unique distinction of being the oldest literary café in not just Paris but the world first established in 1686 by a Sicilian man from Palermo named Francesco Procopio dei Coltelli. Many distinguished figures become regulars here most notably the 18th... More 

3 Thank NicholasPeart83
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Absolutely loved Le Procope. Extraordinary ambience, beautiful decor, friendly and attentive staff and great food (the French onion soup was particularly wonderful. Not cheap but the price seemed reasonable for the quality of the food and the experience. Will definitely return.

1 Thank londongirlLondon
Elliniko, Greece
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63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We are a family of three with a toddler, and we dined here for lunch to see Napoleon's hat and Voltaire's desk. The service was beyond slow, which is even more painful with a three year old. Also, I saw a mouse running beneath a table on the second floor. Don't waste your time here! Better to use the bathroom... More 

Thank Hugjessica
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I give this restaurant 5 stars. Came here on a Friday night (October 7), after a stressful drive from the Loire Valley with no reservations, 2 hungry irritable kids ages 11 and 4 years at 8.30 pm looking very under dressed for the establishment but they were more than willing to accommodate and made our last supper in Paris one... More 

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Central Florida, Florida
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The seafood tower of food was wonderful. Lovely dishes and very flavorful. This was a wonderful dinner to enjoy while sipping wine. this is an expensive restaurant but I can justify indulging every now and again when its very high quality so it was worth the treat! (the review did not give me a choice for an earlier date but... More 

1 Thank AERM2
Naples, Florida
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222 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is redolent of France long past. The Revolutionaries used to meet here and later the men of letters. Situated in the Latin Quarter surrounded by old streets and bookshops it represents a good lunch stop after browsing Norte Dame or the area. Afterwards you can stroll down to Les Invalides to work of lunch and view Napoleon. But... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They have settled menus for dinner (30-40€pp +drinks) so you avoid surprises. As any other restaurant in the city, be careful with the price of drinks if you don't want to ruin the experience. Anyways, the place is beautiful, romantic and has an interesting story (oh and a menú in english, which is nice) a convinient beautiful place for an... More 

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Paris, France
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There are a few place in Paris that will let you pick inside the Old Paris, Le Procope is one of them... Almost 350 years in business, there's your first clue. You might want to book your table albeit I've had both lunches and diners there without a reservation.

Thank Tony S
Naperville, Illinois
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were excited to eat at this classic french restaurant, and when we first arrived we were impressed with how attractive the place is. However, that was our only good experience. After a long wait for a table, they squished five of us at a table for four. Our waiter was rude and basically ignored us. We had to ask... 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
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, European, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
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: 13 rue de l Ancienne Comedie, 75006 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Odeon / Saint-Michel
  • Neighborhood: Odeon / Saint-Michel
  • Phone Number: 01 40 46 79 00
Le Procope founded in 1686 by the Sicilian Francesco Procopio Dei Coltelli, is considered to be one of the oldest cafes in Paris, as well as a legendary meeting place for artists and intellectuals. You'll be surprised as much by the decor of the three-hundred-year-old restaurant, marked by the historical events it has witnessed over the years, as by its culinary classics, such as the coq au vin or whiting and its creams and sorbets made by the House. A historic cafe to try for a full meal or even a cup of tea and a sweet pastry.

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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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