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Le Voltaire

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#3,202 of 16,502 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence2016, 2018 - 2019 Winner
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French, European
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Again, as I've said in an earlier review, going to Voltaire, even in its slightly changed decor and new ownership, is like returning home. It's always perfect, It's Paris, it's French food and service at it's best. I'll alway go back.

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank Gil C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food: 5/5. Try the fish. Service 5/5. Always hands on, asking if we need anything extra, quick service, excellent presentation. Kind. Child friendly. Went wit 3 grand-daughters (3 to 7). Well behaved, but mâitre and crew were very friendly with them. Definitely recommended.

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank 698fi
Reviewed August 8, 2019

The menu embraces all the French classics, and most of them are very well prepared. The soup and the meats are very good.but prices are rather high. The location is perfect and easily reached by walking around the Rive Gauche. But servers seems to be...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Roberto S
ArlCln, Responsable relations publiques at Le Voltaire, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2019

Hello, we are delighted to read your enthusiasm for the Chef's cuisine but are sorry that the service seemed uneven in the dining room. We assure you that this is not the case, and it is not our policy at all. We make no distinction...More

Reviewed July 25, 2019

We sat on the patio for dinner, unfortunately, the view was blocked by construction fencing. Voltaire wasn't busy. Back in the day, this restaurant must have been the "It" place to dine. Voltaire offers authentic french cuisine but at a price. You will not leave...More

Date of visit: July 2019
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ArlCln, Responsable relations publiques at Le Voltaire, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2019

Hello, we're sorry for the visual inconvenience. Indeed, the mayor of Paris has decided to return to Paris and do work everywhere. Our beautiful view in normal times is ruined by scaffolding and work. We are sorry about that. Normally, the plants on the patio...More

Reviewed July 23, 2019

Recently, we had 2 lunches at Le Voltaire. Location, service, outdoor tables, food, price, wine - everything - absolutely first rate! A rare find to have ALL of these so outstanding.

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank JillbhVT
ArlCln, Responsable relations publiques at Le Voltaire, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2019

Thank you so much! All pleasure was ours and we hope to see you soon!

Reviewed July 21, 2019

Read about this restaurant on Goop and made reservations for our family after a visit to musee d’orsay. The food was not good at all. We had salads, steaks, seafood... it was all horribly overpriced and just not good. I’m happy to pay more for...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank TRTcos
ArlCln, Responsable relations publiques at Le Voltaire, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2019

Hello, we are very sad to read this opinion. We've never had such a difficult return, why didn't we ask to speak to a manager? All our dishes are homemade from fresh produce delivered every morning. The products are of high quality, chosen according to...More

Reviewed July 2, 2019

While the atmosphere is intimate and lovely and the service is polished, old school in the best way, the prices are terribly high. On my recent visit, there was not a single Frenchman in the small side dining room, only Americans, which was disappointing.. The...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank mikemullins
ArlCln, Responsable relations publiques at Le Voltaire, responded to this reviewResponded July 13, 2019

Dear Sir, we take note of your comments. We have never had any bad feedback about the fact that our plates are well stocked. On the contrary. Regarding the nationality of the clients present today, we do not pay attention to it and accept everyone...More

Reviewed June 17, 2019

I have heard about this restaurant and was happy to go there with my family (all grown up above 40 years). The waiters are snobbish, they put the bottles of water and wine, and never came back to fill up again . The gaseous water...More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed May 30, 2019

Captains in white jackets - dark boiserie, tables all in a line, small menu but with a range of choices, mountains of pommes frites, wine list from rational to DRC prices, a willingness to let you sit and talk with table companions. Oh yes -...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank cgny1fwd
ArlCln, Responsable relations publiques at Le Voltaire, responded to this reviewResponded June 16, 2019

Hello, it is with pleasure that we read your comment. We are delighted if we have managed to make you travel through the atmosphere, service and cuisine of our Chef. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back to the Voltaire soon!

Reviewed May 10, 2019

Had dinner here with my wife and another couple who had heard wonderful things about Le Voltaire. The food was very good, but not great, especially in light of the high prices. It was very crowded, which could explain the somewhat spotty service. Perhaps, based...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank ChuckP440
ArlCln, Responsable relations publiques at Le Voltaire, responded to this reviewResponded May 11, 2019

Hello, we are always saddened when we fail to get our guests to travel. Le Voltaire is indeed an outstanding address, and whatever the service pressure and the number of tables to serve, we do everything we can to obtain complete customer satisfaction. We're sorry...More

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no jackets required but you'll fit i n better with one. Sorry I hand't looked at trip advisor in awhile! Have fun!
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