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La Boussole

#440 of 14,158 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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12 rue Guisarde, 75006 Paris, France
+33 1 56 24 82 20
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sydney, Australia
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

After 2 weeks in Paris for the first time we had a fantastic dinner. Clean tasty French dish which was not oily! Price is great too. For entree + main 26.50 Euro We had Detox salad which for a 36 degree hot day was what you needed and vegetable spring roll. For main Fresh Salmon with vegetable and beef Tartare.... More 

Thank Foodielover24
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

Celebrated our anniversary with a meal at this lovely French/Thai fusion restaurant in August 2016. One of a few restaurants open in Paris in August. The restaurant is located a few minutes walk from Mabillion station, down a lovely street decorated with restaurants and quaint shops. We arrived at 7.30pm to an empty restaurant, greeted by Frank who spoke great... More 

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

My wife, son and I had dinner here twice in four days on a recent trip to Paris. As other reviewers have said, their use of herbs and spices is excellent - for example in the lamb tagine main course. Service was excellent on both evenings from Anne-Laure and Marie! The only downside was the lack (or failure) of the... More 

Thank AndyMac1971
Medford, Massachusetts
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187 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

We walked 5 mins from our hotel down this little street littered with places to eat. They all looked great and had their own charm but this stood out. Their menu was not extensive and they had a prix fix entree plat and dessert which we got. The chocolate fondant was delicious and my steak was also very good. Great... More 

Thank Josh79b
London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2016

Quite simply one of the best value and best tasting meals I have ever had. The best Steak and fried potatoes I have ever had. Followed by the best Chocolate Fondant I have ever had. Months later and I am still talking about this meal to people. It was incredible value too for the set meal. I have paid far... More 

Thank Mister_Blue_RL
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016

We were walking around last week and I recognized this restaurant from reading previous good reviews, so we decided to try it. It must have been an "off" night, bc it was our least favorite restaurant. Our waiter was very nice, but not very attentive. My salmon was very fishy, and none of the other dishes were noteworthy. The service... More 

Thank jowags11
Fargo, North Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

Was visiting Saint Sulpice and decided to look for somewhere to grab lunch. I pulled up the tripadvisor app and scanned the first few nearby. Decided to give La Boussole a chance and was not disappointed. My French is poor but the waiter took his time explaining and simplifying everything for me to understand. He seemed to know English (as... More 

Thank KateRoehrich
Fort St. John, Canada
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45 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2016

After a month traveling through southern France & thoroughly enjoying the cuisine, this was a lovely surprise as it offered interesting twists on traditional French dishes. A pretty little restaurant found in the St Germaine district which was patronized by tourists & locals alike. The service was excellent & we enjoyed the French onion soup with Egyptian spices & the... More 

Thank Andy H
Salt Lake City, Utah
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62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

We selected La Boussole for dinner on our first night in Paris. It is located in the the St. Germaine area. The staff was helpful and pleasant, the restaurant atmosphere was charming, and the food was well prepared with a little extra kick. It is well worth a visit when you're in Paris.

Thank Mark R
Vancouver bc
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2016

We picked this bistro late at night because we could read the menu. We started with onion soup and mini ravioli both very tasty. I had the sea bass my wife had the vegetarian couscous very flavourful. Service was not the best, they seemed to be paying a lot of attention to a birthday party group.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$12 - $31
French, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 rue Guisarde, 75006 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Saint-Germain-des-Pres
  • Neighborhood: Saint-Germain-des-Pres
  • Phone Number: +33 1 56 24 82 20
La Boussole is a charming restaurant in the beautiful surroundings filled with exposed beams and stone. You will find a warm and pleasant atmosphere.
It serves French cuisine bistro associated with the world of spices, a subtle blend of classic cuisine and revisited.
Especially put your compass in your pocket and head south to 12th Street Guisarde 75006 paris.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Saint-Germain-des-Pres

Neighborhood Profile
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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