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Le Coupe-Chou

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#1,150 of 15,949 Restaurants in Paris
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$33 - $50
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French, European
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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5th Arr. - Pantheon
0.2 miles from Pantheon
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We returned last night for our wedding anniversary, what a mistake. The inside is still lovely and the atmosphere is romantic but my beef and potatoes was cold. I told one of the staff and it was taken away and brought back heated up. No...apology offered, this put me off and when the plate was taken away, they just asked if it was hot enough that time. My wife's food was fine. We were really looking forward to this meal and paid €170. We won't be going back.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm sorry to read the less than stellar reviews here and everybody can have a different experience but we had a wonderful time on the night we went. Perhaps if I had been here previously I may have noticed a difference in the menu and...because so many people rave about the beef bourguignon they may want to consider putting it back on the menu. (I know it's always been one of my favorites and I definitely would have tried it) I live in Manhattan and I know the last couple of years have been hard on restaurants in many ways and they're still adapting. That said, I found the place absolutely charming, the people working there that night were wonderful and I enjoyed the food. It was our first night in Paris and I wanted to try the duck but I knew I'd be eating a lot of duck and beef while in Paris so I opted for just a salad and the risotto with prawns and it was good. I rarely order dessert but the floating island Bourbon vanilla custard was very light and creamy. The service was pleasant and though the restaurant has many different rooms, which lends itself wonderfully to a romantic evening, we did not feel ignored or have any problems getting attention when we wanted it. Nor did we feel rushed when we asked if we could enjoy our drinks awhile before ordering food. The restaurant itself is in 4 houses dating from the 14th, 16th and 17th centuries and I was charmed by the ambience and historical detail. It's a great setting for a romantic dinner both inside, which feels warm and cozy and much like you're sitting in an elegant old home, and outside as their outdoor seating was on a street where it wasn't crowded. It’s located in the Latin Quarter and while the restoration was being done they discovered remains of an old Roman city beneath it and some of the plaques are now displayed at the bar. The hostess that night was patient enough to spend some time discussing the history with me because I was interested. (In fact, another young woman who said she'd been there many times before overheard us and told me she never realized the place had such a history.) She was also kind enough to call us a cab and wait for it with us chatting when we were ready to leave. (I'm actually going to include a picture of her because I, unfortunately, can't remember her name at this point but she went out of her way fir us.) I felt as if I'd been invited to someone's home and it was a lovely night and a very nice welcome to Paris.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The executive chef has changed since our last visit in 2019. The menu no longer offers traditional French dishes unfortunately. The food was mediocre and overpriced. The restaurant atmosphere is beautiful but would not recommend the food.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were excited to go to the restaurant as it had been recommended by a local friend, who rated it highly. Unfortunately it did not match our experience in any regard. The cocktails were overpriced and undrinkable, the salmon gravalax was tasteless and the duck...was tough as nails. We ordered the meat medium expecting the French medium rare, yet it came blue. The fish of the day was soggy and brown, making it borderline inedible. We waited 40 minutes between courses and when we mentioned our experience to the people working there, they said they cannot control what came out of the kitchen. Our worst meal in Paris.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 22, 2022

We have eaten at this restaurant many times over the years. The decor is amazing, We ordered a beef dish and a risotto with prawns. The Risotto dish was cold and the beef dish (with a tiny spattering of potatoes) was also cold and underdone....When returned, the beef had been charred and the Risotto was not much warmer, The beef was so tough (30 Euro dish) it could not be eaten. The server offered no apology and certainly did not offer not to charge for the beef. The bill was 140 euros. It is sad that we will never return there. We had to pay a deposit to reserve!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 21, 2022

I was on a search to find a good authentic French restaurant. However this highly rated restaurant was slightly disappointing. At first I was excited for my experience to begin once I first walked through the doors and entered the dining areas. The decor and...lighting made you feel like you were dining in an old home in France which elevated the experience in that way. But then the food came out. I tried foie gras for my appetizer. The flavor was fine and I enjoyed the fruit topping on the side. Next came the main plate. It was essentially a steak and potatoes dish. The presentation of the dish was beautiful and the meat appeared perfectly cooked. However once I started to eat, the meat was completely unseasoned and surprisingly dry. I was disappointed to only have a few bites of meat with the sauce since there was so little. The best part of this dish to be quite honest was the potatoes which were on the side. Because the two previous dishes were a disappointment, I decided to not get a dessert. In conclusion, the food was fine but not amazing and not worth the price. If you want an amazing dish packed with flavor, I would not recommend this place unless the food isn’t what you are looking for and you care more about a unique dining location that has an intimate atmosphere.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 3, 2022

What a lovely dinner and quaint place for a dinner, we had a wonderful meal…and 2 beers and it was over 100euro. For 2 people. Seems crazy, but we did it…and still the place was nice!

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 9, 2022 via mobile

After being away for 2 years due to COVID we were happy to return. This is a beautiful restaurant with fantastic atmosphere. We were greeted by a wonderful host and were served by wonderful waiter. The food was excellent. We hope to return next year....Love from Canada!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 2, 2022

Le Coupe-Chou is located on an old narrow romantic street and the evenings experience only improved. Very interesting4 separate house arrangement feels like you are in a home,e especially with the fireplace ablaze.They have ancient Roman ruins excavated beneath the restaurant but it was roped...off when we were there--would have loved to see them. The dinner was exquiste and the service first rate.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed March 11, 2022

I will start with something positive about the place which is the ambiance. The place is gorgeous and cozy and I would expect the service and food to match but it is awful. I saw another person had a very similar experience recently and all...I have to say to people visiting Paris is STAY AWAY! The hostess Jessa ( don't know how to spell her name) she yelled at us as we walked in the door because my husband had cancelled the reservation since I needed a nap (we were jet lagged). She continued to disrespect us and she asked if we were staying I was confused by the question since we showed up! I said yes and she took us to our table. The server was very subpar just like every server in France. We ordered lamb chops and the risotto and prawns. I tasted the lamb chops and were not tender. Risotto is like crispy and not tasty at all, it tasted like undercooked rice and the prawns had a weird taste as well. I continued to observe her because maybe she is as awful to other English speakers but she was not, she was very apologetic to a couple sitting next to us and even asked them how she could make it up. Anyways... it was just odd that she would behave that way to us and she had great customer service with other tables and she spoke English enough to apologize. Later that night we were asked about the experience and we were honest. The owner decided to defend the hostess and said she did not speak English. First of all customer is always right. Second to anyone thinking of coming to this restaurant, it is not worth it. There are thousands of better restaurants in Paris. Save your money.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed March 7, 2022 via mobile

As you walk into the doorway, subtly tucked into a stone wall, you are carried back to medieval France, stone walls, carved fireplaces, cosy rooms connected by windy corridors, and gorgeous candlelight. The staff are just the right side of attentive, and the food was...gastronomie at its best. Sumptuous wine and innovative food makes for a lovely evening, thoroughly enjoyable.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed February 19, 2022

My husband and I were going to be in Paris for Valentine's Day so I booked a reservation at Le Coupe-Chou for Valentine's Day dinner on January 10th. While the food sounded promising I booked the restaurant because of the unique and romantic character of...the building. When we arrived for our 8pm reservation we were shown to a table near the front of the restaurant, between the servers' station and another couple. This was very disappointing considering how far in advance I had booked the reservation and that all of the other tables within view were more private and ambient, but the restaurant was of course crowded so I didn't complain. Our server was very kind and attentive but as the evening went on all of the staff seemed stressed and being right next to their station it made for less than relaxing experience for us as well. My husband had the duck and I had the seafood risotto and both were very good. We also had a creme brulee with orange for dessert that was delicious. It was an enjoyable meal for a busy holiday but I wouldn't go out of my way to go back again.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed September 15, 2021

The food disapoints. The service is absent. My wife, adult daughter and i walked into a nearly empty restaurant and were stunned by the abysmal service. We sat at the table for 10 minutes before the waiter stopped by. We then waited another 30 before...he took our order. The restaurant was quiet, as we sat waiting. Our server gave new meaning to Wait er. I ordered the Creamy risotto, pan-fried king prawns. It was stunningly bad. The risotto was grossly undercooked. The prawns, were like leather. I mentioned to the waiter that the risotto was undercooked. He brought over another gentleman who must have been a manager who said that this is the way risotto should be served. It was like eating tic tacs in a cream sauce. My wife ordered the skate wings which came with a sweet sauce. Better than the risotto, but filled with small banes that had to be carefully removed from each bite. What a disaoppointment.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 15, 2021

We haven't been to the Coupe-Chou for two years because of Covid. We finally returned to France and within a few days went to the Coupe-Chou to get some of their Yummy beef bourguignon. We've done that every year for about the the past 10...years. We were very disappointed that it is no longer on their menu. Our waiter said maybe in the winter...which has never been the case. We had to choose something else, which was tasty, but not what we came to experience. I sincerely hope the Coupe puts it back on their menu. I will check in a few weeks before I make another reservation.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 4, 2021 via mobile

Visited this fabulous restaurant for our first night in Paris last night and to celebrate our anniversary. It was recommended to us by the concierge at Hotel Monge and it did not disappoint! We arrived to a very warm welcome and were seated at a...table by French doors that opened to a quiet pedestrian street. The ambiance was absolutely idyllic of what you would expect a Parisian restaurant to be…warm and cozy with stone walls and wooden beams. And then there is the food…oh my…steak done to perfection accompanied by whipped potatoes drizzled with olive oil. So unique and simple and absolutely delicious. Top that off with a bottle of Bordeaux and well, it doesn’t get much better than that! It’s fair to say that when visiting a restaurant it’s mostly about the food, but to me, what changes a simple visit to an extraordinary experience is the ambiance and the service. The gentleman (I’m ashamed to say I forget his name) who served us was warm, friendly and so attentive. His smile and willingness to speak English with us was so appreciated. He made our evening one we will remember forever. Thank you everyone at le Coupe-Chou for making our first night in France and our anniversary dinner a night we will cherish for a long time to come!More

Date of visit: September 2021
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No dress code. But you might feel a bit out of place in jeans and a t-short.
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Le Coupe-Chou is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5