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Le gros Minet

#3,073 of 13,442 Restaurants in Paris
Les Halles
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1 r Prouvaires 75001 PARIS, 75001 Paris, France
12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Tue 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tue - Thu 12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Wed - Thu 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 pm - 11:15 pm
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a mom and daughter affair. Half the fun is the banter with the mom, who is dealing with clients, while the daughter mans the kitchen. The location is great and even better if you get to dine on one of the two or three tables on the sidewalk. As for the food... You don't go there for the... More 

Thank ParisCyril
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I love this restaurant. The food is good, the decor eccentric and the service friendly. It is wonderful to be able to go back time and time again and nothing has changed (apart from the specials) - love it!

Thank Sonia W
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

I like this place very much. Its not a luxury place but people in here are very nice even if im a foreigner. The old lady and the one who works at the kitchen remind me of french movie. They were like movie actress to me. The glass of wine was good the food was good. I think im eating... More 

Thank Jongchan K
Aalst, Belgium
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283 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

Just by accident - walking back towards our hotel - we stumbled onto this quaint, retro-looking brasserie. We didn't expect much, but were nicley surprised by the friendly attitude of the owner and the food prepared by her daughter. Basic, but good, local cuisine served with a smile ! The place is small and you are surrounded by all things... More 

1 Thank PG61
Meaux, France
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016

Simple, authentic, traditional, quality French food in a unique old bistro atmosphere. Only a few tiny tables, the mom, the daughter, and the puppy. Highly recommended.

1 Thank Fabrice L
Milan, Italy
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016 via mobile

The place is full of things, especially cat figures and pictures which could be fun... But the place and food become more strange than authentic. The duck was good, the beef not so good... The potatoes were terrible: frozen and then heated in the microwave. A shame!

1 Thank camillakaas
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

Hélène and her daughter welcome you like at home. They prepare home made delicious cooking with a family ambiance. A tiny restaurant but cosy. Not suitable if you are in a rush as everything is freshly made.

1 Thank stuart F
Vancouver, Canada
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

Small. cosy, authentic. Serving good quality traditional French food, and with a decent wine list. Recommended.

1 Thank sacculina
Aiken, South Carolina
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202 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

This a wonderful find by my husband based on tripadvisor reviews. We went early - when the restaurant opened for dinner - and we had the place to ourselves. The owner does not speak a lot of English but some of her staff does. She is able to make great recommendations nonetheless. The food and the wine was outstanding. I... More 

1 Thank patcal4
Crosskeys, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

My dad took me to Paris for a surprise 30th birthday weekend. Our first stop was this quaint cafe. I fell in love with it, food was beautiful, service was fantastic, can't wait to visit again!

2 Thank Sophie B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:15 pm
7:00 pm - 11:15 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 r Prouvaires 75001 PARIS, 75001 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Les Halles
  • Neighborhood: Les Halles
  • Phone Number: 0033142330262

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Les Halles

Neighborhood Profile
Les Halles
Historically the central iron-clad market of Paris, Les Halles has evolved architecturally since then but the pulsating energy has stayed the same. Now it houses the main shopping mall, which nestles underground surrounded by fast-food take-aways and international restaurants coupled with beautiful churches and the old commodity exchange. Parallel to it are the high-street stores of Rue de Rivoli and just parallel to that the Seine. The area bustles with faces from all continents and all ages at all times of the day. If enjoying high-street shopping with easy access to fast eateries and lively bars is on your agenda, this is the place to go.
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