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Les Halles
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17 rue Lavandieres Ste Opportune, 75001 Paris, France
01 45 08 53 08
Tue - Sun 7:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Tue - Sat 12:15 pm - 3:00 pm
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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We booked for dinner for the 6 of us (4 adults / 2 kids) to celebrate a birthday and we went through an awful experience. The only spot free was at 22:00 but we took it... knowing we'd be 10 minutes late we called the restaurant to let them know... we called for 20 minutes during our commute. No one... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I am in love. Outdoor dining on a lovely fall day. We were a bit late in being hungry for lunch and were thrilled when they said, "Pas de probleme." Tables indoor and out, all very close with lots of activity from dates to business meetings to us tourists. A coupe de champagne and some local treats....then my Beef Bourguignon... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We actually came back to this establishment while we were in Paris last week to have their Burgundy Beef. As a starter, we tried their razor Clams. This has to be one of the best cooked razor Clams I have tasted. It is simply marvelous ! For a long time, I thought I would never find a clam dish better... More 

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Clermont-Ferrand, France
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Average but fresh French food with interesting little price wines; good for a quick professional lunch

Thank Alain B
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100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a wonderful evening!! We walked into the restaurant at 7:00 on a Friday evening without a reservation, but the owner was gracious to give us a little table by the window. Very soon, Anne, the owner's wife, came over with a very cheery "Bonsoir"!! Our waiter, Nicholas, was excellent, and he was very happy to take pictures and give... More 

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Moscow, Idaho
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

Our Parisian friends recommended that we meet them here for dinner when we were visiting recently. It was an excellent recommendation. Food, service and atmosphere were all that you could ask for in the heart of Paris. You would not expect such a find in this touristy area.

Thank LKJC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

We had initially settled on another location to have dinner and by divine providence, they were full for the evening and we had to look elsewhere. Thankfully we stumbled upon Au Vieux Comptoir!! Menu was excellent French fare, wine list well curated and the ambience was cozy and warm. However the service was second to none. Both my partner and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

Near Les Halles and across from Nôtre-Dame, this bistro offers the best preparation of classic dishes such as Rognons à la moutarde (veal kidneys in mustard sauce), boudin blanc, etc. A great spot for lunch or dinner.

Thank Pascal S
Paris, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

You will find the staples of French bistrot cuisine, very well located in the center of the city between Les Halles and the river Seine. I had the "rognons" (kidneys) after an original starter carpaccio style. Excellent desserts. And a small terrace on the pavement. Worth the price.

Thank philhellich
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Nice little place, but the food wasn't good enough relative to other spots. Service was excellent. My main problem was that both of our mains (pan "roasted" pork rib (pork chop) and ravioli) were served within 2 minutes of being ordered! Clearly these were just warm ups. It detracted both from the flavor and the experience. Also, the pork was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$40 - $81
French, European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 pm - 10:45 pm
12:15 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:45 pm
12:15 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:45 pm
12:15 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:45 pm
12:15 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:45 pm
12:15 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 rue Lavandieres Ste Opportune, 75001 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Les Halles
  • Neighborhood: Les Halles
  • Phone Number: 01 45 08 53 08

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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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