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Au vieux comptoir

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Les Halles
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17 rue Lavandieres Ste Opportune | Sainte Opportune, 75001 Paris, France
01 45 08 53 08
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Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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Thank Pascalou F
Paris, France
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156 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank philhellich
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55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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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Thank Eric V
Singapore, Singapore
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

My family and I chanced upon this restaurant as we did not know where to eat being the first time in Paris. We were enchanted by the good service and food! it taste very local, and sincere, unlike the other french food we had eaten elsewhere. It also have a very homely feeling. Its filled with locals, and yes its... More 

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Thank Lyly1988
Los Angeles, California
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Nice staff and an outside cafe area. Decent desert - but the mains and the wine are seriously not what a local would accept. This bistrot like many in this area is just another place aimed at tourists who dont know better.

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Thank dogduckcow
Berlin, Berlin, Germany
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

This "quality" can only be for tourists who don't know any better and yes, it's probably better than McDonalds but the tartare was full of mayonese and had bad texture, the chicken was cold and the wine was sour. Was also very expensive. Never go here again!

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

This restaurant quickly became our favourite place to have our evening meal. Wonderful service with a blend of quiet efficiency, charm and good sense of humour. Loved the place, the people, the amazing food and the service. When we were there, the opening time for dinner was 7pm. Your meal will begin with a complementary appetiser which is just a... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

We went there last weekend for the first time and immediately felt in love with the place - young and friendly service staff, traditional French cuisine with a nice touch and excellent selection of French wines. We did not like the wine we choose and they changed it for another bottle without any problem - what an outstanding customer service!!!... More 

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Thank Julia U
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

Great atmosphere, food and service! A small, cosy place with a touch of rustic feel to it and a great wine meny! I believe us to be the only tourists there. Try the burger or the entrecôte👌

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016 via mobile

I had bliny's and smoked trout for the main course and both were excellent! Beuf Bourgenion was also a magnificent choice!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$37 - $74
Cuisine
French, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 rue Lavandieres Ste Opportune | Sainte 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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