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Le Petit Fer a Cheval

#981 of 13,462 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
Le Marais
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30 rue Vieille du Temple, 75004 Paris, France
+33 1 42 72 47 47
9:00 am - 2:00 am
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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181 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I always return to Le Petit Fer a Cheval, located at what feels like the epicenter of the neighbourhood around the lively rue Vieille du Temple. This time it was a hot, Sunday afternoon and we were lucky to get a table outside to watch the world go past as we snacked on a sandwich and a salad whilst sipping... More 

Thank Mikael C
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to take a taste of what paris must have been like in the early 1900s then you should really come to this place. The bar is in a horseshoe shape (hence the name) and right behind it there is a little salle à manger out of time and fashion. But don't get me wrong, it's good that... More 

Thank Fabrizio V
Paris, France
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

So I normally stay in the same building as this restaurant. An old 17th century building in the fashionable part of Le Marais. This is one of those post card perfect places with a zinc horseshoe shaped bar from the 19th century ( the restaurant name means " Little Horseshoe). grab a seat and watch the world pass by. You... More 

Thank Saberage
Vergennes, Vermont
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

My daughter and I had a very relaxing and delicious dinner, with local wine. I told the waiter that he was very nice (Vous etes tres gentil) and he said "tout the le monde est gentil" (everyone is nice!) It was a culinary and cultural experience that we will never forget!

Thank Paulette B
Shanghai, China
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80 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 243 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

I lived more than 15 years in this area. This was my favorite place. The staff is excellent , the little terrace in front is tiny, but the best and most wanted in Paris. What puts this place apart is the mixture around the bar of many locals with some interesting visitors, always put at ease by the barmen. I... More 

Thank Reinardus v
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

Situated in the Le Marais District this is ideal if you want a typical French restaurant with great atmosphere and delicious food. Small back room, very busy, yes and noisy but great service and lovely meals. Made for a great night.

Thank Peter H
vancouver, b.c.
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81 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

We went to this restaurant in the Marais for lunch. The daily special was veal kidneys which did not appeal to us, so we ordered from la carte. The a la carte menu was not cheap, but it was totally worth it. The duck confit was 23E but it was huge and one of the best we had ever had.... More 

Thank jdVancouver
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

This simple bar in the heart of the Marais is an old favourite. Go here for a simple but magnificent sandwich or salad with a beer or glass of wine, and a good strong coffee

Thank gotoparis1
New England
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

I spent days researching just the right spots for our trip to Paris and wanted to find something wonderful and truly pParisian in Marais. The food was from fair to terrible. My husband's chicken sandwich was dry and the chicken was purple (Maybe it was sautéed in beets?). It was supposed to come with cheese but did not. The onion... More 

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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

A popular little bar in the trendy Marais district. They do an interesting selection of hot and cold dishes. If you're feeling hungry go for their beef bourguinon with a glass of Leffe (which they serve on tap)! and try to get a table by the window (or outside if it's warm) as it's a great spot to watch all... More 

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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
French, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
9:00 am - 2:00 am
9:00 am - 2:00 am
9:00 am - 2:00 am
9:00 am - 2:00 am
9:00 am - 2:00 am
9:00 am - 2:00 am
9:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 rue Vieille du Temple, 75004 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Le Marais
  • Neighborhood: Le Marais
  • Phone Number: +33 1 42 72 47 47

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Le Marais

Neighborhood Profile
Le Marais
The Marais is a winding maze of multi-faceted streets that beg to be explored. It bursts with small boutiques, historic buildings, cozy traditional restaurants, and hidden parks. Around each corner, you'll come across little gems of architecture spanning the centuries, from understated medieval towers to classical libraries and 17th century splendor. This neighborhood unites a rich mix of people of all ages, but it's best known for the gay scene mostly in the south and the Jewish community around Rue des Rosiers.
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