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La Coupole

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Montparnasse
French, European, Soups, Gastropub
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102 boulevard du Montparnasse | 102, Boulevard du Montparnasse, 75014 Paris, France
+33 1 43 20 14 20
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8:30 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Mon 8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tue - Sat 8:30 am - 12:00 am
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New York City, New York
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were expecting a better experience based on the reviews. The menu is limited and the food was only so-so. The service was pretty dreadful - the thing that gives Parisian service a bad name - which is sad because we had some many other lovely experiences on our trip.

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Thank jmorganny
London, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Probably the most famous Paris brasserie, recalling legions on artists and writers, actors and singers from Hemingway to Picasso, La Coupole in Montparnasse is surprisingly demur and rather elegant. Polite waiters, classic service and a traditional menu at set prices ranging from 31€ to 59€ are bound to please. At lunchtime mid-week in mid summer it is quiet. Very relaxing... More 

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Thank Eugene B
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We celebrated our sons 21st birthday. The waiters were attentive and really looked after us. The food was excellent. The 21st birthday cake and birthday song was a real highlight.

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Thank Alistair A
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We loved this restaurant! Food was fabulous (try their famous curry or seafood mountain!). Be sure to reserve ahead as it is difficult to get a table for a family as a walk in. Wine selection was superb as well as desserts. Can't wait to return here again!

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Detroit, Michigan
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have a family history with La Coupole dating back to the 1950s and our most recent visit was, at best, moderate. Four of us selected the elevated price fix menu for an evening meal. and everything from the level of service to the food quality was moderate and inferior to previous visits. La Coupole is a restaurant that I... More 

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The Netherlands
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

La Coupole is one of our favorite restaurants in Paris. We have been here for many special celebrations and it never let's you down. Superb, attentive staff and good food with spectacular ambiance. Paris at its best. This time we visited La Coupole for a small family birthday dinner with two of us selecting the Julienne menu and one not.... More 

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Pompano Beach, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Big restaurant catering to French speakers. The staff speaks only French and made no effort to help us in English. They gave us a translated English menu that most of the translations did not make sense. Had to guess to order. We ordered their full lunch menu at 59 Euros per person. The food was very good and well presented.... More 

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Ventura, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

See and be seen. An experience nonetheless. In season, enjoy the plateau de fruits de mer. Or enjoy a cafe creme or a drink. Stroll and enjoy.

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Thank Barbara K
Brasseries F, Direction at La Coupole, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for your comment ! We are glad that you had a great moment in our emblematique French Brasserie with the seafood platter ans a cafe creme. We hope to see you soon. Best regards, La Coupole Executive Director More 

London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It feels like you have stepped back in time when entering La Coupole - but in a good way. It looks and feels like 1920. The service is typically Parisian (hit or miss depending on the staff you get) but the food especially the sea food is stunning. I have been several times to Paris and visited La Coupole at... More 

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Thank Mister_Blue_RL
Brasseries F, Direction at La Coupole, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for your comment ! We are glad that you had a great moment, back in the 20's, in our emblematique Parisian Brasserie with the seafood platter and the service. We are happy to read that you 've never been disappointed of your visits. Best regards, La Coupole Executive Director More 

Slough, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had an amazing family dinner at La Couple. Very old classic style and top class service. They specialise in giant seafood platters and classic French cuisine. My brother and I shared a massive plate of mixed oysters, and I followed on with the most amazing entrecôte steak frites and cheese to follow. Not cheap but well worth it for the... More 

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Brasseries F, Direction at La Coupole, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for your comment ! We are glad that you had a great moment in our emblematique French Brasserie with the seafood platter, an entrecôte steak frites and some cheese and also the atmosphere and the service ! We hope to see you soon. Best regards, La Coupole Executive Director More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$34 - $65
Cuisine
French, European, Soups, Gastropub
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
8:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
8:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday
8:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
8:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 102 boulevard du Montparnasse | 102, Boulevard du Montparnasse, 75014 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Montparnasse
  • Neighborhood: Montparnasse
  • Phone Number: +33 1 43 20 14 20
Description
A true Art Deco masterpiece, La Coupole is the most famous Parisian brasserie in the world. Today it is the quintessential symbol of Montparnasse's history, as well as a key component of the art of living and socialising in Paris, particularly in the 14th arrondissement.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Montparnasse
The namesake tower of Montparnasse dominates over the landscape but the fun part is the throbbing life that goes on below it. Bright lights, busy cinemas, brasseries and diners encompass hidden museums and parks to entertain the masses. Long avenues lead away from the tower to take you to unsuspecting places and historical monuments and treasures. In between lie adorable ivy-covered houses with beams and small gardens to match. Just a short metro ride away from the center of Paris this neighborhood has something for every hour of the day.
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