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Le Cardinal

#11,625 of 13,460 Restaurants in Paris
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Neighborhood:
Opera / Bourse
French, Bar
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1 boulevard des Italiens, 75002 Paris, France
+33 1 42 96 61 20
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Today
7:00 am - 6:00 am
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All hours
Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 2:00 am
Mon - Wed 6:00 am - 2:00 am
Thu 6:00 am - 3:00 am
Fri 6:00 am - 5:00 am
Sat 7:00 am - 6:00 am
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Lake Forest, California
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

Nice restaurant, with outdoor seating. Good beer and wine. Good food. Service was slow. Many smokers, so sitting outside can be difficult. It seems popular with locals.

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Thank robchorz
Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

We were there to watch the Euro Cup final and had reserved a place for 15 people. We got there early to make sure our place was set and our group came periodically before the game. After being there 30 minutes and never seeing a server I went up to the bar to order a drink and dinner plate. The... More 

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Thank Jessie C
Torreon, Mexico
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

It has very good french food, The service is good, drinks are also very good. I recomend this place if you want a casual restaurant

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Thank Custumer239105
beirut
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82 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Good food in a great location , easy to reach....the restaurant claims late-night opening which is a great option in Paris..... the cuisine is good so is the service

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Thank Beirut73
Chatsworth, California, United States
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78 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

We ate here our first night in Paris. A decent menu, not a great menu. Onion soup was good, but we had better. Service was ok. I would eat here again.

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Thank Evelyn E
southampton
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29 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

A stone's throw from Boulevard Haussmann. Very good food - lovely steak in pepper sauce with great frites - but the highlight is the macaron desert. Nice pavement terrace, semi enclosed with heaters. Ate here twice in one weekend!

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Thank hersoton
Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

The cocktails in this bar were very watered down. When the waiter and supervisor were questioned they were ignorant and unhelpful. They refused to taste their own cocktails and were insisting they were good quality.

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Thank Christy F
Mitchell, Ontario
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42 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 323 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016 via mobile

The French onion soup was very good. The salmon was very dry. The service was terrible. I am sure there are better restaurants in Paris to choose.

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Thank cozzyMitchell
East Kilbride, Scotland
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63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

We had been hoping to go to Chartier's but there was a really big queue. We decided to give Le Cardinal a try, but left disappointed. Service was slow. I chose a steak and my wife a pasta dish. The portions were big, but the food wasn't great. My meal could have been hotter and the steak was tough. The... More 

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Thank Barrie96
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197 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

Le Cardinal is ok but is nothing special. Standard food at standard Parisian prices. I had the steak tartar 15€, and it was ok. The fries were a bit on the soggy side.

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Thank Thomas B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Average prices
$11 - $28
Cuisine
French, Bar
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
6:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
6:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
6:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
6:00 am - 3:00 am
Friday
6:00 am - 5:00 am
Saturday
7:00 am - 6:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 boulevard des Italiens, 75002 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Opera / Bourse
  • Neighborhood: Opera / Bourse
  • Phone Number: +33 1 42 96 61 20

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

Staying in Opera / Bourse

Neighborhood Profile
Opera / Bourse
The neighborhood around Opéra and Bourse is a belle époque paradise of grand boulevards, refined arcades, and mass-market art-nouveau entertainment. Here, modern day workers continue to take advantage of the legacy that nobility and finance left in the 19th century. Brightly-lit brasseries, theaters, and cinemas sit side by side with French bistros predominating in one area and Japanese restaurants in another. The area is most famous for the Palais Garnier opera house and glamorous department stores.
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