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Le Canape

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Place de l'Eglise, 91190 Gif-sur-Yvette, France
+33 1 69 07 74 06
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Wed - Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Thu - Sat 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Bakewell, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed January 24, 2017 via mobile

On the last night of our week in Gif we enjoyed an evening at Le Canapé. What a lovely way to end: great food, terrific service and a lovely atmosphere. To us Brits, it really did feel very French in the best possible way! If we were more local, we'd definitely be regulars.

Thank Richard N
New Jersey
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed December 22, 2016

I would recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting this lovely little village. The food was delicious and the menu extensive. We can't wait to visit it on our next trip.

1 Thank KentNewJersey
Louisville, Kentucky
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81 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed September 23, 2016 via mobile

A worthy and enjoyable place for lunch & dinner our waitress Lubna made the visit memorable. Food is good but not gourmet.

Thank Sidda
Paris, France
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 8, 2016

tried on a Saturday for quick drink and bite with 3 kids, waited on the canape, seemed to disturb.. left. Tried a second time on a Sunday end of afternoon/early evening: "we dont serve food at this hour" again with a semi pleasant attitude. WOuld not give a 3rd try.

Thank doumaxaracho
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289 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
Reviewed June 17, 2016

We find it a bit of a challenge finding a decent place for dinner in the area between Orsay and Gif. Over the years we have tried more or less all available option, apart from some ethnic places which we have no interest in. At the end of the day, the Canape seems to be the most reasonable option, especially... More 

Thank bauwens
Aberdovey, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed April 28, 2016 via mobile

We loved this place, lovely fresh proper grub! Staff friendly and very welcoming. Will definitely return again one day! Try the canapés yummy!

Thank Beckxy28
Level Contributor
16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviewed November 4, 2015

Le Canapé has been a Gif institution for more than 20 years. Originally opened by the current owner's mother, Joëlle, le Canapé epitomised what a "Salon de Thé" should be, starting with the cozy eponymous couch at the entrance... When Joëlle retired, her son and his wife took over, and initially the results were mixed. We found the new prices... More 

Thank StencilV
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed June 8, 2015

We planned local fare. The setting is warm and cozy. The chef/owner is there every night. All of the customers appeared to be locals, this is always a good sign.

Thank tallyk12
Chateaufort, France
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed May 23, 2015

Despite the nice environment and the warm welcome, I consider this restaurant too expensive as compared to the quality and quantity in the plate. I barely tasted my Cod fish amongst my mashed potatoes I took. Desert are likely not home made.

1 Thank Philippe1963_13
Spalding, lincolnshire
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19 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed May 18, 2015

I can very highly recommend this lovely French restaurant. Clearly popular with the locals, it serves very good food and wine. The owners are certainly passionate about what they serve, both in terms of the food and the wine. The ambience and the friendliness of the owners and the staff leave a lasting impression, we were treated extremely well despite... More 

Thank Colin90

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$22 - $44
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Place de l'Eglise, 91190 Gif-sur-Yvette, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Essonne  >  Gif-sur-Yvette
  • Phone Number: +33 1 69 07 74 06

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