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“I'd rather pour acid in my mouth than go back to that patch of hell again.”
Review of Flam's

Flam's
Ranked #3,007 of 17,512 Restaurants in Paris
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Les Halles
Reviewed April 18, 2012

We went to Paris on a school excursion and after having gone to the Louvre and the Arc de Triomphe we topped the day off with dinner at Flam's. We had been walking all day and so believe me, none of us were feeling particularly fussy about what we were going to eat. We made the mistake of asking for more Flam's because the waitress was so incompetent that she brought us one measly Flam between eight ravenous pupils. We had ham and onion Flam which tasted like BO and then a mince Flam which was boggin! Feeling sick, we were looking forward to dessert.... but lo and behold what was this? A chocolate Flam?! It tasted like a dump wrapped in paper. The anarchists that were the Flam's chefs had also cooked up for us (not unlike the three witches in Macbeth) an apple and cinnamon Flam to destroy our tastebuds. When the inadequate service gave us these, one girl said 'Is this some kind of a sick joke?!' and one poor boy's birthday dinner lay in tatters. The vegetarian option given to one girl was only half a flam, with double the barf factor and the salad given to a pupil looked no better than rabbit food. Overall, the experience was physically revolting and I would not only advise you to stay away from that hellhole, but warn others away from it.

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Reviewed April 7, 2012

I went to Flam's with friends last month during a one week holiday in Paris and we actually went back a second night.

We got the "formula" TOUT Flams at 18E90 that includes a drink, a starter, unlimited savory and sweet flams and a desert. Remeber that you can always have free tap water in Paris unlike other European cities.

As we were all young people that like buffets we really ate a lot of flams, we tried all of them, and they were so so good we came back. It was also a very nice experience to share them cutting them your self and eating them while they are still hot from the oven. Here is the carte in french: http://www.flams.fr/carte_pdf/paris_soir.pdf

We had different servers the two nights and they were both (and the colleagues that we saw around) fantastic. What an amazing memory they have! when they come to the table and we ask for "one burger flam, one vegetarian, one New Yorker and one mexican without bacon" and they remember all of that. They don't take notes. They were nice, funny and polite, and they handled the very busy place smoothly. Keep in mind that the way this works you keep asking for a flam after another so they have to get back to the tables regularly.

Very popular for groups and young people in general, but also couples and more mature groups. They will adapt to your speed and have a number of formulas or just a la carte (way more cost effective to get a formula).

We went to the one at Rue des Lombards in Paris 1st. If you go there: don't miss the restroom... it is a show in its own. People would take pictures of it!

Only bad notes: they didn't have WIFI even though the advertise this and the size of the salads that we got as a starter changed widely between the first and the second day so some things might be a bit variable.

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Thank a_cheese_lover
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Reviewed January 28, 2012

Being someone who is going to culinary school within the next few months, I like to think i have a keen eye for good food! I, however, found that everything I ate in Paris made me sick! It was awful! The food looked pretty, but the taste was not so delectable... It must be something in their water or soil, as we ate a lot of veggies that seemed to make me sick. Other than a delicious gourmet sub, Flams was the only thing that didn't make me sick! It appears to be in a back ally, and my classmates and I waiting quite a time to go in because it was so busy (and there was 50 of us). It was simple, yes. We started off with enormous plates of salad. Moving on to assorted flavoured pizzas. I was impressed that it was a flavour like no other- that didn't make any of us need to hurl!? We began with soft mozzarella cheese and ham with mushrooms, and other tables of students had different things. I also tried a ground sausage and mozza with peppers and mushrooms. DELISH. I became full quick, so that's all I got to! We then were given two separate types of dessert flam; chocolate banana and apple cinnamon! DELICIOUS. Creamy for the first, spiced for the second! DELISSSH I loved it! I will certainly return to this busy restaurant! We only waited about 20mins for that many seats (on reservation). Drinks weren't watered down either! AMAZINGGGG!

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Thank sean-annelaurie
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Reviewed December 31, 2011

This is a good alternative for the usual junk food if you have some more time.
I've never had a flammekuche before, but I liked it. It looks like a pizza, but the dough tastes richer. More a mix between pancakedough and pizzadough.
It's a chain, so you'll find several Flamms in Paris. We went to the Montparnasse branch. Friendly staff, a bit crowded but served fast.

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