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“Food okay, terrible service.”
Review of Parnasse 138 - CLOSED

Parnasse 138
Price range: $0 - $38
Cuisines: European, French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Montparnasse
Reviewed September 21, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I just are at this restaurant tonight, our last night in Paris. Unfortunately we hadn't come across a lot of great food, Just pricey. We decided to go here from a recommendation. When we got to restaurant front area was somewhat crowded, waitor offered for us to sit in back area where there was more room. He asked us to pick the table that we wanted. We sat at the table of pour choice. Waitor came and seemed annoyed that we didn't speak French. He went to get someone else to speak with us and take our order. The French waiter never smiled or made eye contact with us. After we ordered our food and was sitting with our drinks, family of 6 walked in. Waitor told us that we had to move to accommodate this family. He said "sorry but they have reservations". They gave a slight apology, but we had to move. This was terrible service and spoiled what could have been a good night.

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1  Thank Fonda1223
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

We went to this restaurant after it was recommended to us by a nearby hotel. We knew as soon as our starters were brought to the table that we had made a mistake coming here. My warm goats cheese salad was sloppy -- massive pieces of lettuce thrown onto a plate and covered in salad dressing and a massive pile of cold, chewy bacon pieces accompanied by two slices of cheese on cold toast. My friend's mussel dish was just as bad. The mussels were not fresh in a shell, but looked as though they came from a can and submerged in a heavy cream sauce. The main dishes were not as terrible as the starters, but definitely were not high enough quality to be served in a restaurant -- edible but not worth eating. We did not risk ordering dessert.

The service was also poor. We were seated in a small hallway near the back of the restaurant, next to a large shelf where the waiters stacked other customers' dirty plates -- hardly an appetizing sight. After asking for water at the beginning of our meal, we received it when we had almost finished our main dishes. One waiter practically tossed a basket of bread onto our table without speaking to us or even looking at us. We were thankful that at the end of the meal, they brought our bill immediately after we requested it and we left as quickly as we could.

1  Thank Kayla M
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Reviewed August 21, 2013

We were impressed with the excellent choice of dishes on the menu at a very fair price and found it hard to choose.
We both had the home made moussaka which was tasty and a pleasant dessert.
The reason for our average score is that we felt rushed, the tables were tightly packed and the waiter seemed a bit miserable.

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1  Thank zen123102
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Reviewed June 25, 2013

I went to this restaurant with friends, one of who is allergic to nuts and the other gluten, as it caters to dietary requirements. The food was good- nothing special, but all well cooked with a nice flavour. For a family lunch or on a cold day i would recommend it, as it was hearty and the resturant was full of French people- always a good sign! The menu was good value for money too- we had 3 courses each for 25€ per person. Also, the service was excellent and my friends were very happy to enjoy a nice meal without having to worry about what they were eating- not easy to find in Paris!

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2  Thank Louise H
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Reviewed May 16, 2013

Great service, food was perfect!I ordered salmon fillet and it was very good cooked!The atmosphere was nice too! I surely recommend it!

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Thank ValentinaParas
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