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“Decent "slow food"”
Review of Les Philosophes

Les Philosophes
Ranked #528 of 17,611 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Neighborhood: Le Marais
Reviewed May 27, 2013 via mobile

Consistently decent French terroir cuisine, very nice wines. I have gone there for years, liking the slow/local food approach and of course, location.
One thing though - the daily menu is reasonably priced but it tends to be sold out, then you're stuck with the pricier a la carte.

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Thank Christina B
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Reviewed May 25, 2013

My husband and I stumbled on this restaurant in Paris one night (we were trying to find another restaurant, but couldn't locate it), and it was one of the best meals we had on the trip. It was packed, but they were able to find a table. The mixture seemed to be both tourists and locals, which was nice. The waiters were helpful, and we had the duck that was on the menu. This was at the suggestion of our neighbor diners, who had been to the restaurant many times before (just for the duck, apparently). For the price, the meal could not be beat. We will be returning next time we are in Paris!

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Reviewed May 24, 2013

It's very tasty food - classical french - and they usually have a 3 course menu which is delicious! The atmosphere is really nice... always packed and lively, but very cosy at the same time!
It's in one of my favourite areas in Paris (Les Marais), next to l'ile de la Cite, l'Hotel de Ville... and you have a lot of nice bars to have a drink afterwards!
Since I discovered it a couple of years ago... I always pop by when I am in Paris! ;-)

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Thank Cristina20121978
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Reviewed May 15, 2013

You are sitting in the middle of the Marrais and close to its jewish corners. The food is classical french bistro cuisine. So if you like that go there and try the 3 course menu starting with a typical fois gras. It is home made and very tasty.
They also have a good vine list and do not rip you off - means all is reasonably calculated.
I went there several times with clients and will go there again.
An outside table in summer in the little street at the right side of the building is my preferred place to be.
Good for a romantic dinner as well.
Waiters usually speak ok english

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Thank WaMiZurich
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Reviewed May 12, 2013

Visiting Paris just wouldn't be the same without visiting Les Philosophes. It is always packed and for good reason. The food is exceptionally well prepared and very tasty. The restaurant is located in the Marais and has all the buzz and energy of that area. It is not a fancy stuffy place but guaranteed if you love steak frites and delectable desserts and want to be with the local Paris crowd who know a thing or two about good food, try it!

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Thank Danni R
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