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“Great choice in Marais”
Review of Les Philosophes

Les Philosophes
Ranked #1,786 of 21,456 Restaurants in Paris
Cuisines: Cafe
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Neighborhood: Saint-Gervais
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had tried this place's soup after a food walking tour which featured their french onion soup, and it was a great meal. We grabbed two empty seats outside, and were eventually greeted (in France, they don't live by the US's policy of speedy service). Wait staff spoke enough English to get by, and we had great service, though at the typical slower French pace, which you will get used to. We had some more onion soup, and ordered the filet and the duck confit. I didn't think I would like duck, but was determined to try it, since so many menus offer it and other people rave about it. The filet was good, but only on par with some of the many steakhouses we have in the US. The duck, on the other hand, was the show-stopper. Not only was it not gamy like I was fearing, it was better than the steak. My wife loved it too, and we were really glad to have tried it. We had a great bottle of white to go with the meals, and were too full for dessert. The check came in at 80 euros, and we added a gratuity (you just tell your waiter what you want to change the total to). While tips are never totally necessary in Paris, they are appreciated and pretty common (10% is plenty). We will return to this place next time in Paris.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went for lunch our first day in Paris and had the most fresh, tasty salad we have ever had. Then tried the fish of the day which was equally good. We went a few days later for dinner and had another great meal. Pleasant atmosphere and outstanding service. Will definitely go back.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice place with menu in English and English speaking waiters. Despite that very French cuisine and experience.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 11, 2019

Our Airbnb was right across the street from this restaurant, so of course we had to have dinner there one night. The place was packed and there was a line to get in, but we barely had to wait at all for a table. And it was worth it, the food was the best we had on our trip! The boeuf bourguignon was so tender, my fork cut through it like a knife. If I'm ever lucky enough to be back in Paris, I'll definitely go here again.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Thank comeauac
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Reviewed September 9, 2019 via mobile

Delicious duck confit and onion soup!! Great service by our friendly waiter. It was a great experience in Paris.

Date of visit: September 2019
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