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“A fun and delicious experience”
Review of Le Sac a Dos - CLOSED

Le Sac a Dos
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Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Tour Eiffel / Invalides
Clearwater, Florida
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387 reviews
268 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
“A fun and delicious experience”
Reviewed September 27, 2012

Le Sac à Dos is on the same side street as the hotel where we were staying with friends during a recent visit to Paris. We passed it several times during walks around the 7th arrondissement. One afternoon, while walking back to the hotel after lunch, we stopped to read the menu on the chalkboard in the window. The owner of the restaurant came out from inside the restaurant and started talking with us. He was so friendly and funny that we had to make a reservation for dinner that evening. We were all so glad we did.

This is one of those very small French restaurants that you hope you find while in Paris. The atmosphere is very lively, reflecting the owner’s delightfully outgoing personality. The menus are handwritten on chalkboards on the wall and each dish was well explained by the owner. Some of us ordered from the fixed-price offerings for the evening, while the others ordered A La Carte items. Everything the five of us ordered, from appetizers through desserts, was delicious and the house wines in carafes were excellent. The whole evening was an unhurried and fun experience. We will definitely go out of our way to go back to Le Sac à Dos during our next visit to Paris and suggest you do the same.

  • Visited September 2012
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1 Thank AldebaranFlorida
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Kaohsiung, Taiwan
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Don't miss it!”
Reviewed September 5, 2012

Good food, excellent service, relaxing atmosphere, this restaurant is one of the best place in Paris. Lucky enough to find this place by chance when I was strolling the Parisian streets. I was charmed by first look, then the warm, friendly waiter, in the end by the cuisines. Try duck and chocolate cake with raspberry. The price is absolutely reasonable.

  • Visited September 2012
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1 Thank Ally282
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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Small and friendly”
Reviewed July 31, 2012

Good food at good prices. Excellent service and not rushed at the end of the night. Unfortunately irregular Opening Days but well worth trying

Visited July 2012
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Thank Anne B
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Boston, Massachusetts
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64 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Friendly owner, prompt service, solid food”
Reviewed July 18, 2012

This tiny place is, lke many small restaurants, run by the owner who seems to be always there. We sat at the first table and he w.ked is through the fixed price menu and the a la carte choices. Tonight the fixed price was 18 euro and good. Between the four of us we had:

Escargot; standard and good
Gazpacho: excellent
Smoked salmon: salty but good
Anduille sausage: not great but okay
Raw beef: superb

it was a sort of French bistro combined with favors from Spain which mixed nicely. No problem walking in for a table at 1930 and as we left it was filling up. They accept reservations. We saw a mix of tourists and locals which is a good sign.

This place closes for three weeks in August so plan accordingly. This year the owner goes to Cannes.

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank dmcronin
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Paris, France
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160 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Good little Bistro in the heart of Paris”
Reviewed April 11, 2012

Its not always easy to find a good, reasonable and authentic little bistro in the heart of Paris, surrounded by big tourist attractions. Restaurants are tempted to laminate their menus, provide english translations, bump up the prices and lower their quality, just because they can. Le Sac à Dos hasn't done this at all. It has blackboard menus, friendly and helpful staff, and it's full of french locals eating the delicious but simple french fare. It is my favourite restaurant in Paris and I thought twice about telling you all the secret but I feel the restaurant deserves it!

  • Visited March 2012
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Thank Wizak
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