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“Terrible place for people from other countries” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Le Colimacon

Le Colimacon
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Ranked #392 of 16,717 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $43 - $65
Cuisines: French, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Neighborhood: Le Marais
Description: In the heart of the Marais District in the historical area the Colimaçon is a typical french and Parisian restaurant. Traditional french cuisine is serving in a nice and cosy atmosphere only 40 seats with air conditioning.
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Terrible place for people from other countries”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2013

What a terrible place for people from other countries. We received the menu when we arrived and had to wait 30 min for the waitress. While we were waiting we noticed that she was very worried with clients in other tables, serving wine and asking if everything was ok, but we were invisible. We tried to call her a couple of times, with no luck. We gave up after 30 minutes, because we didn´t want to pay for an expensive dinner and being ignored. When we were leaving the chef came to talk with us, we explained the situation and he asked if we would like to stay. When we said no, he shouted, while we were leaving - THIS IS NOT A SNACK!
Of course not. I would receive a better treatment at Mc Donalds.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank MB3196
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  • Danish first
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Antwerp
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“always worth a visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2013

All the trips we made to Paris, we always go here for a nice dinner. The decor and staff might change over the years but it is always nice to stop here for a great dinner. Great value! And contrary to the previous review...the staff does not undervalue English speaking guests. They will service you just as anyone else and the food is great!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Ben J
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Paris, France
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Thanks but no thanks”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2013

Friends who recently went to this place told us they gagged at the tourist treatment they got, which has happened to us as well: The moment they hear you speaking English, watch out. You'll get the well done meager steak when you clearly asked for rare, in French no less (the owner will agree that’s “the best cooking” then have the nerve to serve a well-done, thin slice of beef - We sent it back, as did our friends). The foie gras in the “hamburger” starter sandwich was thin (our friends’ was not only thin, but at the end of the meal, too late, they noticed that the party at the next table who’d ordered the same thing, had a piece of foie gras three times thicker than theirs and felt cheated). If you complain, they’ll ask why you hadn’t said anything before? Don’t order anything with truffle oil - there won’t be a drop, and the owner will turn it into a joke (“I guess the cook forgot!”) but the bill will be the same. Had we known they were planning to go to Le Colimacon, we would have told them not to bother.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
6 Thank Parisfan
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Sydney, Australia
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144 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Great bistrot nosh in the Marais”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2013

We usually stay in the Marais, and Le Colimacon is a favourite place to eat in the quartier. What takes it out of the pack are the interesting menus, the equally interesting wine list, and the friendliness of the staff. It fills up fast, so arrive early (it opens at 7.00pm) or book on 27 18 08 07, or check it out at www.le-colimacon.fr

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
1 Thank Fell0w_Traveller49
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great food, good wine list, delightful staff”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2013 via mobile

Sunday 21st April 2013: happened upon this small restaurant by chance . Delightfully welcoming and helpful staff for those whose with inadequate French. Well thought out menu, that pushes beyond the standard bistro fare, but at reasonable price. Supported by equally well thought wine list, that matches the food, across the price range. The best meal of our five day stay.

Visited April 2013
Helpful?
Thank Bryan K
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