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“Lively, nice wine and cosy” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Le Zinc des Cavistes

Le Zinc des Cavistes
Ranked #2,504 of 16,717 Restaurants in Paris
Price range: $22 - $27
Cuisines: French, European, Wine Bar, Bar, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Business meetings, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Opera / Bourse
Ghent, Belgium
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82 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Lively, nice wine and cosy”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2013

My mom and I come to Paris each year for the shopping and we love this place.
Friendly people
A very extensive wine list at reasonable prices for the neighbourhood, range 5-7 euros/glass
We haven't tried the food but itblooks and smells great!
Lots of locals
A good place for a drink and/or dinner !

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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344 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 280 helpful votes
“Great lively atmosphere, young crowd, good food, great wine”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2012

I was staying opposite this restaurant and after a few reviews from people below I thought I would try it out. It is bigger than it looks from the outside. Their extensive menu (in French and English) is a mixture of French and international food.

ATMOSPHERE: This is a lively area with Montmarte to the north and Opera to the west and south. In this context, this is a perfect neighbourhood restaurant matching the bustling, trendy surrounds and distilling this into a brightly coloured, well lit restaurant with short wooden tables and stools. I was sat near the front which is more of a bar but I can see in the back there were table cloths, candles and a little more formal.

WINE: I started with a glass of Brouilly (EUR 6) which was very delicious and one of the better Brouilly's I've had. Living in London, it is not often that I see a Brouilly by the glass (or at all come to think of it). The wine list was quite extensive as to be expected in a Montmarte restaurant.

FOOD: On a recommendation below, I had the black pudding and apple starter then the entrecote with shallots. The starter threw out my expectations: the pudding is in a 'spring roll' like rectangular tube which is then pan fried i think. The apple is bright green, rough apple sauce which is easily spread over the black pudding roll or dipped in. This is also a small side salad. This is a rich starter and also, I think, poorly executed. It is a little fatty. Black pudding is a very rich filling and pan frying the coating leaves an oily taste. Perhaps they should use filo pastry instead. Really nice idea just needs a bit of work. The main of entrecote was very good but perhaps a little underseasoned for me. It also comes with fries which was not described on the menu.

SERVICE: The food took a little while to arrive (perhaps not, I was starving by the time I got there having walked around all afternoon). However, there were about three waiters looking after me all evening. It goes without saying this is attentive service. They are also very competent in English which was very reassuring.

PRICE: A glass of Brouilly, starter, steak main and a diet coke came to EUR 38. For one. I think that's a little pricey especially when there were faults (albeit it opinions perhaps) with each course. I think you could eat here more cheaply if needed but having looked around this area, this was one of the cheaper places to eat. Unless you want a street side crepe.

I would definitely come back to this place again and with a group of friends.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Middle England
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206 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Lively place with young clientele and extensive menu”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2012

3 of us dined one evening for Euro 150 inc bottle of euro 39 wine and a couple of beers. My starter of mozzarella and tomatoes was simple and fresh. Followed by great cheeseburger - not over cooked and definitely home made. Good service from bilingual staff. Nice buzz about the place. Would eat again

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Lisbon, Portugal
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359 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 653 helpful votes
“wine & palnche”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2012

At this typical french 'restaurant' the best is the typical spanish way of food and drinks, a tapas like dinner. The planche du caviste or the planche du cavist avec des fromages are two really good options to spend a very good moment with the best fromage, fumme & pate, with really nice wines as the macon village and the pinot noir. If you have a table outside better. Service is good, and in spite of being a little expensive, you are in Paris where everything is not cheap. It worths a visit (metroi: grand boulevards)

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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London
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Try the black pudding!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2012

We had dinner here, including the memorable black pudding in filo pastry with apple sauce as a starter and some fine Pinot Noir with the main course. We returned on the following day for lunch! Good food and courteous service, though a little expensive.

Visited July 2012
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