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“Excellent dining across from Notre Dame” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Le Tournebievre

Le Tournebievre
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Ranked #131 of 16,717 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $42 - $54
Cuisines: French, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Neighborhood: Odeon / Saint-Michel
Description: On the banks of the Seine, moments from Paris' Ile de la Cite and within easy reach of Paris' most celebrated landmarks is Le Tournebièvre restaurant . The first thing that will undoubtedly strike you about the restaurant (formerly Le Rencard Gourmand) is the breathtaking view across the river. But quite apart from the fairytale setting, Le Tournebièvre is special in its own right. Its classic French bistro cuisine is hugely popular with locals so it provides a real Parisian experience, quite apart from the usual tourist-version of Parisian dining. The simple bistro interior is accompanied, in the summer months, with pavement dining under a wide, shady awning. The traditional French menu is created using fine, seasonal ingredients, with a wide choice for all tastes. And, sacre bleu, the service at Le Tournebièvre is both professional and genuinely friendly.
Newmarket, United Kingdom
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138 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“Excellent dining across from Notre Dame”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2013

We loved this restaurant. It is very small but also quaint. There were only two tables that sat over 4 people. There is only 2-3 tables as part of a semi-outdoor area. The 3 course Price Fixed menu is what we chose and there were excellent choices to pick from. That part was 35 Euros plus wine. You can order wine by the carafe that is very, very good in quality and in price. The creme brulee was unusual but also the best I have ever had.
At our table we had shrimp, crab, duckling, filet, rib eye, pate and every item was exceptional. Some of the staff can speak a little English but they have a menu that is printed in English plus they have daily specials that they are good about translating for you. Truth is I think you could order anything and be happy.
Great location to plan to visit Notre Dame and then go have dinner. Reservations are a must. We made ours 2 months in advance and it was not easy to get reservations. I will post more details on my travel blog texpatbrat.com

  • Visited June 2013
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Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“One of my favourite restaurants in Paris”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

Food is fantastic with a reasonable price. The location is good, just a few minutes on foot from Notre Dame. Staffs are very friendly (and handsome ^^). They speak english very well and the service is great. Only one thing I feel uncomfortable is the tables are too close (may be its because of limited space). You need to book to avoid disappointment. It's busy all night.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Fon V
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Lund, Sweden
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43 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Good food, nice prices and very good service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

We visited the restaurant twice, once in spring 2013 and once summer 2013.
First time we were only two adults, we had a very nice lunch: good food and wines.
The second time we had our children (6 and 8 years old) with us. They have very special preferences about the food, but the restaurant had no problems fixing it.
We can really recommend the restaurant.
Take a look at their menu at their web for the prices. The food was worth the price, specially because the location.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank loluna
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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Position,ambiance,food,all excellent.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2013 via mobile

Easy to find,but rather dubious from the outside,this very popular restaurant met all our expectations once we were seated.It was a busy Saturday night and my party of eight were soon settled at our reserved table.The atmosphere and animated conversation surrounding us provided a lively start to our evening.The hard-working staff quickly explained the menu choices,we made our selections and wine,water and bread soon appeared on the table.We chose the three course meal and soon were enjoying a delightful variety of starters.I opted for the beef fillet (at a supplement).The texture and flavour were superb,the additional black pepper sauce was the perfect accompaniment.Everyone enjoyed their main.For dessert,I opted for profiteroles,a house speciality.What a spectacular sight-and taste!!It was unforgettable! The only possible criticism we could make is that the cheese cake did not meet the expectations of two ladies.This special occasion was to celebrate the 30th birthday and engagement of our grandson and his lady.It was a very successful choice.The cost was reasonable,the service was very good indeed.I confidently recommend this restaurant for visitors to Paris.Do reserve your table!!

Visited June 2013
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Santa Monica, California, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Went here twice while in Paris”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2013

By far one of the best, most affordable meals we've ever had. Great staff as well, they were more than happy work with me on my broken french and switch to english when need be.

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank Alex V
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