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“Good for tourists”

Brasserie Le Petit Marcel
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Ranked #2,039 of 17,277 Restaurants in Paris
Price range: $14 - $28
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: Les Halles
Description: authentique french bistrot of LES HALLES 1900, art nouveau, chef, fresh products
Paris, France
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Good for tourists”
Reviewed August 3, 2013 via mobile

I would not recommend that place for those who want to enjoy french food or a brasserie. Plastic salad, poor quality but fair price for the location.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank 75019
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English first
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“a fun meal near the Pompidou”
Reviewed August 1, 2013

After closing down the Pompidou Centre on a Friday night, we found Le Petit Marcel. The waiters were accomodating and charming, making space for our family of 5 by adding more tables on the side walk. The food was great and the staff kept us laughing. A really fun night out after the museum.

Visited July 2013
Thank Theodore L
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Kirby Grindalythe
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Poor evening out”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Whilst on holiday we were drawn to this bistro due to their happy hour and fixed price menu offers. We were sadly shortchanged on several accounts: the fixed price advertised was for 3 courses but upon ordering we were told it was for 2 courses only. The fixed price advertised on the offer turned out not to apply at the time of ordering. The "happy hour" was also decidedly unhappy, as the drinks were still overpriced. The food was mediocre, we both had confit de canard- it was very untraditional and served with Heinz ketchup! Amazingly we have had better duck in England! Finally, the bill was incorrect, overcharging us by 6 euros. When we queried this, it was amended however they did not apologise for the error and told us they only accepted cash. This would have been fine had they told us that at the start of the meal as we only had a card. We then were directed to an ATM to draw out cash- obviously this incurred a charge to us as we were abroad. We returned to the restaurant to pay where they tried to incorrectly overcharge us again and were unapologetic regarding their errors. We felt they had taken advantage of us given we were tourists. Very unimpressed, we would advise you not to visit here.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Chris C
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Paris, France
Level 4 Contributor
21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Fantastic french cuisine!”
Reviewed July 22, 2013 via mobile

A great service of the waiter. Nice food especially the confit de canard and the Norway salad. yummy yummy!

  • Visited July 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
221 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Standard fare with good service”
Reviewed July 17, 2013

Had dinner here one evening. Located just around the corner from the Pompidou on a relatively lively side street, Le Petit Marcel has a simple menu with some French dishes and some more burger based meals.

Food is ok and service was friendly. Good place to head to if you want to sit outside and watch passing foot traffic while feeding an empty stomach.

  • Visited June 2013
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