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“Fabulous and chic” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Societe

La Societe
Ranked #925 of 16,717 Restaurants in Paris
Price range: $54 - $162
Cuisines: French, European, Fusion, Gastropub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Saint-Germain-des-Pres
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fabulous and chic”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2012 via mobile

Trendy buzzing place. Food very good but not extraordinary. Atmosphere buzzing and decor amazing. Loud and great fun

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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Highland Park, Illinois
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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Sexy room, mediocre food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2012

Too bad about the food! Beautiful room, sexy ambiance. I was told most of the Costes restaurants were more about the scene and less about the food. This is accurate. We dined at two of the Costes restaurants this trip and both were poor to average at best.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank lkchgo
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Geneva, Switzerland
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51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“A lovely evening ruined by the manager”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2012

It was our third time to La Societe which has fantastic decor (design by Christian Liaigre), great ambience, and a very glamorous feel. The food is typical Costes - solid, predictable, expensive. Our waitress was absolutely lovely. We ordered and I went to the ladies. As I got back, the food was on the table and the wine had not even arrived. The manager happened to walk by and saw our displeasure and immediately took our food back and assured us that it would arrive when we were ready for it. We had a lovely evening after that and thanked the manager on our way out for his intervention. He told us that he would fire our waitress as she should have sent a message to the kitchen that we did not order an appetiser and that they should wait prior to preparing out our main courses. We tried to defend her as she was absolutely lovely and charming. He was very rude to us after that and basically told us to take a hike. We will never go back...

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Sunshine1206
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Barcelona, Spain
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79 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Expensive! But very chic and modern. Good quality.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2012

They look for high class customers...with very beautiful waitress (models), good quality of products, indirect lights and high music that give the chic and modern touch. Wine is reeeeeally expensive! We had dinner for 200 eur, with cheapest wine (30 eur), but main courses were about 40-50 eur. Starters about 20. Desserts 15 aprox. But at least my sansation when leaving was good, as if I had lived a different experience and had good dinner!
If you have a hole of 200 euros in your pocket, try it!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Toronto, Canada
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57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“A little nervous after the reviews, but it was really great”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2012

Yes this place is trendy and hip, and feels like a place to 'be seen'. But if you can put all of that aside, the setting is really interesting. It's dark and moody, but if you know that, you can appreciate that it's really cool and actually so comfortable and warm. The tables are lit, making it intimate I found. Dinner was delicious - good sized meals. I ate it all, but left really full. I had the spring rolls and the duck. Yes, it was a tad pricey, but you're in Paris and there is so much effort put into the presentation and decor of the place, that you have to appreciate that on some level. I'd recommend this place if you are looking for a trendy spot, that doesn't serve terrible food. The service was hit and miss. Our server was great, but some others not so much. They had a great outside patio that was nice as well to dine at. We were 12 people, and with lots of wine and bottled water our meal worked out to be just under 100 Euro per person. So, more a special occasion place if you find that pricey, but worth it to me, and not bad amongst Paris standards.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank meebjt
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