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“Great fondue, reasonably priced!”
Review of Le Vieux Paris - CLOSED

Le Vieux Paris
Cuisines: French
Neighborhood: Odeon / Saint-Michel
Restaurant details
Neighborhood: Odeon / Saint-Michel
Arlington, Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
139 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
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“Great fondue, reasonably priced!”
Reviewed August 26, 2011

We wanted to have fondue one night while we were in Paris and found this place as we were wandering back to our hotel from Notre Dame. It is located on a little street with a lot of other restaurants, and this one seemed to be one of the few places that was really full. We had to wait outside the restaurant for a table, as the place is so small that they barely had room for tables. The kitchen is in the basement and they use a dumb waiter to haul the food up. The wait was not too long and we were soon sitting down. The waiter we had seemed to be the owner ("Robert" mentioned in other reviews?), and spoke many different languages. He was very friendly and very helpful. He helped us pick out which fondues we wanted and swiftly went about the business of getting our food.
The food, by the way, was fabulous. We had one cheese fondue and one meat. They were both excellent and just what we had in mind - an authentic non-tourist trap experience. We enjoyed the house wine at reasonable prices and came away from the restaurant pleasantly full and enchanted with the place. If only we had more time in Paris I would have gone back there the next night!

  • Visited July 2011
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Los Angeles, CA
1 review
“A Surprisingly Authentic French Restaurant In A Very Touristy Part of Paris”
Reviewed August 23, 2010

This restaurant was recommended to us by some Parisian friends who come here regularly for the excellent fondues and raclettes. There are two types of fondues here . . . meat or cheese. The meat version is called Fondue Bourguignonne and the cheese version is called Fondue Savoyarde. If you want a salad with your meal, order the Salad Chevre Chaud (hot goat cheese) or the Salad Vieux Paris (mixed green with house made vinagrette). For dessert, try the house made creme brulee, house made creme caramel or the especially delicious Chocolate Fondue.

If you are on a budget, there are some tasty 10E or 15E fixed prices options, which include a salad, main course and dessert. The options are steak frite, brochettes, lamb chops, salmon and even a raclette "nature" in the 15E menu.

We were really agreeably surprised and went there four times during our trip. The staff is really courteous and friendly. They helped us with menu and wine selection. Robert, the manager, apparently speaks several languages well, including English, Spanish, Italian and German based on the customers we saw him speaking with -- although we only tested his English!

If you are in the Latin Quarter, this one is worth a try. The others nearby are probably to be avoided . . .

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Thank native502
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