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“Not good enough to be awful!”
Review of Butte en Vigne

Butte en Vigne
Ranked #13,769 of 18,014 Restaurants in Paris
Price range: $24 - $37
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Montmartre
Reviewed February 12, 2012

That the place was empty at Sunday lunch time should have alerted us to the problem. We were eight friends. We sat down and though there was a fixed price menu outside we were not offered it until we asked. We were then told that various items were not available. We asked for bread, I think they gave us the ends because we got 4 small pieces to start with - remember we were eight people! We ordered but waited and waited for the water. People who arrived after us were served before us but we waited and waited. We then heard shouting from the kitchen. In the mean time very little came out of the kitchen and we waited and waited. The restaurant had begun to fill up and we waited and waited and drank a little more and more. Suddenly a bell rang in the kitchen and everyone in the restaurant clapped because it meant something might at last come out of the kitchen. The cook put her heard through the door, made some impolite gesture and then we waited some more. The starters arrived - actually not all - they forgot one. So we waited and waited and then the soup arrived - COLD!! So we sent it back. By now everyone else had finished their starers and we decided to ask for the bill and leave without waiting for the main course. We had come for lunch, at this rate the main course would not arrive until dinner.. We paid for what we had. In any respectable professional establishment after such a fiasco we might have got an apology or even some gesture like something off the bill not least because we had spent one and a half hours not getting very far but no. This should do everyone a favour and close down - REALLY REALLY BAD !!

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Reviewed November 25, 2011

Of course we were trolling around the Cathedral and what used to be painters square when we came across the restaurant Butte en Vigne. I was hungry, she was tired of walking all over the place. The restaurant was the compromise. We went in, but they said there was no room without a reservation. I asked how long a wait would it be...and voila...She ushered us to a table upstairs where no one was using. Well, they took our order....others started to come in and fill up the area where we were and later the food came...it was awesome!! Sliced beef with some veggies I cant remember and the RICARD! woo-hoo yeah baby! If you don't eat there, when youre up on that hill...you're missing out!

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Reviewed June 29, 2011

We visited this restaurant after spotting it while walking down from Sacre Coeur. We should have walked out when the owner leant over to hand us menus - somewhat less than fragrant! The service was very slow, but wouldn't have mattered so much if the meal had been worth waiting for! The food was at best average, meatballs in a tinned tomato sauce, tinned fruit salad for dessert and wine, described as St Emilion, but which bore no resemblance to any St Emilion we'd ever had before! A total disappointment!

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1  Thank flissie_11
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Reviewed March 1, 2017
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Reviewed October 2, 2016
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