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“Literally one of the worst meals of my life”

L'Acajou des Volcans
Ranked #13,443 of 18,130 Restaurants in Paris
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Les Halles
Reviewed January 30, 2012

I read about this restaurant in a book of classic bistro interiors in Paris and thought we should go have a look. It is nice inside, needs some buffing, and definitely some cleaning, but the place is all 1880s or so.

Since it was raining terribly outside we decided to sit down and eat something. Standard three course dinner, nothing special.

And nothing special it was indeed. I am not new to Paris, I've traveled here at least five times a year for the past 20 years, but never had I had a worse starter - some kind of fried egg with an unidentifiable oniony sauce, my partner had a roasted chicken which she could hardly chew, my main course was simply a steak a poivre with no life at all, and the desert, some kind of lemony tart thing that had come nearly directly out of the freezer. House wine, terrible. Water, tap in a bottle I have no doubt.

Service, sleepy and would rather smoke outside than to see my waving for the bill so we can make a quick escape.

We only ate about 1/3 of each course and they still didn't get the message. I paid, we left, I write review. SKIP this place. Or, if you are into interiors like we are, go have a drink or something, but PLEASE do not order any food.

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Reviewed October 30, 2011

The service was terrible (even though the restaurant was quite empty) the staff were more interested in talking to each other. We sat inside to avoid the smokers, however, the smoke kept drifting inside and we had to move. The food was good (we had the duck confit, cheese burger and creme caramel). The prices are higher than many other restaurants, but we were tired after a long day so didn’t venture far from our accommodation.

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Reviewed May 25, 2011

The L'Acajou is perfectly positioned, in a picturesque tree lined street. And that's where it ends. The food is overpriced, but you expect that in Paris, but the quality is so poor. lacking in quantity and flavour. To be honest I would be embarrassed to serve and present the food. In our opinion you would be better off finding a McDonalds rather than use this place. Very disappointing.

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Reviewed August 6, 2014
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Reviewed July 8, 2014
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