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“Excellent Bistro....very French!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of L'Aller Retour

L'Aller Retour
Ranked #163 of 16,717 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $59
Cuisines: French, Steakhouse, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Le Marais
UK
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464 reviews
309 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
“Excellent Bistro....very French!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2014

Six of us went midweek on a very wet evening. Booking is essential as within 45 minutes of walking in, the whole place was full. Its not a big restaurant and is contemporary cute by Parisian standards which generates a pleasant atmosphere. Primarily a meat place, I had Fois Gras to start followed by an Argentinian steak - both were specials for the night and both were exceptional. I didn't have a dessert, but my colleagues' chocolate fondant was superb so he tells me. Wine list is mainly reds, with a very limited choice of whites although the Chablis at €32 was delicious and good value. A great Marais restaurant close by to a myriad of other eateries. Worth a visit.

Visited January 2014
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Oldenburg
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97 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“A bit disappointed ”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2013 via mobile

We went there last night with very high expectations which were not met at all.
Besides the fact that the staff were friendly and helpful they do not serve beer at all. You can choose between several French wines instead. The "so called "duck "pate "was not delicious at all. Our meat was over cooked and not tender. The restaurant is very small and the staff a bit sophisticated. I wouldn't go there again.

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Ottawa
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“If you want red meat this is the place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013

I found the restaurant on Tripadvisor. It is definitely the place to go if you want steak. They have a small but interesting menu. There are only 3 white wines on the menu again reflecting their orientation to beef. My two friends ordered the burger and fries and thoroughly enjoyed their order, claiming that they were the best fries they had in France. My steak was excellent as was my appetizer salad. The service was attentive. It is a small, intimate restaurant that seems popular with young locals. I would definitely go back.

  • Visited November 2013
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Brooklyn, New York
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“Charming spot for dessert and drinks.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2013

We were a group of six looking for someplace quiet to have dessert and drinks on our first night in Paris. We stumbled on this place because Barav, across the street, was quite busy. We were taken upstairs and had the small room upstairs to ourselves to have dessert and drinks by candlelight. It was really charming and I'd love to back one day for dinner.

Visited November 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Amazing food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2013 via mobile

We had the onglet steak and burger, both delicious. Also the dessert was amazing too. Very friendly staff, spoke good English. Would recommend

  • Visited September 2013
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