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“A great upscale place!”
Review of La Bonne Excuse

La Bonne Excuse
Ranked #9 of 17,521 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Tour Eiffel / Invalides
Description: New Restaurant
Reviewed May 6, 2014

To say any restaurant is small in Paris is a redundancy. Yes, this place fits the small-in-stature Paris mould. But the 10 or so tables are well spaced, and it doesn't feel anywhere near crowded. Exposed limestone walls add a quaint bit of history to the otherwise elegant and bright decor.

Menu is small but well crafted. There are about 5 or 6 options in each category.Special requests can be fulfilled if need be (ie allergies). Each dish we had was well crafted and tasty!

Service is provided by a limited number of staff, who do a great job at being attentive and helpful without hovering. We spoke French, but many other customers were served in English. Spanish also spoken. My wife had reserved by telephone well in advance, but many tables were open throughout our Saturday dinner. The restaurant was gracious about helping us celebrate my birthday, bringing a candle (sparkler) in my dessert -- and both the chef and server delivered it!

Prices are fairly high, but for a special dinner, it's perfect. Set a bit off the main streets, it's not part of the crazy bustle of the 6e. Recommended!

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Reviewed May 1, 2014 via mobile

Was in the St Germain neighborhood after a long day of sightseeing and decided to check out what's available in TripAdvisor. La Bonne Excuse showed up as nearby and that turned out to be our best culinary experience in Paris. The food and service were wonderful. Farida our host was really friendly, took time to explain the menu. If in St Germain don't miss this gem of a restaurant. I am looking forward to visit again during my remaining stay in Paris.

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Reviewed April 30, 2014

We ate early at this neighborhood restaurant just south of the Orsay Museum. there's are only about 12 tables in this small restaurant.m we were fortunate to take one tonight. The menu is limited to about 6 entrees and 6 mains. My husband had the housemade foie gras on excellent bread. Rich and flavorful. I chose the salad with crispy sweetbreads with a sesame dressing and enjoyed a new taste sensation. Then for the main course,he selected the lamb, and I chose the beefsteak. We were both quite delighted with our choices. The meat was well prepared We both had satisfactory portions. For dessert, I had the chocolate cake with ice cream and he had the apple tart! I absolutely swooned over,he ice cream. Fantastic!

The service was friendly and helpful without being intrusive. We were surprised by how quickly our dishes came from the kitchen.

Y the time we left, the restaurant was about three quarters full of locals who all seemed to know each other other and shared tables.

This restaurant deserves its TA ranking. It is with seeking out for a reasonably priced dinner. About 100 Euros for three courses each with a bottle of Burgundy premier cru.

Thank mountainwoman
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Reviewed April 26, 2014

Small operation, but well worth the visit! The owner is the chef and his beautiful wife does everything else! Small menu but everything 4-5 ****

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Thank Liz M
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Reviewed April 24, 2014

This is great restaurant and very easy to come if you visit muses d'Orsay.
We had one of the best meal here. The food is top quality and top cooking. And every dish is freshly cook. Like a real homemade.

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