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“Great Restaurant!”
Review of La Bonne Excuse

La Bonne Excuse
Ranked #20 of 17,020 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Tour Eiffel / Invalides
Description: new restaurant
Doha, Qatar
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great Restaurant!”
Reviewed June 17, 2014

The restaurant is small so get there early if you don't have reservations. My family and I (4 of us) got there at 12 and by 12:30 restaurant was full. They have set menus and a la carte and we ordered from both. The quality of the food and the service was great! I highly recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Aaron L
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
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Frisco, Texas
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53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Stellar food and service.”
Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

We adored our experience here. Food is as good as I've ever had. Fresh, expertly prepared and very pleasant service. The pricing is surprisingly modest. Do yourself a favor and enjoy this place before they become so popular you can't get in for months.

Visited June 2014
1 Thank Eventine
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Northam, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“No excuse required”
Reviewed June 15, 2014

Excellent food and service.
Very considerate of our occasion which was a birthday party/dinner.
Very reasonable prices for both food and wine.
Highly recommended.

Visited June 2014
Thank Habibisambo
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Alkmaar, The Netherlands
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Lunch in the seventh arrondissement”
Reviewed June 12, 2014

Very nice and generous French restaurant with star level courses, without the pretentions of star restaurants. The portions are well balanced, the Codfish with lemon marmelade was heavenly. The tarte au pomme is a must, if you are not interested in desert, take a least half of it. Very friendly and professional staff, a feel good experience!
I think the menu is changing shortly, but some of 'incontournables' will stay on the list.

  • Visited June 2014
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2 Thank hein v
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Chicago, Illinois
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1,262 reviews
606 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 614 helpful votes
Reviewed June 12, 2014

WOW--we had a bunch of delicious meals in Paris, and our meal at La Bonne Excuse was tops.

It's a delightful spot on a quiet street. We were warmly welcomed to the restaurant and shown to a table in the back. It felt like family--one very dedicated server and the chef. The chef greeted us after the meal, and his pride in his creations was evident. Both the server and the chef could not have been more gracious, welcoming, or hospitable; it was a delightful experience in every way! The meal was leisurely.

As great as the service was, the food was better. The cod with lemon marmalade stands out as the single best dish I ate in Paris. The fish was beautifully cooked. The lemon marmalade had just the right balance of acid and sweetness. The greens on top added a colorful and fresh pop to the meal. It.was.wonderful.--if only every restaurant could cook fish so deliciously! I can still taste it.

Reasonably priced considering the wonderful service and amazing food. Can't wait to return!

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank brmusicman
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