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“Almost Hidden Surprise” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cafe Figue - CLOSED

Cafe Figue
Price range: $27 - $59
Cuisines: French, International, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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89 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Almost Hidden Surprise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2013

Tonight, we ate at the Cafe Figue at 117 rue de Vaugirard, Paris,15th Arr. We have walked by it many times, but it was always closed when we went by during the day (but it does serve lunch on certain days). So, I called and made a reservation and went for dinner. What a surprise, considering that it is very small, inconspicuous and low-key. They have a limited menu and wine list, but the preparation and presentation are so excellent that it matters not. Service is friendly and good. We were there at opening time and were the only people there for awhile, but people started coming in when we finished. So I don't know if it gets crowded, but if the food is any example, I would guess it fills up.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank vs2
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Fairfax, Virginia
Level Contributor
82 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Best meal in Paris”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2013

We happened to be lucky enough to stumble on this restaurant when actually attempting to find another. The restaurant we originally chose was closed, and we peaked in to see a lot of locals enjoying this gem that is just a walking distance from the Metro Pasteur stop. I raved that it was my best meal in Paris! Food and service were top notch and the chef/owner even came out to greet us. Would definitely return here and recommend it to anybody traveling to the area. Best things come in this restaurants small package

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Laura S
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Montreal, Canada
Level Contributor
12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“very good food, excellent service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2013

This small restaurant is steps away from Gare Montparnasse. We booked on the fork.com, the service was absolutely impeccable, and the food was excellent. The agneau and lotte were delicious, and the cote de boeuf with foie gras sauce really hit the spot.The only negative that I could bring up was that the dinner was expensive, but in the end really worth it.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Fred T
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Level Contributor
94 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Will not disappoint the most demanding diner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2013 via mobile

This small restaurant is well worth its burgeoning reputation. The food is light and sophisticated. The mushroom potage was perfect, the Gambas tempura lightly spiced. The beef onglet from British beef was excellent and the fish and lamb at the table were equally well prepared. As for the dessert, memorable. Small menu choice, but all fresh and tasty. We are quite picky about Paris restaurants and Cafe Figue is right up there as one of our best culinary experiences in that price range.

Visited September 2013
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Thank Brigitte M
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Bethany, Connecticut
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185 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
“What a special treat!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2013

I notice that all the reviews are in French! It's time English speakers tried this lovely new restaurant in the 15th arrondissement. One evening, we tried the 6-course tasting menu: the 4 of us barely had any conversation, all you could hear was Hummms and Ahhs. From the beef marinated as if it were gravlax, to the fillet of "maigre" (a smooth white fish whose name I don't know in English) served with a green cabbage puree, white asparagus and crystallized lemon, the melt-in-your-mouth lamb chop which had a hazelnut crust, to the chocolate fondant with raspberry sorbet... I cannot list all the delights, given the limited space. I understand they serve lunch as well as dinner, and also brunch on Sundays. Bravo to the lovely owner, Nadia Igue , and the young chef, Marie Vuitton.
For Paris, prices are very fair!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Danielle-DSM
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