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“Hip and lots of Fun” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Le Cafe Moderne

Le Cafe Moderne
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Ranked #1,375 of 16,717 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $27 - $49
Cuisines: French, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Opera / Bourse
Description: Le Caf�� Moderne restaurant in Paris opposite the old Bourse ��� what a lot of fun with what a lot of style. Just like it says on the sign, this is a brilliantly modern, chic caf�� with classic colours of cream-coloured walls, burgundy banquettes and upholstery, tables dressed in white and a constantly-changing array of artworks by exciting new artists. The bar area is dressed like a wine cave, with wooden wine crates standing in for side tables. Wines are passionately tested, scrupulously stored and enthusiastically offered here ��� on Monday nights great wines are sold at cost, an incredible bargain. The menu is both classic and modern, with dishes like roast veal with mushroom fricassee and sage jus. Lunchtimes it���s heaving with bankers and heavy hitters, but much quieter in the evenings.
New York City, New York
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135 reviews
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“Hip and lots of Fun”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2013

We had to great servers who were really funny and capable of irony in three languages. Went for lunch and did not run into a crowd, so perhaps we were lucky that our servers could lavish so much attention on us. I was impressed with the initial gazpacho. Very inventive, though I am not sure that the hunks of sardines in the very creamy soup worked absolutely perfectly. Better was the lamb shoulder which was excellent. Best of all were the wines. All in all a very pleasant lunch that didn't kill the wallet.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Schipa
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208 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Get there early for lunch - and then enjoy”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

On the advice of a friend who knows how busy it gets at lunchtime, we turned up about 11.50 and we were glad of his counsel because it was full by 12.15.

All six of us had the set menu (I had poached eggs to start and salmon for the main course). Service was excellent and adaptable. One of our party asked for the tomato soup (although not on the rota that day) - without any seafood in it - and a vegetarian main alternative and that was no problem. I loved the food and we had some pleasant carafe wines (although be warned the carafes are quite small), while the surrounding atmosphere of Parisians enjoying a 'good lunch' without it being a special occasion was a restorative to us after too many functional 'business ones in other cities.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Barzini
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boston
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“Le Cafe Moderne”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2013

The setting is very relaxing and service was good. Our starters were excellent but our main course was below average. I got the chicken dish and it was dry and over cooked..my guest got the fish which was just OK. I left disappointed since it started great but ended with less than my expectation.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank siobheanf
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La Jolla, California
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“A perfect Paris dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2013

Based on several published reviews we chose Le Cafe Moderne for a last dinner in Paris. As frequent visitors for the past 25 years we have our tried and true dining experiences and usually try one or two new ones. Le Cafe Moderne ranks very high - perfect welcome by host, Yann - and the rest of the evening was very enjoyable. Food, ambiance and attention from staff. A GREAT value.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank RichardU777
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“Great service, great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2013

The staff were lovely at Le Cafe Moderne. We asked a few questions about the menu (all in French) and described a particluar entree dish to us (pidgeon). We were a little nervous trying pidgeon so we opted for other entrees. Before our entree's came out however, the waitress brought out a complimentary taster of the pidgeon entree - She told us to try something new as she knew we would like it - and we did!

The quality of the food was great, and the price - three courses for 35 euro was a steal!

Great atmosphere and decor was lovely too. Would recommend to anyone.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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