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“Mostly for the location”

Chez Lena et Mimile
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Ranked #4,269 of 17,766 Restaurants in Paris
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Quartier Latin
Reviewed September 22, 2012

Great location on beautiful patio. The food was quite good, especially the charcuterie. We enjoyed the Pierre Hermé desserts despite them being overpriced. The service was OK, but not great. Its still a very enjoyable place to spent a summer evening, but I wish they were more attentive.

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Reviewed August 2, 2012

Okay I get it. I live in Paris. Servers do not need to be friendly. However they do need to be clear and professional, and I prefer when they do not engage in arguments about how right they are and how wrong I am.
I first visited this restaurant 2 years ago and thought it was good. I decided to give it another try tonight. The menu has many good choices included the salmon and boar we selected. My boar really was delicious.
The wine was perhaps over priced, but we found a Cote de Rhone which was both reasonable and respectable.
The bread was not at all of the quality one would expect here in Paris.
The desserts are described as something extra special and are actually a bit ordinary. Ten Euros for a 100 ml pot of sorbet or ice cream seems a bit steep.
Our server made no extra effort whatsoever, and in the case of his error acted with a lack of grace.
But the food was so good, and the location so very good, that I will go back.

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Reviewed July 30, 2012 via mobile

Risotto was awesome, and wait staff very friendly and the desserts where great.

Chèvre could have done with a pot of honey as it was a little dry but overall a great meal

Wait staff where excellent and we loved the fact that they had limited English (we are in France)

Would recommend this to anyone

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Reviewed July 18, 2012

Very pretty setting on terrace, pleasant on balmy evening. However, they don't seem to welcome non- French speaking guests which is a bit tricky when the menu is all in French! We prepared ourselves for some surprises ordering from the menu, and got them. The food was really very good - we had the special of the day, pork ribs in a honey spiced sauce with rice, a platter of smoked salmon, and a citrus risotto with prawns. We shared 2 entrees of salmon tartare and lobster/avocado ginger tartlets, and it was all delicious. We had 2 glasses of wine and a beer and the bill came to EU116. Not cheap. (We decided we wouldn't have deserts as it would have been another EU45 to do so, and went to Rue Mouffetard for an icecream instead.)The service was pretty ordinary, they didn't seem to have much time for us although they weren't busy when we first arrived and could have been much more welcoming and friendly. C'est la vie!

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Reviewed July 12, 2012

The one positive - beautiful location and terrace.

Service: Unfriendly, unhelpful, unable to recommend wines. Did recommend white wine by the glass for my wife that was absolutley undrinkable. Seemed unhappy and bothered that we were there.

Bread: stale, only meal in Paris where the bread wasn't delicious!

Appetizer: very cold, had obviously been in refrigerator for a long time

Meal: Average at best. More expensive for subpar food than other restaurants we went to.

Dessert: Cold, stiff chocolate mousse

BIGGEST CRIME: Lukewarm espresso!!! How does this happen?

Only place in Paris where we were treated poorly and had an overpriced, subpar meal. Don't be suckered by the beautiful setting.

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