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“Good food” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Belle Armee

La Belle Armee
Ranked #12,062 of 16,717 Restaurants in Paris
Price range: $0 - $54
Cuisines: French, International, Gastropub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Champs-Elysees
Bicester, United Kingdom
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157 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2013

Had a business lunch here and the decor and athmosphere was very nice, clearly a place where politicians, diplomats, and business people like to come.

The food was fresh and good and the service was good. I had the snails which were very good and nicely served on a salt base and bread soldier; very nice and unusual surprise. Then I had the roasted bar which was delicious and very fresh. Prices are what you would expect in this type of restaurant in this area, and so not for the faint hearted.

The only downsides are, and to beware of:
- we arrived at 12:30 and for a 2 course lunch it took us 2 hours; as we were there for business it was OK as we had stuff to discuss;
- the menu has most of what you'd expect in a French brasserie restaurant without being adventerous: clearly they are trying to keep it simple for the kitchen to be able to cope with lunch rush-hour

  • Visited February 2013
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Nice for drinks”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2013

We didn't eat but rather just shared a couple of bottles of wine (2011 Sancerre, €36 each) after walking far too much.

The service was very good for Paris (a smile and a bowl of mixed nuts is all it took) and the location is excellent, right next to the arc de triomphe with plent of window tables to watch the world go by.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Oslo, Norway
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213 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Ok dinner for a Sunday in Paris”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2013

The problem with a Sunday night in Paris is that many restaurants are closed. This was very close to our hotel so we went here. The atmosphere is really nice and the food was tasty, but i have to agree with some other reviews here that the service did not live up to the price range of the restaurant. We were overlooked several times by the waiters and it took way to long to gt the bill. Thus, I will not go here again.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Strassen, Luxembourg
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102 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Sorry, but that's basic food for $$$”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2013 via mobile

It's perhaps a typical Parisian bistro style food, but I have definitely eaten way better already in Paris for a much cheaper price tag.

Service was kind, but anything but knowledgeable about food (they did not understand that there are different sorts or rize!).

Food was expensive - way too expensive - and just not tasty. I took shrimps and all i got for the prize tag was a handful of shrimps on a plate with some paper.

There are other restaurants for a similar price just on the other side of the arc which are way better.

Sorry ...

    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Australia
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82 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“What a gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2013

As the best restaurant close to Mon Hotel, I dined here 3 times, including Christmas evening. Excellent if limited menu (after 3 trips I had sampled all the best) and a nice selection of champagnes. Perhaps more of a brasserie than a restaurant in the eyes of the people at Michelin starred establishments, it is very good for those who do not want to spend 500 euro on their own for a meal, well not every night anyway.

Visited December 2012
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