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“Expensive but justified”
Review of La Belle Armee

La Belle Armee
Ranked #10,235 of 17,628 Restaurants in Paris
Price range: $0 - $59
Cuisines: French, International, Bar, Gastropub
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Champs-Elysees
Reviewed April 5, 2013

On our first night in Paris the Wife and I dined at this restaurant and were pleasantly surprised.

It was quite expensive with a meal for two with a couple of glasses of wine coming to around €90 but the food was of very high standard and so we were happy to pay this. The staff were friendly however it was not too busy and so I'm not sure what it would be like on a peak night.

The only downside would be that there was not much option for a vegetarian, but overall its a nice restaurant that would be visited again by my Wife and I.

1  Thank TristanBarnett
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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

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1  Thank Mitch B
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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.

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1  Thank PaulRickard
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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.

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1  Thank Oggen
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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 ...

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1  Thank pabo99
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