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“Great food, service needs improvement”
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Ranked #3,399 of 16,978 Restaurants in Paris
Price range: $26 - $50
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Neighborhood: Saint-Germain-des-Pres
Hamilton, NJ
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569 reviews
341 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 615 helpful votes
“Great food, service needs improvement”
Reviewed May 12, 2013

La Marlotte is not your typical neighborhood bistro; it is definitely an establishment a notch up, with carefully selected quality products and a creative twist in both their cuisine and presentation. The restaurant also offers very attractive and budget-friendly deals; we reserved our table via LaFourchette.com and got a 30% off our bill.
The interior is cozy, the tables are spaced in a typical Paris fashion, so expect some close proximity to your neighbors.
We had for our appetizers a Planche de charcuterie basque (a selection of Basque cold cuts) picturesquely presented on a rustic cutting board. The other appetizer was a traditional French marinated herring with boiled potatoes sprinkled with olive oil. Both appetizers come highly recommended. The main courses were Tartare de boeuf and Caille (quail), listed as the night's 'special'. Both dishes presented good, solid, and reliable French fare. Our desserts were: a very good Fontainebleau et son coulis de saison and a Poire pochée façon sangria et pulpe de pruneaux (poached pear). The Fontainebleau came with an authentic old tin biscuit box that looked really 'cool.'
The prices are really affordable ones for Paris, even before our applied discount. The bill, which included a bottle of a very good 2005 Chateau Rol de Fombrauge from Saint-Emillion and two coffees came up to €119. Even the way the restaurant's bill is presented in a smart L'Addition book-looking box deserves a special mention.
The only reason we couldn't give La Marlotte five stars is the faulty service. Our olives were removed before we could finish them, we were never offered an additional serving of bread (a must in France!) and so on.
We do hope that La Marlotte's management and its two great chefs keep a better eye on their servers. Other than that - highly recommended.

  • Visited April 2013
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W Palm Beach
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Average No, Typical Yes”
Reviewed May 12, 2013

If you call this restaurant average, I would say no, but a typical Parisian restaurant that serves good traditional French bistro food with professional service, and a comfortable atmosphere , then yes, it's perfectly wonderful

  • Visited May 2013
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Friendly French Bistro”
Reviewed April 27, 2013

My wife and I had a nice evening meal at this bistro where the staff were friendly and attentive. It serves traditional French cuisine in a pleasant convivial atmosphere.
The rump steak was delicious!

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank TillyfourTravellers
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Leipzig, Germany
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240 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“An average bistro”
Reviewed March 23, 2013

One of many places one would want to stop for a lunch or dinner in the 6th arrondissement. Nothing too exceptional, but well served and well tasting dishes, with good choice of wines. I liked the “truite de mer aux amandes” on a bed of spinach.

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank RobertRx
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Good cost-benefit ratio”
Reviewed March 21, 2013

We enjoyed our dinner in that traditional bistro on the left bank.
The food was good and was cooked in a traditional way and the service was professional.
We chose the 3 course menu that cost around 30 euro and it was definitely worth the money!

  • Visited March 2013
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