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“Good food, but very expensive.”
Review of Le Cherche Midi

Le Cherche Midi
Ranked #4,902 of 18,130 Restaurants in Paris
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Saint-Germain-des-Pres
Reviewed May 1, 2012

I had lunch here and there's nothing wrong with the food, nor the service, but considering what you get and how much you pay it's ridiculously expensive. 16 Euros for a not very large portion of pasta. Come on... as my wife said; "I can easily cook us this at home for 3 €"

Anyway, if you don't consider the price it's a small, cosy and friendly restaurant with well cooked Italian food where you're shoulder to shoulder with the other guests. Tables must be moved in order to seat you.

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Reviewed April 28, 2012

The best bread in a long time, very tasteful pasta with pesto, also the ravioli with tomato sauce.16€ a plate. Payed 8€ for a disapointed tiramisu.. But would go here anytime im arround.
Good Italian food.

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Reviewed April 25, 2012

If you are at all claustrophobic, you might want to think twice about eating here. You are shoulder to shoulder with the dinners on either side of you. It is very easy to compare notes & feel like part of the neighborhood. The staff was very friendly & the food was good.

It was our first night in St. Germain des Pres & Paris, having just arrived from Amsterdam. It was a little intimidating, but we had a very nice meal. There was a dish called spagetti ala trufalato which was expensive, but the price was as advertised & not meant to rip anyone off. If you want truffles on your spagetti, be prepared to pay for it. Ohterwise the food was good & fairly reasonable by Paris standards.

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Reviewed April 7, 2012

We discovered this small, charming restaurant on our last day in Paris and booked a reservation for when they opened at 8:00 p.m. Our party of eight arrived promptly and were given a table at the front where we observed the hustle and bustle as this restaurant was filled within ten minutes of opening. The other patrons appeared to be neighborhood Parisians rather than tourists. All of our food from the anti-pasta plate to the fresh argula salad to the authentic, wonderful pasta were absolutely delicious. A couple of people in our party had special requests that were readily honored. Our waiter didn't speak very much English but provided us with efficient service. The desserts were absolutely incredible - truly the most wonderful panna cotta with tart berry puree I have had and tiramisu that is not to be missed. We wish we had discovered this restaurant earlier because we would have loved to have experienced a second meal there. I have not written a restaurant review for TripAdvisor before but felt compelled to do so when I checked the reviews after we dined there. If you would like to dine outside be sure to request it when you make your reservation.

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Reviewed March 1, 2012

The food is average but we got ripped off with the traffles. The came and started shreding truffles on our pasta with out telling us how mich it will coat. Insted of paying 10 euroa for pasta we payed 51 euro.

Stay away from it

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