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“Good vibe from the street. Really busy. Very disappointing food.”
Review of Le Plomb du Cantal

Le Plomb du Cantal
Ranked #720 of 18,127 Restaurants in Paris
Price range: $31 - $123
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Montparnasse
Reviewed November 4, 2012

We liked the look of the menu. Aligot and confit canard yum. Really busy and nice buzz front of house. But... The food was disappointing, cold duck and unexceptional aligot. Not too expensive overall because of cheap wine. But really not great.

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Thank Mattshill
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Reviewed October 13, 2012

This was good food at a reasonable price in a nice location. It was busy when we ate here and the service was a little slow to begin with. However, it picked up and the food was very nice - Auvergne cuisine was a bit different than the usual bistro food. Portions are huge, we really didn't need both a starter and main course. Good place to eat and we would come back again.

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Thank KTnSue
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Reviewed October 8, 2012

The busiest place in its area. Very charming, warm and welcoming. My friend had pave de rumsteak with frites which was good. I had confit de canard with aligot and both were excellent. They could have easily cut my portion of aligot in half. The service was friendly and professional.
Very noisy so hard to have a conversation but otherwise a place I could easily go back to.

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Thank Melanie B
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Reviewed September 20, 2012

I have dined at Plomb du Cantal a number of times and have always come away feeling content. The place gets very busy and as far as I can recall you cannot reserve ahead so best to get there early and wait at the bar. It is always very busy and there is a great atmosphere. It is worth mentioning that it's very popular with the French, which is a good sign.

The food itself is quite different to what you get at typical French bistros. Obviously it specialises in Auvergne cuisine. There are lots of nice meaty dishes - steak, duck, sausage etc - all served with their signature potato side dish. You one of the Aligot or Truffade (purée with cantal cheese blended in, or chunks of boiled potato with cantal - both seasoned with a bit of garlic and other herbs) which are truly amazing.

I am not too sure about the rest of the menu but to be frank I wouldn't bother going unless you are going to try their house specialities as mentioned above.

The wine list is rather good and the staff are friendly and efficient.

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Thank Carlos B
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Reviewed September 2, 2012 via mobile

It looks like a cafe from the outside and a chain restaurant from the inside. Don't let the looks, either way, fool you. The staff is friendly and the food very good. The "potatoes" are outstanding. You can get out for roughly 30 euro a person. The only knock is the limited wine menu.

Thank adamkmiec
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