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“Not so Mini”
Review of Le Mini Palais

Le Mini Palais
Ranked #838 of 17,863 Restaurants in Paris
Price range: $36 - $154
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Neighborhood: Champs-Elysees
Reviewed October 2, 2012

Great food and service. Good wine selection at a good price for this part of town. If you can and weather is nice, nice patio.

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Thank Legag
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Reviewed September 27, 2012

My local contact warned me that this restaurant was a fantastic location but the food did not necessarily live up to the expectation of such a great setting, She was right.
Dont get me wrong, the food was ok but not really in line with the prices charged nor selection available (eg.they had run out of Salmon).
Mini Palais is the left side "wing" of the Grande Palais Musuem, right across the street from the Petit Palais and only about a 3 minute walk to the Champs Elysee and all the tourist attractions so 10 out of 10 for location and ambience. If its warm enough get a table out on the verandah as you get the full efffect of the superb location, otherwise just scuttle out for a look.
Indoors the main restaurant is a cavernous room with high ceiling but bustling with activity.
I had the charcuterie to start, slightly uninspiring, just cold slices of sausage/salami on a slate square. Main course was fish (Merlin) on a bed of spinach leaves, decent fish but could have done with more sides.
Creme Brulee orange desert was very nice, Some colleagues had the giant bowl of ice-cream, berries and cream...enough for about 4 people, it was superb !
WIne choice was as expected, plenty of local ones to choose from. Quite expensive though, €540 for 8 people, many of whom only had soft drinks, and 2 courses.
I think i would go back but maybe for a lunch in the summer on the verandah.

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Thank Zoom6562
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Reviewed August 6, 2012

My husband and I were in Paris to celebrate my birthday. On our last evening we dined at Le Mini Palais and spent over 6 hours eating fabulous food, drinking lovely wine in the most amazing surroundings. The service was attentive and knowledgeable and we appreciated the enthusiasm of the staff when describing the menu. This was an outstanding fine dining experience capped by coffee liquers on a beautiful terrace. The meal was one of the highlights of an excellent weekend in a romantic city. The whole experience at Le Mini Palais was well worth the money which created an everlasting memory. We would recommend the fois grais. Every man should bring the woman he loves to Le Mini Palais.

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Thank doddon5
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Reviewed July 30, 2012

A simple meal, beautifully prepared in a setting that is spectacularly Parisan. My partner had a wonderful Vitello Tonato and I the Charcruterie Board. The service was friendly and attentive. Happy to go there anytime.

Thank WilliamAllen54
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Reviewed July 21, 2012

Adjoining the grand palais, Le mini palais is a great place to stop for drinks, dinner, lunch. The inside is very cool decor and if you sit outside you have an amazing view of Le petit palais. Highly recommend eating here

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