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La Coupole
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Ranked #1,721 of 18,127 Restaurants in Paris
Price range: $38 - $73
Cuisines: French, Seafood, Gastropub
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Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: Montparnasse
Description: A true Art Deco masterpiece, La Coupole is the most famous Parisian brasserie in the world. Today it is the quintessential symbol of Montparnasse's history, as well as a key component of the art of living and socialising in Paris, particularly in the 14th arrondissement.
Reviewed November 4, 2012

Recommended to me for a breakfast visit to have the space to pillar walk - some fantastic paintings on loads of pillars. Ended up going for dinner and what an experience! It's big, as big as a football field, but still kinda intimate; waiters are fantastic; people watching is fun; food is good, not great. The overall experience is one to remember

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Thank Steve P
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Reviewed November 3, 2012

This place is a hoot. The food is actually quite good, but the main draw is the decor and the fabulously skillful waiters who are attentive entirely on thier own schedule. Lots of theater going on here and you are part of the show.

1  Thank George K
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Reviewed November 3, 2012

Famous for its columns decorated by 27 painters, La Coupole offers excellent fare including seafood at a reasonable price. The set menus are particularly inexpensive.

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1  Thank Susan P
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Reviewed November 2, 2012

Dining at La Coupole is like plunging back into the early 1900's when "gay Paris" attracted many talented artists, musicians and writers. The tall columns, the high ceiling and "art déco" designs put you into the ambiance of this exciting, romantic era.
On the whole you get a decent quality meal but you really pay for being in this historical setting.
There's the polite maitre d'hôtel, the waiters dressed in traditional black and white, the boisterous sing-song for each birthday cake...
A meal with drinks will cost you around 50€ per person, a lot more if you indulge in the sea-food plateau. The advantage of a brasserie is that it's open 7 days a week and you can be served from 8.30 to midnight. Although I rated the meal as average, the Parisian ambiance makes this a great experience.

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1  Thank Ysainprovence
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Reviewed November 1, 2012

Seriously, La Coupole is nowhere where it used to be in terms of food quality, service, and overall atmosphere.

The room is overcrowded and you will be touching your neighbors' elbows when enjoying your food.

The waiters are the typical French sulky overwhelmed waiters who would rather be watching a soccer game than serve you.

Prices are above what they should charge for the quality of the food served.

I took the warm lobster which ended up being chewy. My mom chose the grilled sole which was DISGUTING...it had been boiled and not grilled. Not edible at all!

Their desserts are way too sweet and rich in fats that they are truly overkill.

This is NOT a place I would proudly recommend to my tourist friends who come to visit Paris!

3  Thank vorsoni
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