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Local cuisine, French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Traditional Bistrot serving real homemade food closed in 2022 from July 25 till august 24 and in winter from December 19 till December 27.
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
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French, European
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Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good meal. Would recommend. Service was also quick and very friendly despite being crowded. Not too much else to say...

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed December 17, 2022 via mobile

The best veal I have ever eaten. Very good appetisers. Hearty flavours. Good double espresso - Fragrant and no bitterness. Service is fast and friendly.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed December 10, 2022

The food is quality food, but it's all about the atmosphere. This is a family-run restaurant and most often you can see the owner in the back of the main room overseeing the action, until he has dinner himself an hour or so before closing....They do run out of the specials, which is OK, because everything on the menu is characteristic home-style Jewish Parisian food that I would be happy to have pretty much seven days a week.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed December 3, 2022 via mobile

Definitely worth a visit. Great atnostphere, friendly service. The food came quickly, french onion soup, good, duck leg and potatoes, perfectly done. The bill was also fair!

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed November 18, 2022 via mobile

What a wonderful restaurant! Came to Paris hoping for a French cuisine experience and came to Les Philosophes following a recommendation from a tour guide. The atmosphere is 100% authentic, in the best possible way. Service was friendly and accommodating, mains were great, in particular...the wild cod curry and the beef tartare. The deserts were unbelievable - the selection of cheese was the best I've had (and I've had many) and the crème brûlée was spot on In short - go and you will not be disappointed :)More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed November 11, 2022 via mobile

Had a reservation… they couldn’t find it!! Put in the back by the toilet!! Food…Fair…. Service… condescending!! I wouldn’t recommend this with many other better places in the area!!

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed November 9, 2022

The place is a center point for people who wish to have a good drink or beer or nice meal. Always busy and open all around the day and evening (!). Service was very good, speedy and pleasant. One can get there large variety of...food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Food was very good. Nice traditional dishes with some surprises. Even the salads and soups were very nice. Much recommended by us and we returned again and again.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed November 3, 2022

We visited in October and stayed nearby - we ate breakfast here often, they were always friendly and willing to speak English. I am puzzled by the bad reviews as we found it to be charming place to eat with warm service - especially when...we returned during the week. All construction is done now so the past reviews about that are moot. Some of these rude reviews make me wonder if it was the customer and not the restaurant -More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 13, 2022

They will rudely tamper with your order without your permission. If you don't pay attention to the food that they did it without your permission, you'll be asked to pay for everything. If you want to go this restaurant, take care your money.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed July 30, 2022 via mobile

A friend of mine arrived after to dinner and she didn’t fit into our tiny table. When we asked the waitress we wanted to change our table to a bigger one, as many other tables were available, she respondend in a rude way that if...we already had a table, we couldn’t move to another one. She also made ugly faces and said we should stay where we were, even if we were not feeling confortable. We decided to ask for the check and leave the place immediately. We all felt mistreated as clients by this waitress.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 28, 2022

We went just before the dinner rush and were seated right away. The server looked a bit disorganized but we had no issues. I ordered the Duck Confit which was good but a bit dry and not much flavour and my husband ordered the Beef...Bourgioun which was tasty. I got the creme brulee for dessert which was very good and DH got the chocolate mouse which he said was ok. Overall, a decent meal but nothing spectacular. Great location!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 21, 2022 via mobile

Exellent service. Good tastes always. May be you are waiting to find available table but it deserve. Menu is very satisfied. You can’t miss special deserts

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed July 21, 2022 via mobile

The food and drinks are normal- not something spectacular that you haven’t tried before. I would recommend the duck and beef there. The service and waiter on the other hand was really slow. He forgot to bring us several things that we ordered (we had...to ask for them twice). Even for the bill we had to wait… Next time, I would for sure choose a different restaurant.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 28, 2022

Food was good. Service was unbearably slow. At the end of a long day in Normandy and six hours on a bus we just wanted dinner. Our entree (appetizers) came out slow (should have been a red flag) then an HOUR after we FINISHED then...entree our dinners came out.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 28, 2022 via mobile

The onion soup was great, the pâté was so delicious that we bought some jars of it and brought them home. The one problem was the boeuf Bourguignon. There were a ton of big pieces and they were all tough. This was a big problem,...but everything else was great. Make sure you have a reservation.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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I am not 100% sure if they are open on Christmas Day. I would hazard to guess that they probably are open. Most of the top restaurants in the city will be open -- Le Bristol, Le Meurice, Joel Robuchon, etc. I would suggest... More
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4