Café de la Paix

4.5
57 reviews
€31 to €50
French

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Today, the Café de La Paix is an elegant restaurant, blend of listed Napoleon III decor, timeless and perfectly preserved, and a more contemporary spirit expressed by streamlined shapes and natural tones.

Experience Parisian chic and the classics of French cuisine, served for over 150 years to the crème of the capital and Parisians-for-a-day from around the world.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 57 People Are Saying
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vipMike
Milwaukee
15 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We booked our reservation on Open Table but they did not have it the reservation when we arrived. We were early for our 3:30 reservation but The restaurant closed at 3:30. Not sure what the problem was. They did seat us but let us know, we are closing in 20 minutes.

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vipSierra
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

One of the worst dining experiences I have ever had........steak undercooked.....sent back....everyone was finished eating when I received my steak back........still undercooked......service terrible....attitude even worse

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vipSaraK
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant. Our first flavor of Paris and it was a really good one!! We were tired and jet lagged and they accommodated and earlier seating. Very grateful :)

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vipLobcod
25 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Well worth the visit. Service is impeccable. Cuisine very good and atmosphere pleasant

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice place with nice food, but the service wasn’t very good.

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vipkristineC
Central Coast
37 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

First, the place was nearly empty and they tried to seat us at a table as far away from the windows as possible, in a remote corner. Luckily we asked for a window table and, after checking with higher-ups, they were able to accommodate us. The food was average but the prices were outrageous, even for Paris. Would never return.

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diner
London
10 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The quality of the food was really disappointing. The onion soup was bland, the accompaniments with the main were incomprehensible and not very tasty. The staff was not to blame: they made a lot of effort to provide excellent service. However, in the end it's the food that counts, and it just wasn't up to standard.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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vipkeenpi
49 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our dining experience at Cafe de la Paix. Our food was amazing and we had the best service by our waiter Herve! He made us feel so welcome and made excellent recommendations.

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JacquesC
London
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic evening thanks to a great service from the restaurant manager who helped me address the original inconvenience at arrival and looked after me all evening with great care to the rest of the waiters who made me relax with fresh selection of oysters, great fish selection for mains with delightful crustacé sauce and the famous millefeuille to finish accompanied by nice Calvados! Thks again

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience4

First, upon walking in we were directed to wait at the bar. We thought we might grab a quick drink before getting seated, but there was no bartender, and no one ever showed up. When we were finally brought to the table, I ordered a Belvedere Martini. I had to wait about 25 mins before I actually got the drink, and they brought me out a Stoli Martini instead, charging me 24 euros for it to boot. Then I ordered the french onion soup which came out cold and tasted bland, so it got sent back. A shrimp platter came out with large prawns that were completely encased in their shells and nearly impossible to open and with no accompaniment. The main course of duck I had was actually fair, but nothing to rave about. My spouse’s meal (Veal Milanese) was extremely bland and just not good. Dessert was the only saving grace. The pastry chef is excellent, because it was just perfect. Overall, for the 200+ euro price tag, the experience was horrible, especially for a 30th Birthday Celebration. The food and the service were sub-par at best for a restaurant that pulled such high reviews and at that price point. We will never return and I would recommend that if you are considering this restaurant, simply choose a different venue altogether.

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vipJohnE
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An exceptional dining experience!

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DrCynthia
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We celebrated my 60th birthday at the Cafe and we were not disappointed! Although there is a major refurbishing project outside, the inside was beautifully decorated with old-world appointments that were absolutely stunning. The waiters were so attentive and kind! The entrees were delicious, I had the duck and it was divine. The waiter brought us champagne at the end, gratis! I was so surprised. Everything was lovely, the way dining is supposed to be, like in the good old days!

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vipMarkP
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been dining here for more than forty years (every time I come to Paris). It has never disappointed! Last night we shared barnacles, razor clams, seared tuna in a avocado sauce, and Omble Chevalier as the entre. We finished with a terrific cheese selection. The wine list is somewhat restricted but the prices are very reasonable. The dining room is typical of French bistros; outdoor dining is impractical (for us) because the restaurant is situated on a busy corner. All in all, if you are looking for seafood Le Dome is one of the best restaurants in Paris!

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vipcrsb11
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an awesome restaurant with great service.

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DaliaH
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Food was mediocre- nothing special. I did enjoy my French onion soup and my husband liked his ravioli, however the lobster was a tad bland. We were still a little hungry at the end. Server was terrible. He was rude, inattentive and towards the end of my meal he took my drink that I was not finished with and put it away. Dessert looked good but at that point I was so aggravated with him that I decided to go elsewhere. I will not be returning.

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GeneD
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Service slow and beef RAW. Sent it back twice.

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OpenTable Diner
France
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Booked this beautiful restaurant on the day ready for a traditional romantic evening meal. Stunning restaurant with delicious food. However disappointed with the service because although we explained we cannot have pink meat due to pregnancy which the waiter understood completely and we checked twice it would be cooked well done the steak fillet came out pink! when we asked to be cooked fully again this was fine but then came out again pink! Very apologetic but its a serious error with the situation.

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vipOlivierL
London
17 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Superbe endroit et service attentionné - particulièrement cher pour une cuisine qui ne le mérite pas malheureusement.

39 euros un steak tartare avec frites froides disons que c’est pas normal!

200 euros en tout pour deux en buvant de l’eau - la cuisine méritait d’être mieux mais le décor et l’ambiance en ont fait une très belle soirée tout de même

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vipKellyW
Charlotte
41 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dennis was a delight and took care of our every whim. Being American we were prepared for some...disapproval. There was nothing but DELIGHT!!

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vipThomasM
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just Go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!- Bring and your Wallet!

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ToraC
Frankfurt Area
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Die Atmosphäre und das Essen waren sehr gut. Die Bedienung hatte an dem Abend viel zu tun und verwechselte die Bestellungen innerhalb der Gruppe, war aber nicht so tragisch. Echter Pluspunkt für die Bedienung ist, dass die Weingläser immer aufgefüllt werden, wenn sie leer getrunken ist. (Bei Bestellung von Flaschenweinen). Beim nächsten Parisbesuch, würden wir auf jeden Fall wieder dort essen.

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vipBHAN
Houston
44 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our last dinner in Paris was perfect, thanks to Cafe de la Paix. The restaurant is old world beautiful, like eating in a palace complete with painted ceilings. Our captain and our waiter took wonderful care of us without being intrusive, but were happy to engage in conversation when we initiated it. Our party of 4 ordeded steaks, salmon and sole, all were cooked to perfection and the sole was deboned tableside, fantastic presentation.
We loved this restaurant and will definately go back next time we're in Paris but the only disappointment was some of the other diners. Several parties came in dressed in sweaty tee shirts, shorts, flip flops etc. I know there was a heat wave but still, it just seemed disrespectful to this lovely place.
(PS, just a note, get a cocktail menu before you order one, they are pricey.)

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OpenTable Diner
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

お店の内装が素敵で しょくじもおススメを頼みましたが 全てすごーく美味しいです。
お店の方もとても丁寧で優しく申し分ないお店です!
一つ一つの料理が 多いので 気をつけてください。
私達は デザートも食べれませんでした。

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MauricioC
Mexico City
4 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After visiting the Opera (tour; not a play), don’t miss lunch at Cafe de la Paix. If yoy like peace and quiet, ask for a table inside.

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vipWashington
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Light recommendation. We thought the restaurant was beautiful, very nice decor, elegant, etc. The food was very good, but not the best we had during our 4 days in Paris. The most disappointing thing was the way the patrons were allowed to dress - had at least a dozen people walk by our table dressed in jeans, gym shorts, tee shirts, etc. - despicable especially given the web-site's indication of "business casual" attire - felt like we were at an american bbq, not a higher end restaurant - really appalling. Overall value was moderate.

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BrittanyR
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the best food experience that we received in Paris. We really appreciated it. The waiter was very knowledgeable and friendly. He gave us great suggestions on what to order.

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vipDeviR
Atlanta
27 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience1

GREAT cafe experience in Paris. I had a cocktail and salmon tartare - both were awesome!

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vipJonB
London
6 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great. Shame about the dirty toilets.

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vipricegator
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was magnificent. Lovely experience!

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vipDougC
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible!!!

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vipMrMJS
London
15 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall3food1service5ambience4

I regret my daughter and I experienced a severe stomach upset after eating the pea and cheese starter

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OpenTable Diner
London
10 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best desert I’ve had in my life, great meal generally and very well balanced.

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Grateful
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful truly French dining experience. From the frescos on the ceiling to the outstanding customer service this is a traditional French experience that cant be missed

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vipLindleyJ
Raleigh
16 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come here every time we are in Paris. It’s one of our favorite places. The service is amazing.

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vipGaryCo
Manitoba
418 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food and service were excellent. The steak frites was perfect and the beet salad was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience from eating with them over an important international business meal. We had a private lounge and the dinner was extremely well managed.

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kimyled
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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MichaelV
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this place was special an very French

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Bad “cuisine” for such an emblematic place
Should change the owners

FAQs

Café de la Paix is rated 4.5 stars by 57 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.