Café de la Paix

4.5
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57 reviews
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€31 to €50
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French
The Café de la Paix will close its doors for renovation from 18 March 2020 for a period of 9 months and will reopen mid-December. Its restoration has been entrusted to the interior designer Pierre-Yves Rochon, with the mission of preserving the soul and heritage of your Parisian institution while adding a touch of modernity. During this period of embellishment, you will find the signature dishes of the Café de la Paix as well as the new culinary creations of Chef Laurent André and Pastry Chef Sophie de Bernardi under the recently renovated glass roof of the Grand Hotel.
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M
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

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.

S
New York Area
31 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

SK
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 :)

L
18 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

C
Philadelphia
30 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.

d
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.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Aniversario

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k
Miami
46 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.

JC
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

OT
Dallas
6 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.

JE
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An exceptional dining experience!

DC
New York Area
22 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!

MP
Phoenix
3 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!

c
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an awesome restaurant with great service.

DH
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.

GD
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Service slow and beef RAW. Sent it back twice.

OT
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.

OL
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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KW
Las Vegas
31 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!!

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

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

TC
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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BH
Houston
41 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.)

OT
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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MC
Mexico City
3 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.

W
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.

BR
Charleston
6 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.

DR
Atlanta
27 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience1

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

JB
London
5 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great. Shame about the dirty toilets.

r
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was magnificent. Lovely experience!

OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible!!!

MM
London
13 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

OT
London
9 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

G
Sydney / NSW
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

LJ
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.

GC
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.

OT
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.

k
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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MV
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this place was special an very French

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

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