inavoué

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33 reviews
€30 and under
French

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"Au cœur de Paris, place du Marché-Saint-Honoré, il existe un lieu romantique et secret, au bout de l'impasse, à l'abri des regards et de l'agitation constante. La carte est imaginée à base de produits de saison, cuisinés 100 % maison et en provenance de France et du monde entier."
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Très joli endroit plats succulents attente un peu longue mais vite oubliée avec la qualité de plats. La carte change toutes les semaines

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AngelaD
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Nice ambiance, food was OK but could be much nicer, and juices were excellent! Service was slightly slow.

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AnaF
Mexico City
3 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lindo lugar en preciosa zona, un brunch en Paris estilo newyorquino

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience2

It was like walking out of a movie theater because the movie was that atrocious. We literally had to bail after appetizers.

This restaurant barely gets 2 stars overall due to reservation booking mishap (opentable’s fault?), frankly horrendous food, and the flippantly dismissive attitude of the staff (and I totally understand restaurant service in Paris is different than in the US). Ambiance inside the restaurant is kitschy-swanky-cozy, so I’ll give them that.

I made a reservation three weeks in advance for a casual, romantic dinner with my sweetheart for 6:00pm on a Wednesday. Reservation was confirmed for 6pm, online menu looked beyond delicious, we were excited. Open table included instructions that our reservation would be forfeited if we were more than 15 minutes late. With that said, we arrived a few minutes early.

We walked up to the restaurant and spotted only one guy around lounging on one of the outdoor banquettes. He literally could not be bothered to make eye contact with us because swiping right and left on his phone was more enticing than doing his job.

“What you want me to do? No one in the kitchen until 19:00” (sans eye contact) was the only explanation we received at all about our 18:00 reservation (6:00pm). So we waited . . .for well over an hour . . . We upheld our end of the reservation by showing up on time, the restaurant didn’t do the same.

Fast forward to after the lounger/phone swiper/waiter? could be bothered to take our dinner order . . . the appetizers were awful by EPIC proportions.

We ordered two appetizers, because frankly we were hungry after that hour wait:

1.a crawfish appetizer that may have contained crawfish, but I can’t confirm. It was just a soggy, sad mess.

2. The other appetizer we ordered were chicken tenders that were overcooked in a “is this someone’s pinky finger?” sort of way. After ANOTHER 30 minutes, my husband checked on the entree we ordered, and guess what? Yep, still not sent to the kitchen.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great experience & Amazing food. The staff are very nice and the atmosphere is lovely. Would come again.

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OpenTable Diner
Ruhr region
3 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tout a été très bien

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Not really indicated. More for friends get together

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Niknak4ever
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The staff were really nice and the food was fantastic! My only critic was that the entrance was a little hard to find because they had some curtains down, otherwise all was perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Our first dinner in Paris, the place have an amazing atmosphere, quietly, beautiful and romantic.
The plates we ordered was very good in flavors, form and have good quantity.
The only thing could be better in my opinion is about the Wines, the options offered in the menu were so expensive.

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vipjacquelineo
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really nice service, cool atmosphere and whilst food is not to die for it is well thought and great value for money
Nicer if not busy so please do not all rush there 🙏🏻😉

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vipKEE22
Nashville
16 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place. Relaxing. Cozy. Great service. Had the bolognaise which was perfect. The meatballs had a touch of Indian flavor. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed this hidden gem for my birthday dinner.

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ClaraE
London
18 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The staff here are friendly and knowledgeable and speak English really well. The decor is lovely and it’s very calm, quite quiet and the atmosphere is nice. The food is good and tasty but unfortunately nothing special. It’s much better than many of the tourist trap traditional French restaurants

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing host, Fantastic Food.

Will definitely be recommending to others

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the most amazing waiter and meal at inavoué. Would highly recommend to all!

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Nicole
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The restaurant is at the end of a small row of restaurants. The servers are attentive and prices reasonable. The menu is short but everything tasted good.

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TolgaT
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience5

It’s advertised as a French restaurant but the food is very Asian styled. We ordered the steak which was tasting more like a Mongolian/Chinese beef. The Cesar salad, the sauce wasn’t right and the chicken was Asian style breaded.
Overall taste was ok but was very different than our expectations and the menu descriptions.

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vipCourtneyC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

This restaurant was so beautiful and inviting, but the food just wasn't right. Their english menus had poor translations so it was hard to understand fully what the dishes were even with an explanation from the waitress.

What we did end up ordering did not come out as expected and didn't taste good. The burrata with asparagus was served in a ball without proper oil dressing and on top of a hard tomato with no asparagus whatsoever. The tuna tartare was asian styled with a giant salad on top and green beans on the side instead of one combined dish. In all, the food execution was just not there.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very good!

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de1972
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food .. great atmosphere.. very attentive staff

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JohnS
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

One waiter—he was working hard but struggled to keep up. Food was good.

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vipCheryl
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Very limited menu. Not vegetarian friendly. Even the salads have meat.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience4

Understaffed, food was abysmal.

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OpenTable Diner
France
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful and lovely Place in the middle of Paris. Great Service and excellent food. Mixture of modern Parisian Cousine and influences from all over the world.

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ErtT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very friendly service. Nice location. We dined first inside and went outside for deserts and drinks. It is worth to try. Good food.

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Anelie
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it!
Delicious food, very romantic setting and charming waitstaff.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

This restaurant looked quite good online, but was a huge disappointment. I have a restaurant background and generally don’t post negative reviews, however for the prices they are charging I feel others should have the heads up as to what caliber experience they can expect here. We split a tuna tartare to start, which included rice crispies (ie puffed rice). This is the first time ever I have come across the use of rice crispies in a recipe at a restaurant. The tartare was also unusually sweet. I typically don’t send things back, but this was priced I believe at 24 euro and was pretty bizarre. For main courses, my friend ordered the lamb, which was underwhelming at best. I ordered the lobster roll that was described as coming with chips. I expected this would be of the French fry variety, however they were actually potato chips. As a side note, washrooms and overall cleanliness was also not great. Posting pics of the previously mentioned tuna tartare and lobster roll. Spend your money elsewhere, this is crazy overpriced and would not even be of basic pub level quality, so if you’re looking for something special this is not it.

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ChristopherM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food, great service, off the beaten track. Would recommend trying the 'secret' cocktail! We were there two weeks ago to celebrate our anniversary - the outdoor area is nicely decorated, cosy and romantic. Loved the atmosphere and friendly service!

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Steph
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We was here for my fiance Birthday on Saturday evening. Such a very beautiful place !!!
Service by Marion was superb and the ambiance lovely. Perfect restaurant for a date.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Long gaps between waiter checks. The food was NOTHING as it was described. Nothing special at all. The fish was the boniest y have ever had.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant on an out of the way side street with a true Parisian vibe. Live greenery creates a lush backdrop to outdoor, covered dining. Inside, intimate tables and eclectic decor enhance your dining experience - candles burn brightly on each table from whimsical quail candleholders. Enough about the look of the place - the food was fabulous! We had the marinated beef and the turbot after a wonderful appetizer of avocados, mangos, and crawfish. The beef was cut with a fork tender and melted in your mouth. The sauce was amazing. The fish was tender and perfectly cooked. Again, the sauce was brilliant. The owners are young and happy - speaking several languages including English and French. Don’t miss out on this neighborhood gem when you are in Paris - Inavoué won’t leave you undeclared - you’ll give it 5 stars, too!

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Lena
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy and intimate restaurant in the heart of Paris; ideal for dinner or drinks. There are only a handful of interesting restaurants near Place Du Marché Saint-Honoré, and Inavoué is a place you’ll find yourself always going back to. Lots of healthy cuisine along with delicious appetizers; try the burrata, breaded quail eggs or crispy roasted leeks. Not to mention, it is also perfectly hidden from all the other restaurants in the area. Great music during the evening and an engaging atmosphere, I would highly recommend. Also, English and French spoken so it is ideal for locals or international clientele… Don’t hesitate!

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inavoué is rated 4 stars by 33 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.