Le Béguin des Mets

4.6
43 reviews
€31 to €50
French
In the heart of the famous district of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Les Fernandes offers a bistronomic cuisine shaped by the influences of French and international cuisine using fresh market produce. A chic place imbued by conviviality, fantasy and refined taste. Come by and try our cuisine and wine selection full of surprises and favourites.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 43 People Are Saying
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4.6based on all time ratings
4.5
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4.7
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4.5
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landy
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect sunday luck spot, lucked out finding this,great service, great food couldn't ask for more

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t say enough about the charm, food and service of this hidden gem in St Germain! On a street of lots of options, I am so glad my husband picked this one for our anniversary. Service was amazing from top to bottom, helpful advice and English menu tips when we needed. Food was spectacular- get the ceviche and the beef bourgonine for sure! Thank you thank you!!

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KimK
E. Tennessee
4 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Valentine's dinner we did not love. We were the second couple to arrive after they opened for the day. The young couple near the door asked if they could move away from the door, and though there were five tables on the other side of the room, the owner said no.

We started the meal with courgette toast, chorizo mine was the special of filet au poivre with gravy. His was tasteless so he poured on the blue cheese, mine was dry so I really used up the gravy. We were so disappointed.

Lastly, and note, this is probably a cultural practice because I saw two other restaurants do the same thing on this trip, I watched them take our bread basket (which I asked her to take away half full since we had had enough) and she added more bread and took it another table. I love that the bread is not wasted, but I find it disgusting knowing how some people may not have clean hands and they touch the bread.
We declined dessert and found a chocolate fondue place near our hotel, which was great.

The wait staff was pleasant, owner was a bit rude. Only about 10 tables, very close together which is typical but makes for a loud environment. This restaurant sits among many other options so you might want to look around and skip this place.

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vipSteveC
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A real gem of a find. Small inside, only a few tables. The menu was short but very well executed. A really nice atmosphere on a bustling street in the 6th.

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vipalpery
Frankfurt Area
3 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent service. Especially burata and risotto were outstanding!

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vipLarryB
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Best burrata I’ve ever eaten. Food in general was superb. Good service. Small, intimate, enchanting ambiance.

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vipEdort
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience2

Food wasn't very good. Too expensive for what we got. NYE dinner didn't even include any drinks. They charged us separately for champagne. Entree was at best 'average'. Nothing standing out besides good service. Do not understand why the restaurant has so many great reviews. Maybe their NYE choices were poor.

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SarahO
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

We had New Year’s Eve dinner here. The food was very good but overpriced. It was price fix and with two teens it did not suit them. We had many other meals in Paris for a third of the cost that were comparable and better. Loved the environment though!

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vipLove2eat
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious entree’s and fantastic starters, great wine selection

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Very cute setting. The wait staff was awesome, one girl running the whole restaurant. Friendly to Americans. The food was average. And it was pricey, 80 Euros for a date.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Owner couldn’t have been sweeter. Great food.

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Indy
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wonderful dinner experience. Classic bistro food. Great, friendly service. Well worth the price.

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WeLikeGoodFood
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

On Saturday evening we felt so comfortable and welcome joining what felt like the family offering us
delicious farm-to-table food, we booked again for Sunday. Paris is a big place with lots to offer, and sometimes it's perfect to tuck yourself into a great neighbourhood with a perfect plate and a nice glass of wine.

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
4 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pequeño y acogedor. El servicio, la comida y la amabilidad excelentes. A uno de los comensales no le gustó un platillo (no entiendo por qué, era perfecto) y el chef salió apenado a ofrecer cualquier otra cosa aunque no estuviera en la carta. Amable y humilde. Y aparte no cobraron ni el primero ni el segundo platillo. Sin duda regresaré cuando vuelva a Paris.
Lo recomiendo ampliamente.

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RafCin
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good selections, nice presentation, good food! Staff was super friendly.

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SteveT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, especially the beef dishes.. Extremely well done, friendly relaxed atmosphere

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vipwwelburn
Milwaukee
32 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A real find on Open Table. Located on a side street in my favorite section of Paris just around the corner from St Sulpice, this intimate restaurant has simple yet exquisite dishes - fish, beef, vegetarian options. Nice wine list and very good desserts. I could go to this restaurant on every visit to Paris.

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OpenTable Diner
Munich
2 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great evening at Le Béguin des Mets! Dinner was delicious. The food came out promptly and the wine was good. My friend and I had a lovely time and it was great to be able to book online.

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GenevieveS
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience1

Beetroot gazpacho, salmon and lamb were were good. Risotto was terrible. Although we had booked online we were sat in the basement which would be fine if there were any other diners in there however there were none. The main floor had nice ambience. Waitress forgot us however was very friendly when she did visit.

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vipMikeP
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Good appetizers and french fries. Risotto had no flavor. Steak was bad-spoiled.

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vipaTmCorpsguy04
Austin
31 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Quick trip to Paris, very happy we found this place! Multilingual staff, relaxed atmosphere, very traditional casual meal!

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martinc
France
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I booked this place for our first night in paris, I wanted somewhere a bit different/quirky. You wouldn't realise this place was there if you walked by it, luckily I stumbled across it online. Undoubtedly one of the best dinners I have ever had, and the wine was phenomenal. The staff are very welcoming and helpful, I would be have happily ate here every night for the rest of our trip. Highly recommend this restaurant

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vipLoriL
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal in Paris in such a cool neighborhood. Prices were reasonable. Small place so reservations are a must.

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AnCaladh8
New England
16 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant place. We had a blast. Food was amazing and staff incredibly friendly. Highlight of of trip!

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ChristopherM
France
3 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed our dinner very much for a casual dining in an amazing zone full of restaurants and bars, mostly packed.

Pros: The servers spoke English and had great personality
The steak frites with blue cheese was on point
Great value we paid around $80 for starters, mains and 4
glasses of wine with some soft drinks as well
Cons: Every dish was missing seasoning and some more flavor in general, not a huge deal because there’s salt and pepper on the table (it’s not the same but it’s fine) but it could have been perfect if it had had it

Definitely recommend this place, book in advance or same day because it is not a very big space and fills up quick.

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vipbridgetb
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a wonderful little spot tucked away in the side streets! The service was absolutely wonderful and the food was to die for. All you need to do is add wine and good conversation. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was phenomenal. Everyone on the team relayed that this was the best meal in Paris after 3 nights.

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JulianI
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, excellent service and a good location. Would highly recommend this place.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nous nous sommes régalés. Poêlée de couteaux, capaccio de boeuf et tartare avec frites maison, crumble pommes / quetsches...
Les produits sont frais, l'ambiance sympathique et l'équipe charmante. What else? La cuvée de l'insoumise... je recommande. Merci. Nous reviendrons.

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ArthurL
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Gutes Essen, toller Service, leckerer Wein; gutes Preis-Leistungsverhältnis. Sehr zu empfehlen,

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PatriceS
France
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We spent a really good time in this restaurant located in Saint Germain des Près ! The famous Parisian area!!!
Dishes was delicious and generous,
People who are working at this restaurant are pleased and try to do their best in order to spend a good time.
We will come back next week in Paris and we definitely come back again at le Beguin des Mets !!!

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Davorshan
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience4

We were really looking for a nice French restaurant for the evening after a hard days work and we choose this restaurant because of the many good evaluations.
For one it is really nicely located and it has a certain charme when tables are moved outside to enjoy a warm late summer evening.
Staff was quite busy but also polite, trying to make you feel very welcome.

But unfortunately this is where the nice things end.
In our opinion the food was quite poor and it was quite expensive, probably also because of the inner city location.
The snails we ordered for starters were a bit chewy and seasoning was missing.
For mains we had salmon tartar which was quite oily and was also missing seasoning. And for my friends taste it was quite fishy/old. Coming from Kyushu she certainly has some expertise regarding fish.
I was having a cote de boeuf. It turned out to be a long ripped piece of meat certainly looking more like road kill than a nice steak. In parts it had a quite strong taste or smelly as my friend would call it.
Overall it was quite a let down especially as we paid close to 70 Euros including a bottle of water and 1 glass of wine.

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vipSteaklover
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal and the service was outstanding

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vipChristinaM
Little Rock
4 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful meal we had at Lea Fernandes. The woman who waited on us was so very friendly and attentive. The Escargots were perfect, as was the roast chicken. The table also had steak and frites with a blue cheese sauce that was outstanding. Probably one of our favorite meals in Paris.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food - great ambiance (small authentic place) wonderful neighborhood great service

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UgochiO
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Fantastic food

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vipKawtarH
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful dinner with sardines as appetizer and fresh tomatoes with fresh mozzarella and olive oil. The crispy Dorado with puree of artichoke was delicious. We also enjoyed the brioche with apricot and vanilla ice cream.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This cozy restaurant fit our family of 10 just fine. We spoke very little French but they offered an English menu and spoke English to us and helped us with our dinner choices including a nice bottle of red wine. The ravioli received many compliments from the 4 of us that chose it. I tried it and agree. I had the butcher’s choice beef with Auvergne blue cheese sauce and French fries. The fries were fabulous.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience all around! Cozy with sidewalk and indoor seating. Would highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoyed my experience at Les Fernandes; the service and the food were both excellent. There was a jovial atmosphere partly due to the friendly smiles from both Enzo and Chantal. I had the sea bream ceviche followed by the butcher’s choice cut beef and finished with the Café Gourmand (a selection of their best desserts) - all were perfectly cooked. I ordered wine and cocktails too. I would highly recommend this restaurant as it serves good quality French dishes (amongst others) for reasonable prices. I would definitely come next time I’m in Paris!

FAQs

Le Béguin des Mets is rated 4.6 stars by 43 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.