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Les Philosophes

28 rue Vieille du Temple, 75004 Paris, France
+33 1 48 87 49 64
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good45%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“onion soup” (65 reviews)
“tarte tatin” (16 reviews)
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28 rue Vieille du Temple, 75004 Paris, France
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The place is very buys and has a good bistro vibe. We went for the steak tartare and it was as good as the recommendations. The service is professional and fast.

Thank B H
Restorateurlibre, Propriétaire at Les Philosophes, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear B H Thank you for your short review nevertheless helpful for other travelers who love true steak tartare cut on time and friendly professional fast service. Best wishes Xavier

Reviewed 5 days ago

This place was recommended by a dear friend whose opinions I trust always, and I am most grateful for his advice that I try their beef tartare. It was absolutely delicious, generously flavored, and almost too largely portioned. I absolutely loved it, as I did...More

Thank travelerhnl
Restorateurlibre, Propriétaire at Les Philosophes, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Travelerhnl Thank for taking the time to report your experience for other travelers. As you write mouth to mouth is still the best way to find a place you expected for what it is. Do not hesitate to ask for me when you will...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was very busy when we visited one Saturday night. For good reason: food was excellent! We enjoyed a beer while we waited for our table so not really an issue anyway. The staff were friendly, and the food was very good, the prices...More

Thank Reg1811
Restorateurlibre, Propriétaire at Les Philosophes, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Reg Thank you so much for such a clever review. Definitely, you really passed by and enjoyed the place for what it is. For your information, during saturdays we could serve 800 to 1000 persons a day as our kitchen is open non stop...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Situated in the Marais region, this restaurant is typically French with excellent food, buzzing atmosphere and welcoming friendly staff. French and English menus available. Staff speak good English if you are struggling with French. We ate there twice and thoroughly enjoyed both occasions. It was...More

Thank Jandocky
Restorateurlibre, Propriétaire at Les Philosophes, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much to post such a review, il changes from some French who complain because we serve Tourists. By chance those who stop seem to be happy of their experience. Happy that you will come back. Best regards

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

French onion soup!!!!! Boeuf bourgonion!!!! Rose!!!! Oh so good. Plus the restaurant is invested in agriculture and supports some interesting programs. And the interior is so quintessentially French that it oozes charm. But the restroom downstairs is soooo industrial and modern, super clean. When you...More

Thank perstef
Restorateurlibre, Propriétaire at Les Philosophes, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Perstef Thank you to choose our restaurant and wrote a very delightful review on it. As you could read it on this web site some French have an opposite opinion on our establishment, telling that it is a tourists trap. As you know we...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant was suggested to us, otherwise we wouldn`t have found it there...The food was great, the onion soup rich and full with onions not just water and the tartar fresh and tasty. For desert we had the "floating island" which i highly recommend. The...More

Thank Pananic
Restorateurlibre, Propriétaire at Les Philosophes, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Pananic Thank you so much for your review that gives a true nice image of my restaurant. As our reputation depends on mouth to mouth , l hope you will give our adress to your friends who could visit Paris. Best wishes Xavier Denamur

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When the majority of patrons are speaking french at a restaurant that is in most tour books and websites, you know you have made a good choice. I went specifically for the Onion Soup. While good, I still think Thomas Keller's Onion Soup at Bouchon...More

Thank Ty L
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This bistro resturant became a favourite for its crowded noisy crowd and it’s good honest local cuisine. Traditional friend dishes like onion soup or beef bourginon provided a hearty feed on the cold days during our stay. Friendly service and fast. A reliable meal anytime...More

Thank Glen H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

For 15 years now I always try to stop by the charming les Philosophes, especially when showing friends around Paris. It never disappoints. The staff are friendly, top notch professionals and I always take their recommendations. The location and ambiance almost trump the quality of...More

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Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is very popular because of its location in Marais and the quality of food and wine they serve. The menu is very long so unless you know what you want you will find yourself torn and confused what to have. It has all...More

Thank Jennifer V
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Response from Restorateurlibre | Property representative |
Monroe, Better leave your booking on their web side, they reply quickly. All the best
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Response from Moville047 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, . As a non smoker I have no idea. Anywhere in the street I should think.
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Response from Gary0126 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, got this too late. But they're right. Make a reservation. But they get crowded and you might wait anyway!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 2:00 AM
9:00 AM - 2:00 AM
9:00 AM - 2:00 AM
9:00 AM - 2:00 AM
9:00 AM - 2:00 AM
9:00 AM - 2:00 AM
9:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28 rue Vieille du Temple, 75004 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Le Marais
  • Neighbourhood: Le Marais
  • Phone Number: +33 1 48 87 49 64
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