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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 yesterday via mobile

Les Philosophes was one of the restaurants in Paris The Eater recommended so despite the chilly, snowy weather, we ventured on foot looking for it. A charming waiter showed us to a tiny table right by the door because it was the only table available....More

Thank mie c
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had a lovely meal on a cold winters night in Paris. The restaurant was busy and full of atmosphere. Our waitress was friendly, took time out to explain the menu, specials and make recommendations with food and wine. The food and wine were delicious and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived in Le Marais to start our week visit in Paris, and had a late lunch at Les Philosophes where my daughter, whom we are visiting, wanted to take us. The outside seats were taken, so we were led to a secondary dining room...More

Thank Steambush
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

5 friends on a sunday early afternoon. Crowded place and I understand why. Great french bistro in the middle of Marais-area - lotf of french people. We had 3 course meny for a great price. Will def. go back on my next visit to this...More

Thank Simen S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved this place very close to our hotel. It was our first night and so I had the French Onion Soup and the Beef Bourguignon - both were great and recommended. This was all washed down with a reasonably priced red. The atmosphere was...More

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

Dear Andy, thank you so much for your great recommendation. My team’and I are proud to give sophisticated travelers like you a nice image of France by well serving simple fresh seasonal food with reasonably priced French organic red. Hope to see you again Best...More

Reviewed 4 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 13 February 2018

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 4 weeks 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 10 February 2018

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 11 February 2018

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 8 February 2018

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 9 February 2018

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

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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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21 August 2015|
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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