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La Bievre

#5,073 of 14,217 Restaurants in Paris
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Odeon / Saint-Michel
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30 rue de Bievre, 75005 Paris, France
+33 1 43 54 10 50
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Paris, France
Level Contributor
31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 21 December 2016

If you want to eat a very good couscous, authentic, simple as family food, I recommend you this restaurant. The couscous is very good, vegetables fresh and the sausage (merguez) is very very good. I recommend merguez or beef but not chicken which is average. Decoration is very simple but traditional and authentic. The owner, an old man, is still... More 

Thank Laurent S
Albuquerque, NM
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104 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

The meal was reasonable hearty and filling but I thought more could be done with the flavors. I am no expert on couscous but it did not challenge, excite or educate me. I left feeling a bit disappointed.

Thank CanyonCondor
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Level Contributor
178 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016

My husband and I came here for lunch on a surprisingly rainy, icky day in Paris. What a nice treat to come in from the cold and have a nice serving of couscous. Since we stay in this neighborhood and have passed this place dozens of times, So it was nice to finally stop in and sample the fare. We... More 

Thank Liz R
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84 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Friends gathered to celebrate my birthday with the prerequisite of some kind of African cuisine. Last visit to Paris, we ate Senegalese in the African Quarter, but this time we celebrated Moroccan style before heading to a concert at Notre Dame. We were terribly rushed (unfortunately) so we couldn't hang out and enjoy the food slowly with wine. However, the... More 

Thank Jtrooney75
2 reviews
Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

What a lovely and friendly place. Get the Algerian dishes and relish the simple clean flavors! Sit at Mitterrand's table. Close to everything and great hidden history.

Thank Brian M
State College, Pennsylvania, United States
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250 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2015

This place is off the beaten track and a great find. The past French president Mitterrand ate there and one of the dishes, which we ordered, was named after him. The service was prompt and very friendly. We were seated at the same table as the Pres. and it was a big table -- you usually get a table for... More 

Thank Kathy M
1 review
Reviewed 14 July 2015 via mobile

Do not recommend they were very rude and unprofessional was hoping to have a pleasant meal just when i walked in then due to their manners i left straight away

Thank NA N
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2015 via mobile

A really lucky find, a good family run place, the staff were very friendly. The couscous was delicious, and the portions very generous. Very good price, around 40 euros for three people, make sure to ask the owner about the presidents hat!

Thank zoee99
Paris, France
Level Contributor
503 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2015

Many tourists walk past this place thinking "it doesn't look like a nice, typical Parisian restaurant"... Big mistake. The interior decoration is actually very typical for a North African home and therefore very genuine. And even better: this is a great place to have a real, home made couscous: perfectly cooked semolina, tasty gravy and nice selection of meats. Add... More 

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Didcot, United Kingdom
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149 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2015 via mobile

We met up with some friend to have lunch here. They live in Paris and chose the restaurant. We wouldn't normally choose a middle eastern restaurant in Paris. However, we tirned up to a warm welcome and were seated in the small restaurant with courtesy and friendliness. We wouldn't have dreamt of eating anything but couscous and all chose to... More 

1 Thank Francophile65
Fares N, Son of the restaurent keeper at La Bievre, responded to this review

HI, I want to thank you you for your very nice declaration(I does not know how to say "avis"). Also it will be with pleasure that my father wil recic you and your family the next time you'll come in Paris. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 19 - US$ 25
Moroccan, Middle Eastern, Tunisian, Halal
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 rue de Bievre, 75005 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Odeon / Saint-Michel
  • Neighbourhood: Odeon / Saint-Michel
  • Phone Number: +33 1 43 54 10 50

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Odeon / Saint-Michel
As the bustling center of entertainment for the residents of the Rive Gauche, the activity at Odéon never stops. Boulevards are lined with traditional cafes, restaurants, and boutique cinemas. The streets surrounding the fountain at Saint-Michel provide eateries from around the world. Lively bars are just next door and the prototypical terraced French brasserie is on every corner. The setting for this area is second to none; the Haussmann-style boulevards are contrasted by monumental architecture and overshadowed by the iconic Notre Dame, all within a moment’s walk from the Seine. This neighbourhood's world-famous bookshops, cafés, and streets will not fail to impress you.
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