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La Chocolaterie de Jacques Genin

#495 of 14,864 Places to Eat in Paris
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133 rue de Turenne, 75003 Paris, France
+33 1 45 77 29 01
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11:00 - 19:00
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Tue - Fri 11:00 - 19:00
Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is for sure one of the best chocolate you'll ever drink. And also the small cakes and desserts are awesome - but they must do something with the unpleasant service and attitude you get from the waitresses.

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1 Thank Uri R
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited JG with friends and it took us over forty minutes to get a table. The chocolate is very good but not amazing. The service is wanting - not enough servers, very bad organisation table-wise. If you're coming for a date, avoid unless you come in early and secure a table.

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Thank Dmitry K
Cologne, Germany
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hello, I leave reviews very rarely, but here it is especially important, because the mistakes are too obvious. The management of the queue was the least effective I have ever experienced - the cafe is a big place with tall ceilings, it has only 8 tables and all of the, are for 4-6 people. When I was there many people... More 

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1 Thank Darianovoj
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On a Sunday afternoon, my friends and I stayed in line for more than 30 mins before getting a table. Despite the few tables, the waiting time could have been much shorter if people were allocated more efficiently. The hot chocolates and pieces of cakes were delicious, but the service was mediocre (for instance they didn't have enough glasses for... More 

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1 Thank Enza S
San Jose, Costa Rica
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72 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We waited for 40 minutes to get a table and it was not worth it. The hot chocolate and the pastries were nice but not incredible. The main flaw of the place is service. There was only one waitress to manage all the tables plus the line of people. This should be improved.

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1 Thank Valeria T
Northern CA
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141 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The chocolate in this shop are little pieces of art--so pretty and so delicious. We bought several jewel boxes full of chocolate for our friends and family at home. We also purchased boxes of jellies for friends & family, as well as some caramels. Delicious! Staff is very helpful.

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Thank CAFamily
Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

This place was absolutely heavenly if you're a chocolate lover it's a must to visit. These chocolates are like none other. Some of the best in the world.

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1 Thank Jackie B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

So this place has been on my list a while now. The place is very elegant and all the chocolates and fruit marmalade are arranged so that you want to take them all. There are several places to sit yet no organization to assist you. You wait until a place is available and a waitress calls you. I ordered the... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Four of us arrived and queued for a table. We were at the front of the queue, but the waitress forgot us and seated two people who had arrived after us at a table for four. After waiting ten more minutes, she approached us and told us that there were no tables for four available and she couldn't join two... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Walking in the street I came across Jacques Genin's store and couldnt help getting inside. I took a tarte au citron. Words can not describe how good this is. Crunchy base with the best lemon custard cream and basil. Dont miss it. I only regret that I didnt bought more of his pastries. Next time I will surely do.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 - 19:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 19:00
Thursday
11:00 - 19:00
Friday
11:00 - 19:00
Saturday
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 133 rue de Turenne, 75003 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Le Marais
  • Neighbourhood: Le Marais
  • Phone Number: +33 1 45 77 29 01

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

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Le Marais
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