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La Bourse et La Vie

#2,035 of 14,338 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighbourhood:
Opera / Bourse
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12 rue Vivienne, 75002 Paris, France
+33 1 42 60 08 83
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12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is genuinely fantastic to see an American chef in the heart of Paris recreating traditional French recipes in a more modern style ie without heavy sauces etc. For example. I ordered pot au feu and it was perfectly executed. The stock was crystal clear, the vegetables perfectly cooked and the bone marrow was an interesting and successful addition. Very... More 

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Thank 517graemee
New York City, New York
2 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not for you if you are looking for a lively place. Zero atmosphere. No charm. Actually pretty dead and we went on a Friday night. Empty tables. Wish we had eaten in the two restaurants on the same street. My daughter loved her steak frites but my fish was so disappointing. Tiny portion swimming in cream sauce with a few... More 

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Thank ninabweinstein
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

La bourse ou la vie is a restaurant with a very refined element to it. The decoration is nice and it feels kind of chic inside. However, one of the things I didn’t like was the chairs that are a pain in the back. Not comfortable and also the tables are too small, leaving you with no space. Overall, you’ll... More 

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Thank Black J
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49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are a fan of Chef Daniel Rose you will love this cozy Paris bistro near the Bourse area of Paris! Reserve ahead of time since the place is small and popular during lunch with office workers from the area. Friendly staff who are eager to please and seem to love the place and food as much as you... More 

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Thank Julie M
Saratoga Springs, NY
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144 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a charming little restaurant, and we had a very good meal. We were tucked in a small back alcove with two other sets of Americans. In any case, we had a great time with the other super friendly diners. I was delighted to find a zero-dosage brut nature cremant on the wine list for only 35EUR a bottle.... More 

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Thank TracieKnits
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4 reviews
Reviewed 22 April 2017

This was our introduction to Paris. It was one of the few recommended restaurants open for dinner on Monday. Walkable from where we were staying, it's in a wonderful area to explore. We were early, so we felt very well taken care of by our two young servers. The atmosphere is ideal, just casual enough, with a touch of old... More 

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Thank Davis H
Paris, France
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55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

French food at its best: simple (or looks simple!) and perfectly done. The agneau Champvallon was tasty and perfectly cooked. The crème Caramel has a nice texture and again tasty. Nice selection of wine. And they serve you a superb expresso as you cannot find nowadays in Paris ( and it is a pity as this market is dominated by... More 

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Chicago
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101 reviews
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Reviewed 31 March 2017

This tiny space just north of Les Jardins du Palais Royal is a delicious spot to enjoy lunch or dinner. Their steak frites is simple and well done, which I think describes their overall style. The dessert was a surprise- a citron sorbet drizzled with olive oil, fresh thyme and bittersweet chocolate bits, so odd but so good. The service... More 

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Thank seenitChicago
Paris, France
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 8 March 2017

The atmosphere is very grey flannel suit. So near the Bourse, you expect people to come from business to relax in this place. The food is very fine. Excellent quality. Excellent preparation. Pleasant and unusual wait-staff. Must return.

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Thank Marilyn K
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

I was excited to go to this restaurant and this did not disappoint. We visited this restaurant for my fiancée birthday celebrations in Paris and we both had a great time. While ours was a couples visit, it feels like a restaurant for all occasions. This restaurant is situated on a quiet Bourse street but the restaurant feels special. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 39 - US$ 56
Cuisine
French, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 rue Vivienne, 75002 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Opera / Bourse
  • Neighbourhood: Opera / Bourse
  • Phone Number: +33 1 42 60 08 83
Description
La Bourse et La Vie is a traditional "Bistrot du Quartier" conveniently located between the Palais Royal and the Bourse de Paris in Paris' 2e arrondissement. The restaurant offers guests the epitome of French gourmandise - the highest quality ingredients, excellence in the kitchen, abundance, generosity, and of course, a respect for tradition.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Opera / Bourse

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Opera / Bourse
The neighbourhood around Opéra and Bourse is a belle époque paradise of grand boulevards, refined arcades, and mass-market art-nouveau entertainment. Here, modern day workers continue to take advantage of the legacy that nobility and finance left in the 19th century. Brightly-lit brasseries, theatres, and cinemas sit side by side with French bistros predominating in one area and Japanese restaurants in another. The area is most famous for the Palais Garnier opera house and glamorous department stores.
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