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Cafe de l'empire

) #2,634 of 14,519 Restaurants in Paris ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ French, Cafe, European
17 rue du Bac, 75007 Paris, France
+33 1 40 15 91 18
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good46%
  • Average8%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
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“duck confit” (17 reviews)
“tartine” (10 reviews)
“salads” (17 reviews)
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French, Cafe, European
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17 rue du Bac, 75007 Paris, France
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Reviews (306)
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1 - 10 of 156 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

A really good cafe with excellent food with brilliant staff. The place is semi typical French with staff who speak excellent English and happy to describe the food. Was served very fast but not rushed. A really comfortable cafe restaurant just off the beaten track...More

Thank Howard-Liverpool
Reviewed 6 days ago

Arrived at this Cafe on a recommendation, glad we took it. We were welcomed by our waitress and given the English menu when she realised that my French wasn't going to be the common language. We sat by the open window, allowing my partner to...More

Thank funnybird64
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a lovely meal here and would definitely recommend. They had options for vegetarians which isn't always easy and they were delicious!

Thank Elizabeth H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first dining experience in Paris and was within easy walking distance of our hotel. The seating was open to the street, practically al fresco, so we enjoyed the vibe of the neighborhood from our table. I ordered baked chicken with buttery mashed...More

Thank teresagreer2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch from this restaurant . Kind of ok situation. Don't know much about french cusines.. not sure this is the best place for lunch. Had some fried chicken with mash and salmon which tasted raw to me.

Thank Anwin T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I fell in love with this place the first time I visited Paris and went there twice during my stay in Paris. I am so glad almost everything stayed the same, the only thing that changed is they have English menu now, which is good...More

Thank Emma C
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Busy brasserie just down the street from Serge Gainsbourg's house, two blocks from Quai d'Orsay. Nothing special, but very reasonably priced for this area. Wander round the lovely streets of the Carree Rive Gauche after a busy morning at the Louvre, just across the Pont...More

Thank LimeyLady
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

I was really impressed with this establishment! It's a bit out of the way, which was nice because it was quiet and really affordable compared to typical Saint-Germaine restaurants. We walked in off the street and with some poor French and a smile our server...More

Thank Teyden H
Reviewed 6 June 2017

The food is good. I like it. The service is poor. The staff there are very friendly to other western people. The attitude changes radically when it comes to me. They are saying with their face that you are not welcome. We do not want...More

2  Thank Kangping D
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Stopped at this cafe after visiting Serge Gainsbourg's house on rue de Verneuil. We had some salads landaises, which were really good, and at a very reasonable price. We will come back soon to try other dishes. The people working there are very nice and...More

Thank Boris O
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 rue du Bac, 75007 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris
  • Phone Number: +33 1 40 15 91 18
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