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La Closerie des Lilas

171 boulevard du Montparnasse, 75006 Paris, France
+33 1 40 51 34 50
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“steak tartare” (17 reviews)
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
171 boulevard du Montparnasse, 75006 Paris, France
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Began with Dom Champagne of course. 3 courses later we were still enjoying everything. Very expensive but worth it.

Thank Suzanne H
Reviewed 4 days ago

A delightful place for dinner with impeccable service and beautiful decor. Food was outstanding. If you are looking for oysters and seafood you will not be disappointed. There is a varied menu to suit all tastes with an excellent selection of wines. A most p,easurable...More

Thank crabbycranberry
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a Paris dream meal realized. The staff, food and setting are amazing. Style, elegance, grace, the food, the wine, everything is perfect. I could go on for pages about the meal and service but suffice to say, you have to do Lila's and,...More

Thank sjmacdee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

La Closerie des Lilas is a Paris gem. Classic Parisian food with super attentive staff. I can see why Hemingway enjoyed eating here. The best thing on the menu and still dreaming about it...Rum Baba! Get it, it's amazing!!!!

Thank amy b
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located at the Port Royal Metro stop (the corner of Blvd. Saint Michel and Blvd. Montparnasse) this restaurant was once a Hemingway (amongst others) hangout. There are two options for dining: the brasserie (to the left) and the restaurant (which is more expensive). Both spaces...More

Thank Richard0304
Reviewed 14 May 2018

We feared "tourist trap" but wanted to follow Hemingway, so we came only for an apéro before dinner someplace else. But we enjoyed the atmosphere and the look of the place so much, that we decided to take a chance on dinner and reserved a...More

Thank pirula778
Reviewed 14 May 2018

We were a group of 7 who had lunch on a weekday and the place was full. Tip: Reserve a table online. The food was fantastic and though this was a business lunch, La Closerie is a reminder to me to take it easy, enjoy...More

Thank purplepinay
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

Classy restaurant, excellent food, attentive and welcoming staff. A lovely place in general. Highly recommended.

Thank Theodoti
Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

Four of us dined here early (7:30) and all enjoyed the amazing food and spectacular service. The beef, scallops, oysters, crab, and cod were all wonderful. It was a very nice fancy, French meal. We left around 2.5 hrs after arriving. The experience is to...More

Thank pjmdvm
Reviewed 15 April 2018

Famous location, depicted by Hemingway in some of his novels. And the place keep high the standing of its reputation. Good service, tempting choice of French cuisine (the range of the offer is wider in the Restaurant compared to the Brasserie one) and a typically...More

Thank ToujoursLaRoute
The namesake tower of Montparnasse dominates over the
landscape but the fun part is the throbbing life that
goes on below it. Bright lights, busy cinemas,
brasseries and diners encompass hidden museums and
parks to entertain the masses. Long avenues lead away
from the tower to take you to unsuspecting places and
historical monuments and treasures. In between lie
adorable ivy-covered houses with beams and small
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Kathie N
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Response from very_weary_traveler3 | Reviewed this property |
I don't remember there being any vegetarian mains but you can always ask
21 July 2015|
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Response from Julie K | Reviewed this property |
The seating areas are distinctly different! The outdoor eating area has the typcial but very comfortable outdoor furniture style in lovely leafy surrounds. You won't be cramped in and you can also be seated in an undercover... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 11:30 PM
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7:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 171 boulevard du Montparnasse, 75006 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Montparnasse
  • Neighbourhood: Montparnasse
  • Phone Number: +33 1 40 51 34 50
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