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Le Gavroche

#1,786 of 14,103 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
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Opera / Bourse
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19 rue Saint Marc, 75002 Paris, France
+33 1 42 96 89 70
07:00 - 01:00
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Fort Myers, Florida
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58 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A local meat lovers haven. Le Gavroche has a lively bar and two small dining areas that fill fast. Reservations are essential. It is strongly suggested you be there for opening. The atmosphere is a bit hectic largely due to the bar crowd and smoke breaks being taken outside during meals. Portions are generous and the wine an excellent value.... More 

Thank Robert L
Castro Marim, Portugal
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

This is for me the best "bistrot" ever. The food is high quality and served with so much modesty!!! The place is small and it looks like you're shooting a french movie in the 50's. The quantities are generous and the dishes always hard to choose. I highly recommend it for carnivores of big steaks and pâtés, rilletes, and all... More 

Thank Alex3ndra
London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

We had a lovely meal here, waiter was so helpful with translating the whole menu for us and the wine he recommended was perfect. Very meat based menu which was perfect for our party of 5 and the price was great, around €40 each for 3 courses with wine. Perfect

Thank screen186338
Wetherby, West Yorkshire
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

We walked past this on our way elsewhere after already dining, but it looked so cosy we said we'd find it again after our visit to the Opera House the next day. We made a few wrong turns but did manage to find it and we're glad that we persevered. The best wine we had all visit, loved the food... More 

Thank StellaandBill
Melbourne, Australia
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683 reviews
288 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

We ate here on our first night in Paris following our long flight from Australia. The food here is always reliable but a little basic. The place fills with locals and a few tourists. As it is not expensive, always friendly and welcoming, you can't go wrong but there are many more sophisticated, and generally more expensive, restaurants around.

Thank John P
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1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

After searching high and low for a decent meal in Paris we were thrilled to stumble on this great traditional restaurant in 2nd arrondissement, with nice vibe, great staff, good wine list and generous meals with the best ingredients. Not pretentious and head and shoulders above all recommendations from friends. We say ignore all recommendations but this one!

Thank Lindy A
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016

I knew this restaurant for more than 20 years when I was a student and came back for a diner with a friend in march 2016. Last time I came there was more than 8 years ago. The owner and the team changed however the cuisine is still the same. The "pave au Poivre" and the "Saint Marcellin" are awesome.... More 

Thank fredandrian
Prague, Czech Republic
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60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

Definitely must go, preferably early - it gets ridiculously crowded, as any good spot in Paris! Get their steak tartare (OMG!) and the "rhum baba" dessert, which is guaranteed to get you drunk pure on its own. A-ma-zing.

Thank Pavel P
Radnage, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016

We booked ahead for a Friday evening following a recommendation from friends - the taxi driver had no idea where the place was as it is tucked away nicely down a side street. A proper charming French restaurant, the tables are set out in rows and the menu is small, with the specials and the wine choices written on chalk... More 

Thank BethanyMM123
Hong Kong, China
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

We were recommended to go there by a friend and thought it was going to be a modern, semi formal restaurant. We can't be more wrong. Turned up all dressed up to a ' home kitchen '! Man, was I embarrassed!! And to make the matters worse, we were seated in the center of the restaurant. ' Doh ' moment... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 01:00
07:00 - 01:00
07:00 - 01:00
07:00 - 01:00
07:00 - 01:00
07:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 rue Saint Marc, 75002 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Opera / Bourse
  • Neighbourhood: Opera / Bourse
  • Phone Number: +33 1 42 96 89 70

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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?

Staying in Opera / Bourse

Neighbourhood Profile
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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