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Le Grand Colbert

#1,743 of 15,125 Restaurants in Paris
₹₹₹₹French, European,
2 rue Vivienne, 75002 Paris, France
+33 1 42 86 87 88
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“roast chicken” (58 reviews)
“chateaubriand” (50 reviews)
“veal piccata” (12 reviews)
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French, European, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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2 rue Vivienne, 75002 Paris, France
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Reviewed yesterday

If you want a real Paris atmosphere this is the place to go. When I first went, a few years ago, it was full of locals, now it is full of English and American tourists but at least the staff spoke good English. The service...More

Thank Gill T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Like many, we went to Grand Colbert five years ago, spurred by Diane Keaton and the movie. We had a really good experience then, good food, service and a gorgeous place. So earlier this month we returned, as it was my wife's one place she...More

Thank Gator1942
Reviewed 1 week ago

The waiters contributed to give this evening an additional dimension. He took his time to talk about the wine, discourage us from that, describe the other and inquire if we liked it with the food we'd ordered. The menu was a menu découverte, which walked...More

Thank Ozilhan
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our 40th Anniversary in Paris...Dinner at the La Grand Colbert...what a romantic experience. "NOT" It was a DISASTER!!...Asked for a seat in front...we were seated in back...asked for a Goose Martini straight up...no Martini Glasses? nope...got Vodka on the rocks in a non martini glass,...More

Thank Joseph D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ok, it was sappy to go to a restaurant because of it's association with a movie. Nonetheless, the food was classic and delicious and it was a fun time to see the place.

Thank Teri B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing resturant. Lovely perisian decor with beautiful lights. Great food. The staff was nice but at times were under staffed. I was hoping to try the dessert, but they were out of the trolley desserts. The butter was so yummy, ordered the half a chicken...More

Thank sweetie764
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was really delicious and the staff where kind and helpful they even helped me when i asked them to peel my prawns Special thanks to our waiter Mr.Simon.

Thank azdah
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Most people will recognize this place as the restaurant in “Something’s gotta give”. The good news is that it’s not a touristy place tho and the food is very good at a decent price. Our table had the roasted chicken (like the movie) and the...More

Thank Paul R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It has been a couple of times now that I’ve had lunch or dinner in this beautiful restaurant. Everytime I highly enjoyed the food and service at the Grand Colbert. Therefore, I thought it is about time to write a review and rate this great...More

Thank Caden G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love any restaurant that speaks to me in the Parisienne language of yesteryear. From the minute you walk in the door of Le Grand Colbert you are transported back in time and the ambiance is truly delightful. The only negative I would have about...More

Thank jenniferbrack18
Nearby
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
...More
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Joseph D
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Response from Ann L | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, just saw this. Tell them it is a special occasion and they will seat you appropriately. It was my 65th birthday and we sat to the right of the front door, in a corner booth. by the window, it was perfect.
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Response from Laura I | Reviewed this property |
I made my reservation one week in advance-no problem!!
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Response from mikeywwes | Reviewed this property |
Yes menus are in English and waiters are very helpful. Go ahead and try the frogs legs. Snails are ucky.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 18 - US$ 59
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Monday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Friday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 rue Vivienne, 75002 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Opéra / Bourse
  • Neighbourhood: Opéra / Bourse
  • Phone Number: +33 1 42 86 87 88
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Description
At the beginning of its construction in 1637 by Guillaume de Serrant (using plans by Le Vau) the building was a town house. It was sold to Jean-Baptisite Colbert in 1665 then to Philippe d’Orléans in 1719. In 1806 he was busy trying to raise money for the treasury until the building’s sale in 1825. The town house was torn down to make room for the building we see today as well as the opening of the Galerie Colbert in 1825. The Galerie Colbert at this time was a competitor to its neighbor, La Galerie Vivienne. In the same vicinity several fashion and perfume stores as well as reading rooms opened up. It was under the reign of Louis-Philippe that a new store opened it’s doors under the name, Au Grand Colbert. The name was kept until 1900 when it was turned into a restaurant. It was, up until it’s closing a few years ago, one of the “hot spots”, the best deal in Paris. Under the influence of the National Library, the owner, all of the original details were renovated in 1985 at the same time as the Galerie Colbert. You can find in the large room an architectural volume which is quite impressive, walls as high as 6 meters, relics, in particular, sculpted pilasters and their consoles. You can also admire paintings in a Pompeian style of which there are very few examples in Paris. The mosaique floor, exactly like the one in the Galerie Vivienne, is worth admiring. Today, Le Grand Colbert has now been listed as an historic monument and has been managed by Joel Fleury since August 1992 and his business team. They welcome and serve a cosmopolitan clientele among which are actors, top models, designers, movie stars, businessmen, tourists and some regulars. This client diversity has given Joel Fleury the statute of Grand Brasserie Parisienne. His chef proposes a full menu and offers a choice of traditional brasserie meals where typical French dishes are mixed with original recipes that have an exotic touch.
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