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Backstage cafe

$$ - $$$
French, Bar, European, Pub, Contemporary
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31 B rue de la Gaite, 75014 Paris, France
+33 1 43 20 68 59
10:00 - 02:00
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san francisco
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

three of us went here for lunch! very good food at Paris prices! I had salmon, my partner had a burger, my sister-in-law had pasta. Very good service.

Thank travelingfool33
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89 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

We walked nearby this resturant when it started to rain so we just walked in. It was a great surprise! The steak I had was perfect and my freind had a tender chicken breast. The service was perfect. All together a wonderful dinner and moderately priced.

Thank adans1
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015

i had great burger with foie gras salad and french fries, recomended. nice athmosphere. quiet. staff was very friendly.

Thank Jindřich C
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2015

Friendly and efficient service and a reliable French menu, perfectly prepared and served. The cod was delicious.

Thank Shortbreads
Chisinau, Moldova
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61 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2015

We went to this place for dinner as a group of 9, because it was really close to the hotel, and it looked nice from the street. The food was truly delicious - try the Foie Gras, Tuna Steak, Smoked Salmon Salad, anything really. Pricing was decent for this type of establishment. Service was ok for Paris, nothing to write... More 

Thank Teodor B
London, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2015

Great place, as 2 English people we wern't brave enough to try the many french places around the area but then found this which looked good enough to be able to hellp our limited french. A great choice as the waiter spoke superb English he brought the english menu that was a literal translation from the French menu and funnily... More 

Thank John D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2014

Went there to have a drink and ordered two cocktails for 10 € each. A small beer comes at 8 €. Cocktails were not great at all. Service was "OK", not great. Can't comment on the food but I would not return for drinks only.

Thank tkwetina
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2013

It was busy and we waited a little, but it was sooooo worth it!. My steak was yummy and priced well. Very trendy restaurant and it seems that a lot business people come here to eat. Never got treated differently or anything.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2013

There are so many great things that I could say about this place. I absolutely loved Backstage Cafe. The service was excellent which made the experience great. My friend and I stopped through on a cold winter day December 2012. We were greeted immediately, sat at a cozy table in front of a picture window then ultimately enjoyed a tasty... More 

Thank ReginiaCordell
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2013

2 course for 16euro at lunch time. You can choose from the specials or the items on the menu with love hearts next to them. Well cooked and large portions. The pork and garlic roasted potatoes were delicious. Many business men and women having lunch. Modern decor and furniture. Friendly and attentive staff. Swift service.

Thank scotteach

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$43
French, Bar, European, Pub, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Open Hours
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31 B rue de la Gaite, 75014 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Montparnasse
  • Neighbourhood: Montparnasse
  • Phone Number: +33 1 43 20 68 59
Opened since 2002 at the heart of the district Montparnasse, Backstage Cafe became the major restaurant of gaite street , the Mecca of the theatrical culture. In an atmosphere cosy with a magnificent lounge decoration, and an immense glazed facade which can open on a terrace, you can taste a good revisited traditional cooking with fresh products. Backstage Cafe is the good address for a lunch (lunch set menu 16€) or a quality dinner with a selection of owners' wines or simply to taste some cocktails with friends.

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