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Cafe Varenne

#391 of 14,218 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Tour Eiffel / Invalides
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36 rue de Varenne, 75007 Paris, France
+33 1 45 48 62 72
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Today
07:30 - 22:30
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Mon - Fri 07:30 - 22:30
Sat 09:00 - 20:00
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's very rare that I rate a place a five. But I had a great tartare with home made fries and tasty wine. Add very fast and good service and I cannot rate this restaurant any differently. If I'm ever around again I'll for sure revisit.

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Thank Feffeluring
Houston, Texas
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A perfect place for families to eat in Paris. Classic Parisian style. The food was very good and prices were fair. We recommend the skirt steak with shallot sauce and the warm goat cheese salad. My youngest son enjoyed the ravioli and French fries. The best service was by far the nicest we had in Paris. Cafe Varenne has the... More 

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Raymore, Missouri
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found this little gem on a walk around the area we were staying in. The staff was friendly and welcoming from the moment we walked in. The wine was great and the food was even better. We were offered menus in English which was nice and we never felt out of place there. This was a great find as... More 

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Brandenburg, Kentucky
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131 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent service that provided both French and English menus for our convenience. We sampled the escargot and French onion soup appetizers; both delicious! Our daughter especially enjoyed the soup presentation with toast and cheese added at the table so the toast was not soggy. We had the chicken and lamb specials which were delightful! We would definitely enjoy another evening... More 

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Thank KentuckyDerbyGirl270
New York City, New York
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176 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

From the minute we entered Sylvan, the owner, made us feel like family. We had dined here before and they remembered us. Kevin our waiter was excellent and the food so delicious! I had the lentil salad with poached egg. Yum. My partner had the special of the day. If you go with their special dishes from the chalk board,... More 

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Thank Millpers123
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127 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Heard about this restaurant from Ina Garten’s show on the Food Network. I liked it so much that I went there twice. First, for lunch-the outdoor seating had a 30 min waiting so I sat inside. I ordered the duck –yum. The host’s name was Jerome and he was so nice and spoke good English. He recommended the Lemon Meringue... More 

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Thank Tsion A
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Fast , efficient Delivered what was expected. Nice choice of meat dishes. Plain and simple. Good first meal in Paris

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Thank Edward W
Atlanta, Georgia
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

We ate here at the recommendation of the concierge and went back a second time. The food was very good: steak frites and paté the first time; fish with hollandaise the second. Merveilleux! The service is friendly and efficient but not hurried. Recommended without hesitation.

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Thank Sally S
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Very good traditional hot chocolate. Pleasant although too busy staff: it took us some time to get the menu and a jug of water. Good thing we were not in a hurry. However the ladies toilet was very dirty and there wasn't any toilet paper. I had to steal some from the gentlemen WC

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Thank isadevi
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

This is a Classic French restaurant. The chef might just be mister Escoffier himself. Everything is served as it should be! They do have a good selection of French wines. We had the 2012 Chateau Maderot. The restaurant is typical French decorated. It is all clean and the staff is very friendly. I can really recomment this place. If you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, European, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
07:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
07:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
07:30 - 22:30
Thursday
07:30 - 22:30
Friday
07:30 - 22:30
Saturday
09:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 rue de Varenne, 75007 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Tour Eiffel / Invalides
  • Neighbourhood: Tour Eiffel / Invalides
  • Phone Number: +33 1 45 48 62 72

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Tour Eiffel / Invalides
With the Eiffel Tower at its core, the Invalides area of Paris is guaranteed to impress. Golden towers and Baron Haussmann's urban vision meet military precision, stretching avenues, and luscious lawns. The area boasts the Musée D’Orsay, the tomb of Napoleon, the National Parliament and UNESCO, as well as luxurious, exclusive residences. In fine restaurants and at the weekend markets, families, diplomats, and politicians brush shoulders with the tourists who come to see this postcard-perfect area for themselves.
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