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Le Depart Saint-Michel

1 Place Saint Michel, 75005 Paris, France
+33 1 43 54 24 55
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good39%
  • Average18%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible13%
Travellers talk about
“croque monsieur” (12 reviews)
“crepes” (22 reviews)
“lasagna” (10 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM Hours
French, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1 Place Saint Michel, 75005 Paris, France
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1 - 10 of 264 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped into Le Depart for dinner after a very long day of sightseeing and were very pleased with both the service and the food. We sat outside under the awning and although it was a chilly evening the space heaters insured a very comfortable...More

Thank Peter H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Needed a bite to eat and had a carafe of pinot a steak frites and tarte au pommes. All fine but nothing to blow you away. Not cheap but typical for the location. Atmosphere was good no doubt

1  Thank Michael H
Reviewed 6 March 2018

We stopped by just for some drinks and crêpes and we've really enjoyed. Amazing food, drinks, view to Notre-Dame cathedral and great service, especially from Benoit, who took a really good care of us. We hope to come back soon!

Thank Kate B
Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

Quite simply the best hot chocolate i’ve ever had! Was lovely sitting back and watching the world go by...

Thank Steph212008
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

Had evening meal here. Was decent...! Was better than the meal the night before but how wrong can you go with pasta..! Dated an well used was very average at best but a safe bet definitely nothing special.

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 29 January 2018

This brasserie has excellent food for it being a tourist destination. A lot of Americans, but it has, by far, the best salade Parisienne in Paris. My friend who is a native of Paris also enjoyed their food, especially the rillettes. I have eaten salads...More

Thank Lisa K
Reviewed 22 January 2018

We arrived to Paris at 2am. As backpackers, at that time its really difficult to get a hotel room. Passing by this place the vibe (at that time!) made us want to go inside! Until now, after travelling throughout Europe, they have the best onion...More

1  Thank Nicolas P
Reviewed 22 January 2018

We visited for lunch and found the food to be very tasty, and the location ideal. The prices were very reasonable, making this definitely not a tourist trap. The location was perfect to take a rest, enjoy a good meal and watch Paris go by....More

Thank Patti J
Reviewed 18 January 2018

great food, great location, nice staffs, beautiful city, one of my favourite restaurants i go to regularly.

Thank fadymax
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

Very disappointing. Food was mediocre at best and server was just plain rude. I have tried to convince my friends that the French are really friendly, but if someone went to this restaurant they would be convinced of the old stigma. We picked a table...More

Thank flynomore
Odeon / Saint-Michel
As the bustling center of entertainment for the
residents of the Rive Gauche, the activity at Odéon
never stops. Boulevards are lined with traditional
cafes, restaurants, and boutique cinemas. The streets
surrounding the fountain at Saint-Michel provide
eateries from around the world. Lively bars are just
next door and the prototypical terraced French
brasserie is on every corner. The setting for this
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29 August 2017|
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Response from Jeff S | Reviewed this property |
Agree with Ed, it's when you pay the check. To my knowledge, there was never any "quiet cafe" at 9 pm at night at Place St. Michel in the last 30 years. Go to Le Nesle on Rue Dauphin.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Place Saint Michel, 75005 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Odéon / Saint-Michel
  • Neighbourhood: Odéon / Saint-Michel
  • Phone Number: +33 1 43 54 24 55
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