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Les Ministeres - CLOSED

30 rue du Bac, 75007 Paris, France
+33 1 42 61 22 37
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  • Excellent14%
  • Very good29%
  • Average19%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible26%
23 Apr 2014
19 Feb 2014
“A happy happenstance”
Restaurant Hours Closed
30 rue du Bac, 75007 Paris, France
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Reviewed 24 April 2014

While this was one of my regular stops on trips to Paris, our last visit in April greeted us with a sign thanking their patrons for years of loyalty but stated that they were closing their doors after nearly 100 years (perhaps it had gone...More

2  Thank karissavantassel
Reviewed 19 February 2014

Was wandering around the Rue du Bac looking for somewhere to eat and happened into this gem. I cannot understand the previous reviewers problems with service. My companion and I were welcomed warmly by the staff and courteously shown to our table. There were locals...More

1  Thank Geoff S
Reviewed 8 February 2014

I went for lunch today at Les Ministeres with my mother who is visiting Paris and it was awful. First the maître d'hôtel ignores completely new comers and gives attention only to locals who come more often. That said they don't have so many of...More

Thank Rcrossel
Reviewed 9 December 2013

The interior might be acceptable but the food was absolut terrible, I beleive the trash from a normal resturant would appeal to me more. The service is awful, and if you have seen the movie The Others with Nicole Kidman, both the staff and the...More

Thank emifog
Reviewed 5 December 2013

A very typical Parisian restaurant. The venue itself is lovely with real character and the menu extensive but not too dear. The set meal represents good value. I had a lovely starter of aubergine millefeuilles and the most perfectly cooked cabillaud. Not a place for...More

1  Thank R0binsRule
Reviewed 5 December 2013

We were walking down Rue Du Bac and saw Les Ministeres. If we had read the reviews we might of walked on. However, they had a sign advertising fresh oysters. We had a satisfying experience. I had nine fresh oysters and the poisson soup. Both...More

1  Thank WisRiver
Reviewed 26 November 2013

The amount of space between table is what really set this restaurant apart in Paris! Our dinner was quite good: we had a seafood bisque, which was quite rich, cod and lamb "plats." The waiter had little English, but provided English menus and was pleasant...More

1  Thank nonamesforme
Reviewed 22 October 2013 via mobile

We arrived at 8:15 and there were about 10 people in this restaurant. We had a meal that was not bad but the reception was totally nonexistent and not a smile on the faces of either of the bored looking waitstaff who were hanging around...More

Thank Dawnideaustin
Reviewed 19 October 2013

I would not recommend. Friendly but sloppy service, less than average food (my wife's fish was dry, my conft de canard was reasonable, although the potatoes that garnished the dish were absolutely blunt). It is clearly on a decadence aver elegance mode. Yes, it is...More

Thank marcel0barp
Reviewed 2 September 2013

One of few resturants open on a sunday. Ok starter, terrine du canard, menu in english, Nice staff who speaks english. Good wine recomendations from the waiter. Sadly the beef was overcooked and the sauce bearniase tasted like mustard.

Thank Jens L
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$37 - US$61
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 rue du Bac, 75007 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris
  • Phone Number: +33 1 42 61 22 37
The Les Ministères restaurants is just a stone's throw from the Louvre and the Orsay museum. There has been a restaurant here since 1919 and the table layout with booths and banquettes dates from 1977. The food is always based on what is available in the markets: plates of oysters, fish and green bean tajine, steak tartar made to order... The chef changes the menu according to his mood and current fashions!
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