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La Bourse et La Vie

) #1,712 of 14,572 Restaurants in Paris $$ - $$$ French, European
12 rue Vivienne, 75002 Paris, France
+33 1 42 60 08 83
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good29%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pot au feu” (17 reviews)
“steak frites” (20 reviews)
“beet salad” (4 reviews)
Closes in 13 min
19:00 - 22:00All hours
French, European
$$ - $$$
12 rue Vivienne, 75002 Paris, France
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1 - 10 of 73 reviews

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

As with many who dined here, I chose this restaurant after reading a review. I made reservations for lunch one afternoon but missed my time because of weather and a metro line closure. No problem, they very graciously seated me and service from then on...More

Thank Beryl B
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We read about this restaurant, and decided to give it a try. It is a tiny place, with a clean style. We were in the mood for steak frites, so we both ordered it. The frites were fantastic, the steak- not quite up to par...More

Thank LASGarcia
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Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Six of us had the best steak and fries in Paris, we have been searching for years. Steaks were cooked to perfection and it was better meat than most. A little more sauce would be nice. Our grandsons ate every thing on their plate. They...More

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Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

My husband and I selected this restaurant after looking online at reviews. The trip advisor reviews were mixed, but several Parisian reviews have it high marks. We made a reservation, which I highly recommend. It is a small restaurant and saw many people trying to...More

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Reviewed 12 June 2017

The food is really excellent, tender entrecôte was the highlight for us. What really spoiled it was a table of overbearing loud mouth Americans. Like many places in Paris where we encountered them they do not travel well and have no sense of space and...More

Thank Reman-sco
Reviewed 12 June 2017

I went to Spring in 2007 and experience was so fantastic that we thought Daniel Rose's other restaurants would uphold the same standard of innovation and excellence at a good price point. I cant complain about my steak frites- the frites were especially well done...More

Thank jomo753
Reviewed 1 June 2017

For our last night in Paris we selected this restaurant based on the many great reviews I'd read about it. We weren't disappointed. Very good food, nice people, and a truly enjoyable experience. We were there late on Monday night so it wasn't so crowded,...More

Thank JSquared52
Reviewed 10 May 2017

It is genuinely fantastic to see an American chef in the heart of Paris recreating traditional French recipes in a more modern style ie without heavy sauces etc. For example. I ordered pot au feu and it was perfectly executed. The stock was crystal clear,...More

Thank 517graemee
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Not for you if you are looking for a lively place. Zero atmosphere. No charm. Actually pretty dead and we went on a Friday night. Empty tables. Wish we had eaten in the two restaurants on the same street. My daughter loved her steak frites...More

Thank ninabweinstein
Reviewed 3 May 2017

La bourse ou la vie is a restaurant with a very refined element to it. The decoration is nice and it feels kind of chic inside. However, one of the things I didn’t like was the chairs that are a pain in the back. Not...More

Thank Black J
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
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Response from sissiimperatrice | Reviewed this property |
Not sure but as it is at the level of the street I think it will not be an issue. Hope it is helpful. Regards
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$41 - US$59
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 rue Vivienne, 75002 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Opera / Bourse
  • Neighbourhood: Opera / Bourse
  • Phone Number: +33 1 42 60 08 83
  • E-mail
La Bourse et La Vie is a traditional "Bistrot du Quartier" conveniently located between the Palais Royal and the Bourse de Paris in Paris' 2e arrondissement. The restaurant offers guests the epitome of French gourmandise - the highest quality ingredients, excellence in the kitchen, abundance, generosity, and of course, a respect for tradition.
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