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Le Second Empire

62 rue de la Verrerie, 75004 Paris, France
+33 1 42 72 04 33
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good50%
  • Average13%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (22 reviews)
“canard” (2 reviews)
“potatoes” (4 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 23:30All hours
Italian, French, European
$$ - $$$
62 rue de la Verrerie, 75004 Paris, France
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Reviewed 28 May 2017

We enjoyed this meal (we each ordered different steak dishes), but the brie starter was the best part of the meal. Unfortunately, they brought it out with the rest of the meal.

Thank Sue S
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Le second empire is a nice restaruant, located in a busy corner of the busy street that leads up to Centre Pompidou. The ambiance is that of old world luxury, but the food itself is of the more common pizza/pasta variety with a few added...More

Thank MrJan
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Stopped here on a Tuesday evening whilst spending an unplanned night in Paris. The food & service deliver more than the menu outside suggests and at good value. I enjoyed a tomato & mozzarella salad to start with skinned half tomatoes on top of beautifully...More

Thank Steve P
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Wandered in after a cloudy day of museum hopping. The reception warm and the onion soup sealed the deal.

Thank Beca K
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

The staff could not have been more welcoming and friendly. The food was exceptional and always delivered with a smile. This is a place I would recommend for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Do not bother looking anywhere else!

Thank Kbelleb
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

I happened to walk past this old fashioned café, on my way to a business meeting. Rather freezing, I was in bad need of a hot chocolate, therefore walked in. Good surprise with a hot chocolate served in the old fashioned way, no powder, real...More

Thank captainhaddock44
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

We just had lunch there and everything was great. We speak no French and the waiter was wonderful to our family. We had pizza, chicken burgers and spinach ravioli. We were all sharing our food because of how delicious it was. We finished up with...More

Thank Ctkeller0729
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Apart from the fact that one waiter seemed to serve 40 to 50 tables, the place was pleasant, the food not bad (we tried a terrine, a french burger and gnocchi with mushrooms; each one good in its kind) the wine really good and the...More

Thank Harris P
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

How the French put up with this level of grimness - I really can't fathom. The worst salad Nicoise I've ever eaten. And for the 'bargain' of €14.50. A bit of tinned tuna, a couple of quarters of tomato, no potatoes, a tiny sliver of...More

Thank Lulusmum
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

The waiter was really rude and service was slow as well. Seems they aren't really fond of non-french speaking people. Thus overall experience was not so good.

Thank Fayza A
Les Halles
Historically the central iron-clad market of Paris,
Les Halles has evolved architecturally since then but
the pulsating energy has stayed the same. Now it
houses the main shopping mall, which nestles
underground surrounded by fast-food take-aways and
international restaurants coupled with beautiful
churches and the old commodity exchange. Parallel to
it are the high-street stores of Rue de Rivoli and
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 62 rue de la Verrerie, 75004 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Les Halles
  • Neighbourhood: Les Halles
  • Phone Number: +33 1 42 72 04 33
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