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#493 of 13,826 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Louvre / Palais-Royal
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28 rue du Mont Thabor, 75001 Paris, France
+33 1 42 96 28 18
18:30 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 18:30 - 23:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
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63 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The food here is quite tasty and innovative. The menu, at 38 euro, represents great value for what you're getting in terms of food quality. However, it is quite cramped. The service, though very warm and friendly, could clearly use another staff person. Would happily go back on one of their quieter nights...

Thank monaco_trotter
San Francisco, California
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We passed by this small restaurant several times and when we looked at the menu on the window decided to give it a try. A small but focused menu that is simply excellent. A very hardworking small staff who spoke perfect english. Everything seems to be fresh and delicious. Lots of locals go here. Good prices and excellent food. Check... More 

Thank borntotravel306
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127 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I had dinner at L'Ardoise recently and it was ok. The restaurant is quite small, expect to get to know your neighbors thru dinner. Food was ok, certainly in no way bad, but also rather unremarkable. My wife had beef loin and I had a pork chop. Both were fine, but not the best dishes we enjoyed... More 

Thank Grizfamily1
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219 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been visiting L'Ardoise for the last decade, since they had the more relaxed setting of a small country eatery, where you shared tables with other people. We didn't give up on it when they did their somewhat cold redecoration a few years back, and it still hasn't failed us, as the food is often delicious. Since that first... More 

Thank lesmad
Union Grove, Wisconsin
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here early by Parisian standards, (before 7:30), so there were not many diners, that changed as we got closer to 7:30. Our first waitress was very friendly but a large group came in and she went to serve them in the downstairs area. The next server was very businesslike. We got our food on time but were not... More 

Thank Steve J
Newtown, United States
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our hotel recommended this to us for our last night and Paris and it was a wonderful meal! Although a small restaurant (avoid if you are uncomfortable with close quarters), it was not overwhelming to be so close to others and took nothing away from the dining experience. I would recommend making reservations if you are not going early (as... More 

Thank Stephanie M B
Miami, Florida
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is my favorite restaurant in Paris for lunch or dinner. Simple, authentic, affordable, friendly and not pretentious. I go for lunch and then dinner same day. A three course menu with so many great options to choose from and changes daily. Fresh ingredients and interesting dishes including French classics such as chicken fricase. Good selection of wines as well.... More 

Thank JoseQ66
Bluffton, South Carolina
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459 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great desserts. Service a little haughty. We sat outside so we could people watch and we were not disappointed. Good coffee and excellent chocolate cake

Thank HapyGuy7
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious French cuisine, cozy atmosphere, very good and efficient service and hospitality. Food is really very tasty, good wine options. Make sure you save a space for desert.

Thank ahmadrus
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting set menu, tried almost every option Food a bit heavy, wasn't out favorite spot. Very small, cozy place. Good service.

Thank Sergei P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
18:30 - 23:00
18:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28 rue du Mont Thabor, 75001 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Louvre / Palais-Royal
  • Neighbourhood: Louvre / Palais-Royal
  • Phone Number: +33 1 42 96 28 18

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Louvre / Palais-Royal
From the majestic Louvre to the regal Palais-Royal, this neighbourhood oozes luxury. The grand arches along Rue de Rivoli are shadowed by mosaics in front of decorated vitrines and hotels. Place Vendôme is lined with the world’s best jewelers and their glittering window displays. Every other establishment has someone to open the door for you or park your car. You can spend hours gazing at its haute couture shops or lingering over a meal at any of its chic eateries. After all that indulgence, the Tuileries gardens provide stately respite, while theatres compete for your applause. It's a neighbourhood that draws admirers from around the world, all attracted to the luxe life in Paris.
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