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L'Ourcine

#1,600 of 14,306 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Gobelins
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92 Rue Broca, 75013 Paris, France
+33 1 47 07 13 65
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12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
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Tue - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was slightly apprehensive about this place as it was on a quiet side street and didn't seem very busy when we arrived. However, the place quickly filled up with locals and I can see why! It is fantastic value (set menu for EUR 38) and the food was wonderful. We were the only tourists in there apart from 2... More 

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Thank LotteGunn
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

L'Ourcine is a small (~32 seats) and unpretentious neighborhood bistro near the Pantheon in the 5th arrondisement. It features a 3-course menu for a single reasonable price. Most of the first and second courses were seafood the night we were there, as the only non-local diners in the restaurant. One young man handled the bar, computer, payments, menu translations, and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

We enjoyed a lovely meal here on our weekend in Paris. The food is traditional but with a modern twist. The set menu is good value for money and I believe changes everyday. The presentation was excellent with imagination and flare, and the flavours were well put together. The main waiter was very helpful; explaining the menu in English to... More 

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Thank soford
Province of Syracuse, Italy
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

I think so. Whenever visitors hunker down confidentially to ask, "So, what's your favorite restaurant in Paris?" I don't hesitate for a second to name the Ourcine. Yes, it's in an out-of-the-way spot, but if you are looking for a fabulous dinner at amazingly affordable prices, please go. The chef changes the menu daily, always capitalizing on the best seasonal... More 

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Thank bwilde2016
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 November 2016

We went here for a delicious dinner and the waiter, Dadi was extremely accommodating when we couldn't read any of the menu. He helped us order fish soup, I had scallops and my husband had a pork chop; the desserts were both to die for. Great wine and ambiance.

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Thank Allison S
London England
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48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

The food was good and it's good value for money. Tables very cramped. We felt a bit rushed - arrived early and asked for ten minutes to discuss menu with an aperitif. Were told we could have five minutes! After dessert, with no advance warning we were told we had to leave as they wanted the table back. We asked... More 

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Thank Bricag
Zurich, Switzerland
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104 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

if you are up to discover something new and taste new things, this is the place you should go. menu 38€- starters, main and dessert. creative, good, interesting and something new for us. liked it.

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Thank orianajade_08
Glen Ellyn, Illinois, United States
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

We decided on the fixed price meal for 38 euros. Everything was delicious. We were worried at first because the menu is listed on a chalkboard in French. But our waiter spoke English and patiently explained it all to us. We had sardines on toast, a duck entree, and the desserts of pot de creme and a chocolate mouse cake... More 

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Thank Liz M
Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 October 2016

We were visiting from the US and booked our reservation online a couple weeks ahead of time. We were excited to try this restaurant after reading many great reviews. After a 40min train ride that evening we arrived only to find out the restaurant was closed for a private party and they would not allow us to dine. The only... More 

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Thank dallasf00dies
Oxted, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 23 September 2016

My husband and I dines here on our second night in Paris. I thought we might be in a bit of trouble as it was Saturday and we didn't have a reservation but we were shown to a table. Our lack of French language skills posed a challenge but they had a waiter who spoke English and took the time... More 

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Thank PaulaOxted

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$28 - US$112
Cuisine
French, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
Saturday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 92 Rue Broca, 75013 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Gobelins
  • Neighbourhood: Gobelins
  • Phone Number: +33 1 47 07 13 65

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?