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Le Grand Colbert

2 rue Vivienne, 75002 Paris, France
+33 1 42 86 87 88
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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French, Seafood, European, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
2 rue Vivienne, 75002 Paris, France
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Myself and partner had dinner at the restaurant last weekend. We had always wanted to eat there and we were not dissapointed. The restaurant was buzzing and we were glad we booked in advance. The food was fantastic and i would recommend the crab and...More

Thank dax p
Reviewed 6 days ago

We loved this hotel! It was well decorated, quite clean and comfortable. The breakfasts were included in the hotel daily charge and were very tasty. The complimentary "wine time" had very tasty accompaniments each evening and were a nice way to relax after a busy...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

I took my daughter to lunch for her 25th birthday. We had an amazing meal. The ambiance and character in the restaurant was truly worth the visit. Our waitress was very pleasant and the experience was everything we had hoped for.

Thank PatriciaLouise456
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you looking for old traditional France way of cuisine, Architecture building Excellent service and easy to get too .

Thank Sara20171957
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Why can I say! A meal at Le Grand Colbert is an experience. Had visited years ago with the wife and a return visit today was just superb. Attentive and thoughtful service, magnificent food and delightful architecture made the meal complete. We had made. Reservation...More

Thank thesaint9
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The decor is wonderful, best to book, but we managed to get a table, just walking in, albeit appearing to be one Just tucked away in the corner. For such a high dining place odd that they put small bowls of crisps on the table,...More

Thank standrews47
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to Le Grand Colbert a few times over the last several years on visits to Paris. It was never outstanding but usually enjoyable. This time not so much. You could tell when you enter that business has fallen off significantly. The food...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So I did a search or some of the best restaurants for rotisserie or roasted chicken in Paris and this restaurant came in the top 10 so I did a Google search and decided to go on the 45 minute walk which is fun to...More

Thank Irvinggetthecar
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to this restaurant a few years ago, b/c my husband wanted to go to the Something's Gotta Give place - it was fine, I don't remember being blown away. I was traveling in Paris solo recently, and realized it was close to where...More

Thank MauritiusNewYorkCity
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This popular restaurant gives a good idea of nice Parisian restaurants. Service is friendly. The food is not special and definitely overpriced. The goal is to turn over the tables so once you don't order anything else, they will apply the American way and present...More

Thank Pindieknoefje
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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Joseph D
27 March 2018|
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Response from Ann L | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, just saw this. Tell them it is a special occasion and they will seat you appropriately. It was my 65th birthday and we sat to the right of the front door, in a corner booth. by the window, it was perfect.
12 March 2018|
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Response from Laura I | Reviewed this property |
I made my reservation one week in advance-no problem!!
4 March 2018|
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Response from mikeywwes | Reviewed this property |
Yes menus are in English and waiters are very helpful. Go ahead and try the frogs legs. Snails are ucky.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$17 - US$58
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 rue Vivienne, 75002 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Opéra / Bourse
  • Neighbourhood: Opéra / Bourse
  • Phone Number: +33 1 42 86 87 88
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At the beginning of its construction in 1637 by Guillaume de Serrant (using plans by Le Vau) the building was a town house. It was sold to Jean-Baptisite Colbert in 1665 then to Philippe d’Orléans in 1719. In 1806 he was busy trying to raise money for the treasury until the building’s sale in 1825. The town house was torn down to make room for the building we see today as well as the opening of the Galerie Colbert in 1825. The Galerie Colbert at this time was a competitor to its neighbor, La Galerie Vivienne. In the same vicinity several fashion and perfume stores as well as reading rooms opened up. It was under the reign of Louis-Philippe that a new store opened it’s doors under the name, Au Grand Colbert. The name was kept until 1900 when it was turned into a restaurant. It was, up until it’s closing a few years ago, one of the “hot spots”, the best deal in Paris. Under the influence of the National Library, the owner, all of the original details were renovated in 1985 at the same time as the Galerie Colbert. You can find in the large room an architectural volume which is quite impressive, walls as high as 6 meters, relics, in particular, sculpted pilasters and their consoles. You can also admire paintings in a Pompeian style of which there are very few examples in Paris. The mosaique floor, exactly like the one in the Galerie Vivienne, is worth admiring. Today, Le Grand Colbert has now been listed as an historic monument and has been managed by Joel Fleury since August 1992 and his business team. They welcome and serve a cosmopolitan clientele among which are actors, top models, designers, movie stars, businessmen, tourists and some regulars. This client diversity has given Joel Fleury the statute of Grand Brasserie Parisienne. His chef proposes a full menu and offers a choice of traditional brasserie meals where typical French dishes are mixed with original recipes that have an exotic touch.
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