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Le Zimmer

) #1,088 of 14,450 Restaurants in Paris $$ - $$$ French, Cafe, European
1 Place du Chatelet, 75001 Paris, France
+33 1 42 36 74 03
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good50%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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CUISINES
French, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Value
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LOCATION
1 Place du Chatelet, 75001 Paris, France
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1 - 10 of 236 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Well located and with nice interior, but in other respects very medium level. Especially food quality could be better.

Thank NatalieTwice
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This cafe is convenient to my hotel and that is how I discovered it years ago. It has consistently served good food and the wine selection is good as well. Whether you want seafood, chicken or just a salad or sandwich you can be sure...More

Thank barbgoodkin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While in Paris, my hotel was right around the corner from Le Zimmer. I was pleased to find the most delightful breakfast here. It consisted of perfectly cooked eggs with salmon, bread and expresso. I enjoyed it so much the first time, that I made...More

Thank TravelGypsyToo
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had spent ten days in the very quiet French countryside in early May when we decided on one dinner in Paris. We got off the RER B at St-Michel and almost got back on the train: crowds, thundering crowds. We fled north, off the...More

Thank Robin T
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

My girlfriend and I had the 'basic' breakfast deal which was a selection of breads and pastries as well as a coffee. All aspects were great. Would recommend.

Thank EddWLockton
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Pretty good. Food was OK but it came incredibly fast after ordering....already ready or microwave? Anyway not disappointing. Wine choice perfect. Friendly english speaking staff (!). Heated terrace.

Thank Anda M
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

We have been in Paris for the past four days and have eaten at different Cafe/restaurants/bistro for brunch, lunch, and dinner and was fortunate enough to have some delicious meals delivered on our plate with today's exception. The decore inside the restaurant gives it decent...More

Thank Jack Y
David C, Directeur général at Le Zimmer, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2017

Thank you for your comment. We're very surprised that you didn't like neither our beef tartar nor our French onion soup as there are much sold in our restaurant and always enjoyed by our customers. We also regret very much that you conclude that we're...More

Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

I and my wife selected the Jules Verne breakfast for 15€. The place was out of croissants so we were offered crepes instead. Bacon and eggs were good. Glass of orange juice freshly made and tasty, not very large glass though. American coffee was average,...More

Thank adhoctours
Reviewed 8 February 2017

I love the Zimmer! The atmosphere, the staff, the food! I go there every single time I go to Paris. And I usually get the cheeseburger which is always perfectly cooked. In fact, I think I'm headed to Paris this weekend so might have to...More

Thank Beaupeep99
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

My friend and I had a great cosy time this morning at Zimmer : coffee + delicious croissants and comfortable atmosphere for Nice chat Thanks

Thank MicheldeTournai
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Response from George G | Reviewed this property |
Au Vieux comptoir 17 rue des Lavandieres Go past Zimmer on Ave Victoria and turn right at rue des Lavandieres. The restaurant is on your left on the corner with the yellow awning
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$25 - US$39
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:30 - 01:00
Monday
07:30 - 01:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 01:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 01:00
Thursday
07:30 - 01:00
Friday
07:30 - 01:00
Saturday
07:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Place du Chatelet, 75001 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Les Halles
  • Neighbourhood: Les Halles
  • Phone Number: +33 1 42 36 74 03
  • E-mail
Description
Just after the war of 1870, Alsatian families wanting to remain French settled in Paris and created large breweries (cafés) according to their tradition: Le Zimmer, Wepler, Dreher, Bofinger and others still testify today. At its creation in 1896, Le Zimmer of the Place du Chatelet is the most beautiful of the three cafés belonging to the company of taverns Zimmer. The ground floor room with its elegant ceiling, differs by the finesse and sobriety of its floral decoration from other Parisian brasseries of the same era. An upstairs bar welcomes guests to chairs and sofas. The success is such that the establishment needs to be rapidly expanded. On the eve of the First World War, it developed on four levels. In the entresol, a dining room can accommodate one hundred and fifty guests. On the upper floors, lounges and private cabinets are arranged for more intimate meetings... The history of Le Zimmer is closely linked to that of the Théâtre du Châtelet: doors used to allow spectators to go directly to the ground floor room and the living room on the first floor. Le Zimmer attracts many artists and writers: Jules Verne, Emile Zola, Sarah Bernhardt, Gustav Mahler, Claude Debussy, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Richard Strauss, Arturo Toscanini, Edmond Rostand, Marcel Proust, Serge de Diaghilev, Guillaume Apollinaire, Igor Stravinski, Vaslav Nijinski, Pablo Picasso and many others attended this café. During the "dark years", the network of resistance "Honor of the Police" gathered in the vast basements where a cache, whose access is unknown today, would have allowed several families to escape the antisemitic persecutions . During the occupation period, Le Zimmer hosted some secret meetings of a network of police resistance. In this sense, the mayor of Paris and the prefect of police have affixed a commemorative plaque to the names of Edmond Dubent (commissioner of police and founder of the group "The honor of the police"), Charles Henri Porte (commissioner of police) , Paul Turgne and Raymond Boudier (national security police inspector), as well as Marcel Pruvost and Raymond Micheli (policemen), all were arrested in this place and then deported. In 2000, its owner, Jean Luc Gintrand, entrusted the renovation to the talented decorator Jacques Garcia who was able to restore an authentic soul to this place full of history and thus make the Place du Chatelet one of its finest Parisian café.
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