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Le Cardinal

#11,196 of 15,134 Restaurants in Paris
$$ - $$$French, , European
1 boulevard des Italiens, 75002 Paris, France
+33 1 42 96 61 20
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  • Excellent16%
  • Very good28%
  • Average24%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible18%
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“escargot” (5 reviews)
“onion soup” (4 reviews)
Closes in 13 min
French, Bar, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1 boulevard des Italiens, 75002 Paris, France
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We choose this restaurant on our last evening in Paris and were not disappointed. The waiter was friendly and efficient and the food was great.

Thank RuthandDave
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Overcharged me just because I don’t speak French. Then when I tried to dispute the charges, the manager came over to tell me he does not speak English and started yelling at me in French and threw a menu at me. Literally the worst service...More

Thank jomalon
Reviewed 9 April 2018

LOVED this restaurant! It is opened 24 hours so if you're having jet lag, great place to stop by! The food is delicious - I had beef tartar, salmon tartar, and their burger - ALL were phenomenal. The crowd is a great mix of tourist...More

Thank AsakaPanda
Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

We were three couples travelling together. We sat outside in the covered area on a very cold day and the heaters worked perfectly. The food was delicious and tasty. Good variety for and hot. Priced about the same as most places in Paris ( which...More

Thank Jo C
Reviewed 14 January 2018

My daughter & I stayed nearby over Christmas.And I remembered this restaurant from 20 years ago! Its a wonderful interior almost a cross between a western saloon bar with a Toulouse Lautrec feel! I think like any restaurant in Paris you get the service depending...More

Thank JOHN C
Lecardinal B, Gérant at Le Cardinal, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2018

Hello John C, The whole Cardinal Team thanks you for this nice comment. We hope to see again during a next trip :) Bests regards

Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

We had dinner here in January. The atmosphere of the restaurant is nice with a nice staff (although the first wAiter was rude but then then they changed him to nice guy). The food was great we tried steak, salads, fish and chips.all was good...More

Thank ihab a
Lecardinal B, Gérant at Le Cardinal, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2018
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Bonjour ihab a, Toute l'équipe du Cardinal vous remercie d'avoir pris le temps de décrire votre douce expérience au Cardinal,...More

Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

Near Richelieu-Drouot metro station. At the beginning of Bvd des Italiens. A large terrace around the corner. Attractive. A classic brasserie setting inside. No real charm but not unpleasant either. Happy hour. Service OK but no more. In the smooth evening I drank a Spritz....More

Thank Christophe M
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Our tour guide recommended this cafe which was near our hotel. Thirty members of our group went for dinner there. Room for everyone. Two of us were pleased with our Greek salad (very fresh vegetables.) They substituted the ham with chicken for me. Another person...More

1  Thank tinkerbelle2016
Reviewed 19 April 2017

I was pleasantly surprised by Le Cardinal. It was conveniently located on Boulevard des Italiens and had some character to it. Our family tried snails (escargot) for the first time, which were good. All of our dishes were good. I liked this place.

Thank GlobalVilla9er
Reviewed 19 April 2017

This restaurant is great if you want traditional French , good service, food was really tasty , I had escargot for the first time and they were perfect totally recommend this place very reasonable. Only thing wrong tables all to small just enough room for...More

Thank stewart w
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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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$29
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
6:00 AM - 2:00 AM
6:00 AM - 2:00 AM
6:00 AM - 2:00 AM
6:00 AM - 3:00 AM
6:00 AM - 5:00 AM
7:00 AM - 6:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 boulevard des Italiens, 75002 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Opéra / Bourse
  • Neighbourhood: Opéra / Bourse
  • Phone Number: +33 1 42 96 61 20
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