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Le Cardinal

#9,814 of 14,636 Restaurants in Paris}
$$ - $$$French,
1 boulevard des Italiens, 75002 Paris, France
+33 1 42 96 61 20
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  • Excellent15%
  • Very good29%
  • Average23%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible19%
Travellers talk about
“escargot” (5 reviews)
“onion soup” (4 reviews)
“macaroons” (5 reviews)
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French, Bar
$$ - $$$
1 boulevard des Italiens, 75002 Paris, France
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1 - 10 of 106 reviews

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
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Go for a quick coffee or a beer not for eating.The quality of food is low,the place seems dirty and the staff tired and unhappy.In a perfect location and therefore full of tourists.

Reviewed 16 February 2017

We had planned to eat at Hard Rock Cafe just down the street from this place but was told it was an hour wait for a table so ended up at Le Cardinal by pure chance. It was busy so a good atmosphere. Staff were...More

Thank dgbtravels64
Reviewed 10 February 2017

We had a three course dinner, a glass of champagne and coffee as well, nice ambiance, good food but the service could be improved. The waiter didn't check us about the food, he just cleared the plates and didn't request any feedback from us. Good...More

Thank Timariu B
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Hard to screw up a Cesar Salad, but all I could taste was anchovy. The outside cafe seemed to be okay, but it is very hit and miss with management as they apparently make up rules every day. Avoid.

Thank Kenyancooke
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

After walking around for 2 hours and looking for a lovely restaurant my family and i ended up Le Cardinal....what a mistake!! A SPIDER crawled out from inside my Croque Monsier side salad!!! My family and i were instantly put off our food thinking about...More

Thank HariiiD
Reviewed 15 November 2016

We picked this restaurant as it was just around the corner from our hotel and close to the location of the restaurant (no longer there) where we had eaten on our honeymoon 39 years ago. While clearly aimed at tourists, the service on the sidewalk...More

Thank Gord B
Reviewed 23 October 2016

This is a real tourist trap. Thanks to their perfect location, they can scam many ignorant tourists. If you read this, learn from my mistakes and find another restaurant. We ordered escalops / snails. Smallest escalops ever. They were the same size as my thumb...More

Thank TranFamilyNorway
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$29
French, Bar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene
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>  > Opera / Bourse
  • Neighbourhood: Opera / Bourse
  • Phone Number: +33 1 42 96 61 20
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