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Le Cardinal

#12,170 of 14,157 Restaurants in Paris
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Opera / Bourse
French, Bar
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1 boulevard des Italiens, 75002 Paris, France
+33 1 42 96 61 20
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Today
06:00 - 05:00
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Hours:
Sun 07:00 - 02:00
Mon - Wed 06:00 - 02:00
Thu 06:00 - 03:00
Fri 06:00 - 05:00
Sat 07:00 - 06:00
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Nicosia, Cyprus
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Thank GEORGE G
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles 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 all friendly and helpful, unlike some of the comments below and the food was good.... More 

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Thank dgbtravels64
Level Contributor
15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 location though, quite close to the Paris landmarks.

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Thank Timariu B
Nairobi, Kenya
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Kenyancooke
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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 what the conditions in the kitchen we like! The manager was sitting a table away... More 

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Thank HariiiD
Ottawa
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 area was good and afforded us a great view of the the street life. The... More 

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Thank Gord B
Oslo, Norway
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324 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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 (look at my picture). Service and staff are stressed and careless. We just wanted to... More 

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Thank TranFamilyNorway
Paris, France
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We used to go in any bistrot in Paris and eat well; well this is not true anymore. Cold tasteless toasts and cold half baked goat cheese. All squeeze in the same corner sitting on top of each other while the restaurant was half empty.

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Thank Stephanie A
Oslo, Norway
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332 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 256 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

After going for a walk in Boulevard Montmarte, we decided to try this restaurant as they had many guests. We were hoping that they make delicious food. True enough, they did. We were just happy that we could still order dinner at past 10 pm. We ordered for fish and chips and pasta with salmon. Both were very good. The... More 

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Thank Travellingisagift
Kiskunhalas, Hungary
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39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

We just stopped by to grab some breakfast. The food was not like huge or much, but we could at least have some bites.

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Thank Szabina T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$27
Cuisine
French, Bar
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 02:00
Monday
06:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 02:00
Thursday
06:00 - 03:00
Friday
06:00 - 05:00
Saturday
07:00 - 06:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Opera / Bourse

Neighbourhood Profile
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 another. The area is most famous for the Palais Garnier opera house and glamorous department stores.
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