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Les Philosophes

#450 of 14,151 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Le Marais
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28 rue Vieille du Temple, 75004 Paris, France
+33 1 48 87 49 64
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09:00 - 02:00
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Along with L'Ange 20 this was the top local recommendation from the owner of our apartment in the Marais. Excellent food and justifiably very busy with locals. The owner of the bistro has an ongoing campaign to ensure that all of the ingredients he uses come from named, sustainable and organic sources - you really can taste the difference. We... More 

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Payson, Arizona, United States
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57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had the traditional French Onion soup which was delicious. I also had the Goat cheese, honey, walnut plate. Perfect with the soup on a cold day. The service was good. An English menu was available and the server spoke enough to help us without a problem. Get crowded at lunch time.

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Staverton
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A restaurant serving very good food with an excellent atmosphere, the menu is slightly confusing until you realise that the daily special;s board is up above the door. Not the most obvious place, once you have solved this mystery you will have great value beautifully cooked food. A wide choice in this very french bistro, at lunchtime you will feel... More 

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illinois usa
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Is extremely fresh ingredients in food that is quite simply unbelievable. The soups are delicate paper for deriving their taste not from powdered spaces but fresh vegetables picked at the perfection of ripeness. The fish dishes are cooked to perfection and served with a variety of side dishes and sauces that are delicate and tasty. Unlike most Paris restaurants the... More 

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Thank hotelfussbudger
Waterloo, Belgium
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Overall good, fresh, traditional French cuisine with very friendly and attentive service. Food was good, but not great. Busy restaurant in good location. We arrived for our 7:30 reservation 10 minutes late and were told they are very busy and they gave the table away. Server was extremely kind and sent us across the street to a small wine bar... More 

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Verona, Italy
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266 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The venue is not that big and quite often busy therefore I guess that booking in advance would be better. The menu is wode enough with traditional food. Also available on the menu a few combinations at a fixed price. Service is good

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had coffee and croissants here for breakfast. Stumbled upon it and loved the cosy atmosphere and very pleasant service.

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Thank HelenOtter
Haarlem, The Netherlands
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52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Went for lunch here and it was nice, service a little slow to begin with, but once our order was taken the food was quick to arrive. We sat outside and watched the world go by at one of their street tables. Worth a visit if you watch to eat typical French food and the pate was great !!!

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Thank Robert P
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

An amazing experience. We fell upon this lace having wandered around for somewhere with the right feel and a decent vegetarian menu. The restaurant starts things off with a very good ethos. All their food it prepared in their kitchen, and sourced from known sources & passionate suppliers. Each course of our 3 course, vegetarian meal was amazing. I didn't... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

I have been eating at Les Philosophes for a number of years. The menu is constant and has not changed over the years. We usually eat the suggestions for the day. This weeks offerings were again of the usual high standard and perfect for the season. The next door restaurant is La Chaise au Plafond and shares the menu and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 02:00
Monday
09:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 02:00
Thursday
09:00 - 02:00
Friday
09:00 - 02:00
Saturday
09:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28 rue Vieille du Temple, 75004 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Le Marais
  • Neighbourhood: Le Marais
  • Phone Number: +33 1 48 87 49 64

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Le Marais
The Marais is a winding maze of multi-faceted streets that beg to be explored. It bursts with small boutiques, historic buildings, cozy traditional restaurants, and hidden parks. Around each corner, you'll come across little gems of architecture spanning the centuries, from understated medieval towers to classical libraries and 17th century splendour. This neighbourhood unites a rich mix of people of all ages, but it's best known for the gay scene mostly in the south and the Jewish community around Rue des Rosiers.
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