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Cafe Varenne

36 rue de Varenne, 75007 Paris, France
+33 1 45 48 62 72
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good36%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“roast chicken” (11 reviews)
“lemon tart” (8 reviews)
“potatoes” (12 reviews)
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French, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
36 rue de Varenne, 75007 Paris, France
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great food and wine, professional service. Good choice in every aspect, we shared a goats cheese salad as a starter and then had tuna and beef tartar, all of which were excellent. The service was fast. The rosé fitted well to the food.

Thank Surfingwiththealien
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I ate at the restaurant 3 times during my most recent visit to Paris. The food was fabulous on each occasion. I especially enjoyed the steak tartare and the slow cooked lamb. Their rice pudding is the best I have ever had. I do not...More

Thank sbjwoman1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Once again, we had a café on "the comptoir" for 1€, what a bargain, and a typical "parisienne" atmosphere, but with a real smile and fluent English!

Thank CheikhPetros
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in a local Air BNB and this restaurant was recommended to us by our host... as Australians with little ability to read French we were initally hesitating to eat here, but eventually got game after a long day and few other local options...More

Thank Bob_the_cat13
Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

Visited on a Friday evening in December, the restaurant was busy with all types of people, couples, families, students, tourists, locals. I ordered the lamb, my husband ordered the duck, both were exquisite. We shared a chocolate fondant cake after, also cooked to perfection. Very...More

Thank Laura C
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

We stopped in here with our 17 month old son and 3.5 year old daughter based on the recommendation of our hotel. The wait staff were warm, welcoming and the food was excellent. The restaurant was quite busy as it is clearly a local favorite....More

Thank Nathan D
Reviewed 26 December 2017

I had eaten lunch at Café Varenne in May and made sure to call and make a reservation before leaving New York as it had been extremely busy back then. It was just as busy last week and, despite the cold weather, there were even...More

4  Thank EANYC
Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

The place is very authentic. The food is very good and tasty. The waiter was the best we had in a while. He recommended us nice plates. We was very nice an warm and funny. Like a waiter should be. We left with a nice...More

Thank ioana_matei
Reviewed 22 November 2017

This is a gem of an eating place in Paris's 7th District. Went there by spec as we found a lot of locals dining there. Very Parisian ambience - we dined out on the street in the cold but didn't feel it at all; superb...More

Thank RVBurrells
Reviewed 19 November 2017

Everything about the two lunches we had there within three days was perfect. The first lunch was so good, we had to return. The food is authentic and excellent! I can't say enough about the lovely ambiance, friendly service, and tasty food.

1  Thank jcal2008
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the National Parliament and UNESCO, as well as
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Bonny P
5 April 2017|
Response from Sally S | Reviewed this property |
We did not eat breakfast there. I'm not sure it's open for breakfast. At Hotel Pont Royal the breakfast is wonderful!
Rhoda S
4 June 2016|
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Response from Leftbanker | Reviewed this property |
I have seen dogs there but it is not really a patio. It is more a row of small table and seats each side. Rue de Bac is a busy place and your dog would have to be well behaved to avoid being trod on by pedestrians!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 10:30 PM
7:30 AM - 10:30 PM
7:30 AM - 10:30 PM
7:30 AM - 10:30 PM
7:30 AM - 10:30 PM
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 rue de Varenne, 75007 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Tour Eiffel / Invalides
  • Neighbourhood: Tour Eiffel / Invalides
  • Phone Number: +33 1 45 48 62 72
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