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Cafe Varenne

#351 of 14,302 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Tour Eiffel / Invalides
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36 rue de Varenne, 75007 Paris, France
+33 1 45 48 62 72
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Today
07:30 - 22:30
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Mon - Fri 07:30 - 22:30
Sat 09:00 - 20:00
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New York City, New York
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193 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Located one block away from the Prime Minister’ office and several ministries, this traditional upscale café is usually busy with politicians and civil servants. The sidewalk terrace is a pleasant choice for lunch on sunny days, but the inside setting is cozy and warm. The service is formal with waiters in black spencer and white apron. The menu is a... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It was located next to our hotel so we decided to venture in it one early morning The cafe offers the regular breakfast selection but i thought it was a bit too expensive for what we got in terms of selection/quantity/taste Good spot if you are close by

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Columbus, Ohio
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65 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We sat out on the patio on a sunny April day. Very friendly server who tolerated our poor French and was very attentive. I had the cod special and my friend had the duck special. Both were excellent as was the fruit tart we split for dessert. Would definitely return

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Los Angeles
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41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Paris is filled with fine neighborhood restaurants. One can go into virtually any brasserie on any block and have a satisfactory meal or better. One of the better ones is Cafe Varenne. We ate there in early April and went back two nights later we were so happy. The cheese ravioli is especially good and anything cooked long is tender... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The second we arrived we were made to feel at home. The meals are generous and flavoursome. We were able to enjoy a lovely meal alongside many locals.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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207 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a long overnight flight, hotel room not quite ready, a short walk took us here for a light snack and much needed coffee. Service and food was very good, location was excellent.

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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

It's very rare that I rate a place a five. But I had a great tartare with home made fries and tasty wine. Add very fast and good service and I cannot rate this restaurant any differently. If I'm ever around again I'll for sure revisit.

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Houston, Texas
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

A perfect place for families to eat in Paris. Classic Parisian style. The food was very good and prices were fair. We recommend the skirt steak with shallot sauce and the warm goat cheese salad. My youngest son enjoyed the ravioli and French fries. The best service was by far the nicest we had in Paris. Cafe Varenne has the... More 

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Raymore, Missouri
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We found this little gem on a walk around the area we were staying in. The staff was friendly and welcoming from the moment we walked in. The wine was great and the food was even better. We were offered menus in English which was nice and we never felt out of place there. This was a great find as... More 

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Brandenburg, Kentucky
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131 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Excellent service that provided both French and English menus for our convenience. We sampled the escargot and French onion soup appetizers; both delicious! Our daughter especially enjoyed the soup presentation with toast and cheese added at the table so the toast was not soggy. We had the chicken and lamb specials which were delightful! We would definitely enjoy another evening... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
French, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
07:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
07:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
07:30 - 22:30
Thursday
07:30 - 22:30
Friday
07:30 - 22:30
Saturday
09:00 - 20:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Tour Eiffel / Invalides
With the Eiffel Tower at its core, the Invalides area of Paris is guaranteed to impress. Golden towers and Baron Haussmann's urban vision meet military precision, stretching avenues, and luscious lawns. The area boasts the Musée D’Orsay, the tomb of Napoleon, the National Parliament and UNESCO, as well as luxurious, exclusive residences. In fine restaurants and at the weekend markets, families, diplomats, and politicians brush shoulders with the tourists who come to see this postcard-perfect area for themselves.
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