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Le Depart Saint-Michel

1 Place Saint Michel, 75005 Paris, France
+33 1 43 54 24 55
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good40%
  • Average18%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible12%
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PMAll hours
French, Cafe, European
$$ - $$$
1 Place Saint Michel, 75005 Paris, France
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The worst service experience that I’ve had in a long time! Unbelievably impolite and unfriendly waiter. I had to wait 20 min in front of the waiters to be seated. When nothing happened, I allowed myself to sit down and was immediately redirected in a...More

Thank leptitprince
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

This is a lovely cafe based in a great location. If you like people watching then this would be just for you. The cafe is located right next to the tube entrance and also a view of Norte Dam. The drinks were reasonable and the...More

Thank Mark W
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Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a lovely evening dinner to celebrate our daughter’s 18th Birthday. Large pepper steak was very good. Daughter enjoyed escargot, Rose wine and a delicious chocolate mousse cake with candles. Waiters came out to sing and everyone joined in great evening, reasonably priced.

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Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

This became our regular cafe for breakfast. It's quick and well priced and the staff are friendly. It's open 24 hours and it's a great place to people watch as you enjoy your Parisienne breakfast

Thank Zoe P
Reviewed 13 October 2017

38 of us came here for dinner with a tour group. That's a lot people for a restaurant to be bombarded with at once. Well, the staff were ready, and did a great job of taking our orders and serving us all in a very...More

Thank JohnN59
Reviewed 25 September 2017

This place is located just across the Seine (to the south) from Sainte-Chapelle, and close to Notre Dame as well. We had actually come to the area after touring both of those nearby sites earlier, in search of an Asian fusion burger place. It turned...More

Thank Jim W
Reviewed 16 September 2017

We stayed in a local hotel for several nights and this year decided to have breakfast in a café rather than in the hotel. Le Depart was conveniently located and served what we wanted. It is an acceptable pavement café which serves its purpose well,...More

Thank DrJimE
Reviewed 11 September 2017

A great selection of crêpes, sandwiches and light meals and a fabulous selection of ice cream desserts is on offer at this very well located pavement café close to Notre Dame, and just beside the banks of the River Seine. Whilst it is situated in...More

Thank JM1510
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Had the head waiter confuse our order then two other waiters still could not get our order correct. The meal was terrible, the service appalling. Don't visit this place.

Thank ajhsydney
Reviewed 29 August 2017

We went to Paris and we like to stop at Saint Michel to visit the Notre Dame first before you have to wait in line for half an hour to get in. When we do we always stop at Le Depart for a quick breakfast....More

Thank Tim H
Odeon / Saint-Michel
As the bustling center of entertainment for the
residents of the Rive Gauche, the activity at Odéon
never stops. Boulevards are lined with traditional
cafes, restaurants, and boutique cinemas. The streets
surrounding the fountain at Saint-Michel provide
eateries from around the world. Lively bars are just
next door and the prototypical terraced French
brasserie is on every corner. The setting for this
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29 August 2017|
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Response from Jeff S | Reviewed this property |
Agree with Ed, it's when you pay the check. To my knowledge, there was never any "quiet cafe" at 9 pm at night at Place St. Michel in the last 30 years. Go to Le Nesle on Rue Dauphin.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Place Saint Michel, 75005 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Odeon / Saint-Michel
  • Neighbourhood: Odeon / Saint-Michel
  • Phone Number: +33 1 43 54 24 55
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