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Le Depart Saint-Michel

$$ - $$$
Odeon / Saint-Michel
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1 place Saint Michel, 75005 Paris, France
+33 1 43 54 24 55
00:00 - 23:59
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely setting and to be fair the food wasn't awful, pretty bland. French fries were decent. The waiter we had was so rude, and to be honest with you it felt like he was because we were English. He brought us all the wrong drinks and when confronted he left for about 10/15 mins, 2 pints, 1 small beer and... More 

Thank BenAbbott37
Norwood Green
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Located right on the corner overlooking the Seine in Saint Michel. Unlike other reviews I can't fault the staff at all. Parisian waiters used to get bad press, but the staff at Le Depart were friendly, efficient and polite. I never felt rushed or an inconvenience. The food was cooked to order and was very tasty. The menu includes a... More 

Thank shaun_loveland
Hialeah Gardens, Florida
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So I read all the reviews before this and although Most are negative I still wanted to have My Parisian moment and sit down for a drink while enjoying the passersby and the sunset. I had a Wonderful time. The young man that took care of us was great and very attentive. Aside from the 3idiots beside us whom decide... More 

Thank VerAgu23
Geneva, Switzerland
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79 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was raining all Sunday and we popped in without a reservation to hide from the rain - surprisingly the place has a nice Parisian touch, friendly and fast service, we stayed about two hours having lunch, washing it down with good wine, finishing with dessert and coffee... Prices are are very reasonable. Overall it was quite enjoyable. Would defo... More 

Thank Jannat S
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Food was average 2-3 stars for that. Service was absolutely dreadful. Took 15 mins for order to be taken. We ordered 2 croque monsier, crepe breakfast and a ham baguette. Food arrived and we noticed the crepe breakfast was missing the crepe and orange juice. we informed the waiter of both, 5 minutes later an ommelete arrived. We asked if... More 

1 Thank Matt L
Windsor, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Definitely a good spot to sit and watch the sunset ( and people watch). Affligem beers definitely a restorative! Rapid and pleasant service and free crisps. Not overpriced for a seat on the terrace. Great photo opportunities too.

Thank Lianne H
Toronto, Canada
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100 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

This place is pretty casual yet bright, comfy chairs, big outdoor patio, an overall upscale diner kind of feel to it. Besides our appetizers coming in within a reasonable amount of time, the wait for our meals was too long, especially considering that it wasn't busy at all. Our server was friendly enough but not attentive. They have the option... More 

1 Thank jennnny26
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

We need to have a fast breakfast just before our walking tour which left from the Saint Michel place so we just crossed the street and found this nice place, with great service from our waiter. The croissant with chocolate was delicious, for a fair price. Very well located just steps from Notre Dame Cathedral and in the latin square... More 

Thank Haydee S
New York City, New York
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

There are so many better places in Paris. Despite its prime location, this car/restaurant has a very poor service. Waiters are absolutely rude, careless, making us all Parisians ashamed.

2 Thank Guillaume P
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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246 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Located in site of Notre dame this is not a bad place to stop off at. I had the crepe breakfast which consisted of a pancake, bread role, croissant, the smallest glass of orange juice you can imagine and a cup of tea. For 12.60 I think its stanard fare for the area

Thank jo l

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, Cafe, European
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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 area is second to none; the Haussmann-style boulevards are contrasted by monumental architecture and overshadowed by the iconic Notre Dame, all within a moment’s walk from the Seine. This neighbourhood's world-famous bookshops, cafés, and streets will not fail to impress you.
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