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Bistro Volnay

8 rue Volney, 75002 Paris, France
+33 1 42 61 06 65
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  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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8 rue Volney, 75002 Paris, France
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1 - 10 of 118 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Rhum Baba is bliss. I also had Tartare de Veau and Lapin, both amazing. It would have been cheaper to buy a bottle than 3 small glasses of white wine, but seemed excessively greedy!

Thank hayman14
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were walking as dinner hour approached. The Volnay was open and looked attractive. We went in and were warmly greeted and quickly seated. Very interesting and creative menu. I had rabbit which was excellent. The service was attentive and the wait staff were willing...More

Thank Grahamarb
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Charming restaurant which was close to our hotel. Amazing wine list. The service was excellent - the staff was extremely friendly and welcoming. The food was solid. Was a bit expensive but probably normal for a Parisian restaurant.

Thank Kelly C
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

On a Monday evening at 9:30pm I found this bistro, I've eaten previously there previously so wanted to try again. The place was packed and even then they accommodated me at the bar with a private area and the food, service and value is second...More

Thank Matthew G
Philippe M, Directeur général at Bistro Volnay, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2017

We always do the best we can to accomodate. We prefer to keep a rather short menu (5 starters, 5 mains, 5 desserts). Everything is homemade, exept the bread, and we want to keep it that way. Many thanks for your visit and comment.

Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

A relaxed atmosphere with classic French food, great wine by the glass options for pairing, and very friendly and attentive service. Not what you would typically expect in the area of a major tourist attraction (the Opera). The night we were there (a Friday) diners...More

Thank JWPhoenix
Philippe M, Directeur général at Bistro Volnay, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2017

Find a job you like and you will never work in your life... It was a pleasure to welcome you. Many thanks for your feedback.

Reviewed 15 June 2017

Walking around opera we wanted a beautiful French meal and came across this gem. We were welcomed and looked after by the attentive staff, the owner and sommelier couldn't be more helpful and the food and wine was perfect. We were even offered a pepper...More

Thank Chris M
Philippe M, Directeur général at Bistro Volnay, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2017

We are glad you found us ! Thank you very much fo this nice feedback.

Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Good food, nice wine by the glass. We weren't offered the full wine list. Inattentive service. Several staff were terribly concerned with their iPhone's. No one offered a "bon appetit" when food was delivered. No one suggested another "glass of wine?" No one asked about...More

Thank Barbara R
Philippe M, Directeur général at Bistro Volnay, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2017

Thank you very much for your feedback. I am very sorry you felt that way about your time with us. It is exactly the opposite of the comment we normally have. I agree with you, to feel welcome is the most important thing in a...More

Reviewed 26 May 2017

Visited on Tuesday 23rd May, whilst the restaurant was relatively quiet at 7.30pm it became busier mainly with tourists. Attentiveness of owner and waitresses was beyond expectations. Food was excellent as well.

Thank Alex S
Philippe M, Directeur général at Bistro Volnay, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2017

Thank you very much for your kind comment. We are glad you enjoyed it.

Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

What a treasure! This wonderful place serves excellent French food with a very professional and friendly staff. From wine to dessert it was above any other meal we have had all week in Paris.

Thank Mel S
Philippe M, Directeur général at Bistro Volnay, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2017

Many thanks for your comment. Food and wine is our passion. Our goal is to share it !

Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

The owner greeted us when we arrived, realized we were American and immediately started speaking English. The high quality service and food continues from there. Ahead of the curve wine and pepper pairings made the evening that more enjoyable and educational. Very welcoming, quaint and...More

Thank cwilson236
Philippe M, Directeur général at Bistro Volnay, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2017

Thank you very much for that comment. Looking forward to welcome you back.

Opera / Bourse
The neighbourhood around Opéra and Bourse is a belle
époque paradise of grand boulevards, refined arcades,
and mass-market art-nouveau entertainment. Here,
modern day workers continue to take advantage of the
legacy that nobility and finance left in the 19th
century. Brightly-lit brasseries, theatres, and
cinemas sit side by side with French bistros
predominating in one area and Japanese restaurants in
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Lawrence W
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Response from Sheri T | Reviewed this property |
I would call them, they speak English. Or you can have your concierge call.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
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19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
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12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 rue Volney, 75002 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Opera / Bourse
  • Neighbourhood: Opera / Bourse
  • Phone Number: +33 1 42 61 06 65
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