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Le Second Empire

$$ - $$$
Les Halles
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62 rue de la Verrerie, 75004 Paris, France
+33 1 42 72 04 33
10:00 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 23:30
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Athens, Greece
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Apart from the fact that one waiter seemed to serve 40 to 50 tables, the place was pleasant, the food not bad (we tried a terrine, a french burger and gnocchi with mushrooms; each one good in its kind) the wine really good and the final price acceptable, given the very central location of this brasserie. DON'T try the tiramisu:... More 

Thank Harris P
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172 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

How the French put up with this level of grimness - I really can't fathom. The worst salad Nicoise I've ever eaten. And for the 'bargain' of €14.50. A bit of tinned tuna, a couple of quarters of tomato, no potatoes, a tiny sliver of anchovy and too many green leaves and bland left over beans. Why a poached egg... More 

Thank Lulusmum
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

The waiter was really rude and service was slow as well. Seems they aren't really fond of non-french speaking people. Thus overall experience was not so good.

Thank Fayza A
North Aurora , Illinois
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

While returning to our hotel one evening we were looking for a place for casual diner and happened to stop at Le Second Empire. My wife ordered a salad which she very much liked and I ordered a pizza. Didn't really know what to expect but it was delicious. Price was moderate, would recommend.

Thank joirgro
Lexington, MA
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100 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

My wife and I have eaten at the second empire for lunch, dinner and late night drinks and it's always been a pleasant experience, The food is reasonably priced and well prepared The service is very good and the ambiance is always nice. The house cat is a joy,,,if you're a cat person. We keep going back....this was our fifth... More 

Thank paul_czerny
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

First we experience we wanted to order we went three of us and one person was not wanting to eat the other two of us was going to order and the waiter refused to take our order he insist the other person HAVE TO MAKE AN ORDER OR HE WONT SERVE US. he was even rude. then we still ordered... More 

Thank Siran G
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46 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Wondering the streets of Paris has uncovered another delightful restaurant. While it is a casual Brasserie style venue, the decor and service was a step above. My steak was seasoned & cooked perfectly, and the Fish Special was plentiful & delicious. A great selection of wines too. We would definitely recommend

Thank myKitchen1
Dallas, Texas
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151 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

The pizza was as good as we remembered a few months back, but it seemed the waiter was a bit put off by our lack of French. I know as much as I travel, we should know more, but don't use it in our home town. So I kinda do feel bad when we ask them to know English, but... More 

Thank Dfwboi
St Kilda, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Stumbled onto this while misplaced as you often are in Paris .Firstly there are many eateries to choose from but this looked welcoming ,( I was feeling a bit stuffed having walked for 3 hrs) as my French is limited I explained Im an Australian and only wanted a table for one the waiter (Franck) spoke excellent English and made... More 

Thank robwillet
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119 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

A big,atmospheric restaurant. We were served quickly and the food was very good. The pizza are cooked to perfection, we would come here again.

Thank LondonHelenb

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, French
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 62 rue de la Verrerie, 75004 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Les Halles
  • Neighbourhood: Les Halles
  • Phone Number: +33 1 42 72 04 33

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Les Halles

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Les Halles
Historically the central iron-clad market of Paris, Les Halles has evolved architecturally since then but the pulsating energy has stayed the same. Now it houses the main shopping mall, which nestles underground surrounded by fast-food take-aways and international restaurants coupled with beautiful churches and the old commodity exchange. Parallel to it are the high-street stores of Rue de Rivoli and just parallel to that the Seine. The area bustles with faces from all continents and all ages at all times of the day. If enjoying high-street shopping with easy access to fast eateries and lively bars is on your agenda, this is the place to go.
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