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#1,270 of 13,814 Restaurants in Paris
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$$ - $$$
Les Halles
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22 rue Saint Martin, 75004 Paris, France
+33 1 40 27 85 28
08:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 22:30
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Albany, New York
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stopped for supper after the Sunday concert at St. Merry Eglise which is nearby. I chose a beef dish while my husband had the "Panache de Poissons." We shared the creme brûlée. Attentive, not obtrusive service; very enjoyable.

1 Thank Erin T
Nutley, New Jersey
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187 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were headed from Notre Dame to the Louvre and needed a quick but substantial lunch for the amount of walking we knew we had ahead of us in the museum. After a bit of wandering the menu at L'Acanthe sounded good and was affordable compared to the neighboring places. The menu was short and simple and a few of... More 

2 Thank gd1147
Houston, Texas
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55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

As we usually do, we chose this restaurant because we were in the neighborhood and were ready to eat. What a fine choice! We started with onion soup and followed with a tasty pork loin rib with mashed potatoes and a sauce that made us want to lick the plate. But the highlight was an unusual apricot and rosemary creme... More 

2 Thank traveler77256
Tunis, Tunisia
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183 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

I don't know what it was about L'Acanthe: In hindsight it felt very French but without the stiffness of Parisian restaurant "institutions" and other "popular" places we tried in the following days. They provided good food, nice ambiance, reasonable price and friendly staff. Thank you!!

1 Thank MaliTaus
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Best meal ever! We tried the snails as you do when your from Australia, and in Paris, not bad at all, don't rate snails but certainly rate the sauce they come in. But our mains of pork and duck were absolutely stunning. Would recommend this place to anyone! Great cozy little place, friendly staff and great French food. Cheers cob,... More 

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Ely, United Kingdom
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538 reviews
297 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Great little place, the waitress was so funny and energetic and was complementary of our poor French. Loved the food, basic, interesting ( snails in picante sauce) and the salmon and then beef was great. Wine was reasonable as well.

1 Thank Superally2007
Sydney, Australia
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39 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

We came here as two couples, in the hopes that we would have a lovely meal after reading good reviews. We were quite disappointed when the mains came out in about 5 minutes flat (pre made potato bake, lukewarm meat and a small, plain salad). The flavour was nice, but it certainly didn't live up to the price we paid.... More 

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Niskayuna, New York
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

This small restaurant was distinguished by the very friendly staff. The service was attentive and helpful. The food was quite good. This is the nicest mid-priced spot in the neighborhood.

Thank NiskyLady
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

We happened upon this place after a visit to louvre. Hungry kids and we were all tired. The staff were so friendly and welcoming. While unpretentious, the food is prepared with care. The foie gras with pear and apricot was delicious. Sea bass with carrot brûlée was worth trying to recreate at home. Steak delicious, lamb worth a try as... More 

Thank Christine B
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

We just walked into this gem of great food. Must tries are the foie gras, pistachio creme brûlée. I had fish, sea bream that was perfectly cooked, kids had beef and wife had pork medallions which was the special of the day. We will need to come back soon.

1 Thank Kemal A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
French, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 rue Saint Martin, 75004 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Les Halles
  • Neighbourhood: Les Halles
  • Phone Number: +33 1 40 27 85 28

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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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