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Brasserie Bofinger

5 rue de la Bastille, 75004 Paris, France
+33 1 42 72 87 82
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good40%
  • Average15%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible7%
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“sauerkraut” (117 reviews)
“choucroute” (113 reviews)
“oysters” (169 reviews)
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French, Seafood, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
5 rue de la Bastille, 75004 Paris, France
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This very traditional brasserie should be on your schedule in Paris. The waiters wear Smokings and bow ties. You sit under an old glas dome and the atmosphere is very unique. You will meet a lot of natives here. The Bofinger is famous for their...More

Thank volkermtl
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very friendly and efficient service. The interior is lovely. I can thoroughly recommend the kidneys flambeed in cognac, and there is a very good selection of seafood- good range of different oysters for example.

Thank Ian W
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Very good food and service, super typical Paris ambiance and architecture. Not to expensive, will repeat for sure.

Thank Oscar C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service was VERY poor - slow and inattentive, despite the fact that only 4-5 tables were occupied upon our arrival. My meal (quenelle of pike) was HORRIBLE! It was disgusting - I only ate about 1/10 of it. We will never return and will advise...More

Thank TLHTooter
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing location with amazing food and attention! Totally recommended to reserve something under the main dome and order away... I went there with a small group so had the chance to try a bit the oysters and also the famous Choucroute.. both dishes delicious and...More

Thank Alex H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good onion soup for starters, quiet heavy and filling. Had scallops for main course, yummy. The pan fried foie gras was also great. The ambiance was also very nice. Was here with for dinner with friends and my 5 year old, also my friend’s...More

Thank Ma Theresa R
Reviewed 15 February 2018

Lovely food and excellent service value for money compared with other restaurants in the local area..

Thank 2sween
Reviewed 12 February 2018

Since 1864 this truly beautiful restaurant in the 4th arrondissement has been serving a wide variety of very, very good Alsatian food. My wife thought that the Quenelle with sauce Nantua which she had was outstanding, and I was equally happy with my own Supreme...More

Thank Stephen607
Reviewed 11 February 2018

Great meal with 10 other Irish Rugby supporters the night before Ireland v France on February 3rd. Great French food and wine supported by a lively atmosphere. Attentive and friendly staff added to the experience.

Thank Brian O
Reviewed 3 February 2018

Paris oldest brasserie could survive off its reputation - but not so - it’s a classic French brasserie - busy , buzzy , attentive service with ( the night we were there ) at least half the clientele being French. Try and book a table...More

Thank markhL2718ZY
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28 March 2017|
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Response from Tekaia R | Reviewed this property |
No reason to go back. All this restaurant PR is its history, mainly the ceiling verriere and its original Bathroom/ toilets. So when you see it ince, it is enough. Invite friends to go but don't go again. Related to... More
12 November 2015|
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Response from LaBrasserieF | Property representative |
Bonjour, Notre dernière commande est prise à 15h, ensuite on vous sert votre déjeuner sans problème de temps. Au plaisir de vous accueillir Service commercial
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6 February 2015|
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Response from artnik | Reviewed this property |
Hi -- I reviewed Bofinger on Trip Advisor in November and my main comment was how ill-equipped they were for the vegetarians in the group. Plus they had some attitude about it. They served essentially the same thing for both... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$38 - US$73
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 12:30 AM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 12:30 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 rue de la Bastille, 75004 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Le Marais
  • Neighbourhood: Le Marais
  • Phone Number: +33 1 42 72 87 82
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Founded in 1864 mere steps from the Place des Vosges and Place de la Bastille, Brasserie Bofinger is considered to be the "most beautiful brasserie in Paris". Deep in the heart of Paris' 4th arrondissement in a Belle Epoque setting, come discover the refined quality of a traditional Alsatian meal.
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