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Le Grand Colbert

#592 of 14,942 Restaurants in Paris
$$$$French, European,
2 rue Vivienne, 75002 Paris, France
+33 1 42 86 87 88
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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French, European, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
2 rue Vivienne, 75002 Paris, France
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Le Grand Colbert did not disappoint for my partners ‘special’ birthday. Chateaubriand was delicious. I also had the escargot. Service was excellent. It is a luxurious and romantic place, the only disappointing thing was the American chap who thought it was ok to dine here...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had an amazing dinner, I had the pasta and potatoes au gratin... they were delicious! Be ready to wait in line or not be able to get in without a reservation. The place is very crowded and the tables are very close to each...More

Thank Danni S
Reviewed 1 week ago

From the décor to the service and of course menu, this was the full Paris experience! The traditional French menu had plenty to offer, with the filet I ordered being very good, however not quite exceptional. There may be better culinary choices, however likely far...More

Thank John D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was good. Service was excellent. Not my favorite restaurant in Paris. Ask about the prix fixe or specials of the evening. Very small tables for two people. I think I must have ordered the wrong food, as the restauran twas acked on a Monday...More

1  Thank NancyGail
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We popped in for lunch on a whim and I am so glad we did. Having seen "Somethings Gotta Give"..this has been on our list the past 4 times we have been to Paris, but we never quite made it there. We happened to be...More

2  Thank Christina B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tried a new place one night and so disappointed, we wanted reliable and Le Grand Colbert did not disappoint. Best ambience, best food, best vibe! Our waiter Jean Louis was the best. Will never give it up!

Thank hderman1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was our big dinner of our weekend. Le Grand Colbert has all the Parisienne dining experience we were after. Beautiful decor, aloof yet charming service, lovely wines and a thoroughly French menu. Checked all the boxes.

Thank wythburn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It has been a long time wish of my 78 year old mother to dine at Le Grand Colbert. Her wish came true on January 17 as well as the 13th birthday celebration of my great niece on a family trip to Paris and Rome....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here for dinner after watching Something's Gotta Give-Cheesy but True!! Even though it's become a little "touristy" we had a fantastic meal. Our server asked what we were doing later that evening and made some great suggestions that we followed and enjoyed!!!!!!

2  Thank Laura I
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food and restaurant are great.However the service staff is very rude , they urge you to leave the table.If there is a timetabke such 8-10 it must state before .We leaved the place and gave our cafe and dessert another place

Thank Asli A
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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Response from ggak | Reviewed this property |
it's a great place and I am sure it would be perfect for Christmas.
Rosita K
7 December 2017|
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Response from roe577 | Reviewed this property |
A little pricy, but not over the top. Worth it for the atmosphere and experience..
13 May 2017|
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Absolutely--and don't be late!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$19 - US$62
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 rue Vivienne, 75002 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Opéra / Bourse
  • Neighbourhood: Opéra / Bourse
  • Phone Number: +33 1 42 86 87 88
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At the beginning of its construction in 1637 by Guillaume de Serrant (using plans by Le Vau) the building was a town house. It was sold to Jean-Baptisite Colbert in 1665 then to Philippe d’Orléans in 1719. In 1806 he was busy trying to raise money for the treasury until the building’s sale in 1825. The town house was torn down to make room for the building we see today as well as the opening of the Galerie Colbert in 1825. The Galerie Colbert at this time was a competitor to its neighbor, La Galerie Vivienne. In the same vicinity several fashion and perfume stores as well as reading rooms opened up. It was under the reign of Louis-Philippe that a new store opened it’s doors under the name, Au Grand Colbert. The name was kept until 1900 when it was turned into a restaurant. It was, up until it’s closing a few years ago, one of the “hot spots”, the best deal in Paris. Under the influence of the National Library, the owner, all of the original details were renovated in 1985 at the same time as the Galerie Colbert. You can find in the large room an architectural volume which is quite impressive, walls as high as 6 meters, relics, in particular, sculpted pilasters and their consoles. You can also admire paintings in a Pompeian style of which there are very few examples in Paris. The mosaique floor, exactly like the one in the Galerie Vivienne, is worth admiring. Today, Le Grand Colbert has now been listed as an historic monument and has been managed by Joel Fleury since August 1992 and his business team. They welcome and serve a cosmopolitan clientele among which are actors, top models, designers, movie stars, businessmen, tourists and some regulars. This client diversity has given Joel Fleury the statute of Grand Brasserie Parisienne. His chef proposes a full menu and offers a choice of traditional brasserie meals where typical French dishes are mixed with original recipes that have an exotic touch.
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