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La Coupole

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Montparnasse
French, European, Soups, Gastropub
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102 boulevard du Montparnasse | 102, Boulevard du Montparnasse, 75014 Paris, France
+33 1 43 20 14 20
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08:30 - 00:00
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Sun - Mon 08:30 - 23:00
Tue - Sat 08:30 - 00:00
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61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Breathtaking and elegant interior, beautiful paintings on the dome and on the pillars and lovely floor tiles. A legacy of the golden years of the roaring twenties. The food is good but not exceptional, pricey and doesn't live up to the expectation of the myth that surrounds La Coupole. But then the star attraction is the stunning interior which makes... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I use to come in the sixties when i was a parisian. I was fascinated by these paintings on the top of the columns and they are really unique. Remember an old maitre d Victor who was doing wonderful steak tartare. My memories are nicely revived and all i had on my plate was great: oysters, steak tartare, and coffee... More 

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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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284 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This classic brasserie has white tablecloths, well trained and friendly waiters and a very nice menu. The decor is art deco, tastefully done. The food was some of the best we have had in Paris. Our entrees were cooked perfectly with beautiful presentation. The asparagus was both white and green asparagus in Hollandaise sauce that was perfection. The place is... More 

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Brasseries F, Responsable relations clients at La Coupole, responded to this review

Dear Guest, the whole team of our brasserie La Coupole wishes to thank you for your kind review. Your opinion is important to us and vital to ensuring that we are providing the best possible service and highest quality food. We are so happy if you have spent a good moment. We will be glad to welcome you again among... More 

Sayre, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The manager at our hotel recommended this gem & we're pleased that he did! This restaurant has been in business for over 90 years and has a rich history. They will be happy to give you a small brochure detailing the artwork created by famous artists. Beautiful mosaic tile throughout is original. But you really visit a restaurant for the... More 

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Brasseries F, Responsable relations clients at La Coupole, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Frank and the La Coupole’s team wish to thank you for your very kind feedback. We are so delighted that you have spent an enjoyable moment in our emblematic Parisian brasserie. Your opinion is important to us and vital to ensuring that we are providing the best possible service and highest quality food. We will be glad to... More 

Los Angeles, California
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58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice restaurant, walking by and decided to go in. We were pleased, the menu was good, service was good, don't expect much but it's nice and enjoyable. If you have a birthday to celebrate they do a good job.

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Thank veronica2001
Brasseries F, Responsable relations clients at La Coupole, responded to this review

Dear Guest, the whole team of our brasserie La Coupole wishes to thank you for your kind review. Your opinion is important to us to ensuring that we are providing the best possible service. We are so happy if you have spent a good moment among us. It’s a tradition for us to celebrate the customer’s birthday. We will be... More 

Tamworth, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food we had was certainly one of the best meals we had but was more expensive than others. Maybe due to location. As in many Paris resteraunt the tables are very close together so you often feel you are in a group of 6 when there are 3 tables of 2 in a line. Waiting staff polite and attentive.... More 

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Brasseries F, Responsable relations clients at La Coupole, responded to this review

Dear Guest, the whole team of our brasserie La Coupole wishes to thank you for your review. We are happy if you appreciated your visit overall. Regarding the prices, we offer different products with a variety of price ranges to satisfy the majority of our diverse customer base. Regarding the tables close together, we understand your feeling but it a... More 

Paris, France
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100 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I stopped for dinner. It has a grand history, and Picasso's name gets thrown around a lot, but it is not worth the trouble. Service is terrible, even by French standards. We waited in the bar for our table to become available; it was 15 minutes before someone would take our order. Service at the table was... More 

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Brasseries F, Responsable relations clients at La Coupole, responded to this review

Dear Guest, we appreciate you taking the time to write a review of your dining experience. We are sorry that your visit at La Coupole did not meet your expectations, we do apologize for the level of customer service you received. This situation was out of the ordinary and we will be more vigilant in the future regarding the waiting... More 

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58 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I first came to La Coupole 25 years or so ago, and I try to get back every trip to Paris. Sure, its touristy, but for me it's like being transported back to the Twenties. I love the place. This visit I ordered the pate foie gras to start, followed by steak tartar. Both were excellent. My son also had... More 

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Thank DaveThompson16
Brasseries F, Responsable relations clients at La Coupole, responded to this review

Dear Guest, the whole team of our brasserie La Coupole wishes to thank you for your kind feedback. We are glad if you have enjoyed your visit among us. We have taken into consideration all your remarks which are vital to ensuring that we are providing the best possible service. Many thanks for your loyalty, we will be glad to... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unfortunately the service was extremely bad and the waiters were not professional at all. In addition, the food wasn't tasty at all! It is surprising how "La coupole" and "Bœuf sur le toit" are under the same chain!! Shameful

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Brasseries F, Responsable relations clients at La Coupole, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for taking the time to share your experience after your visit in our brasserie La Coupole. We regret to read that your visit didn’t meet your expectations and we do apologize for the level of customer service you received. We have reminded our staff of the behavior we expect them to have toward customers. This situation... More 

Paris, France
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sinful renovation of a Paris classic art deco. What was a great 'american' style bar is now a horrible 'Berlin Wall' half the former size with a style of seats that do not even allow one's arms to reach the bar for your drink. The prior very professional long time barmen have been put out. In place, 20yr old something... More 

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Brasseries F, Responsable relations clients at La Coupole, responded to this review

Dear Guest, we are truly sorry that we were not able to meet your expectations. We do apologize for the level of customer service you received. This situation was out of the ordinary and doesn’t reflecting our commitments doing the La Coupole’s reputation. We reiterate once again our sincere apologies and we hope to you give us the opportunity of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$34 - US$64
Cuisine
French, European, Soups, Gastropub
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
08:30 - 23:00
Monday
08:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
08:30 - 00:00
Wednesday
08:30 - 00:00
Thursday
08:30 - 00:00
Friday
08:30 - 00:00
Saturday
08:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 102 boulevard du Montparnasse | 102, Boulevard du Montparnasse, 75014 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Montparnasse
  • Neighbourhood: Montparnasse
  • Phone Number: +33 1 43 20 14 20
Description
A true Art Deco masterpiece, La Coupole is the most famous Parisian brasserie in the world. Today it is the quintessential symbol of Montparnasse's history, as well as a key component of the art of living and socialising in Paris, particularly in the 14th arrondissement.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Montparnasse
The namesake tower of Montparnasse dominates over the landscape but the fun part is the throbbing life that goes on below it. Bright lights, busy cinemas, brasseries and diners encompass hidden museums and parks to entertain the masses. Long avenues lead away from the tower to take you to unsuspecting places and historical monuments and treasures. In between lie adorable ivy-covered houses with beams and small gardens to match. Just a short metro ride away from the centre of Paris this neighbourhood has something for every hour of the day.
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