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Au Vieux Colombier

#2,835 of 14,091 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Saint-Germain-des-Pres
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65 Rue Rennes, 75006 Paris, France
+33 1 45 48 53 81
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08:00 - 00:00
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Sun 11:00 - 19:00
Mon - Fri 08:00 - 00:00
Sat 09:00 - 00:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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128 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

I've seen this restaurant described as a brasserie. As such, it is exceptionally simple and unpretentious. Seating is primarily café style tables, reasonably spaced. They serve nice food at nice prices. We chose it for dinner after an evening visit to the Musée de Luxembourg, which is a short walk away. At 9PM on a Friday evening, during "vacance scolaire",... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

A quant and lovely corner bar / restaurant. A classic Paris style neighbourhood eatery and bar. Nice atmosphere and helpful staff. French style cuisine and family friendly.

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Rayong Province, Thailand
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

We went in for lunch after a walk in St Germain area. The place was hip and modern but a bit cramped. By the time we left it got very busy. We had a roasted chicken and a salmon dish and both were lovely. Service was fast and professional. Prices were reasonable.

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Beaumaris, Australia
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80 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

We arrived on a flight from Barcelona, caught a taxi to the hotel and then, at 9pm walked around the area to see what we could find to eat. Au Vieux Colombier looked like a good option. It proved to be terrific. The staff were helpful and friendly, the place was alive with people enjoying themselves, the food was good... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

Stopped in for dinner, cold and hungry. Found friendly service and great food. My kid had a croque monsieur and fries, which were excellent, and I had curry chicken salad, also very good. We shared a crème brûlée for dessert, which they put a candle in in honor of my kid's birthday. Would definitely go back again.

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Falkirk, Scotland
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214 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016

We stumbled upon this place while wandering St Germain. We only had drinks, and the price of a bottle of wine is quite steep - but if you like a nice wine with a nice atmosphere - you will love this place. The service was friendly and the food that those around us had looked really nice - so definitely... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016

Good food, pleasant, young staff, and charming mix of old French style cafe and hip modern bistro. Perfect spot for a French bistrot lunch - don't miss their plats du jour. Very busy at lunch time, you might have to wait a few minutes if you arrive before 2:00pm - but if you come later the plats du jour may... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

We'd been there for lunch last year & tried it for dinner tonight. We didn't have a reservation & it wasn't a problem. Friendly service, good atmosphere, pleasant decor and the food was excellent. We both had duck confit and it was superb, juicy, succulent, and most tasty. A most enjoyable meal.

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Hong Kong, China
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2015 via mobile

the original cooking way. the traditional taste. good to try. cost euro 39 for two one duck one chicken both are good just next to metro saint sulpice, not rennes

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Singapore
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13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015 via mobile

My friends and I all had a set of duck confit each. It was highly recommended by a variety show in Taiwan. I am not a fan of duck, but as it was highly recommended, I decided to try it. The meat was really tender, it totally change my impression on duck meat. The baked potatoes chips that come with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$29
Cuisine
French, European
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 19:00
Monday
08:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 00:00
Thursday
08:00 - 00:00
Friday
08:00 - 00:00
Saturday
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 65 Rue Rennes, 75006 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Saint-Germain-des-Pres
  • Neighbourhood: Saint-Germain-des-Pres
  • Phone Number: +33 1 45 48 53 81

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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 Saint-Germain-des-Pres

Neighbourhood Profile
Saint-Germain-des-Pres
In Saint-Germain-des-Prés, life is effortlessly chic and all things are beautiful. The main boulevard is dotted with famed terraced cafés, haut-couture shops, ivy-covered railings and fine-dining restaurants. Antique dealers and art galleries surround the fine art school and small museums hide in unassuming squares. The neighbourhood’s namesake church is the oldest in Paris and is the backdrop for talented musicians every weekend. The Luxembourg Gardens house the national senate, splendid lawns and flourishing flower beds. Famous faces and bourgeois Parisians frequent Saint Germain accompanied by the students of Rue Saint Guillaume and Rue des Saints-Pères. This is a neighbourhood where afternoon people-watching from a café or playing cards in a brasserie are a key part of the daily fabric.
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