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“Best roast chicken ever”
Review of Cafe Varenne

Cafe Varenne
Ranked #705 of 19,398 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Tour Eiffel / Invalides
Reviewed 4 February 2018

We stayed in a local Air BNB and this restaurant was recommended to us by our host... as Australians with little ability to read French we were initally hesitating to eat here, but eventually got game after a long day and few other local options open... we waited a short while for a table, which was expected as the restaurant had always been busy each time we walked past... once seated we had a great experience, the roast chicken with mushrooms, bacon and potatoes was simply the best roast I have ever eaten. My partner ordered ordered the ravioli which was equally delicious.... would absolutely recommend this place to eat...

Date of visit: February 2018
3  Thank Bob_the_cat13
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Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

Visited on a Friday evening in December, the restaurant was busy with all types of people, couples, families, students, tourists, locals.

I ordered the lamb, my husband ordered the duck, both were exquisite. We shared a chocolate fondant cake after, also cooked to perfection.

Very friendly, welcoming and efficient service. We’d definitely return.

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Laura C
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Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

We stopped in here with our 17 month old son and 3.5 year old daughter based on the recommendation of our hotel. The wait staff were warm, welcoming and the food was excellent. The restaurant was quite busy as it is clearly a local favorite. We ate at a couple other similar places nearby, but this was by far the best. The entire experience was a joy from start to finish. The bakery across the street is pretty good too.

Date of visit: December 2017
1  Thank Nathan D
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Reviewed 26 December 2017

I had eaten lunch at Café Varenne in May and made sure to call and make a reservation before leaving New York as it had been extremely busy back then.

It was just as busy last week and, despite the cold weather, there were even some people eating at the sidewalk outdoors where I had had lunch in May. The welcome was just as warm now as it was then and I was given what I thought was the best table by the window.

Both downstairs and upstairs dining rooms are what is best about Paris bistros: authentic, cheery, lively. The food was delectable as before, the house wine is delicious and the staff is attentive, professional and warm. In the chic 7th arrondissement, Café Varenne is close to Saint-Germain-des-Prés and the Musée d'Orsay. It may just be the best bistro in Paris.

Date of visit: December 2017
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4  Thank EANYC
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Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

The place is very authentic. The food is very good and tasty. The waiter was the best we had in a while. He recommended us nice plates. We was very nice an warm and funny. Like a waiter should be.
We left with a nice feeling from this place.

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank ioana_matei
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