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Cafe de l'empire

) #2,702 of 14,338 Restaurants in Paris ££ - £££ French, Cafe, European
17 rue du Bac, 75007 Paris, France
+33 1 40 15 91 18
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good44%
  • Average8%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“duck confit” (15 reviews)
“tartine” (10 reviews)
“salads” (15 reviews)
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French, Cafe, European
££ - £££
17 rue du Bac, 75007 Paris, France
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Stopped at this cafe after visiting Serge Gainsbourg's house on rue de Verneuil. We had some salads landaises, which were really good, and at a very reasonable price. We will come back soon to try other dishes. The people working there are very nice and...More

Thank Boris O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were looking for Lunch with some friends in this area and we decided to Sit there as the prices we very reasonable, compared to the other brasseries in the area. The atmosphere was very friendly and The lady inside was very kind. Try the...More

Thank Christoforos P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped to Paris for the weekend and did some sightseeing.... lovely little bistro this with friendly staff, multilingual menus and very good food. Had a nice salmon tartar with salad and my girlfriends steak was fine - nice frites. House wines good. We spent 35...More

Thank Scubasailor
Reviewed 23 April 2017

I'd love to give this place 5 stars...but don't order the steak and fries, it's terrible. Other than that, my wife had the chicken which was excellent, and the prices were very good - get the house red for $16 a bottle, it's excellent!

Thank LimoDuck
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

We just passed this little bistro and thought it looked cozy. Friendly crew. Nice atmosphere. My wife had a salad and warm sandwich that was good and I had the chicken with mashed potato. The chicken was really good. Crispy skin and juicy meat. A...More

Thank Swede67
Reviewed 15 April 2017

I have been there a few times as I normaly stay not far. It is a friendly and pleasant place and not to expensive for the area but unfortunately the quality is not there. I had a simple hambusger but it was very short of...More

1  Thank Verneuil13
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

We walked by, looked inside and decided to try. It was a lucky shot! If you ignore the noise (most of the visitors are locals), the atmosphere is great. So is the food. Basic french cuisine, but very tasteful and way better than in the...More

Thank Sabine_and_Wouter
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

After a very long day of sight seeing we just wanted something close to our apartment where we could have a quiet drink and a plate of food to share while resting our weary feet. This corner cafe offers exceptional value in the St Germain...More

Thank thethreeamigos23
Reviewed 27 March 2017

We enjoyed lunch of Entrecôte steak and "home made" French fries ( chips to you & me). Lovely atmosphere with a real wag of a waitress, popular with the locals / regulars. We enjoyed a glass of Brouilly red wine, lovely flavour.

Thank AidGriff
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Very reasonably priced compared to other restaurants in the area. What you get is traditional homemade French food with good produce. Nothing fancy, but nevertheless very good. Would have given it a five-star if it had not been for the highly disappointing red wine.

Thank Stephan Bergman... J
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 rue du Bac, 75007 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris
  • Phone Number: +33 1 40 15 91 18
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