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La Taverne d'Esmeralda

#7,918 of 14,888 Restaurants in Paris
££ - £££French, European
59 quai de la Tournelle, 75005 Paris, France
+33 1 46 34 06 76
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible16%
4 weeks ago
“Our Favorite Paris Bistro”
10 Dec 2017
“Dirty with rude staff”
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French, European
££ - £££
59 quai de la Tournelle, 75005 Paris, France
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food, cozy atmosphere, friendly service, bargain prices. A tour guide recommended it for lunch. We went and delighted in the food, service and ambience. Although in an area laden with tourists (across le Seine from Notre Dame), it has the feel of a neighborhood...More

Thank John C
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

We had just coffees in this place and it was enough to note that the restaurant is dirty and the staff rude. Just avoid it and look for a better option.

Thank Nicteroy
Reviewed 1 April 2017

I wasn't expecting this place to be so good considering the price, touristy location, and its status as a featured cafe in Midnight in Paris, but it REALLY WAS. The prix fixe menu of 14e was delicious, with great red wine, starters, main course, and...More

Thank Caitlin B
Reviewed 28 September 2016

We were pleasantly surprised by this cafe. We had an excellent cheese platter as well as an enormous plate of peel and eat shrimp. We recommend it!

Thank chemoangellaura
Reviewed 24 April 2016

A great place to relax after a day of sightseeing and still feel part the Paris feel. There was a great atmosphere, excellent service and fantastic snacks. It is just across the river from Notre Dame which you can see lit up as dusk falls...More

Thank Buzznsmoo
Reviewed 4 March 2016

I adored this little spot. 14E for the fixed menu of entrée, plat, dessert, and a glass of wine. Directly across the street from Notre Dame, I enjoyed the classic café dishes of onion soup, boeuf bourguignon, mousse, cream brulee, chevre salad, kirs while watching...More

Thank NancyW1
Reviewed 12 October 2015 via mobile

We stopped for lunch only because it was late and we were starving -- had serious reservations because of its touristy location. Boy, were we wrong! For 12E, we each had salad of our choice, steak with a tasty onion gravy, French fries, and dessert...More

Thank notplnjane
Reviewed 3 August 2015 via mobile

Not the best place to have dinner and probably to eat. Tuna salad is the worst I've tried. No French touch at all, nothin French. Even The wine was not of good quality. Completely disappointed.

Thank Bakhytzhan U
Reviewed 19 July 2015 via mobile

Happy accident to find this restaurant and it was delicious, well received. Food was excellent. Service was wonderful. . Courses were perfect size.

Thank Phillips-Family-Trav
Reviewed 19 June 2015

Can't say enough about this location, Lee, the owner, and the staff. Last visited in February with my son, Kris, and Lee made us feel part of the family...right at home... The food was excellent, well prepared, timely and the wait staff never rushed, despite...More

Thank Clanjensen
Odeon / Saint-Michel
As the bustling center of entertainment for the
residents of the Rive Gauche, the activity at Odéon
never stops. Boulevards are lined with traditional
cafes, restaurants, and boutique cinemas. The streets
surrounding the fountain at Saint-Michel provide
eateries from around the world. Lively bars are just
next door and the prototypical terraced French
brasserie is on every corner. The setting for this
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Open Hours
07:00 - 02:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 59 quai de la Tournelle, 75005 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Odeon / Saint-Michel
  • Neighbourhood: Odeon / Saint-Michel
  • Phone Number: +33 1 46 34 06 76
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