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#11,858 of 14,215 Restaurants in Paris
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Ile de la Cite / Ile Saint-Louis
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2 rue du Cloitre Notre Dame, 75004 Paris, France
+33 1 43 29 54 93
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Bergen, Norway
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the few places with really good service. Funny waiter. Nice place. Good wine. The salads looked nice.

Thank Endre M
Lubbock, Texas
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

I personally think this restaurant is a great one! Had the omelette, which I have all 3 times I have ate there over a span of 7 years, and it was amazing as always. Great fresh squeezed Orange Juice as well!

Thank Texastech1980
Level Contributor
33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Had a lunch here which the call their formula lunch. Really nice and complete with lots of fresh products. Value for money.

Thank Marco S
1 review
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Rude staff. As we sat there we witnessed the waiter rudely denying the use of the facilities to non customers.

Thank Konstantinos B
Paris, France
1 review
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

There's so many stunning Crêperies in the neibourghod, it is a disgrace to waste time on this one ... cold, cheap ingredients; They surely serve other brasserie food, but I urge you to walk away .... They only survive because of their top nearby Notre Dame spot.

Thank Gbwl
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46 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

We sat a the terrasse with our two children aged 17 and 15, to have lunch and drinks. My son was holding a small 20cl bottle of orange juice, 90% empty. The employee, very aggressively, before even saying hello, started to say " not that here", talking about the nearly empty bottle. He started to explain that it was forbidden... More 

1 Thank LolTot
1 review
Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Food too expensive for the quality. Staff not very kind and friendly. Do not recommend. We ask for a chicken sandwich that was cold.

Thank João S
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148 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016

We stopped for lunch here after visiting Notre Dame. Curiously, there are very few places to eat near the Cathedral- very strange, considering the huge volume of tourists in this area. The name, "Esmeralda" is, if I remember correctly, closely associated with the Notre Dame Cathedral. In Victor Hugo's novel "The Hunchback of Notre Dame", it was the name of... More 

Thank tucsondesertrats
London, England, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

A decent enough brasserie for having a light lunch and watch the world go by. For us no frills and decent service. You never felt rushed and the Planche we ordered was good. A couple of beers and 2 wines in and we were merry enough for the rest of the afternoon. In my view it served our needs and... More 

Thank Sm4llb1ts
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

We been there after a tour in Notre-Dame for a drink. We ordered a crepe and sandwich. The crepe was not bad but the sandwich horrible, already prepared since a while ( not so fresh), no butter and ham started to become dry.

Thank Benoit S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
French, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 rue du Cloitre Notre Dame, 75004 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Ile de la Cite / Ile Saint-Louis
  • Neighbourhood: Ile de la Cite / Ile Saint-Louis
  • Phone Number: +33 1 43 29 54 93

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Ile de la Cite / Ile Saint-Louis
Two islands sit in the middle of the Seine at the very heart of Paris. The more majestic one, Ile de la Cité, sparkles with history. This is the birthplace of Paris, the home of the Gothic Sainte-Chapelle, and the site of the prison where Marie Antoinette was held before her execution. Tourists flock to see the iconic Notre Dame and the beautiful bridges that straddle the Seine. Ile Saint-Louis, the more provincial island, welcomes you with cozy traditional eateries, small boutiques, and what some people say is the best ice cream in the city. This is essential Paris from its very beginnings to its modern appeal.
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