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Le Petit Saint-Benoit

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Saint-Germain-des-Pres
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4 rue Saint Benoit, 75006 Paris, France
+33 1 42 60 27 92
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18:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Thu 18:00 - 23:30
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
Fri 18:00 - 00:00
Sat 00:00 - 22:30
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is my favourite place in St Germaine as it hasn't changed for years. Nothing fussy, nothing pretentious but genuine good food in a lively amtosphere where eccentric locals sit cheek by jowl and have their own tables. Our waitress was lovely and writes your order on the paper tablecloth and the owner is a smiler. It takes you back... More 

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Thank Samantha T
stgirons, Gérant at Le Petit Saint-Benoit, responded to this review

Thank you Samantha. See you soon ! More 

Wellesley, Massachusetts
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Some things never change, nor should they. I hope this restaurant remains as it is. There is a picture in this restaurant of guests dining on the sidewalk in 1964 and other than the cars, the picture is the same today - as it has been since 1903 at this restaurant. As it was always done, your waiter will write... More 

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stgirons, Gérant at Le Petit Saint-Benoit, responded to this review

Thank you Marklenci, we are satisfied you enjoy your meal. We hope to see you again . Regards More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Went there for lunch today. Had foie gras and an onion soup, both of which were ok. But the main issue arose upon my attempt to pay for my meal with a credit card. Imagine that the staff told me they don't take any credit cards or debit cards. Only cash, checks (?? the last place on earth to still... More 

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stgirons, Gérant at Le Petit Saint-Benoit, responded to this review
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Cet avis ne mériterait pas le peine d'y répondre, mais devant tant de mauvaise foi comment rester coit ! En... More 

London, United Kingdom
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141 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Do you want to see a restaurant that did not change during the years? Something that lasted despite everything? Come here! We can really call it typical. Food is good and waiters very kind. Good price. Remember that you cannot use credit card.

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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Been going here for thirty years and love the place, simple but great food, real old school waitresses, the most amazing atmosphere. Hope it never changes. My favourite bistro in my favourite arrondissement.

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stgirons, Gérant at Le Petit Saint-Benoit, responded to this review

Thank you Michael. I hope we don't wait for you thirty years again ! Regards More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

This is what Saint-Germain was 30 years ago. Real, authentic French food served with no show. Great prices, fantastic qualities, my American friends this is close to being the secret place you should visit when in Paris.

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stgirons, Gérant at Le Petit Saint-Benoit, responded to this review

Thank you of your visit Pierre. Next time with a great pleasure. Franck More 

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55 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is located in the posh neighbourhood of the saint germain, not far from the musee d'orsay, and very close to the famous bistrot "Les deux magots", which I didn't visit. The restaurant is (apparently) owned by a pleasant woman who manages the venue quite strictly: but she has to, as the restaurant is really petit as its name... More 

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stgirons, Gérant at Le Petit Saint-Benoit, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit. We will see for the crême brulée, may be we come back to the traditionnal one... Regards More 

London, UK
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356 reviews
267 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

I'm disappointed. I'm transported back to the Paris of the 60s and 70s to a typical bistro of those times. The place looked tired and the food was only OK. The service was OK but our waitress was trying very hard to get us to have all sorts of extras, including making the drink suggestion when we arrived sound like... More 

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Thank PestfromBuda
stgirons, Gérant at Le Petit Saint-Benoit, responded to this review

Thank you for your advice. I know the waitress who insist for the extra, and i am going to solve this problem quickly because i don't like this attitude. Regards More 

London, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

We stumbled across this restaurant and we were so glad we did! 11 of us came for dinner and it truly was an amazing experience. The service was fantastic, and you could tell that they genuinely cared about the experience at the restaurant. We tried many different menu items: assorted cheese, frog legs, foie gras, french onion soup, duck leg... More 

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stgirons, Gérant at Le Petit Saint-Benoit, responded to this review

Thank you Sara. We will glad to see you again... More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Busy neighborhood spot in the 6th filled with locals. Consistently good "French classics" at reasonable prices. I have dined here no less than 10 times in many visits. If you want "privacy" this is not the spot, as it is a typical restaurant with tables on top of each other.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:30
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:30
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
Saturday
00:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 rue Saint Benoit, 75006 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Saint-Germain-des-Pres
  • Neighbourhood: Saint-Germain-des-Pres
  • Phone Number: +33 1 42 60 27 92

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  • 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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