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Benoit

#509 of 14,283 Restaurants in Paris
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Neighbourhood:
Les Halles
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20 rue Saint Martin, 75004 Paris, France
+33 1 58 00 22 15
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12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 22:00
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Matlock, England, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

went for a 4 night stay in paris. and this was the only restaurant that i ate at where i got to sample proper french food. It's expensive, but so are all the other restaurants in paris, but at least it was decent memorable food with good service.

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Falls Church, Virginia
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87 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A cozy and charming little palace in the heart of Paris that was referred to us gormet a one night stop over for a special evening. Reservations are a must and typical in Europe the dinner crowd is later (after 8). Benoit is a small restaurant with a series of small rooms. The tables a a little tight with makes... More 

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Thank RichL06
Restaurant-Benoit, Directeur de Salle at Benoit, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I would like to sincerely thank you for leaving such a positive feedback after your dinner with us. Your feedback was directly shared with the team. I hope we will have the chance to welcome you another time. Sincerely yours, Bruno Jousseaume More 

Vichte, Belgium
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I recently went here, during a romantic getaway weekend in Paris. We are both suckers for good food, and frequently find ourselves in restaurants recommended by guides such as Michelin or Gault Millau. This being said, we had relatively high hopes for this place, given the 1-star Michelin rating they have. However, I cannot believe how disappointed... More 

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1 Thank mvanhorenbeeck
Restaurant-Benoit, Directeur de Salle at Benoit, responded to this review

Dear Sir, We truly appreciate your comments. Although we strive to offer the best service and the finest French cuisine, we are disappointed when we fail . We certainly hope that you will allow us another chance to attain the satisfaction you expected. Sincerely, Bruno Jousseaume More 

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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a truly excellent meal here - virtually faultless, from the slab of excellent butter, through to the coffee. All of our party enjoyed their food, but I think the thing that has stayed with me longest were the complimentary amuses bouches - the little cheese puffs were heaven. Service was attentive but not overly so, and the atmosphere was... More 

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Restaurant-Benoit, Directeur de Salle at Benoit, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your recent experience at the restaurant Benoit. It is nice to hear how much you enjoyed the food, the place and the service. I look forward to welcoming you back very soon! Best regards, Bruno Jousseaume More 

Hertfordshire
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have not been to Benoit for some years. It was super then and just as good now! We were a table of 6 ladies celebrating our friend's special birthday. We travelled from the UK. The booking was smooth and efficient. On the day the staff could not be more helpful. The food was outstanding...we all chose the set lunch... More 

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Thank rococco_12
Restaurant-Benoit, Directeur de Salle at Benoit, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to share such great feedback! and we shared it directly with the team. Your satisfaction is a great source of motivation for us all. I truly hope that we will welcome you back very soon. Sincerely yours, Bruno Jousseaume More 

Houston, Texas
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135 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An Alain Ducasse restaurant. A bistro with outrageous prices - like a chain restaurant. Our food was good but....and service was not equal to the cost. Would not return.

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Thank Susan M
Restaurant-Benoit, Directeur de Salle at Benoit, responded to this review

Dear Susan, I would like to thank you for taking the time to share your impressions We are sorry to hear that you were disappointed by the service. Your comment was shared with all the team and we are sincerely sorry to read that the experience didn't meet your expectations. . We would be more than happy to welcome you... More 

Boulder, Colorado
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our experience at Benoit was fantastic from start to finish. The food and service were superb! We started with escargot and pate, enjoyed the lamb and beef as our main courses, and finished with an INCREDIBLE rhubarb dessert. We felt like we stepped back in time in the best way possible. Truly a memorable meal for my husband's birthday!

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Thank Amanda D
Restaurant-Benoit, Directeur de Salle at Benoit, responded to this review

Dear Amanda, Thank you very much for sharing your experience in our restaurant. I will pass on your nice comments to the rest of the team. We are looking forward to welcoming you back ! Kind regards, Bruno Jousseaume More 

Level Contributor
7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I Love this place! Lovely ambience and atmosphere. Fantastic staff with great personality, and the food - just love it. If You like Classic french food and classic restaurants, this is the place. Been here 10 times now, and It's amazing. Alain Ducasse rules! 👋👋👋

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Restaurant-Benoit, Directeur de Salle at Benoit, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We would like to thank you for your comments and your appreciation of our restaurant. We put all our efforts attempting to satisfy each of our guests. We sincerely hope that we will have the pleasure of serving you again in the future. Best wishes. Bruno Jousseaume More 

Tokyo, Japan
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49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

For those complaining about prices, Benoit makes no secret of them so you should have known what you were getting into. The important issue is whether Benoit can justify the menu prices. And in my opinion, I say unequivocably yes! I also had the asparagus mentioned by Peter V, and it was honestly the biggest, sweetest, most succulent asparagus I... More 

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Thank OhEd
Restaurant-Benoit, Directeur de Salle at Benoit, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are pleased to hear that you fully enjoyed your time at Benoit. We would like to thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We do hope to will welcome you soon. Sincerely , Bruno Jousseaume More 

Boulder, Colorado
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415 reviews
295 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Yes, the food was very good but the prices are outrageous. Dinner for two cost 300 Euros, more than 3 times that of comparable bistros. The first course of fresh asparagus for 44 euros was an example of extraordinary prices. The brill with asparagus cost only 4 euros more! Food was well prepared. Service was efficient although brusque and frenetic.... More 

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1 Thank Peter V
Restaurant-Benoit, Directeur de Salle at Benoit, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for having taking time to share your impressions about the Restaurant Benoit. Best Regards, Bruno Jousseaume More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$33 - US$133
Cuisine
French, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 rue Saint Martin, 75004 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Les Halles
  • Neighbourhood: Les Halles
  • Phone Number: +33 1 58 00 22 15
Description
Just a few steps away from the Hôtel de Ville, discover the unique universe and authentic fare of this legendary bistrot…A favorite address of all lovers of great French food who appreciate its family spirit and warm and friendly atmosphere; the restaurant Benoit which opened in 1912, remains one of the last authentic Parisians bistrots.Enjoy the most typical and traditional foods, served on large porcelain plates in this memorable setting, decorated with large mirrors , etched glass panels, columns, tiles and woodwork. A delicious break in a timeless setting! Alain Ducasses’ suggestions: Veal tongue Lucullus, Snails in the shell with garlic butter and herbs.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Les Halles

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Les Halles
Historically the central iron-clad market of Paris, Les Halles has evolved architecturally since then but the pulsating energy has stayed the same. Now it houses the main shopping mall, which nestles underground surrounded by fast-food take-aways and international restaurants coupled with beautiful churches and the old commodity exchange. Parallel to it are the high-street stores of Rue de Rivoli and just parallel to that the Seine. The area bustles with faces from all continents and all ages at all times of the day. If enjoying high-street shopping with easy access to fast eateries and lively bars is on your agenda, this is the place to go.
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