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Bistrot Vivienne

££ - £££
Opera / Bourse
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4 rue des Petits Champs, 75002 Paris, France
+33 1 49 27 00 50
08:00 - 00:00
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Northern CA
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141 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had an amazing scallop dish while here. The food was fresh and full of flavor. The baba au rhum was also delicious, but quite strong! This is such a lovely bistro in a quaint area. The service was helpful and attentive, but not obtrusive. They spoke English, which was much appreciated! I loved my stop at this bistro. Highly... More 

Thank CAFamily
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Very nice Bistro with kind staff and a fantastic atmosphere!! The food was perfect and i would highly recommend this Bistro!!!

Thank Stefan G
Czech Republic
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58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We went for dinner in this French bistrot, and we get a good meal. The staff are friendly, you can't complaint about food, it is good. This a typical french bistrot, you fell the "warm" even from the owner. You can spend a quality time there.

Thank Ruben S
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

An atmospheric, typical old style French bistro, oozing character and charm. Entrance is via an equally charmingnold archade. The food was pretty good. I had carpaccio of octopus, followed by Dover sole meuniere (I asked them to drop the almonds and apple). The octopus was tasty, especially the strongly flavoured olive oil that came with it, the sole was plump... More 

Thank Kieran P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

By chance ended up here for lunch on New Year's Day. Great service, large portions and great food............................................................

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United States
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67 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

We reserved a table for Christmas night and were seated in the dining room separated from the cafe by the arcade door. Ambiance and service were good. My son was pleased with his Nordic plate (except for the Bilini's) but the 2 of us who ordered the Veal were very disappointed. It was tough & therefore not enjoyable to eat.... More 

Thank Annette B
Athens, Greece
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41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Nice bistrot with very polite personnel speaking English. We tasted their chocolate mousse, hot chocolate and cappuccino. All very tasty.

Thank gpelekan
Cape May Court House, New Jersey
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65 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch before walking through the Galleries Vivienne. I had a duck and sweet potato dish that was delicious. Finished up with the decadent chocolate mouse (for Americans- it's like a creamy fudge). It was unique being able to sit "outside" in the Gallerie under the heat lamps.

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England, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Very pleasant building with friendly and outgoing staff. Meal wasn't up to a good standard for me as it was a Vegetarian Risotto which was so sticky it stuck to the roof of my mouth and teeth. I don't normally drink during a meal but in this instance I had to so that my palette was kept clear. Toilets weren't... More 

Thank hedyfisher
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

I had a lunch rib eye steak and a fillet for dinner. The rib eye was excellent and was a large amount of food, served with French fries and a small salad. The fillet I asked for medium rare and was a little undercooked for my standards. Atmosphere is very cute.

Thank Terrie S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, European
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 rue des Petits Champs, 75002 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Opera / Bourse
  • Neighbourhood: Opera / Bourse
  • Phone Number: +33 1 49 27 00 50

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Opera / Bourse
The neighbourhood around Opéra and Bourse is a belle époque paradise of grand boulevards, refined arcades, and mass-market art-nouveau entertainment. Here, modern day workers continue to take advantage of the legacy that nobility and finance left in the 19th century. Brightly-lit brasseries, theatres, and cinemas sit side by side with French bistros predominating in one area and Japanese restaurants in another. The area is most famous for the Palais Garnier opera house and glamorous department stores.
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