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#435 of 14,003 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Louvre / Palais-Royal
French, Contemporary, European
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24 Place du Marche Saint Honore, 75001 Paris, France
+33 1 49 26 90 04
19:00 - 22:15
12:00 - 14:15
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 19:00 - 22:15
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:15
Fri - Sat 19:00 - 22:45
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Paris, France
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have loved l'Absinthe since 2008, when I was working in Paris on expenses. It used to be run by the wonderful Michel Rostang, but now I believe it is his daughter Sophie in charge. Either way it is still gourmet dining of a very high standard. The place itself is cosy and nicely decorated. Not the same level of... More 

Thank Walter W
Shanghai Region, China
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74 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Warm welcome by the staff and when he knew I was dining alone, took special care to talk to me. Dined early on a Friday night. Food was well presented and tasty. Staff spoke English.

Thank XP-Traveler
Chicago, Illinois
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95 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we started with the small ravioli with langoustine cream sauce and the herring, followed by scallops and duck breast. the waiter's recommendation for wine was a great bottle and not expensive. very warm and friendly service. but... of course, they feature absinthe, of all kinds, a wonderful aperitif and at least for us Americans the on table preparation was unique.... More 

Thank GoHawks5
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110 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good authentic French dishes, good choice of wine by the glass. Very friendly welcome and perfect service. Nice cosy typical French Bistro.

Thank Andreas B
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Everything was great, hospitable staff, great food, value for money (not cheap..but good value!), highly recommended!

Thank Rami M
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

The concierge at our Hotel W recommended this restaurant on our last night before heading home to the US. Was the best meal ever in Paris. We had been eating at restaurants where we have eaten for years. Tonight we decided to stay near our hotel. Glad we did.

Thank Guy B
Estoril, Portugal
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

I know this restaurant for some years and I go there everytime I can when I go to Paris. The food and the service are always excelent.

Thank Nuno S
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105 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Just me and late as I had seen a friend before hand. Good steak nicely pink and service also friendly and efficient. Absinthe is cozy and friendly.id go back.

Thank nick3107
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Ordered the duck and the cod. Duck was dry tasteless and had breaking bones in it! Cod was filled with bones and a sour sauce. For 63euro I'd rather have gone to somewhere my money was appreciated and the chef cared. Ps canceled dessert given how bad the mains were wasn't tempting fate with the chef's special...

Thank K6642MMlisas
RostangPereFilles, Directeur général at L'Absinthe, responded to this review

First of all, we would like to thank you for taking some of your precious time to write to us about your last meal in our restaurant. Indeed we always appreciate when our customers give us their feedback truly so that we can fix our faults and get better at what we do. We were very sorry to read about... More 

Giza, Egypt
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Appetiser and salad were perfect, steak was good, service was perfect, small cozy French restaurant with A very nice night atmosphere Recommended

Thank Neveen Z

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$48 - US$62
French, Contemporary, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:15
19:00 - 22:15
12:00 - 14:15
19:00 - 22:15
12:00 - 14:15
19:00 - 22:15
12:00 - 14:15
19:00 - 22:15
12:00 - 14:15
19:00 - 22:45
19:00 - 22:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24 Place du Marche Saint Honore, 75001 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Louvre / Palais-Royal
  • Neighbourhood: Louvre / Palais-Royal
  • Phone Number: +33 1 49 26 90 04
L'Absinthe is a "bistrot de cuisinier", a cooks' bistrot, firmly modern. The menu is entirely created, tested and produced in the restaurant's kitchen. Every single task from the slicing of vegetables to the seasoning of sauces including the filleting of fish, is executed in situ from A to Z. Each dish conveys the creative family spirit at the rate of the seasons and inspired by their different journeys around the world.
The restaurant's interior design will also make you feel this travelling and dynamic atmosphere: you will eat in setting which is a mix between a typical Parisian bistrot and a loft in New York.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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