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Le Procope

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Odeon / Saint-Michel
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13 Rue de l Ancienne Comedie, 75006 Paris, France
+33 1 40 46 79 00
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12:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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North Wales, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Without a reservation we arrived and were given a lovely booth table that had three other tables (only one occupied). Stunning interior. The staff were all lovely and welcoming and our waiter was very attentive and personable without being intrusive. A beautiful meal, simple elegance taken to a new level.

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Thank EmilyMJ05
Los Angeles, California
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59 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Decided to go for the history - place was opened in 1686 and it's the oldest still-working restaurant in Paris. Add the arsenal of famous historical figures that used to hang out there plus Napoleon's hat by the door. Keeping all this in mind, I was not expecting too much on service or food, but I am very happy to... More 

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Thank Peku K
San Donato Milanese, Italy
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very good, a lot of history in this Place. Food Good, service great. Turistic but french People also. To be visited afferma orsay etc...

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Thank FRANCESCO F
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The restaurant seemed promising (nice Interieur, waiters in suits) but was a total disappointment. While waiting for our table we were in good spirits, sipping on a glass of champagne. We were seated at a table in a very crowded and extremely loud and noisy part of the restaurant. And that's when the evening went down the hill. Our waiter... More 

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New York City, New York
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67 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food here is pretty good, but the history is why we came in. This is the place where Napoleon drank, they have one of his hats as he used to leave them around town as collateral for not settling his tab. The owner of one of the first French papers worked from there as well (this was told to... More 

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Thank AG1218
Budapest, Hungary
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was one of the best lunch I ever had. Real old French design, nice atmosphere, polite waiters. Tables are close to each other but the place unforgettable.

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Basel, Switzerland
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I dined here for lunch. As everyone says: historic place, full of atmosphere and charm. Seems like most of the crowd are tourists -- all the diners around us were speaking English. A tour group actually came through while we were there (a tour group??). Wait staff were friendly and efficient. Food was good, overall. To start,... More 

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Thank dadathree
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

it's pricey so our family of four stopped in mid afternoon for a snack and drinks. Really fun to see the historical documents, Napoleon's hat and going to the same cafe that Ben Franklin frequented was fun.

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Thank Suzontheroad100
Turkey
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51 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Voltaire was here preparing the revolution ) so you neeed go to here. The place is expensive,but for 2 glass of wine ( 10 euros) you can see 18 century restaurant 😂

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Thank Anton S
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Normandie oysters were delicious, and the gran Marnier crepe was extremely good. The place is old fashion with a lot of history, it is a shame there is no brochure that describes the great history of this place. The service was very good. Highly recommended!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, European, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 00:00
Monday
12:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 00:00
Thursday
12:00 - 00:00
Friday
12:00 - 00:00
Saturday
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13 Rue de l Ancienne Comedie, 75006 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Odeon / Saint-Michel
  • Neighbourhood: Odeon / Saint-Michel
  • Phone Number: +33 1 40 46 79 00
Description
Le Procope founded in 1686 by the Sicilian Francesco Procopio Dei Coltelli, is considered to be one of the oldest cafes in Paris, as well as a legendary meeting place for artists and intellectuals. You'll be surprised as much by the decor of the three-hundred-year-old restaurant, marked by the historical events it has witnessed over the years, as by its culinary classics, such as the coq au vin or whiting and its creams and sorbets made by the House. A historic cafe to try for a full meal or even a cup of tea and a sweet pastry.

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Odeon / Saint-Michel
As the bustling center of entertainment for the residents of the Rive Gauche, the activity at Odéon never stops. Boulevards are lined with traditional cafes, restaurants, and boutique cinemas. The streets surrounding the fountain at Saint-Michel provide eateries from around the world. Lively bars are just next door and the prototypical terraced French brasserie is on every corner. The setting for this area is second to none; the Haussmann-style boulevards are contrasted by monumental architecture and overshadowed by the iconic Notre Dame, all within a moment’s walk from the Seine. This neighbourhood's world-famous bookshops, cafés, and streets will not fail to impress you.
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