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Le Plomb du Cantal

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Montparnasse
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3 rue de la Gaite, 75014 Paris, France
+33 1 43 35 16 92
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07:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 00:00
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London, United Kingdom
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134 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to this restaurant and its sister in Rue de Maine (same menu) several times over the summer. They serve the food of the Auvergne region of France. I had heard of aligot before (mash with lashings of tomme cheese and garlic) and indeed that is excellent here but I was unaware of truffade which is saute potatoes with lashings... More 

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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

For the past 20 years I have been calling regularly to this vibrant, family-run restaurant and last week , once again , it was exactly the same wonderful experience....an instantly warm and attentive welcome, an extravagant menu full of "rarely seen elsewhere" specialties from the Cantal region (Centre France) and of course quality dishes served exactly as it should be... More 

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Thank Jacques H
Paris, France
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

I have been here a number of times and I have never been disappointed - the steak and magret de canard is very good but the best thing is the potato! Cheesy and garlic-y you can choose either truffade (bit of potato) or aligot (smooth mashed potato). Definitely recommend visiting!

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sf
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Travelling with preteen aren't easy. For us the adults, we were ll about tasting and experiencing French cuisine at its best city for culinary adventure. For them, it was about having both, their adults happy and good and strong wifi. I can feel some readers eye rolling gesture now :) But our waiter, young, yet gracious and understanding, he catered... More 

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Sudbury, Canada
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102 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

After watching aligot Instagram videos I had to come here and try it. It did not disappoint. There's enough to share between two people. The staff are really nice. They give you free bread. Would definitely eat here again.

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Thank Stephanie L
Adelaide, Australia
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

This street buzzes.. There are 3 theatres and about 15 restaurant/bars in the 200 metres of street. Le Plomb looks "Parisienne" and is. Generally filled with locals and an occasional tourist. This is not michelin hat stuff but good hearty country style food of hearty proportions. The speciality seems to be the potato which accompanies each meal which is done... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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286 reviews
259 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

I've been coming to Paris for many years -- and time and again one of my colleagues keeps asking me have I been to Le Plomb yet.. and I keep saying .. No.. not yet. Well I finally went and now I miss all the other items I COULD have come here -- all those lost opportunities to devour some... More 

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East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Came to Paris on a business trip and wanted to go to a different place but couldn't put my finger on what or where. So a friend recommended Le Plomb du Cantal. Not knowing this restaurant, I was excited. On the way to the restaurant our friend said the main dish are the potatoes!? What, I was hungry! She said... More 

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Wellesley Island, New York
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68 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped for a late dinner and sat along the sidewalk. Large portions of aligot..tasty steaks, and sausage. Service could have been a bit more speedy but we were in no hurry so it wasn't an issue. Friendly waiter and a nice finish to a long day.

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Berlin, Germany
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56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

We had excellent service by extremely friendly and helpful staff. The food was only so la la this time: which was a shame as I had talked the place up based on previous visits. Better luck next time, I suppose.

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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
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$27 - US$106
Cuisine
French, European
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 00:00
Monday
07:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 00:00
Thursday
07:00 - 00:00
Friday
07:00 - 00:00
Saturday
07:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 rue de la Gaite, 75014 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Montparnasse
  • Neighbourhood: Montparnasse
  • Phone Number: +33 1 43 35 16 92

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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