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“Good food, great service”
Review of Le Colimacon

Le Colimacon
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Ranked #337 of 17,611 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$47 - US$94
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Le Marais
Description: In the heart of the Marais District in the historical area the Colimaçon is a typical Classic french and Parisian restaurant. Traditional french cuisine is serving in a nice and cosy atmosphere only 40 seats with air conditioning.
Reviewed 28 June 2014

We had dinner in this popular Marais restaurant .I had stuffed pigeon out of curiosity, it was very good although fairly small, as you expect a pigeon to be. The side dish was interesting, mostly some kind of pureed and whole carrots I think. The chevre-stuffed little red peppers were very good as an appetizer. Pain perdu was too soft for my taste but I guess that's how it's supposed to be, the hearty caramel sauce redeemed it in my eyes . My husband ate steak, good but not great. In general I'd say the food was very good but not outstanding; however, I have to add that I'm spoiled and don't often give "outstanding" or 5-star ratings. Still waiting for one in Paris without having to pay hundreds of euros...
The servers were really nice, some speak very good English, and they certainly take time to explain the dishes and the wines.

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Reviewed 23 June 2014 via mobile

We stopped in for dinner based on TripAdvisor reviews and were not disappointed. I was especially pleased with our waiter - not only was he extra helpful; he also offered excellent suggestions and wine pairings. The food (especially the house special French toast, faux gras, and duck appetizer) was most delicious!

Thank Pokey P
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Reviewed 16 June 2014 via mobile

Small, cosy, a little nosy but just a tad. Limestone walls and wood beamed ceiling. Dimmed lights and candles.

Wine: beaumes de venise Grangeneuve, domaine Saint Amant (very good)

White asparagus: whith a small vegetables and coriander sauce (well executed, lack a bit of seasoning)

Croustilles d'escargot en persillades: snails in butter garlic parsley in a crust shell ( nicely executed )

Confit de canard: a bit dry with nice little potatoes

Williamine: perfect pear spirit

Overall a traditional french cuisine with the japanese defense minister tonight

1  Thank Philippe G
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Reviewed 13 June 2014

This restaurant, an assuming front on a street in the Marais, has a very cozy atmosphere, with its signature spiral staircase and small number of tables on both floors. The exposed wood beams, menu on a chalkboard, and old-world feel made for a great feel--the perfect place to settle in for a leisurely meal with friends.

Service was wonderful. Some confusion about the reservation time was handled with grace by the staff. The French menu was very happily translated orally into English. The server was hospitable throughout the evening and had a great sense of humor; he oozed hospitality.

The food was not my very favorite in Paris, but was excellent nonetheless. A fish appetizer was very fresh with nice notes of smokiness. The escargot served in puff pastry cups was a highlight--truly delicious and a nice variation on the classic. The risotto with shrimp was a bit of a disappointment; I wanted the risotto to be creamier. Overall, though, a very good meal.

Would happily return!

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Thank brmusicman
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Reviewed 7 June 2014

Small but cosy restaurants situated in a side street in Paris not too far from the town hall. The building itself is small and narrow but full of character. We were led up a spiral staircase to the upstairs and on a hot summers evening the cool breeze from the large open windows were very welcome.

The food was delicious if not a little pricey. The salmon tartare was very high quality, followed by a leg of rabbit stuffed with foie gras and mushroom. The fruit salad dessert was rather different from any other, cut into small cubes and served with sorbet.

Certainly somewhere I would return to, off the tourist trail and appearing to be very traditional.

Thank DWD26
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