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“Rating on service only”

Le Cafe des Beaux Arts
Ranked #11,277 of 18,488 Restaurants in Paris
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast
Neighbourhood: Saint-Germain-des-Prés
Reviewed 7 January 2014

We didn't have a single bad experience over four full days in Paris, with one exception - this restaurant. We just wanted a quick bite to eat during the middle of the day and thought this would be suitable. We never got a chance to try the food because we were never actually visited by a waitress. The maître d' gave us menus and we waited, and waited, and waited. We literally waited almost 25 minutes for somebody, anybody, to actually take our drink or food orders, and finally gave up. We figured if the service was that pathetically bad, it was a good bet the food (if it ever came) would be an epic fail also. From reading others reviews, it seems like we judged correctly.

We simply walked out in full view of many of the staff and not one of them even gave us a second look. Avoid. This place personifies bad stereotypes of French restaurants.

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2  Thank callmeishmael
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Reviewed 5 January 2014

We happened to be in Paris for 3 days where it basically rained the whole time. We stopped here for coffee and crepes on our way to Notre Dame from the Louvre. It was raining so we had to sit inside but the food was great, the views were good and the service was what I expected in Paris. Yes its pricey but you are are in a really trendy neighborhood in Paris. We liked it so much we went back another day for lunch and it was crowded but we got a table in the back. I would go there again.

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Reviewed 22 November 2013

Wow. I wish we had read the reviews about this place prior to visiting as it seems like many others have had the same experience we did. In all of Paris, we did not have a more rude, discourteous service that we did here. The food was terrible- our croissants were dry and tasteless, and the coffee was wretched. Our waiter greeted us with a "yes?" instead of something more polite and slammed our coffees so hard on the table that they even splashed the couple sitting next to us. The overall experience for our mid-morning cafe brunch was terrible. When we left, we vowed to warn others too. It's such a shame since it's located in a prime area in St. Germain to stroll about and enjoy the city. Avoid at all costs!

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3  Thank MeraKi25
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Reviewed 1 November 2013

Went into this bar as it was closing last night, didn't realise it was after last orders and went to use the bathroom as a friend was ordering drinks. Said friend was asked to leave and when I came back upstairs was asked by the barman if I was "stupid, or maybe just a b***ch". My recommendation would be to never frequent this bar until they find staff that act like human beings.
Atrocious.

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2  Thank Aoife K
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Reviewed 11 September 2013 via mobile

Wouldn't waste my time. Unless you just need a quick drink. Server was rude to everyone around including us. Took 15 minutes to get us our drinks. Total tourist trap. Move on unless your desperate to go to the bathroom or get out of the rain.

3  Thank FatdogThyme
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