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“Our worst dining experience in Paris”
Review of La Boule Rouge

La Boule Rouge
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Ranked #6,942 of 17,290 Restaurants in Paris
Cuisines: African
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Opera / Bourse
Vence, France
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Our worst dining experience in Paris”
Reviewed 31 October 2010

Our party of four (two of whom were vegetarian) dined at La Boule Rouge last week, because a review on another website stated "vegetarians love this place!" Except for the kemia (small starters) which were good, NOTHING on the menu was vegetarian. The chicken couscous tasted as if the chicken had been quickly dipped in tepid water - it was completely tasteless. The grilled veal was a slab of charred meat, equally tasteless. The service was nonchalant and indiffierent, though I speak French. France is full of North African restaurants which serve wonderful cuisine. This one was an unmitigated disaster! Their claim to fame seems to be photos of Sarkozy and Enrico Macias beaming down from the walls. My advice: Don't dine with them!

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English first
Los Angeles, California
Level 4 Contributor
47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Great kosher couscous”
Reviewed 6 October 2010

Once you're seated, the most difficult is to refrain from eating all the great little salads that the waiter has set on the table. Plenty of them and I just wish I could cook this way. Then, when you just feel full, arrives the couscous you've ordered. Soooo good that you eat it without complaining a single moment.

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Paris, France
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Good surprise !”
Reviewed 23 July 2009

Good food, friendly service, fair/low price, what more to expect ?

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Hilversum
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Best kemia in town!”
Reviewed 5 June 2009

Very nice Tunisian-Jewish place, famous for its great kemia, the Tunisian mezze or tapas, that are offered for free the minute you are seated. Let it follow by grilled daurade or another one of the terrific fishes they serve, and you can't go wrong.
President Sarkozy and lots of other famous people visited the place (as proud pictures on the wall demonstrate), and is still has an amazingly unpretentious and very, very pleasant atmosphere.
Prices are okay for Paris. It may not be dirtcheap, but it's certainly not expensive, either.

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“Super couscous, ambiance...”
Reviewed 10 December 2007

Super couscous, ambiance garantie !

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