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“A bit disappointing”
Review of La Rotonde

La Rotonde
Ranked #474 of 17,300 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Gastropub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Saint-Germain-des-Pres
Description: La Rotonde est une celebre brasserie du 105, boulevard du Montparnasse a Paris, creee en 1911 par Victor Libion
Bangkok, Thailand
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“A bit disappointing”
Reviewed 22 June 2014

Went to this newly refurbished brasserie ( it was redone exactly as it was) today. A table had been booked by friends and it was located near the terrace. The weather was very pleasant. The 42 Euro menu was nothing to write home about. One of us chose à la carte. He had onion soup (so-so he said) and an entrecôte he ordered medium read but came well-done and had to be sent back which was done without a word of apology. It came back a little later properly done. Again no apology or anything. The gratin dauphinois that came with it was not tasty. It had been reheated and was a bit dry. The rest of us were satisfied with but not enthusiastic about their food.the baba au rhum didn't taste great despite being soaked with the amber liquid.
Service was at first very friendly, too friendly perhaps, but that waiter disappeared after the entrecôte incident. The other one, an old timer, managed to utter a few words when he brought dessert. The ice cream ordered by the friend who had ordered the entrecôte came after the other three had already got their desserts: coincidence? Let's not read too much into that.
On the whole, a bit disappointing. It may have to do with the fact that food in those brasseries is prepared outside and delivered vacuum wrapped or boxed and so one shouldn't expect too much. However for such a price one could hope better treatment. However, service could have been better. An apology can go a long way.

  • Visited June 2014
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“Classic Paris fare”
Reviewed 22 June 2014 via mobile

Classic brasserie in Montparnasse. As noted elsewhere, popular with locals and returning tourists - saw evidence if both. Good food options with reasonable prix fixe menu. Agreeable service. It was full on a Saturday evening. I wouldn't rave but certainly good enough that I'd come back.

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Barcelona, Spain
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“Extraordinary experience.”
Reviewed 19 June 2014

I had dinner at Rotonde while attending a conference in a hotel nearby, following a recommendation from the concierge. I did not have a reservation, but was seated right away in a very comfortable table. I had oysters and steak tartar, and two cups of the house red. The place is not cheap but the food is extraordinary. The servers where nice and I followed their suggestions. I would like to come again with my wife next time.

  • Visited December 2013
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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“GOGO food”
Reviewed 18 June 2014

Owned by Mafia...
As others bars ,restaurants on the "Cours Mirabeau".
The right place to be the right sucker.

Visited June 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“Very parisian experience”
Reviewed 17 June 2014

Loved this restaurant for the beautiful ambience, great food, very sophisticated wine list and excellent service. Cannot fault it - will definitely be back.

  • Visited June 2014
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