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“Old Time Traditional Place Delivers”
Review of Le Louis Vins

Le Louis Vins
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Ranked #1,343 of 17,155 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$39 - US$61
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Quartier Latin
Description: A charming and captivating atmosphere is what makes our restaurant special. Our friendly staff is here to answer all your needs through our varied offer of dishes and beverages.
New York City
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56 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Old Time Traditional Place Delivers”
Reviewed 14 May 2014

Being that we are staying near Place Maubert we started walking up the hill further into the 5th and we came upon this restaurant and made note to try it out because they had Cassoulet as a house specialty – and we did several days later. This is an old style place, blonde wood paneling plaster figurines, etc.

The food was very reasonably priced much more so than other places just a few blocks down the hill, and very tasty. We arrived around 8 and it was close to empty but by the time we left 90 minutes later it was totally bustling with both locals and Americans. This isn’t a fine dining gourmet experience, but doesn’t pretend to be one either - just good solid traditional French food. They carry on the old tradition of opening a bottle of wine for you and just charging you for the amount that you drink – how nice. In addition to the cassoulet we also had a veal poelie, quite decent. If yu don’t make a reservation, go earlier than 8:30.

  • Visited May 2014
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Varna, Bulgaria
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“Must visit”
Reviewed 7 May 2014

Good location in central area. Cozy interrior design - even very nice fresh flowers on tables. Nice and hepfull staff. Very tasty french food. Good variety of wine. Very good value for money.

  • Visited May 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Interesting Starters!”
Reviewed 5 April 2014

Located in the St Germain area, this establishment is typically Parisienne - and frequented by what appeared to be locals too.
The staff were friendly - and very patient, they even let us attempt to order in French - without going straight into English like some other eateries!
Dessert was the normal French fayre, entrees were melt in the mouth meat dishes. But the starters...interesting and tasty. Curried squash soup with mussels and poached eggs in a red wine sauce - have never heard of those combinations but will try anything once. Cant say I'll choose them again, but "when en France.."
The atmosphere was a bit lacking as was the air conditioning - all could have been improved with a bit of background music and cold air flow given the elbow to elbow arrangements of the tables on a very warm evening. All in all a really nice restaurant and certainly worth a visit if you like Parisienne cuisine.

Visited April 2014
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Fantastic French food”
Reviewed 3 April 2014 via mobile

We spotted the interior of this place while walking near our hotel.
The welcome was good and all the staff were friendly and tried to help us translate words we were unsure of in the menu . It was very busy with a mainly French clientele which we took to be a good sign.
We thought there should have been more staff for the number of tables being served/ the waitresses were run off their feet and service was therefore a bit slow .
The food was great- best meal we've had in four nights in Paris including " food lovers guide to Paris" choices.
More staff would make this place perfect

  • Visited April 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“Awful, waste of money”
Reviewed 20 March 2014

Tourist trap, make believe 'genuine' French local neighbourhood restaurant. Hopeless service, mediocre food worthy of any greasy old café, no wine list worth looking at, just a rip off of tourists, cannot understand how people can rate this place Couldn't wait to get our bill and leave.

  • Visited January 2014
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