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“Outstanding Classic French Restaurant, Friendly in authentic 'cave' setting”
Review of les fines gueules

les fines gueules
Ranked #734 of 17,020 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$30 - US$37
Cuisines: French, European, Wine Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighbourhood: Louvre / Palais-Royal
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70 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Outstanding Classic French Restaurant, Friendly in authentic 'cave' setting”
Reviewed 19 June 2014

Recommended to dine here by the concierge at the Hotel du Louvre, with 5 friends, on a Wednesday evening. Opening Coup de Champagne was good - nice biscuity flavour. Starters all good - included pea soup with goats cheese; assorted cold cuts. Mains excellent - had the veal. Excellent St Emilion at a fair price, Service quick and friendly. Has both pavement tables and also some in an intriguing half cellar, with wonderful atmosphere.

  • Visited June 2014
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Paris, France
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“A highlight of Paris for us”
Reviewed 9 June 2014

Gorgeous little bistro with superbly presented, fresh and modern French food together with an excellent wine list and lovely staff who couldn't have been more helpful.

Visited June 2014
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East Palo Alto, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Unexpected delight”
Reviewed 5 June 2014

This was a recommendation by our hotel and while we expected good, we didn't expect GREAT! The food was outstanding - delicious white asparagus, soup, sea bass and tuna with wasabi. The real unexpected delighter was the atmosphere - very cool and unexpected. One of the few places in Paris that I would recommend you eat IN instead of outside. Definitely our best meal in Paris!

  • Visited June 2014
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Rueil-Malmaison, France
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A must-stop if you're in the 1st arrondissement.”
Reviewed 4 June 2014

Wandering from the greatness of the Opera to sophisticated shopping near Chatelet you feel like stopping to eat a bite. Don't think too long Les Fines Gueules is here tucked at the heart of a medieval looking building in one of the rare quiet areas of the capital city. It's all about fresh French bistro cuisine re-invented with a twist of originality accompanied with a terrific wine list. Service is tiptop and comes with no attitude. Feels like home.

  • Visited February 2014
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Portland, Oregon
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Very good restaurant, terrific wine list.”
Reviewed 31 May 2014 via mobile

This busy restaurant is in a building that dates to the mid17th century but the menu is contemporary and varied. The vast, ancient cellars hold a tremendous wine selection and the staff is very good at recommending a glass or bottle. I enjoyed an excellent turbot entree with white asparagus, followed by a sinful chocolate dessert. A very good choice in a Paris at a reasonable price.

Visited May 2014
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