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Les Philosophes

French Restaurant and Bar€€€€
Hôtel-de-Ville, Paris
  • Alexandre C.
    "Try they "confit de canard maison" it's AMAZING!!!!"(4 Tips)
    Kim P.
    "Legendary beef tartare, but truly horrendous service."(9 Tips)
    Adam A.
    "The duck confit is excellent!"(6 Tips)
    Elisa D.
    "Try the tarte tatin, it's really, really good!"(5 Tips)
108 Tips and reviews
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  • Felipe P.
    Felipe PaschoalMay 11, 2016
    The best restaurant I've been to in Paris! Wonderful filet mignon with béarnaise sauce. It was simply delicious. The service was amazing as well, the waiter was super helpful. Divine creme brûlée too
  • Scott D.
    Scott DavidsonJanuary 3, 2016
    They have the best confit de canard of anywhere else that I've tried. Their lamb chops and salmon are awesome as well. Great service and reasonable prices. Ate there the past 3 nights. Fun location.
  • Adam S.
    Adam SigelMay 28, 2015
    Nice little place to finish the day. The waiter was very helpful in choosing a dish (spoke English but let me try some French). Onion soup was great on a cool evening.
  • Kristen C.
    Kristen CJuly 21, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    My favorite cafe. Don't expect to speak English here. Do expect to have a great plate of food. Sit on the corner for people watching. Especially on Sundays.
  • Matteo R.
    Matteo RossiMarch 15, 2015
    Very cute French bistro, right in the middle of super touristy Marais. Staff is amazing, very friendly and English speaking. Menus are fixed and well priced. Had an onion soup and an assiette
  • Siri S.
    Siri SJuly 27, 2016
    Originally thought this place was a tourist trap but I was so wrong. The food is authentic and delicious (and mostly organic and locally-sourced). Don't miss the confit de canard!
  • Vinícius P.
    Vinícius PhilotOctober 12, 2014
    French onion soup is THE thing here! I also recommend a glass of champagne to address. You'll be well served if you try to speak some french as I did, just don't be a weird american.
  • Avradeep C.
    Great little French bistro with a variety of meal options. The 35€ per head meal was v good. Staff were v friendly & one was quite funny too, with us English.
  • İpek T.
    İpek TanyaşMarch 4, 2012
    one of those restaurants that you can easily make "ma cantine" which defines the places you go all the time, surely have some favorites in the menu and feel quite comfortable in the warm atmosphere
  • Marietta V.
    Marietta VamvakouliNovember 30, 2016
    Cozy environment and nice food. Steak tartar is a must 🙌🏼 staff is very friendly and helpful. It is packed most of the time so you should book in advance.
    ELEGANS CADISIMarch 11, 2016
    A cafe and a restaurant where the locals as well as the tourists go for lunch & dinner. Typical french cuisine. Average prices compared to the similars. Nice deco & ambiance
  • Nathan W.
    Nathan WMay 23, 2015
    Get the salade des philosophes, topped with avocado, jamón ibérico de bellota, and goat cheese on toast. Does it get any better?
  • The Taste Sheriff
    One of Paris' most classic spots. Lovely ambiance, always great food and service. A must.
  • John M.
    John MalleySeptember 16, 2016
    Excellent French onion soup! A bit touristy but excellent food. Salads looked amazing as well.
  • Karolina M.
    Karolina MalaiMay 24, 2015
    Kind of my fav area in paris, and simply liked this spot, from many others (also nice) around.
  • mahiraoliveira
    mahiraoliveiraNovember 2, 2013
    food is really great (tarte tartin au tomate is terrific, as also the steak tartar), but the wine of the house ("vin du mois") actually sucks :/
  • Fatma G.
    Fatma GencNovember 5, 2013
    Very nice place to have a quick lunch. Don't expect the staff to be looking into your eyes when helping you, they have all these 4squarers waiting for their french food.
  • Calamari F.
    Calamari FrittiMay 25, 2011
    Tarta Tartin! The BEST! But arrive early (before 6pm) to be sure they have it, or there might be te risk you miss it! You don't want to regret it.
  • Ada R.
    Ada RisugliaJune 3, 2015
    Portions are massive and the quality of the food is good. A bit sole the service but you Van enjoy the atmosphere of a tipical Brasserie in le marais
  • Syahripal F.
    Order steak tar tar for lunch, and crème brûlée as dessert. Hands down! 🙌🏽
  • Volkan Y.
    Volkan YildizDecember 21, 2014
    Very nice restaurant in Marais. Try "de soupe gratinée a l'oignon + de canard maigre confite".
  • Varun S.
    Varun ShettyJune 18, 2014
    Sit outside facing away from the main street. Have a glass of red, some chocolate mousse and wafers.
  • Jud V.
    Jud ValeskiDecember 3, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Best cafe/bistro around. Slightly upscale, but not over the top. Delicious sandwiches. Best Marais ppl watching.
  • Chris W.
    Chris WrenNovember 1, 2014
    Wowza! The apple pie with vanilla ice cream is classic Parisian indulgence.
  • Chris W.
    Chris WrenNovember 1, 2014
    This is no pussyfooting steak tartare. I was a bit overwhelmed by the rawness, but it seemed very authentic.
  • Almog T.
    Almog TlumakNovember 26, 2014
    Great verity of food and drinks, great location and vibe..
  • Baran v.
    Baran von IsikNovember 5, 2015
    It's a good spot for people watching in Marais. Get yourself a glass of wine and grab a seat facing the street.
  • Christian D.
    Christian DickmannAugust 7, 2014
    Had the boeff bourguignon and liked it a lot. Nice atmosphere too, friendly staff. I will be back.
  • Elias K.
    Wonderful onion soup, wodreful roastes duck leg! Place is really cozy, prices are great for the value.
  • Alexandre C.
    Alexandre CurielNovember 9, 2014
    Try they "confit de canard maison" it's AMAZING!!!!
  • Kristen C.
    Kristen CJuly 20, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't expect to speak English here. Do expect to have a great plate of food. Sit on the corner for people watching. Especially on Sundays.
  • Ju L.
    Ju LuDecember 25, 2015
    Delicious big plates, good salads and champagne ! Nice outdoor seating and good for people's watching
  • laetitia
    laetitiaMarch 9, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    only the best organic local products served here. all home cooked. great brunch also.
  • John M.
    John MalleySeptember 17, 2016
    Amazing French onion soup! Salads looked fantastic as well
  • Darya
    DaryaFebruary 6, 2016
    Nice place. Try beef bourguignon and confie de canard
  • Fernanda F.
    Fernanda FontesJune 29, 2014
    Loved the steak tartar and the lamb. Small and cozy - a real parisian experience!
  • Ronni Tino
    Ronni TinoApril 22
    These guys are very passionate about fresh ingredients. As a result the food is great!
  • Jerome I.
    Forget the other items. Their duck confit is the dish to try.
  • Armando L.
    Armando L.April 30, 2012
    tarte tatin and canard! this is a place where food is at the top! a complete wow wow wow!
  • Nacho V.
    Nacho VacaJune 14, 2012
    The soft, foamy cheesecake is excellent. Yum! Coming from someone who hates soft cheesecake!
  • Joseph T.
    Joseph TerranellaAugust 26, 2015
    Order the tarte tatin aux tomates if they have it - amazing tomato tart
  • Valentina T.
    Valentina TDecember 25, 2014
    nice spot! small but cozy!! super fresh bread, try carrot soup with cumino
  • Stefanie R.
    Stefanie ReisSeptember 1, 2014
    Great restaurant, amazing neighbourhood! Eat the croissant and the baguette!
  • Jan H.
    Jan H.February 1, 2014
    Quite a busy place, but with friendly staff and good meals. Later in the evening the choice of desserts is rather limited.
  • felipe j.
    felipe jacomeNovember 8, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    the best tarte tatin a la pomme in paris (make sure to order with a vanilla ice-cream). Simply extraordinary!
  • Taxibeat France
    Taxibeat FranceApril 22, 2013
    No English menu but the staff will be delight to help you choose the best
  • Ülkem A.
    Ülkem AksarSeptember 15, 2016
    French restaurant in le marais. Reasonable prices, fresh and delicious food.
  • Christian
    ChristianNovember 16, 2015
    cosy, attentive staff, fantastic baguette and crème brûlée..
  • barbie
    barbieNovember 12, 2011
    very nice on sundays afternoons, great friendly cheese plates, wines and nice people to meet!
  • Jonas P.
    Jonas PomoellApril 4, 2013
    Onion soup gratin is amazing and enough for a lunch
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