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Les Philosophes

#452 of 14,090 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Le Marais
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28 rue Vieille du Temple, 75004 Paris, France
+33 1 48 87 49 64
09:00 - 02:00
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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went for lunch here and it was nice, service a little slow to begin with, but once our order was taken the food was quick to arrive. We sat outside and watched the world go by at one of their street tables. Worth a visit if you watch to eat typical French food and the pate was great !!!

Thank Robert P
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

An amazing experience. We fell upon this lace having wandered around for somewhere with the right feel and a decent vegetarian menu. The restaurant starts things off with a very good ethos. All their food it prepared in their kitchen, and sourced from known sources & passionate suppliers. Each course of our 3 course, vegetarian meal was amazing. I didn't... More 

Thank Toby G
London, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been eating at Les Philosophes for a number of years. The menu is constant and has not changed over the years. We usually eat the suggestions for the day. This weeks offerings were again of the usual high standard and perfect for the season. The next door restaurant is La Chaise au Plafond and shares the menu and... More 

Thank PeterL42
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46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A quintessential bistro, busy and bustling, very friendly service and some very good food. Between us we had onion soup, a mixed salad, a roquefort and walnut bagette, a ham sandwich and a pichet of Cahors and it was all quite excellent.

Thank Frukienut
Stockton, California
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We hadn't been to this restaurant for possibly 20 years and last night we went. The onion soup was not really hot and very salty. Our waiter was very nice but he forgot my plat of the grilled lamb. My husband ordered the fillet which not only really a fillet and although cooked medium rare was very tough. We won't... More 

Thank mgallup65
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In my opinion the best onion soup in Paris! Great place for lunch, dinner or if you just want to sit outside and people watch while enjoying very sophisticated menu for a good price

1 Thank michaeljasinski
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

5 euro for a mediocre cafe au lait , 5.50 for a tea and 3 euro for a croissant without butter or jam was disappointing.

Thank ersmayers
Restorateurlibre, Propriétaire at Les Philosophes, responded to this review

Sorry, Ersmayers, but if you think Les Philosophes is expensive you're in for a rude shock when you visit other places in Paris. It is an expensive city, but at least my staff are paid properly. And when you order a café au lait at my place you get a Mexican organic blend with fresh organic unpasteurized milk. Nothing mediocre... More 

London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to this restaurant several times now and it never disappoints. The friendliest staff in Paris complimented by delicious simple food. I took some visiting friends this time who raved about the whole experience. Menus in English or French (maybe other languages as well) the food is fantastic. My favourite is still the duck - perfectly cooked, but... More 

2 Thank Peterinl0nd0n
los angeles
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Lively and fun bistro/cafe. Food as excellent. Our waiter was very patient and helpful. His meal and wine suggestions were great. Would highly recommend. Reservations not necessary.

Thank craig f
Vancouver, Canada
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

We visited Les Philosophes for dinner, based on the recommendations of some friends. The restaurant is very popular, so reservations are recommended. Menu is large and there are options for a 2-course or 3-course set. There are also daily special dishes. Food is prepared with fresh, locally source ingredients and was delicious. Selection of wine is also diverse and very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, European
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28 rue Vieille du Temple, 75004 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Le Marais
  • Neighbourhood: Le Marais
  • Phone Number: +33 1 48 87 49 64

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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