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Les Philosophes

28 rue Vieille du Temple, 75004 Paris, France
+33 1 48 87 49 64
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good46%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“onion soup” (61 reviews)
“tarte tatin” (16 reviews)
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
28 rue Vieille du Temple, 75004 Paris, France
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Upon arrival at the entrance of the restaurant, the for waiters prefered to chat, joke and block the entrance so that we had to wait for 3-5 min to enter the restaurant euch had free seats btw. Or waiter was ok, however, slow as or...More

Thank Value4Price-Seeker
Restorateurlibre, Propriétaire at Les Philosophes, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Value4price-Seeker Are you a professional critic or a fake ? In less than 2 years you visited 47 different destinations , you wrote 96 comments and 4 just on your Paris tour November 12th . All my regulars will get fun to read you....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We have stayed in the area from many years and passed by regularly but always thought it was mostly just a bar. It was recommended to us so we made a reservation for dinner and was very good. I started with onion soup and my...More

Thank AnAnthropologist
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bistrot perfecto para detenerse y comer en el corazon del Marais. Con una carta clasica de un bistrot frances. Con su tipica terrace donde se puede beber una copa mientras se observa la gente pasar o bie, far niente // Bistrot perfect to stop and...More

Thank Marianna C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We lunched here on a recommendation from a former Parisienne. We weren't disappointed! Both of us ordered the 3-course "Menu" and the house red wine. Our server was friendly, knowledgable and efficient. The food itself was fresh and delicious- our orders included an organic carrot...More

Thank Susy_Traveler
Restorateurlibre, Propriétaire at Les Philosophes, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank Susy to share your experience , just tell the former Parisienne who gave you my address a big thank you . Do not hesitate to ask for me at your next visit

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We wanted to eat like we were locals. And we found the perfect place. Situated on a busy street in the Le Maris district this was a quintessential French restaurant. We were shown to our table by the owner, and met our server who was...More

Thank Amelia M
Restorateurlibre, Propriétaire at Les Philosophes, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much Amelia to take some minutes to give your appreciation on my bistrot . All my staff from kitchen to the service will be so glad to read it. Do not hesitate next time you come to Paris to visit us ,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We liked the place at it felt like it was a good place for lunch with the locals. Yes a bit noisy but very friendly place. We really enjoyed the food - took plate de jour & plate de vegetarianne. Recommended for local lunch cuisine.More

Thank MrMartinC
Restorateurlibre, Propriétaire at Les Philosophes, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello MrMartinC Thank you so much for your comment . About the noises , we work on it but as you see our bistrot is very small and always very crowded so it’s not so easy to solve that problem inherent to the place for...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Busy, buzzy restaurant situated in the Marais. Farmfresh home-cooked French cuisine at a reasonable price. The best onion soup that I have ever had ! I can't wait to go back to try more personal favourites .... Great choice and copious serves. I highly recommend...More

Thank BernadetteBrachat
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Last month my wife and I had a light dinner meal at this restaurant. On that day, we wanted to eat at an early hour, and we were having problems finding a restaurant open (6 to 6:30pm) at the Marais area. Finally we came across...More

1  Thank josebenjamin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quaint Paris cafe with delicious food and drink. Waitstaff extremely friendly and although crowded - very accommodating to our needs as well as neighboring tables also friendly. The salad with duck prosciutto and beets was amazing. And of course - the french wine - delicious!

Thank francisstephanied
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been told that this restaurant was specialized in bio/organic and season food. It seemed to me more on the organic/local food side but not too much. Actually the restaurant itself was full and so we stayed at the next one Chaise au Plafond, just...More

1  Thank kuka70
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spanning the centuries, from understated medieval
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13 June 2016|
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Response from Restorateurlibre | Property representative |
Monroe, Better leave your booking on their web side, they reply quickly. All the best
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21 August 2015|
Response from Moville047 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, . As a non smoker I have no idea. Anywhere in the street I should think.
Neil K
17 April 2015|
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Response from Gary0126 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, got this too late. But they're right. Make a reservation. But they get crowded and you might wait anyway!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 am - 2:00 am
9:00 am - 2:00 am
9:00 am - 2:00 am
9:00 am - 2:00 am
9:00 am - 2:00 am
9:00 am - 2:00 am
9:00 am - 2:00 am
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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