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Cafe Varenne

#446 of 14,089 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Tour Eiffel / Invalides
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36 rue de Varenne, 75007 Paris, France
+33 1 45 48 62 72
07:30 - 22:30
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 07:30 - 22:30
Sat 09:00 - 20:00
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Atlanta, Georgia
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here at the recommendation of the concierge and went back a second time. The food was very good: steak frites and paté the first time; fish with hollandaise the second. Merveilleux! The service is friendly and efficient but not hurried. Recommended without hesitation.

Thank Sally S
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very good traditional hot chocolate. Pleasant although too busy staff: it took us some time to get the menu and a jug of water. Good thing we were not in a hurry. However the ladies toilet was very dirty and there wasn't any toilet paper. I had to steal some from the gentlemen WC

Thank isadevi
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

This is a Classic French restaurant. The chef might just be mister Escoffier himself. Everything is served as it should be! They do have a good selection of French wines. We had the 2012 Chateau Maderot. The restaurant is typical French decorated. It is all clean and the staff is very friendly. I can really recomment this place. If you... More 

Thank Eric T
Treviso, Italy
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Go! Nice environment, good food and reasonable prices! A nice place located in a beautiful area, really suggested.

Thank MassiMirab
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

I had a first class breakfast here and instantly regretted the fact I'd walked past on previous trips without going in. It was actually recommended by the sales staff at Angelina where I'd been shopping. Staff are very helpful and coffee and food were excellent. Can't wait to go back next month when I'll give lunch and dinner a try.... More 

Thank FJEMcG
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Eventhough the place was very busy the staff made you feel you were a special customer- not an easy task to accomplish! The food was so great at lunch we wanted to go there for dinner the same day but unfortunately it was closed. I will go there again when I come to Paris again

Thank Anný L
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172 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Nice restaurant. Mainy locals and is in a local area of Paris, not mainstream tourist area, but was near to our hotel so it suited us fine

Thank JRTinn
Norfolk, Virginia
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447 reviews
266 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We had dinner at Cafe Varenne twice because we enjoyed our first evening there so much. Generally we like to try many different restaurants, but after a couple of bad experiences with poor food or pushy staff, we changed our routine. We had 2 very helpful, knowledgeable waiters. They spoke English and were there whenever needed. One night we all... More 

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Warrenton, Virginia
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

This place is a calm oasis and has their act together. Good basic cooking and service. We ate breakfast here twice. It was obvious the regulars in the neighborhood came here and knew each other. They even brought their little dogs who each got a treat from the owner. Charming! And so perfectly French. Love it and will definitely go... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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87 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

We ate breakfast here on more than one occasion and had dinner here once. Great, friendly and attentive service. Lovely, older cafe with zinc bar. Our breakfasts were very good as was our dinner. My husband had the fish special of the day and I had the hot goat cheese salad ... again, very, very good food and service.

Thank Kathy K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
French, European, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:30 - 22:30
07:30 - 22:30
07:30 - 22:30
07:30 - 22:30
07:30 - 22:30
09:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 rue de Varenne, 75007 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Tour Eiffel / Invalides
  • Neighbourhood: Tour Eiffel / Invalides
  • Phone Number: +33 1 45 48 62 72

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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With the Eiffel Tower at its core, the Invalides area of Paris is guaranteed to impress. Golden towers and Baron Haussmann's urban vision meet military precision, stretching avenues, and luscious lawns. The area boasts the Musée D’Orsay, the tomb of Napoleon, the National Parliament and UNESCO, as well as luxurious, exclusive residences. In fine restaurants and at the weekend markets, families, diplomats, and politicians brush shoulders with the tourists who come to see this postcard-perfect area for themselves.
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