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Le Select Montparnasse

#1,797 of 13,815 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
French, Bar
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99 boulevard du Montparnasse, 75006 Paris, France
+33 1 45 48 38 24
07:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Thu 07:00 - 02:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 03:00
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We often have a meal at La Coupole when in Paris-it has a unique decor,good mix of locals with tourists, passable menu and a fair price and sometimes entertainment. Before going to dinner, we generally have a glass at the bar at Le Select. It`s always lively and the bartenders are most personable.Lunch one day was passable while the people... More 

1 Thank purfsurf
South Florida, Florida
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

At the corner of Blvd Montparnasse and Blvd Raspail a nice lady sees us looking at our cellphone and offers her assistance. We tell her we're looking for a real French gastronomical experience. She sent us here. Thank you very much angelical French lady!!!!!! Le Select has hosted Hemingway, Picasso, and now the Starkman family. What a treat this was.... More 

Thank Eytan S
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Le Select had great food and a very good staff. My wife had the duck confit and I had the quenelles de brochet; both were amazing. The duck came with garlic potatoes and the skin was crispy. The duck itself melted off the bone. My quenelles came in a crawfish cream sauce that was outstanding with a heathy serving of... More 

Thank AlexIsHonest
London, Ontario, Canada
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61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When we walk down Blvd Montparnasse we check out the famous literary cafes within a stone's throw of each other, but we somehow always end up here. We sat at a sidewalk table this time & our suited waiter pushed 2 tables together to give us more room. I had the planche charcuterie, which was delicious. Inside you might catch... More 

Thank Morstan
New Paltz, NY
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Sit at the bar and have a cocktail before you take your table. Order a classic cocktail. Watch the barman make it. Don't you wish that all barmen took such care mixing your drink? We asked for just a bit of Vermouth in our Vodka Martinis. He filled the mixing glass with ice, added what I thought was way too... More 

1 Thank DarrinSiegfried
Melbourne, Australia
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944 reviews
615 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Okay, I'm going to give this place a decent score, not simply because it is a Hemmingway cafe, but out of the six that I visited it happens to be the cheapest. Sure, cheap doesn't necessarily mean good, but considering what the others were charging cheap in this instance is actually a fairly relative term (and also considering that I... More 

Thank MrDavetheSarks
Durham, North Carolina
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49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Richard Wright, James Baldwin. and other writers dined here. A great place to sit and watch people. We spent a lovely afternoon consuming a bottle of wine, munching olives and pretzels.

Thank CTSopper
New York City, New York
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1,550 reviews
789 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 682 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Your meal will be fine and service outstanding, but go for the history and the decor. Artists used to pay with their works and there is still an strong cultural feeling to the place. My companion and two members of the staff chatted with delight for five minutes about the entrance tiles, for example.

Thank robcurtross
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

The restaurant may be known for its place in the history books, but the food is most ordinary. We ordered the John Dory over spinach and the rack of lamb. The fish was tasteless. The spinach we okay, but nothing to light up your taste buds. The rack of lamb was good. For dessert we ordered lava cake with orange... More 

Thank Voyager06
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101 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Its a typical french brasserie with a large variety of french dishes. Food quality is good and service is welcoming. Seating outside is overlooking the boulevard montparnasse where you can spend some nice time enjoying the crossings

Thank Christian N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, Bar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 03:00
07:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 99 boulevard du Montparnasse, 75006 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris
  • Phone Number: +33 1 45 48 38 24

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?