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La Bievre

#4,365 of 13,819 Restaurants in Paris
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Odeon / Saint-Michel
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30 rue de Bievre, 75005 Paris, France
+33 1 43 54 10 50
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Albuquerque, NM
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103 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

The meal was reasonable hearty and filling but I thought more could be done with the flavors. I am no expert on couscous but it did not challenge, excite or educate me. I left feeling a bit disappointed.

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Thank CanyonCondor
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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175 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

My husband and I came here for lunch on a surprisingly rainy, icky day in Paris. What a nice treat to come in from the cold and have a nice serving of couscous. Since we stay in this neighborhood and have passed this place dozens of times, So it was nice to finally stop in and sample the fare. We... More 

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Thank Liz R
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76 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Friends gathered to celebrate my birthday with the prerequisite of some kind of African cuisine. Last visit to Paris, we ate Senegalese in the African Quarter, but this time we celebrated Moroccan style before heading to a concert at Notre Dame. We were terribly rushed (unfortunately) so we couldn't hang out and enjoy the food slowly with wine. However, the... More 

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Thank Jtrooney75
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

What a lovely and friendly place. Get the Algerian dishes and relish the simple clean flavors! Sit at Mitterrand's table. Close to everything and great hidden history.

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Thank Brian M
State College, Pennsylvania, United States
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228 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2015

This place is off the beaten track and a great find. The past French president Mitterrand ate there and one of the dishes, which we ordered, was named after him. The service was prompt and very friendly. We were seated at the same table as the Pres. and it was a big table -- you usually get a table for... More 

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Thank Kathy M
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2015 via mobile

Do not recommend they were very rude and unprofessional was hoping to have a pleasant meal just when i walked in then due to their manners i left straight away

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Thank NA N
Sorrento
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2015 via mobile

A really lucky find, a good family run place, the staff were very friendly. The couscous was delicious, and the portions very generous. Very good price, around 40 euros for three people, make sure to ask the owner about the presidents hat!

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Thank zoee99
Paris, France
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463 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2015

Many tourists walk past this place thinking "it doesn't look like a nice, typical Parisian restaurant"... Big mistake. The interior decoration is actually very typical for a North African home and therefore very genuine. And even better: this is a great place to have a real, home made couscous: perfectly cooked semolina, tasty gravy and nice selection of meats. Add... More 

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Didcot, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2015 via mobile

We met up with some friend to have lunch here. They live in Paris and chose the restaurant. We wouldn't normally choose a middle eastern restaurant in Paris. However, we tirned up to a warm welcome and were seated in the small restaurant with courtesy and friendliness. We wouldn't have dreamt of eating anything but couscous and all chose to... More 

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Fares N, Son of the restaurent keeper at La Bievre, responded to this review

HI, I want to thank you you for your very nice declaration(I does not know how to say "avis"). Also it will be with pleasure that my father wil recic you and your family the next time you'll come in Paris. More 

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28 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2014

went there for a dinner. amall place not very clean but welcomes you. the food was just fine for the price

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Thank Ronen S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 19 - USD 25
Cuisine
African, Moroccan, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Tunisian, Halal
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 rue de Bievre, 75005 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Odeon / Saint-Michel
  • Neighbourhood: Odeon / Saint-Michel
  • Phone Number: +33 1 43 54 10 50

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

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Odeon / Saint-Michel
As the bustling center of entertainment for the residents of the Rive Gauche, the activity at Odéon never stops. Boulevards are lined with traditional cafes, restaurants, and boutique cinemas. The streets surrounding the fountain at Saint-Michel provide eateries from around the world. Lively bars are just next door and the prototypical terraced French brasserie is on every corner. The setting for this area is second to none; the Haussmann-style boulevards are contrasted by monumental architecture and overshadowed by the iconic Notre Dame, all within a moment’s walk from the Seine. This neighbourhood's world-famous bookshops, cafés, and streets will not fail to impress you.
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