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Bistro Volnay

#1,273 of 14,338 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Opera / Bourse
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8 rue Volney, 75002 Paris, France
+33 1 42 61 06 65
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
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Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited on Tuesday 23rd May, whilst the restaurant was relatively quiet at 7.30pm it became busier mainly with tourists. Attentiveness of owner and waitresses was beyond expectations. Food was excellent as well.

Thank Alex S
Level Contributor
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a treasure! This wonderful place serves excellent French food with a very professional and friendly staff. From wine to dessert it was above any other meal we have had all week in Paris.

Thank Mel S
St. Petersburg, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

The owner greeted us when we arrived, realized we were American and immediately started speaking English. The high quality service and food continues from there. Ahead of the curve wine and pepper pairings made the evening that more enjoyable and educational. Very welcoming, quaint and worth the trip.

Thank cwilson236
Philippe M, Directeur général at Bistro Volnay, responded to this review

Thank you very much for that comment. Looking forward to welcome you back. More 

Cumming, Georgia
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Wonderful staff. Speak English very well. Beautiful, intimate, very "Parisian" bistro in arrondissement 8, near Madeleine church. We were lucky enough to get a table for 5 (2 adults, 3 teens) with just 1 hour notice for dinner at 9pm- I'd say this was lucky timing as this is a hot spot. Fois gras is unusual in that it is... More 

Thank jrsmith1371
Philippe M, Directeur général at Bistro Volnay, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this lovely comment. More 

Tel Aviv, Israel
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79 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Had a dinner last week Outside temp was -4C but inside warm and cousy atmosphere . Service was professional and friendly . Staff is speaking English . The menu handed was interesting and the bottom line was excellent . Each of the following dishes ordered was a good experience . Starters Foie Gras in curry sauce Sears octopus and squid... More 

Thank karl45
Philippe M, Directeur général at Bistro Volnay, responded to this review

Thank you very much. We are glad you enjoyed it. More 

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117 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Went for lunch Had polenta with 10g truffle It was absolutely delicious.. The taste of the polenta wasn t too strong, nor was it too creamy... truffle taste was perfect All dishes served looked delicious

Thank zimmermannm
New York City, New York
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161 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

This Bistro is very close to our Hotel so we decided to give it a try. When I asked the owner before making the reservation why there where no salads on the menu he remarked " we make better things than that, but if you like we can throw together a salad for you". Unfortunately I took this confidence on... More 

Level Contributor
269 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Met a Parisian friend here. Pigs feet app was excellent. As were salads. Mallard in a croute also great, the meat being quite dark with strong flavors. Veal tartare with seafood disappointing, as flavors were bland. Desserts fine. Nice place, though brightly lit with few customers, so it was missing a buzz. Corsican white for $55 was pricey but good,... More 

Thank BunkyVA
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244 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

This is a very nice bistro, close to the Opera (we were going to a show that night) with helpful and friendly staff. Food was on the bland side - but maybe that was our choice.

Thank Arnoldbakers
New York City, New York
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016

Bistro Volnay was recommended to us by our Concierge at Hotel Castille for our last hurrah lunch in Paris. It was one of the best places of our entire visit. The service was friendly with excellent recommendations. The food and wine was exceptional, the crowd was a Parisian business crowd which made us feel like locals in the best of... More 

Thank TFierro
Philippe M, Directeur général at Bistro Volnay, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your visit and your comment. We look forward to welcome you back. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
French, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 rue Volney, 75002 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Opera / Bourse
  • Neighbourhood: Opera / Bourse
  • Phone Number: +33 1 42 61 06 65

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Opera / Bourse
The neighbourhood around Opéra and Bourse is a belle époque paradise of grand boulevards, refined arcades, and mass-market art-nouveau entertainment. Here, modern day workers continue to take advantage of the legacy that nobility and finance left in the 19th century. Brightly-lit brasseries, theatres, and cinemas sit side by side with French bistros predominating in one area and Japanese restaurants in another. The area is most famous for the Palais Garnier opera house and glamorous department stores.
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