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L'elephant du Nil

#3,314 of 14,829 Restaurants in Paris}
$$ - $$$French, , European
125 rue Saint Antoine, 75004 Paris, France
+33 1 42 74 18 12
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good51%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“st paul” (2 reviews)
“mojito” (2 reviews)
“bistro” (5 reviews)
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French, Bar, European, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
125 rue Saint Antoine, 75004 Paris, France
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Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

I met an old friend here and I was able to order a very lovely virgin cocktail. The bartender took time to make it and it was perfectly balanced - some can make a mojito too sweet. Lovely location, lovely ambience and typically french tables...More

Thank Belle-Noel
Reviewed 2 March 2017

This looks a charming little place from the outside and its quite small inside. I joined a few locals at the counter and was obviously not quite quick enough asking for my pression because my waitress shrugged and moved off to deal with somebody else....More

1  Thank LargelyMonk
Reviewed 11 November 2016

Stopped in at this cute little neighbourhood bistro while touring Paris. Simple menu, Our server, Aurélie, explained the daily specials. She waiting on us with that characteristic French combination of insouciance and attentiveness, a roll-your-own dangling from her bottom lip. My steak was flavourful, served...More

Thank ZipoDoug
Reviewed 23 August 2016

On a recent trip to Paris, we were walking around the area of St Paul and found this small bistro where we had lunch. We all had plat du jour which was actually quite tasty, big portions ( maybe a bit too big), great housewine...More

Thank vidainbrussels
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Me and my boyfriend had lunch here earlier today. The vegetarian opinions are somewhat limited so we settled for a veggie omelette & pesto pasta. The waitress was very quick and attentive. The food was okay but nothing to write home about. Reasonably priced as...More

1  Thank kathrynjdf_
Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

Loved this small brasserie! The owner is having fun and the staff transpires "joie de vivre". Everything we ate was perfect! Simple food all home made. The café gourmand is just to die for: lemon tart, brulée and moist chocolate cake...yummy. Going back soon.. For...More

1  Thank K-roPerth
Reviewed 10 December 2015

Nice cafe in the lovely Le Marais neighborhood to just grab a drink and people-watch! Located right next to the St Paul station, L'Elephant is perfect to sit down for a nice cup of coffee before you have to ride the metro to somewhere, which...More

1  Thank Jay Y
Reviewed 22 November 2015 via mobile

Nice place, nice music... At night they turn on the music and play some nice music. The food is good.

1  Thank Eden H
Reviewed 26 August 2015

If you are looking for a place with a nice atmosphere and life at 'The Marais', this is the one. Delicious 'tartare de bœuf' and fresh dishes, as well as a good assortment of drinks. Very friendly service. The bar also organizes amusing concerts that...More

1  Thank VillasLosPajero... B
Reviewed 5 June 2015

We ordered beef tartar, Supreme Chicken, Pasta with Pesto, Pasta with Tomato and Basil sauce, Duck Confit and White Fish. All the dishes were good except White Fish. It was very dry without any sauce and it was all mushed and shredded like shredded chicken....More

1  Thank Yusuf M
Le Marais
The Marais is a winding maze of multi-faceted streets
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restaurants, and hidden parks. Around each corner,
you'll come across little gems of architecture
spanning the centuries, from understated medieval
towers to classical libraries and 17th century
splendour. This neighbourhood unites a rich mix of
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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7:00 am - 2:00 am
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7:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 125 rue Saint Antoine, 75004 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Le Marais
  • Neighbourhood: Le Marais
  • Phone Number: +33 1 42 74 18 12
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