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Le Second Empire

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Neighbourhood:
Les Halles
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62 rue de la Verrerie, 75004 Paris, France
+33 1 42 72 04 33
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10:00 - 23:30
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El Paso, Texas
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We enjoyed this meal (we each ordered different steak dishes), but the brie starter was the best part of the meal. Unfortunately, they brought it out with the rest of the meal.

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Thank Sue S
Stockholm
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102 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Le second empire is a nice restaruant, located in a busy corner of the busy street that leads up to Centre Pompidou. The ambiance is that of old world luxury, but the food itself is of the more common pizza/pasta variety with a few added items. For a Paris restaurant, the prices are quite alright, and the food is nicely... More 

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Thank MrJan
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here on a Tuesday evening whilst spending an unplanned night in Paris. The food & service deliver more than the menu outside suggests and at good value. I enjoyed a tomato & mozzarella salad to start with skinned half tomatoes on top of beautifully soft mozzarella. Finished with basil leaves and drizzled of pesto & balsamic glaze it was... More 

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Thank Steve P
Silver Spring, Maryland
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Wandered in after a cloudy day of museum hopping. The reception warm and the onion soup sealed the deal.

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Thank Beca K
London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

The staff could not have been more welcoming and friendly. The food was exceptional and always delivered with a smile. This is a place I would recommend for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Do not bother looking anywhere else!

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Thank Kbelleb
Paris, France
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94 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

I happened to walk past this old fashioned café, on my way to a business meeting. Rather freezing, I was in bad need of a hot chocolate, therefore walked in. Good surprise with a hot chocolate served in the old fashioned way, no powder, real cup, pot of hot milk at a fair price. Setting is comfy, old style too,... More 

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Thank captainhaddock44
1 review
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

We just had lunch there and everything was great. We speak no French and the waiter was wonderful to our family. We had pizza, chicken burgers and spinach ravioli. We were all sharing our food because of how delicious it was. We finished up with the chocolate lava cake. Family friendly, wait staff friendly, delicious lunch and priced reasonable. We... More 

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Thank Ctkeller0729
Athens, Greece
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Apart from the fact that one waiter seemed to serve 40 to 50 tables, the place was pleasant, the food not bad (we tried a terrine, a french burger and gnocchi with mushrooms; each one good in its kind) the wine really good and the final price acceptable, given the very central location of this brasserie. DON'T try the tiramisu:... More 

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Thank Harris P
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176 reviews
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Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

How the French put up with this level of grimness - I really can't fathom. The worst salad Nicoise I've ever eaten. And for the 'bargain' of €14.50. A bit of tinned tuna, a couple of quarters of tomato, no potatoes, a tiny sliver of anchovy and too many green leaves and bland left over beans. Why a poached egg... More 

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Thank Lulusmum
1 review
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

The waiter was really rude and service was slow as well. Seems they aren't really fond of non-french speaking people. Thus overall experience was not so good.

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Thank Fayza A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Italian, French, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 23:30
Monday
10:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
10:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
10:00 - 23:30
Thursday
10:00 - 23:30
Friday
10:00 - 23:30
Saturday
10:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 62 rue de la Verrerie, 75004 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Les Halles
  • Neighbourhood: Les Halles
  • Phone Number: +33 1 42 72 04 33

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

Staying in Les Halles

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Les Halles
Historically the central iron-clad market of Paris, Les Halles has evolved architecturally since then but the pulsating energy has stayed the same. Now it houses the main shopping mall, which nestles underground surrounded by fast-food take-aways and international restaurants coupled with beautiful churches and the old commodity exchange. Parallel to it are the high-street stores of Rue de Rivoli and just parallel to that the Seine. The area bustles with faces from all continents and all ages at all times of the day. If enjoying high-street shopping with easy access to fast eateries and lively bars is on your agenda, this is the place to go.
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