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La Bonne Excuse

48 rue de Verneuil, 75007 Paris, France
+33 1 42 61 50 21
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good13%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
48 rue de Verneuil, 75007 Paris, France
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I had dinner at La Bonne Excuse on a recent trip to Paris. I had read some great reviews of the restaurant, and I saw that reservations were necessary, so I emailed in advance to reserve a table. It was during a...More

Thank BrooklynWino
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed dinner here with my wife and daughter. The hostess/waitress/owner did a great job of making us feel welcome in our first dinner out in Europe. She spoke English well, and steered us deftly toward a Sancerre to drink that was perfect for our...More

Thank HCRfan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We make sure we keep going year after year that we are in Paris. We have had some of our best meals in this small restaurant with a husband chef and wife handling everything else. The menu changes all the time. Had the turbot this...More

Thank Louvain71
Reviewed 15 July 2017

We love this restaurant!! We first visited it last year and we had such a wonderful evening that we went back this year - twice. The food is so good and the chef changes the menu so when you return you have a chance to...More

1  Thank yvr14
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This was a wonderful find after visiting Musee D'Orsay. It was encouraging to see a mix of local folks and tourists as a sign that the restaurant is patronized by a good cross section of the public. The hostess and the staff were warm and...More

Thank lvjmr
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

We are so impressed by it all- quiet and quaint atmosphere, attentive service and most of all, the food was the highlight. We were warmly greeted like old friends which turned to be the best service we had during our whole 10 day trip. We...More

Thank Carolynchase13
Reviewed 16 June 2017

Location: in a very quiet street en arrond. 7th; Metro 12 (rue du Bac), Metro 12 (Mabillon); RER (Musee D`Orsay) or Metro 1/7 (Palais Royal/Louvre) and you have a very nice walk over Seine River Building: one room downstairs - you can watch into kitchen...More

Thank MichaelGFrankfurt
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

We dined at La Bonne Excuse twice during our week in Paris, returning the second time because it was so enjoyable and the food so delicious. The small restaurant has a gracious hostess, and pleasantly calm atmosphere, conducive to conversation and leisurely enjoyment of the...More

1  Thank nanm00
Reviewed 13 June 2017

We reserved ahead based on enthusiastic reviews. Our experience echoed those good reports of this lovely restaurant run by a husband-wife duo. She provided us attentive and gracious service and good advice for all phases of our meal. The husband chef created wonderful and delicious...More

1  Thank Jim4892016
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

Very picturesque location on the hills from Montmartre to Sacre-Coeur. I had excellent fois gras as starter and a very smooth quail as main cours. My girlfriend had entrecôte, which was not at all medium/raw as requested but rather well done. Anyway a nice place,...More

Thank Joakim M
Tour Eiffel / Invalides
With the Eiffel Tower at its core, the Invalides area
of Paris is guaranteed to impress. Golden towers and
Baron Haussmann's urban vision meet military
precision, stretching avenues, and luscious lawns. The
area boasts the Musée D’Orsay, the tomb of Napoleon,
the National Parliament and UNESCO, as well as
luxurious, exclusive residences. In fine restaurants
and at the weekend markets, families, diplomats, and
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17 July 2016|
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Response from Craig G | Reviewed this property |
Hi Cathy No. The restaurant is on the south of the river near the musee d'orsay It would take a good 30 to 40 minutes by taxi to get there. We took a taxi from our hotel in Place Vendome and it cost 8 euros and 15 minutes... More
11 May 2016|
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Response from JPGG | Reviewed this property |
Casual but it is always nice to make an effort for a nice dinner in Paris. Check the holiday period in Paris as many restaurants are closed in August
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27 May 2015|
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Response from Henk58 | Reviewed this property |
Although I appreciate the opinion of James as being that from a semi-local, I would advice to make reservations. Usually they are packed for dinner. You sometimes stand a chance for lunch walking in, but U would not want to... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
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12:00 - 14:00
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12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48 rue de Verneuil, 75007 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Tour Eiffel / Invalides
  • Neighbourhood: Tour Eiffel / Invalides
  • Phone Number: +33 1 42 61 50 21
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