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Le Gorille Blanc

#439 of 14,091 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Le Marais
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4 impasse Guemenee, 75004 Paris, France
+33 1 42 72 08 45
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
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Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
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Melbourne, Australia
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60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was lucky enough to enjoy canard du confit when in Paris at the end of my trip. It was the best I'd had during my time in France. A fantastic way to end my trip!

Thank almago6
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I ordered a la carte for lunch instead of set menu - Fricassée de lapin mijoté aux oignons et raisins blondes, purée de pommes de terre and it was right choice. The dessert (Mousse au chocolat noir et citron vert, flocons de chocolat blanc) was also nice. Within 5 minutes from bastille or St-Paul. And of course, excellent warm service!... More 

Thank MioKuroda
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87 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Find this place, and enjoy! We shared a bowl of the velvety soup of green lentils and duck breast. Main courses of haddock and chicken were delicious! The recommended wines were perfect compliment. The flan type desert of baked apple and calvados was amazing. Great Service and ambiance to match.

Thank Richard D
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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204 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 240 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

My partner and I have had dinner here on each of two recent visits to Paris - in December and a few days ago. It's a mixture of locals and tourists - it's in the Marais/Place des Vosges area so pretty touristy but also a residential area of central Paris. Pleasant space - tables are quite close but we've been... More 

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239 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

This place is in the heart of the Marais, but not touristic. Mostly full of regulars, enjoying a proper French business lunch. Food is from the SW - boudin noire, that kind of thing. Allegedly a haunt of Maigret, one could imagine that the great detective would have mingled here with his old friends. Service was a bit slack, but... More 

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Napa, California
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

This was our last dinner in Paris, and it didn't disappoint. After searching for a good restaurant to go to that would sum up our trip we decided to come here. We sat outside drinking our wine and watched the sunset from a quite ally way/ street that reminded us why Paris is the City of Romance. We started off... More 

Thank Explorer_Trish
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

You should not miss this restaurant when you are in Paris. Nice, honest french food. Charming decor and nice staff!

Thank Andrea D
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

I found this place just by looking up French restaurants within walking distance of my hotel and it wasn't even the first one I went to check out, but it was the first one that was open when I arrived with my friends. I'm a big fan of French food as I used to live in France when I was... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

We wanted a typical French bistro and this was recommended by hotel. Fabulous food, all authentic french and delicious. Was actually full of a lot of US students but maybe because of the area it was in? Wine ( obviously all french) was delicious and the service was very friendly and efficient.

Thank jo723611
San Francisco, California
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190 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

My boyfriend and I got the the restaurant at around 6pm, when the dinner rush in Paris starts around 7-7:30. We loved having some quiet time and super attentive service before the crowds arrived, and boy did it fill up. I tried the curry vegetable tofu and it was absolutely delicious! The portions were perfect, but I didn't give this... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 17 - USD 53
French, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 impasse Guemenee, 75004 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Le Marais
  • Neighbourhood: Le Marais
  • Phone Number: +33 1 42 72 08 45

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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 Le Marais

Neighbourhood Profile
Le Marais
The Marais is a winding maze of multi-faceted streets that beg to be explored. It bursts with small boutiques, historic buildings, cozy traditional 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 people of all ages, but it's best known for the gay scene mostly in the south and the Jewish community around Rue des Rosiers.
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