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Le Grand Colbert

#542 of 14,815 Restaurants in Paris}
$$$$French, European,
2 rue Vivienne, 75002 Paris, France
+33 1 42 86 87 88
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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All hours
CUISINES
French, European, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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2 rue Vivienne, 75002 Paris, France
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We went here in the reccomendations of the concierge, and it was amazing. The interior was beautiful, Art Deco inspired and spacious. Plenty of booth seating. And fun! I opted for the three course meal including an app, entree, and dessert. My husband devoured the...More

Thank cactusflower89
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Yes. You have to watch “As Good As It Gets” with Diane Keaton and Jack Nicholson first since the movie was filmed there. Prices are mid to high. Quality is excellent. Not pretentious French cooking. Just good. Great service.

Thank mikeywwes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely dinner here, in fact, it was my favorite meal in Paris. The wine list was incredible and I loved the decor of the restaurant. This is a place where you just want to relax and hang out. I ordered a vegetarian...More

Thank Halleybopp
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful Art Deco interior and my wife's favourite film. It was kind of the waitress to suggest we come after 3pm if we want to enjoy the atmosphere of the restaurant for afternoon coffee and dessert. We had a choice of where to sit and...More

Thank IzaandJack
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful location, great service, Le Grand Colbert is a classic beautiful brasserie ! but, what happened with the food? My friend found a piece of metal in his meat and my wife got a food poisoning ! Will we go back ?

Thank stephane75009
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wanted to go since seeing it featured in the movie "Something's Gotta Give" and was disappointed in the price and small wine pours at this adorable Parisian restaurant. Staff is not rude but rather indifferent if you're not a local diner. Food was very good.

Thank Clare S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In Paris there are many brasseries but none like Le Grand Colbert! The atmosphere is beautiful perfect for an intimate dinner. The food was superb and the service equal. We had the filet, fish and chicken all were tasty and perfectly prepared. Highly recommend for...More

Thank rickcindyw
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Restaurant is well decorated and movie propagand surelly makes it known to many but food was really bellow the average, even compared to brasseries. We ordered onions soups for starters - they were so very salty we had to return them. Maitre excused saying "they...More

Thank Sonia M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is great. Its got this old look as many french places does. High ceilings. Food is amazing. Onion soup and the salmon pot delicious. Sirloin steaks really good. The service is superior. When they had to change the steak, they changed the french...More

Thank HakanCp
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is alive with atmosphere as soon as you walk in the door. The service is 1st class from the concierge who quickly showed us to the bar while our table was being mad ready, to the bar staff who promptly deposited a plate...More

Thank Jane M
Nearby
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
...More
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Rosita K
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Response from William P | Reviewed this property |
It depends on what you call "expensive." We normally eat at this type of café for around 40 Euros pp, without wine. But it certainly depends on what you are ordering (some of the dishes are much less expensive than others... More
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Absolutely--and don't be late!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 18 - USD 59
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 rue Vivienne, 75002 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Opera / Bourse
  • Neighbourhood: Opera / Bourse
  • Phone Number: +33 1 42 86 87 88
  • E-mail
Description
At the beginning of its construction in 1637 by Guillaume de Serrant (using plans by Le Vau) the building was a town house. It was sold to Jean-Baptisite Colbert in 1665 then to Philippe d’Orléans in 1719. In 1806 he was busy trying to raise money for the treasury until the building’s sale in 1825. The town house was torn down to make room for the building we see today as well as the opening of the Galerie Colbert in 1825. The Galerie Colbert at this time was a competitor to its neighbor, La Galerie Vivienne. In the same vicinity several fashion and perfume stores as well as reading rooms opened up. It was under the reign of Louis-Philippe that a new store opened it’s doors under the name, Au Grand Colbert. The name was kept until 1900 when it was turned into a restaurant. It was, up until it’s closing a few years ago, one of the “hot spots”, the best deal in Paris. Under the influence of the National Library, the owner, all of the original details were renovated in 1985 at the same time as the Galerie Colbert. You can find in the large room an architectural volume which is quite impressive, walls as high as 6 meters, relics, in particular, sculpted pilasters and their consoles. You can also admire paintings in a Pompeian style of which there are very few examples in Paris. The mosaique floor, exactly like the one in the Galerie Vivienne, is worth admiring. Today, Le Grand Colbert has now been listed as an historic monument and has been managed by Joel Fleury since August 1992 and his business team. They welcome and serve a cosmopolitan clientele among which are actors, top models, designers, movie stars, businessmen, tourists and some regulars. This client diversity has given Joel Fleury the statute of Grand Brasserie Parisienne. His chef proposes a full menu and offers a choice of traditional brasserie meals where typical French dishes are mixed with original recipes that have an exotic touch.
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