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Le Grand Vefour

#114 of 14,151 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighbourhood:
Louvre / Palais-Royal
As featured in Best Food in Paris
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17 rue de Beaujolais | 17 rue de beaujolais, 75001 Paris, France
+33 1 42 96 56 27
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12:30 - 14:00
20:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 12:30 - 14:00
20:00 - 22:00
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Paris, France
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192 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had not been there for about 3 years and to return to this most beautiful place is just a wonder. Service is faultless and not pompous and the food is just superb. I had never been disappointed there and it is just a pleasure to be in that beautiful environment

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New England
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88 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went back to the Grand Vefour 3 weeks ago and we had once more a fabulous experience. It is a combination of décor (the absolutely most beautiful restaurant in Paris), service (attentive, unpretentious and with excellent advice. Part of the team has been there for 15 years which tells you something about the place. They love being there and... More 

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Marseille, France
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Where the concept of restaurant have been invented. If you like "food" you have to try the "pigeon prince rainier" or the "Ravioles de foie gras, crème foisonnée truffée" one time in you life. 300 to 500€ for a dinner.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Service was overstaffed, but neither very efficient nor attentive. Time until first course arrived was too long. Same applies to service by sommelier. Food was well cared for. Worth a visit. Cheeses were extraordinaryly delicious and well chosen.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

In case you are a serious diner, the Grand Vefour is an absolute must. Historically being the oldest restaurant in the world, it's impeccable and delightful decor in the Palais Royale is truly unique. We had the tasting menu and our expectations were not only met but exceeded. Take a lot of time and especially a lot of appetite, because... More 

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Austin, Texas
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

Returned on a cold January night for another decade Birthday dinner. Our table was noted as one that Victor Hugo sat at ordering the same meal each time. I decided to be very adventurous and try dishes I have not ordered before anywhere: Sea Urchins followed by the most divine Sweet bread. We savored a lovely champagne, followed by a... More 

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St. Pete Beach
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

This is one of those special places that lives up and beyond your expectations. The experience from walking in and having the class spill onto the check in . The welcome by the chef himself , was just priceless. The dining , the waiter the wine was world class... ( save room for the deserts... trust us) Cannot wait to... More 

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Pula, Croatia
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

This historicle temple of 2 michelin stars rewarded restaurant, still decorated in a style of like 300 years ago serves food that is no longer qualifying as great food. The starter of ravioli with fois gras and a fois gras avec kumquat was oke but not great, thinking of a 100€ pp starter? And 2 bites of the foi gras... More 

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San Francisco, California
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49 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

And it's a happy occasion. The room is very special. I don't know anyplace else with murals like these. And certainly there's no place else with windows looking out on les Jardins du Grand Palais. Wow! The lunch menu was limited but everything we ate was excellent and beautifully presented. The lobster bisque was unique - flavored with Asian spices... More 

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Eynsford, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Was really looking forward to an amazing experience at Le Grand Vefour. We've been to our share of starred restaurants: I would question whether this one deserves star at best. Mediocre food: nothing fresh or inspiring; infact some of the puddings were sickly. Appalling service, with staff that lacked any enthusiasm for the food or customers. The interior is impressive,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 124 - USD 273
Cuisine
French, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
12:30 - 14:00
20:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:30 - 14:00
20:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:30 - 14:00
20:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:30 - 14:00
20:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:30 - 14:00
20:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 rue de Beaujolais | 17 rue de beaujolais, 75001 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Louvre / Palais-Royal
  • Neighbourhood: Louvre / Palais-Royal
  • Phone Number: +33 1 42 96 56 27
Description
this historic restaurant overlooking the gardens of the Palais Royal. It is the oldest restaurant in Paris, frequented in the past not just by Napoleon and jJosephine but also by Victor Hugo and Colette. The flavours of the world come together in airy créations like Breton lobster asparagus and¨Parmesan cheese. Panfried Turbot and artichokes white pineapple-sage infused oil.Manjari chocolate cube, red berries black tea sherbet and fresh mint.

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Louvre / Palais-Royal
From the majestic Louvre to the regal Palais-Royal, this neighbourhood oozes luxury. The grand arches along Rue de Rivoli are shadowed by mosaics in front of decorated vitrines and hotels. Place Vendôme is lined with the world’s best jewelers and their glittering window displays. Every other establishment has someone to open the door for you or park your car. You can spend hours gazing at its haute couture shops or lingering over a meal at any of its chic eateries. After all that indulgence, the Tuileries gardens provide stately respite, while theatres compete for your applause. It's a neighbourhood that draws admirers from around the world, all attracted to the luxe life in Paris.
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