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Le Mesturet

#390 of 13,995 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Opera / Bourse
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77 rue de Richelieu, 75002 Paris, France
+33 1 42 97 40 68
09:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 07:30 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 23:00
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485 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I enjoyed the house aperitif, followed by the day soup, which was delicious. And that was it. My main of the day, pork stuffed cabbage on a bed of rice was far from perfect. As a start, there was hardly any cabbage around the stuffing, which had the fine ground consistency of a meatloaf, far too salty with too many... More 

Thank frenchteddywww
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We discovered this restaurant by chance walking past on an earlier evening, and the selection of dishes and prix-fixe menus looked very attractive... and the look was 'classic French'. We arrived at about 9:00pm and were not disappointed! The head waiter greeted us, and despite my attempt at O-level French, welcomed us in perfect English. We loved the ambience -... More 

Thank Stephen A
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly service, cosy atmosphere, good wine, excellent cheese cake. We booked in advance using TripAdvisor

Thank chuckyeagerX1
Houten, The Netherlands
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

We selected this restaurant as it was very conveniently located around the corner from our hotel, and had good reviews online. We visited on a Tuesday evening around 7:00pm. I got the feeling based on opening times that this is relatively early for dining in Paris, and there were not many guests in the restaurant when we arrived. The upside... More 

Thank Darren S
Tacoma, Washington
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

We had just finished a fun time at Harry's New York Bar and ask the bartender for a restaurant recommendation. He gave us a card for Le Mesturet. Upon arrival we were told that they had no dining tables due to the Beaujolais Nouveau Festival dinner. We said that they were recommended by Harry's. We were asked to wait one... More 

Thank Rod-Barb B
Tallinn, Estonia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Three times I have visited Paris and three times I have been to this restaurant with different companions. Great value and friendly staff - special greetings to Alain from Tallinn! If I ever go back to Paris I know the one place I'm sure to revisit.

Thank Triintsukas
Vienna, Austria
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Hungry after travelling all day and happy to stumble into a friendly, buzzy local restaurant. But here, the food gets second billing. Crayfish dumpling starter was tepid and went back to the kitchen. The fried potatoes with the steak were barely warm. And they saved the best for last. The nice looking five cheeses for dessert were straight out of... More 

Thank Shorthead
Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Great value bistro with excellent staff. Food was pretty good and very fresh. Very busy so get here early.

Thank KMcCorry
San Clemente, CA, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

As a Paris & France travel writer, I look for dining places that are delicious, affordable, and accessible. I found Le Mesturet on my trip last month to Paris. I find it to be a local favorite in the 2nd arrondissement near the Opera--and a charmer for visitors as well. Good food, efficient service, and a wonderful chance to rub... More 

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Ringwood, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

After completing our amazing "Paris in One Day" tour, we headed back to our hotel to change. It was already a bit late, so we asked the hotel guest agent for some restaurant recommendations. We asked for something more on the casual side that offered especially good desserts. She recommended Le Mesturet, which was only a short walk away. For... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 16 - USD 31
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 77 rue de Richelieu, 75002 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Opera / Bourse
  • Neighbourhood: Opera / Bourse
  • Phone Number: +33 1 42 97 40 68
Le Mesturet is a classic Parisian bistro located in the heart of Paris between the Grand Boulevards and the Louvre Museum.Passionate about what they do, Alain Fontaine, the owner, and his chef, Pascal Brot, are the creative forces behind Le Mesturet’s traditional French cuisine. With the help of their energetic dining room and the kitchen teams they have created an exceptional restaurant where you can enjoy lunch and dinner.You will love our typical French dishes, home-made desserts, wine menu filled with discoveries and bistro atmosphere.We have two air-conditioned dining areas available for large groups, anniversaries and other events: there is our main dining room, decorated in a cosy “old Paris” style, which seats 86 as well as an additional dining room that seats 30. Welcome !

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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 another. The area is most famous for the Palais Garnier opera house and glamorous department stores.
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