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“Excellent cuisine and service”
Review of La Bonne Excuse

La Bonne Excuse
Ranked #9 of 17,521 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Tour Eiffel / Invalides
Description: New Restaurant
Reviewed 25 July 2017 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 meal. We spoke to her a lot that night and were really impressed by their philosophy of taking care of their team, not overbooking and making sure the food and service are top notch.

The chef serves the food with bravado and focus. The dishes are artfully presented in a very unique style. My trubot was perfectly cooked, with a delicious skin on top and golden brown crust on the bottom. Every bite was moist and flavorful.

We all enjoyed our dinners, but the dessert was the superstar. As mentioned, the apple tart is amazing. Not a dish I would normally get excited about, but the crust is divine, the apples go perfectly with it and the caramel sauce adds a kick if you want it. I also loved the chocolate lava cake - rich, chocolatety and smooth.

Find a good excuse to dine here!

Thank HCRfan
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Reviewed 23 July 2017

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 time and it was delicious. Have the tart tatin for dessert. I think about that dessert all year long and can't wait to have it. You will have a wonderful experience with a warm welcome and very good service.

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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 try other dishes. We loved his cooking and found everything we've had to be delicious. The Apple Tart for dessert is a must!! The service is excellent and we were very pleased when the hostess recognized us from last year and greeted us like old friends. La Bonne Excuse is a lovely dining experience.

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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 friendly and the food was excellent with unique recipes on familiar food we had no where else we ate. I consider the price very fair for what we ate and drank and the restaurant was quiet making for a pleasant, stress-free meal. Reservations are strongly recommended and the restaurant is on the left bank of the Seine not far from Musee D'Orsay and just a few blocks walk across the bridge from the Louvre and Tuileries.

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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 were wonderfully surprised with a special anniversary acknowledgement on our dessert. Please support this family restaurant!! You will not be disappointed.

Thank Carolynchase13
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