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Cafe Varenne

) #278 of 14,432 Restaurants in Paris €€ - €€€ French, Cafe, European
36 rue de Varenne, 75007 Paris, France
+33 1 45 48 62 72
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good36%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“potatoes” (11 reviews)
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French, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
36 rue de Varenne, 75007 Paris, France
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised at the friendly service even during a hectic busy time. The roast chicken was the most delicious that I have ever experienced. Try the lemon tart for a perfect summer time finish.

Thank Travelergirlfrom1972
Reviewed 1 week ago

It simply became my favourite place for lunch. Despite that they are always full and busy the staff is very friendly, attentive and smily. The cafe is nicely exposed to sun shine most of the time day. In terms of food it is always fresh,...More

Thank Zarifam
Reviewed 1 week ago

We scooted into this place just before closing one night. They were super friendly and helpful........ and then the food was awesome. I was traveling with a recent High School grad who is not the most adventurous eater and she LOVED it. We had a...More

Thank Julia H
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are in the area down the street from the Rodin Museum then this restaurant is a great stopover for a more traditional country type French meal. Great service - English friendly - big proportions - daily specials! It is not low budget but...More

Thank Mckits
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took the advice of Ina Garten and try this place. It was easy to locate and in a lovely part of Paris. It is a bit off the tourist path, so its local feel is really quite authentic. The food was without question some of...More

Thank Judi M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice staff. Some of our meal was very good. The steak was fatty and hard to chew. The waiter Evan offered to trade for something else and totally made the evening enjoyable.

Thank Cody P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent dinner and breakfast and wonderful Waiters. We were leaving early one morning and had to have breakfast early. They open at six so we immediately marched down to arrive just slightly after six a.m. for a hearty American breakfast. Unfortunately, the cook does not...More

Thank HPR170
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had originally looked at Paris By Mouth and was going to go to one of their top bistros. It was my first day in Paris, I wanted to be low key and eat very American-like, "early, like 6:30pm" so I asked the manager at...More

Thank EC145
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Forced to endure a shopping trip to Rue du Bac, the only thing to do was to take respite at Café Varenne. The food was as always up to scratch and promptly delivered. They really know how to run a place and have been doing...More

Thank Leftbanker
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located one block away from the Prime Minister’ office and several ministries, this traditional upscale café is usually busy with politicians and civil servants. The sidewalk terrace is a pleasant choice for lunch on sunny days, but the inside setting is cozy and warm. The...More

Thank RedSkirrel
Tour Eiffel / Invalides
With the Eiffel Tower at its core, the Invalides area
of Paris is guaranteed to impress. Golden towers and
Baron Haussmann's urban vision meet military
precision, stretching avenues, and luscious lawns. The
area boasts the Musée D’Orsay, the tomb of Napoleon,
the National Parliament and UNESCO, as well as
luxurious, exclusive residences. In fine restaurants
and at the weekend markets, families, diplomats, and
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Bonny P
How is breakfast?
5 April 2017|
Response from Sally S | Reviewed this property |
We did not eat breakfast there. I'm not sure it's open for breakfast. At Hotel Pont Royal the breakfast is wonderful!
Rhoda S
Do you allow dogs on the outdoor pato?
3 June 2016|
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Response from Leftbanker | Reviewed this property |
I have seen dogs there but it is not really a patio. It is more a row of small table and seats each side. Rue de Bac is a busy place and your dog would have to be well behaved to avoid being trod on by pedestrians!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:30 - 22:30
07:30 - 22:30
07:30 - 22:30
07:30 - 22:30
07:30 - 22:30
09:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 rue de Varenne, 75007 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Tour Eiffel / Invalides
  • Neighbourhood: Tour Eiffel / Invalides
  • Phone Number: +33 1 45 48 62 72
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