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Le cou de la girafe

#9,665 of 14,157 Restaurants in Paris
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Champs-Elysees
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7 rue Paul Baudry, 75008 Paris, France
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Paris, France
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2012

Nice choices from an interesting menu at a central location convenient to most; dishes are well prepared and flavorful.

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Thank Ralphing
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2012 via mobile

Three of us arrived on a Thursday evening shortly after they opened at 19h. The restaurant was half- full and we were seated right away. The service was very good, we mostly spoke French (it doesn't take much to get by in a restaurant, especially once you are familiar with French food :) and the waiter did speak English as... More 

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Thank KatieCole
Summit, NJ
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61 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2012

We rented an apt on Rue Artois, a block away from The Neck of the Girafe (Le Cou de Girafe), and we wandered in one night, not having a clue where to eat in the 8eme. Located on a corner, on a very quiet street, but close enough to the Champs Elysees if you want to get away from the... More 

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CA
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65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2012

If you want to dine as a local in Paris and experience a balance of the modern city rooted in a variety of French cuisine, this is the place. Make a reservation as is customary in Paris in general. Doors open at 7.30pm. Good wine list of French wines from around the country. Decor reminds me of somewhere in Napa... More 

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Thank ponderosapine
Glyfada, Greece
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2011

Fantastic cuisine at very reasonable prices. The plates were a piece of art!. Very highly recommended for everyone who appreciates fine french cuisine at a nice atmosphere,

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Thank SpirosKo
Boston, Massachusetts
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57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2011

I went to Cou this week with colleagues and found it to be mediocre at best. Food was very average (my beef was like shoe leather!) and service was also average. Frankly, given the choice I'd go elsewhere.

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Thank SangPei
Toronto
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119 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2011

I'll admit it - I read some of the other reviews to help me frame my thoughts, before I wrote mine...I've beento COU twice - once in September of last year, and again a few days ago. It looks really funky - from the moment I saw it and read the menu, I wanted to eat there. When I went... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2010

We had read previous reviews of the restaurant and were excited. Unfortunately we did not share the same sentiments after our dinner there. YOU MUST HAVE A RESERVATION - NO EXCEPTIONS. (Use your concierge desk to facilitate this.) When we arrived for the first sitting of the evening we were placed in the rear of the restaurant directly next to... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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370 reviews
290 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2010

My girlfriend and I visited this restaurant for my birthday in early January based on other reviews and we were not disappointed. The restaurant was full and it was a Monday night so you should really ring and book in advance or book online like we did. It is easily found, off the tourist track, about a 5 minute walk... More 

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Harpenden
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2010

Staying at Hotel Le A and wanted to eat very close by. Great food, beef features heavily. The staff are pleasant and coped (and were patient!) with my French. Dinner for 2 was €100. Wine list was limited but OK. Only a few complaints which you can decide if are important to you: The food comes very quickly and so... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$47 - US$156
Cuisine
French, European
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 rue Paul Baudry, 75008 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Champs-Elysees
  • Neighbourhood: Champs-Elysees

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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