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Le Second Empire

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Les Halles
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62 rue de la Verrerie, 75004 Paris, France
+33 1 42 72 04 33
10:00 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 23:30
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wandered in after a cloudy day of museum hopping. The reception warm and the onion soup sealed the deal.

Thank Beca K
London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

The staff could not have been more welcoming and friendly. The food was exceptional and always delivered with a smile. This is a place I would recommend for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Do not bother looking anywhere else!

Thank Kbelleb
Paris, France
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94 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

I happened to walk past this old fashioned café, on my way to a business meeting. Rather freezing, I was in bad need of a hot chocolate, therefore walked in. Good surprise with a hot chocolate served in the old fashioned way, no powder, real cup, pot of hot milk at a fair price. Setting is comfy, old style too,... More 

Thank captainhaddock44
1 review
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

We just had lunch there and everything was great. We speak no French and the waiter was wonderful to our family. We had pizza, chicken burgers and spinach ravioli. We were all sharing our food because of how delicious it was. We finished up with the chocolate lava cake. Family friendly, wait staff friendly, delicious lunch and priced reasonable. We... More 

Thank Ctkeller0729
Athens, Greece
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Apart from the fact that one waiter seemed to serve 40 to 50 tables, the place was pleasant, the food not bad (we tried a terrine, a french burger and gnocchi with mushrooms; each one good in its kind) the wine really good and the final price acceptable, given the very central location of this brasserie. DON'T try the tiramisu:... More 

Thank Harris P
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176 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

How the French put up with this level of grimness - I really can't fathom. The worst salad Nicoise I've ever eaten. And for the 'bargain' of €14.50. A bit of tinned tuna, a couple of quarters of tomato, no potatoes, a tiny sliver of anchovy and too many green leaves and bland left over beans. Why a poached egg... More 

Thank Lulusmum
1 review
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

The waiter was really rude and service was slow as well. Seems they aren't really fond of non-french speaking people. Thus overall experience was not so good.

Thank Fayza A
North Aurora , Illinois
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

While returning to our hotel one evening we were looking for a place for casual diner and happened to stop at Le Second Empire. My wife ordered a salad which she very much liked and I ordered a pizza. Didn't really know what to expect but it was delicious. Price was moderate, would recommend.

Thank joirgro
Lexington, MA
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100 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016

My wife and I have eaten at the second empire for lunch, dinner and late night drinks and it's always been a pleasant experience, The food is reasonably priced and well prepared The service is very good and the ambiance is always nice. The house cat is a joy,,,if you're a cat person. We keep going back....this was our fifth... More 

Thank paul_czerny
1 review
Reviewed 15 October 2016

First we experience we wanted to order we went three of us and one person was not wanting to eat the other two of us was going to order and the waiter refused to take our order he insist the other person HAVE TO MAKE AN ORDER OR HE WONT SERVE US. he was even rude. then we still ordered... More 

Thank Siran G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, French, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 62 rue de la Verrerie, 75004 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Les Halles
  • Neighbourhood: Les Halles
  • Phone Number: +33 1 42 72 04 33

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

Staying in Les Halles

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Les Halles
Historically the central iron-clad market of Paris, Les Halles has evolved architecturally since then but the pulsating energy has stayed the same. Now it houses the main shopping mall, which nestles underground surrounded by fast-food take-aways and international restaurants coupled with beautiful churches and the old commodity exchange. Parallel to it are the high-street stores of Rue de Rivoli and just parallel to that the Seine. The area bustles with faces from all continents and all ages at all times of the day. If enjoying high-street shopping with easy access to fast eateries and lively bars is on your agenda, this is the place to go.
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