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La Bonne Excuse

48 rue de Verneuil, 75007 Paris, France
+33 1 42 61 50 21
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good14%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
48 rue de Verneuil, 75007 Paris, France
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Location: in a very quiet street en arrond. 7th; Metro 12 (rue du Bac), Metro 12 (Mabillon); RER (Musee D`Orsay) or Metro 1/7 (Palais Royal/Louvre) and you have a very nice walk over Seine River Building: one room downstairs - you can watch into kitchen...More

Thank MichaelGFrankfurt
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We dined at La Bonne Excuse twice during our week in Paris, returning the second time because it was so enjoyable and the food so delicious. The small restaurant has a gracious hostess, and pleasantly calm atmosphere, conducive to conversation and leisurely enjoyment of the...More

1  Thank nanm00
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We reserved ahead based on enthusiastic reviews. Our experience echoed those good reports of this lovely restaurant run by a husband-wife duo. She provided us attentive and gracious service and good advice for all phases of our meal. The husband chef created wonderful and delicious...More

Thank Jim4892016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very picturesque location on the hills from Montmartre to Sacre-Coeur. I had excellent fois gras as starter and a very smooth quail as main cours. My girlfriend had entrecôte, which was not at all medium/raw as requested but rather well done. Anyway a nice place,...More

Thank Joakim M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One thing has to be said before anything else about La Bonne Excuse: Go. Just go. It's wonderful. I had the foie gras for my entree and the veal for my plat. They were both delicious. But save room for the tarte aux pommes (apple...More

2  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Husband and wife team; he's the chef and she handles everything on the dining side, it seems, in English and French. Delicious meal well worth the short walk up a quiet street. We had the crab starters with avacado, grapefruit and strawberry-- you read that...More

1  Thank mullete
Reviewed 19 May 2017

This was our second time dining at La Bonne Excuse. The food was just as delicious as at our first experience. The veal is a standout. The apple tart is a must for dessert. A husband and wife team run this small restaurant that is...More

Thank Plegoste
Reviewed 19 May 2017

I made the reservation due to the fact that I didn't want to travel far from my hotel to an upscale restaurant. I was staying close to Notre Dame. The staff when out of their way to make us feel comfortable. I have a lot...More

1  Thank L8598HRjohnb
Reviewed 8 May 2017

This is a very small restaurant on a very quite street in Saint Gremaint. At launch time is always full, so order it in advance. It might be wise to order it for a dinner as well. But if you will be around there in...More

Thank Valery S
Reviewed 27 April 2017

this restaurant is typical of what makes paris one of our favourite cities. small, fair prices and outstanding food. the food presentation is superb and the combinations and flavours are very unique, likely due to the chef's spanish influence. good selection of affordable wines. definitely...More

2  Thank smalld
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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Bon jour, My husband and I will be finishing our trip through France with an overnight in Paris In the beginning of October 2016. Our hotel is located near Garde Norde, as we will be leaving from their early morning. Is your restaurant located close to the train station? Thank you for your reply, Cathy
16 July 2016|
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Response from Craig G | Reviewed this property |
Hi Cathy No. The restaurant is on the south of the river near the musee d'orsay It would take a good 30 to 40 minutes by taxi to get there. We took a taxi from our hotel in Place Vendome and it cost 8 euros and 15 minutes... More
Hello, Does your restaurant have a dress code? We will be visiting in early August 2016. Thank you in advance. FlashDad
10 May 2016|
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Response from JPGG | Reviewed this property |
Casual but it is always nice to make an effort for a nice dinner in Paris. Check the holiday period in Paris as many restaurants are closed in August
Molly D
Am I able to make a reservation via a website or email? I am not able to call out of country.
27 May 2015|
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Response from Henk58 | Reviewed this property |
Although I appreciate the opinion of James as being that from a semi-local, I would advice to make reservations. Usually they are packed for dinner. You sometimes stand a chance for lunch walking in, but U would not want to... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
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12:00 - 14:00
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12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48 rue de Verneuil, 75007 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Tour Eiffel / Invalides
  • Neighbourhood: Tour Eiffel / Invalides
  • Phone Number: +33 1 42 61 50 21
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