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Chez Lena et Mimile

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Quartier Latin
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Mouffetard 32 rue Tournefort, 75005 Paris, France
+33 1 47 07 72 47
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:30
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19:00 - 22:30
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68 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not sure why this restaurant seems so controversial and reviews all over the map. We walked in without a reservation for a late lunch. Terrace was not in use because rain threatened. We got the last table inside......actually a very pleasant little booth with sun filtering in the window beside us from time to time. There is a handsome bar... More 

Thank msaioli
North Lincs
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167 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Invited here by friends for Sunday lunch, we saw the mixed TA reviews and wondered what we would find! However, we got lucky with the late March weather and dined on their south-facing terrace in the spring sunshine. No ‘view’ but very pleasant with very little passing Sunday traffic. Good menu and extra variety on the specials board. Service was... More 

Thank ilaj99
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Run as fast as you can away from this restaurant! The first time I left because they're so rude I couldn't believe it! The only rude people in Paris I met. I lived around the corner and then tried it again! Yuck the food was terrible and the service even worst. It's also very expensive!!

1 Thank Diana M
Waterloo, Canada
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016

This restaurant is just off the Rue Mouffetard and has a set up with a small square in front of it and its patio located essentially a floor above street level. It has a nice wine list and its food is a solid selection of the usual French classics. It was not that busy when we were there and the... More 

Thank SAGadbois
Jongieux, France
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Despite having reserved a table and had confirmation and a reminder of our booking, the restaurant had no trace of it. They found us a table but with no apology or good grace. The service was appalling. When we eventually managed to get a carafe of water, the contents were far from cold and it was put on the table... More 

1 Thank Louise W
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134 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

What a lovely surprise in Paris, a great location with a lovely view A set menu including a bottle of wine for very good value. The food was amazing. I do not speak a lot of French so it was interesting to see what came out. We were very pleasantly surprised. Great service ,although under pressure from a sudden rush... More 

Thank Duckamilton
New Jersey
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91 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2016

After the first four days of a nine day visit to Paris revisiting old favorite restaurants, we began trying new ones. Today was another find but with two provisos. It was Chez Lena et Mimile. It is a Basque restaurant but while the wine selction is good but a little pricey, there are no bottles or carafes of wine from... More 

Thank Pjk
Hong Kong, China
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187 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2015

Service here was brusque and not friendly, despite speaking French. Food was mixed: excellent foie gras but a disappointing combination of mushroom soup and bland 68 degree egg on toast. House bread was not fresh which is a shame in an area of Paris stuffed with boulangeries. The main courses were fine standard French cooking. Dessert was hailed as a... More 

Thank Domirwin
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 July 2015 via mobile

This was best meal we had in Paris recently. It is charming and all the food is obviously fresh--they got a bread delivery just after we sat down. I had the fish which was delicious. One of my dining companions had the lamb special (good); the other the fillet (not great); and the last had what is undoubtedly the best... More 

1 Thank Christin M
Melbourne, Australia
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2015

We had this restaurant recommended to us soon after we arrived in the Latin Quarter for a stay. I love French food, and perhaps my expectations were too high, but the meal was nice, but forgettable. We were on the terrace, which sounds better than it really is as the surrounds are hardly beautiful or interesting. The prices are high.

Thank alancd2015

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
French, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mouffetard 32 rue Tournefort, 75005 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Quartier Latin
  • Neighbourhood: Quartier Latin
  • Phone Number: +33 1 47 07 72 47

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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 Quartier Latin

Neighbourhood Profile
Quartier Latin
The Latin Quarter bursts with intellectual life, architectural splendour and ongoing merriment. The small streets are filled with classical buildings, student bars and lively eateries while the squares are dominated by historic monuments. The area is defined by the 800-year-old Sorbonne University, where Latin once prevailed, and is famous for the Pantheon which celebrates the great men and women of France. During the day students rush from classes to the library and intellectuals people watch from the terraced cafés. As night time falls the surrounding establishments fill up and the merriment really begins. The liveliest parts are around Rue Mouffetard, lined with crêperies and international street food eateries, and Place de la Contrescarpe characterised by terraced brasseries, this neighbourhood provides real nourishment for the mind, belly, and soul.
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