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La Cordonnerie

#594 of 14,950 Restaurants in Paris
€€ - €€€French, European
20 rue Saint Roch | 20 Rue Saint Roch, 75001 Paris, France
+33 1 42 60 17 42
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“veal” (52 reviews)
Closes in 5 min
All hours
French, European
€€ - €€€
20 rue Saint Roch | 20 Rue Saint Roch, 75001 Paris, France
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Tiniest restaurant ever been to. Just the chef and a waiter but serving very honest French rustic comfort food in a quaint environment. Nothing fancy but everything was very tasty.

Thank silviocilia
Reviewed 29 November 2017

This review is actually for a several years ago - 2012. However, I wanted to put my vote in for La Cordonnerie. The restaurant is a short walk from the Louvre - very manageable if you do not have a car. We arrived a bit...More

1  Thank Newbie_Vacationer
Reviewed 25 November 2017

This famiily-owned, small but exceptional bistro is our first stop in Paris. We ask for a table in the kitchen area so we can watch the chef prepare the dishes - and chat with him when things ease up. The food is not elaborate, but...More

Thank EHfromCalifornia
Reviewed 18 November 2017

We looked online for a small Bistro, close to Vendome and La Cordonnerie appeared. Their own website offered tables for 2 at 8.30 and 9pm. It was 7.30pm. We entered our details, including US Zip code and US phone number and went for a cocktail...More

Thank 749David
Reviewed 17 November 2017

They say the restaurant is small, but that really doesn't do it justice. It has fewer than 20 seats in the dining room - yet somehow, you still get a little bit of personal space. The service is friendly and helpful. My 11-year-old son did...More

1  Thank Mark C
Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

We found this restaurant thanks for TA. Starters were really good ( mushroom and salad of shrim) but the maincourse was a real disapointement. Veal steak was with lushroom sauce way too fat. The beef steak was not specially good and french fries quite disapointing...More

Thank hamelinp1972
Reviewed 9 November 2017

This place is a gem. Small, intimate, amazing service. The chef cooks right next to the small dining room. Great wine, great food. The steak and pasta were amazing. We ate all over Paris and this was the best dinner we had.

Thank Colin S
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

Have walked by this place several times, so was curious and made a reservation, which is needed because there are only about 8 tables. It is one of these old auberge type places, quirky in a pleasant way. Menu leans toward beef and lamb, but...More

Thank patsenoj
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Thank you Hugo for showing us how it's done! From our table aside your kitchen bench we watched the magic that created the finest mushroom fricasse that I expect to ever have. The rib steak and shallots and lamb stew were discussed on the Eurostar...More

1  Thank Joseph M
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

We have been in France for nearly one month and this was the best dinner we have had! We had the foil gras, mushroom fricassee and the marvelous lamp stew. The chocolate dessert was amazing.

1  Thank Pat S
Louvre / Palais-Royal
From the majestic Louvre to the regal Palais-Royal,
this neighbourhood oozes luxury. The grand arches
along Rue de Rivoli are shadowed by mosaics in front
of decorated vitrines and hotels. Place Vendôme is
lined with the world’s best jewelers and their
glittering window displays. Every other establishment
has someone to open the door for you or park your car.
You can spend hours gazing at its haute couture shops
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Questions & Answers
28 July 2015|
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Response from Ed F | Reviewed this property |
My best suggestion to learn if/when the restaurant is closed would be to contact the conseirge at the hotel here you're staying and have them contact the restaurant.
14 July 2015|
Response from Michael L | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn't consider this restaurant super fancy. We arrived in jeans and a collared shirt and felt appropriate.
23 March 2015|
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Response from Jenn W | Reviewed this property |
They had good vegetarian options for the first course, but there were no vegetarian options for the main course. I'm pescetarian, so I went with the tuna they had that day for the main.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$32
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 rue Saint Roch | 20 Rue Saint Roch, 75001 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Louvre / Palais-Royal
  • Neighbourhood: Louvre / Palais-Royal
  • Phone Number: +33 1 42 60 17 42
  • E-mail
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