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Clown Bar

#1,969 of 14,151 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighbourhood:
Bastille / Oberkampf
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114 rue Amelot, 75011 Paris, France
+33 1 43 55 87 35
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Today
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 23:30
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Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 23:30
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Paris
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had an excellent dinner, one starter, one main course, one bottle of wine and one desert for 2. All the meals were very good, service was very good too, but we paid 80 euros each and were seated next to entrance door on small bar table, so a bit expensive I think.

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Thank johnnoParis
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My best meal of the trip. Couldn't believe this amazing french dinner was cooked up by a team of Japanese chefs. Very impressive meal with a modern take on french bistro style food. Must go!

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Thank Henry F
phoenix
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place great story of how the place came to be , ask for a tasting and match the wines . Go early and book as far in advance as you can , it's always busy

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New York City, New York
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178 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A must go for brilliant, creative food. First the problems: slow, odd service though it is always friendly and trying. The winelist is a minefield of natural wines that are not close to the quality of the cooking. (Why are Paris chefs so enamored by this limiting category?) Now the fantastic news, the cooking is off the charts, one dish... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

We are non-meat eaters and always tend to do some research before going to a restaurant in a foreign city. We saw many good reviews about the Clown Bar across different platforms and several people mentioned the delicious seafood and fish dishes along the other meaty offerings. So we went! And surprise surprise we sat down and saw that we... More 

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Godalming, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

My daughter and I came for lunch on Sunday - we took the last booking so I would advise booking well in advance. I can't wait to go back. Staff were very welcoming and spoke great English. We ordered a starter to share (deep fried red mullet) which was melt-in-the mouth gorgeous - the batter was made with squid ink.... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Made reservations for Saturday night and realized it would be busy. We were seated on the terrace and served our wine and first course in reasonable time. Main course arrived (duck and foie gras pie--delish), and we took our time enjoying it and finishing the wine. No service staff came out for at least 20 minutes. We watched as one... More 

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Hoboken, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

This was our second time at Clown Bar. Ten years ago we visited when it was still run by the last owner. We had a great time eating classic bistro food and chatting with the owner. Now we have new, young owners and the food is brilliant. The pigeon and foie gras pie should go down in gastronomic history. The... More 

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new jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

I read the review in the NY Times and immediately booked The Clown Bar. When we arrived at 730, they were already out of the beef special, which is what our two 18 year-old daughters wanted, as we saw it being served and it looked delicious. I tried to talk to the Japanese chef, but he knew no English. The... More 

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Los Angeles,CA
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12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

We had heard from our hotel concierge that this was a popular reservation and difficult to get, but he came through for us. The place itself was small, more like a bar than a restaurant with a dining room. Tables were close and cozy, but the ambience/vibe was bustling and pleasant. The food was quite good, and generally satisfying. I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 23:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 23:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 23:30
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 23:30
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 23:30
Saturday
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 114 rue Amelot, 75011 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Bastille / Oberkampf
  • Neighbourhood: Bastille / Oberkampf
  • Phone Number: +33 1 43 55 87 35

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Bastille / Oberkampf
Bastille and Oberkampf are lively parts of town made for entertainment. During the day rows of unassuming bars welcome customers for a bite or a drink, but it’s at night this area really comes to life. Students and young professionals fill the busy bars around Bastille and Oberkampf. At Place de la Bastille, crowds flock to the Opéra Bastille in the evening and groups wait for coveted tickets during the day. Towards Republique, skateboarders practice their tricks while others chill out at the square. If you’re looking for late-night revelry, this is your neighbourhood.
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