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Cafe Varenne

#429 of 14,151 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Tour Eiffel / Invalides
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36 rue de Varenne, 75007 Paris, France
+33 1 45 48 62 72
07:30 - 22:30
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 07:30 - 22:30
Sat 09:00 - 20:00
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109 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Heard about this restaurant from Ina Garten’s show on the Food Network. I liked it so much that I went there twice. First, for lunch-the outdoor seating had a 30 min waiting so I sat inside. I ordered the duck –yum. The host’s name was Jerome and he was so nice and spoke good English. He recommended the Lemon Meringue... More 

Thank Tsion A
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fast , efficient Delivered what was expected. Nice choice of meat dishes. Plain and simple. Good first meal in Paris

Thank Edward W
Atlanta, Georgia
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

We ate here at the recommendation of the concierge and went back a second time. The food was very good: steak frites and paté the first time; fish with hollandaise the second. Merveilleux! The service is friendly and efficient but not hurried. Recommended without hesitation.

Thank Sally S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Very good traditional hot chocolate. Pleasant although too busy staff: it took us some time to get the menu and a jug of water. Good thing we were not in a hurry. However the ladies toilet was very dirty and there wasn't any toilet paper. I had to steal some from the gentlemen WC

Thank isadevi
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

This is a Classic French restaurant. The chef might just be mister Escoffier himself. Everything is served as it should be! They do have a good selection of French wines. We had the 2012 Chateau Maderot. The restaurant is typical French decorated. It is all clean and the staff is very friendly. I can really recomment this place. If you... More 

Thank Eric T
Treviso, Italy
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Go! Nice environment, good food and reasonable prices! A nice place located in a beautiful area, really suggested.

Thank MassiMirab
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

I had a first class breakfast here and instantly regretted the fact I'd walked past on previous trips without going in. It was actually recommended by the sales staff at Angelina where I'd been shopping. Staff are very helpful and coffee and food were excellent. Can't wait to go back next month when I'll give lunch and dinner a try.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Eventhough the place was very busy the staff made you feel you were a special customer- not an easy task to accomplish! The food was so great at lunch we wanted to go there for dinner the same day but unfortunately it was closed. I will go there again when I come to Paris again

Thank Anný L
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201 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Nice restaurant. Mainy locals and is in a local area of Paris, not mainstream tourist area, but was near to our hotel so it suited us fine

Thank JRTinn
Norfolk, Virginia
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461 reviews
273 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We had dinner at Cafe Varenne twice because we enjoyed our first evening there so much. Generally we like to try many different restaurants, but after a couple of bad experiences with poor food or pushy staff, we changed our routine. We had 2 very helpful, knowledgeable waiters. They spoke English and were there whenever needed. One night we all... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
French, European, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
07:30 - 22:30
07:30 - 22:30
07:30 - 22:30
07:30 - 22:30
07:30 - 22:30
09:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 rue de Varenne, 75007 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Tour Eiffel / Invalides
  • Neighbourhood: Tour Eiffel / Invalides
  • Phone Number: +33 1 45 48 62 72

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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 politicians brush shoulders with the tourists who come to see this postcard-perfect area for themselves.
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