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La Cantine de Quentin

#806 of 14,143 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Canal Saint-Martin
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52, rue Bichat | 52, rue Bichat, 75010 Paris, France
+33 1 42 02 40 32
10:00 - 19:00
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Tel Aviv, Israel
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

The mushroom soup is one of the best cream soups i ever ate ! The atmospher is very cozy and everything was more then great

Thank Levia H
New Hampshire
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

We just bumped into this wonderful restaurant and were WOWED!!! The risotto St. Jacques! Exquisite!!! And the creme brulee indescribable!!! Then there are the wines AND the perfect service!! Everyone at the various tables had to talk about the amazing dishes they had just been served!!! If this is what lunch is....who needs dinner??? I will return with other friends... More 

Thank TouringForever
Sunshine Coast, Australia
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

It's our last day in Paris so we thought we would refresh ourselves for our 24 hour plane trip with a walk around Canal St Martin. We happened to find Le Cantine de Quentin down a small lane off the Canal, its quirky menu looked worth a taste. As we read through the menu sipping lovely champagne the place filled... More 

Thank Lee M
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171 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

Great food, great service, all in all a very nice lunch. We ended up with 2-course and a dessert to share and the price was not scary even if it is not the cheapest type of place. Recommended!

Thank Webjorns
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016 via mobile

A friend has recommended La Cantine de Quentin for years. We finally had a chance to have Valentines lunch here. The food is fabulous! Pasta Carbonara with chorizo was the best I have ever had! Rather then mixing the egg in. A perfect poached egg sat on top of this lovely serving. Just amazing. Citrus tart was also to die... More 

Thank Ken G
Montreal, Canada
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90 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2015

This is a nice bistro to have lunch. They always have a nice menu of the day. They are certified "Maitre Restaurateur" which means that the food that is served is all prepared in house and cooked in house. There are no pre-pared ingrédients. The staff is very friendly and the service is efficient and fast. You really get your... More 

Thank Timeport
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015 via mobile

Visited this place with my husband for lunch. I've ordered menu of the day which was amazing "carrot cake" seafood starter followed by main similar to black pudding. All food and wine was really delicious , served by staff with a great sense of humour and willingness to help when we were struggling to choose our meals. Looking forward to... More 

Thank Tinkaa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2015 via mobile

Definitely worth a visit if you're in this part of Paris. We had the risotto and it was perfect. The staff were friendly and the location is great - especially if it's sunny and you can sit outside.

Thank LooongLuncher
San Diego, California
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9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2015

We had no expectations but picked this bistro bc it was close to our apt. To our surprise the meal were not only beautiful but delicious. Unusual combinations but everything worked. I shall return on my fall trip.

Thank GypsyGrandmum
Paris, France
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2015

I remember I had a delicious lunch, a long time ago. But last day, for lunch, I had canned duck, stale bread and without heart service. It seems that Quentin is'not in the good mood any more.

Thank Alex B
Quentin H, Propriétaire at La Cantine de Quentin, responded to this review

We regret what was evidently a misunderstanding with respect to our menu. As is the case with most restaurants in Paris, we serve lunch in the early afternoon (between 12:00 and 15:30). After that time, we offer bar service with products from our épicerie. This is a completely different menu that includes, as you correctly note, prepared foods such as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$18 - US$47
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 52, rue Bichat | 52, rue Bichat, 75010 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Canal Saint-Martin
  • Neighbourhood: Canal Saint-Martin
  • Phone Number: +33 1 42 02 40 32

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Canal Saint-Martin
The tree-lined Canal Saint-Martin is the focal point of one of the most romantic and hip areas of Paris. Watch boats travel along the canal while lovers and friends take in the atmosphere from the banks or the bridges. Evenings see hoards fill the embankments to drink wine and enjoy good company. The colder days lead people to hipster bars, cozy restaurants, and concert spaces. Those who are more adventurous may explore hidden gems down nearby streets, from local bars to futuristic architecture. With its enriching mix of people of all ages and backgrounds, this neighbourhood has a dynamic, inspiring vibe.
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