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Firmin le Barbier

#993 of 14,218 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Tour Eiffel / Invalides
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20 rue de Monttessuy, 75007 Paris, France
+33 1 45 51 21 55
12:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Mon 12:00 - 22:30
Wed - Fri 12:00 - 22:30
Sat 19:00 - 22:30
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Saint Charles, Illinois
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited night of April 13th. Small, quaint bistro with great ambiance. Open kitchen where we watched the chef create fantastic food. Service was very good and welcoming to our group of three. Very fresh ingredients, think farm to table philosophy Food was elegantly prepared and delightful. Found the 3 course set meal a great way to order. We had oysters... More 

Thank TFED7781
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Exceptionally good food. Truss bien to the chef. Right underneath the Eiffel Tower Shame its listing in TripAdvisor means it is full of English every night! Quite expensive but food is very good.

Thank EKhaj1
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

I visit M. Firmin' resto every trip to Paris and have done so for 5 years now. The food and service just get better and better the Pykefish soufflé with cream and mushrooms, this last time, was terrific.

Thank locmeven
Concord, New Hampshire
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117 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Two couples looking for a wonderful place to eat on a Sunday night & had no reservations, we were so so lucky to find this marvelous restaurant. It is small, maybe 8 (?) tables & we did not have reservations but the owner (chef & server owned) was very kind and offered us (almost apologetically) the only table she had... More 

Thank MartiniMagz
South Hadley, Massachusetts
1 review
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Delightful small restaurant where we met and talked with the chef/owner and his son. Carefully prepared food made to order. Literally down the street from the Eiffel Tower. When we left, the tower's lights were sparkling against the nighttime sky. Great fun.

Thank Ilene R
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

For a luxury restaurant we thought it will be a night to remember and now we want a bit to forget. One dish was very bad, the waiter looked at us in cold looks for not liking it. Since than she was very unpleasant. Other dishes were varied between ok and good. Not worth the money.

Thank Shuka S
Alexandre V, Chef de Cuisine / Owner at Firmin le Barbier, responded to this review

Dear Shuka S, we do feel sorry you seem to have had a bad experience when going to the restaurant. However, I believe you must have mistaken in the establishment you're describing. Firmin le barbier is not what you can call a "luxury restaurant". We are a casual bistro and do propose a 37 Euros 3 courses set menu, which... More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

After visiting the Eiffel Tower with my partner and 6 year old daughter, we found this little gem a couple of minutes walk away. The food was excellent and all (and I mean everything) was home made. The menu was small which is something I find reassuring. The service was also excellent. The lady at the front of house was... More 

Thank clp1980
Adelaide, Australia
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

During August a number of restaurants are closed, not here (French/Thai) and without doubt our most delightful meal in Paris. We were extremely well looked after and the meal was spectacular. A bonus was a short stroll to watch the lights come on the tower shortly after.

Thank Tim T
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Nice cosy restaurant. Very friendly staff! And great food, I especially enjoyed the Thai influences they incorporate in almost every dish. Not cheap, but that's the 15ieme I guess...

Thank Ann V
Richmond, Virginia
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79 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

When I made an 8pm reservation the person I was talking to said that he could give better service if we came at 8:30pm because of a large group arriving at 8pm. He was thoughtful to suggest it and that's what we did. The restaurant is small and things would almost certainly have gotten backed up. As a result, and... More 

Thank Marshall M

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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
Average prices
US$32 - US$64
French, European, Fusion, Healthy
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
19:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 rue de Monttessuy, 75007 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Tour Eiffel / Invalides
  • Neighbourhood: Tour Eiffel / Invalides
  • Phone Number: +33 1 45 51 21 55
At the footsteps of the Eiffel Tower...

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