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La Maison de Verlaine

39 rue Descartes, 75005 Paris, France
+33 1 43 26 39 15
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“duck” (46 reviews)
“steak” (44 reviews)
“scallops” (27 reviews)
Opens in 14 min
All hours
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
39 rue Descartes, 75005 Paris, France
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great time here with my partner, had the set menu for 30 euros, which included a glass of champagne. The food was delicious and the atmosphere very welcoming, couldn't have picked a better place to eat after a days sightseeing. The owner even...More

Thank Rory N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Found the place using TripAdvisor and were not disappointed. Waiter was very friendly receiving us and offering a table. Decor is wonderful and suited for dinner for two in Paris! Food was really nice. Had the scallops and the lamb and both were lovely. Had...More

Thank jen476
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I like the idea of eating in the building where Hemingway worked for four years (when there was heat) and where Paul Verlaine lived and died. On a small street, the restaurant is a nice place for outdoor eating on a pleasant night, though the...More

Thank TravelingScholar60
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

After seeing the reviews we decided to take a chance to get a table even though we didn't have a reservation... and I'm so pleased we did. The service was friendly and very welcoming. The food itself was incredible. I had the duck pate to...More

1  Thank Clair3_S
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

This is the third time we have been here as we come over every year for the semi finals at Roland Garros. Best restaurant in the area and best value. But please can you change your menu . The fish soup has been on for...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 7 June 2017

The menu describes the restaurant's namesake, Paul Verlaine, a 19th Century French Poet, as having died on the upper floors of the building from "alcohol and misery". This back story and the fact that Ernest Hemingway also lived in the building, loans an air of...More

Thank Joseph H
Reviewed 5 June 2017

4 for food, 5 for service. This place is the most refined and best deal in the neighborhood. 22 for 3 courses and 29 for 3 plus champange and cafe. The food was well prepared but the service makes everything standout. We sat outside and...More

2  Thank tfizzle
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

Visited with our 14 year old son during a trip to Paris. Very welcoming and excellent relaxed service. Food was very good, especially the steaks, cooked beautifully and very tender. Thoroughly enjoyable meal and lovely atmosphere, will definitely return.

Thank MHulme
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Stopped in without reservations and our host was gracious and found us a table without issue. The staff were friendly and kind and helped with wine selections to compliment our dinner. I enjoyed a three course meal and from start to finish I was impressed...More

Thank Tobias B
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

A simple dinner for two proved to be a memorable meal. We had the lamb chops (delicious) and fish (wonderful). Don't pay attention to their website reservation system if you're trying to go the same day. Said they weren't taking any more reservations, but we...More

2  Thank Jxstr
Quartier Latin
The Latin Quarter bursts with intellectual life,
architectural splendour and ongoing merriment. The
small streets are filled with classical buildings,
student bars and lively eateries while the squares are
dominated by historic monuments. The area is defined
by the 800-year-old Sorbonne University, where Latin
once prevailed, and is famous for the Pantheon which
celebrates the great men and women of France. During
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5 February 2016|
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Response from KariKatainen | Reviewed this property |
Hi. we didn't book our table. Just went to the restaurant and managed to get the table. It's a small restaurant and it was full in the end of the day. Reading earlies questions about booking the table, i recommend that you... More
9 November 2015|
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Response from Sivea P | Reviewed this property |
We were there in July and booked a few days before.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$39
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39 rue Descartes, 75005 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Quartier Latin
  • Neighbourhood: Quartier Latin
  • Phone Number: +33 1 43 26 39 15
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