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Brasserie Bofinger

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Neighbourhood:
Le Marais
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5 rue de la Bastille, 75004 Paris, France
+33 1 42 72 87 82
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Today
18:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
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Sun 12:00 - 00:00
Mon - Thu 18:30 - 00:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 18:30 - 00:30
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Paris, France
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68 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Although a popular institution already, I hesitated before coming thinking it may be rather touristy (I live here) so glad I came. Although the food is quite average (I had salmon a bit overcooked), the wine list is good, the service excellent, and the atmosphere lively without it being too loud that you can talk. Ask for a seat under... More 

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Decatur, Georgia
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348 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Go for the experience of this old school, historic brasserie. All servers looked like they had stepped out of the 1800s. Food was ok and service was very good. My group was upstairs in a very ornate meeting room, which is worth seeing if you eat here.

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Thank Westgalady
Brasseries F, Responsable relations clients at Brasserie Bofinger, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for taking the time to post your review after your visit at Bofinger. We are happy if you enjoyed the decor and our servers style. Your opinion is important to us to ensuring that we are providing the best possible service. We will be glad to welcome you again the next time you return to Paris.... More 

Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I booked this table via the website the week before having been warned that they fill up quickly and this was a wise precaution. We were warmly welcomed and shown to our table and immediately felt comfortable despite the grand surroundings which could have been quite intimidating. Our waiter was extremely helpful and patient. The menu is a delight and... More 

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Thank Mike W
Brasseries F, Responsable relations clients at Brasserie Bofinger, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for taking the time to post your review after your visit in our Brasserie Bofinger. Your feedback is important to us and vital to ensuring that we are providing the best possible service and highest quality food. We will be glad to welcome you again and to provide you another wonderfull experience. Best regards. More 

Maidstone, UK
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64 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After running Paris marathon there was only one place I wanted to celebrate and it didn't disappoint! Amazing food, wonderful service but most of all it's the surroundings. A simply beautiful restaurant in a class Parisian Brasserie! We shared one of their magnificent seafood platters and still had room for dessert! Take your time when visiting here as it really... More 

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Thank JoF-W
Brasseries F, Responsable relations clients at Brasserie Bofinger, responded to this review

Dear Guest, the whole team of our brasserie Bofinger wishes to thank you for your very kind feedback. We are pleased if you have appreciated your moment with us after running Paris marathon. We are happy if you have appreciated our traditional Parisian brasserie surroundings and we hope to welcome you the next time you return to Paris. Best regards. More 

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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I would not normally opt for French cuisine but this meal was lovely. I was in Paris with friends and we all had a 3 course meal with champagne approx 70-75 euros pp. I had French onion soup, chicken main and a taster of mini desserts. (my meal came to about €70) I'm not a lover of seafood but the... More 

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Thank jak609
Brasseries F, Responsable relations clients at Brasserie Bofinger, responded to this review

Dear Guest, the whole team of our brasserie Bofinger wishes to thank you very much for your kind review. We are glad if you have appreciated your visit overall. We have taken into consideration your opinion regarding the prices, we try to offer a diverse range of traditional and original meals to satisfy the majority of our customers tastes. Your... More 

London
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55 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice restaurant, typical Parisienne atmosphere, mostly local clients when we ate however, it is a favourite with tourists. We were are party of four eating different choices from the menue and everyone was pleased with their meal. When I ask to sample the sauerkraut, which I had not ordered, the waiter rushed to bring me a sample. Friendly and courteous... More 

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Thank Terumah
Brasseries F, Responsable relations clients at Brasserie Bofinger, responded to this review

Dear Guest, the whole team of our brasserie Bofinger wishes to thank you for your very kind feedback. We are pleased if you have appreciated your moment with us. Your review is important for improving and maintaining our service, and food quality. We will be glad to welcome you again and to provide you another good experience the next time... More 

Munich, Germany
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I want to be fair and state that my family absolutely loved this typical and traditional Alsatian Brasserie. All carnivores and seafood lovers will definitely be able to indulge into oysters and sauerkraut with sausages and meat and more meat and fish. The waiters were very polite and well-trained and I ordered typical vegetarian side dishes (Gratin Dauphinois and green... More 

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Thank DanaFischer2014
Brasseries F, Responsable relations clients at Brasserie Bofinger, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for taking the time to post your review after your visit at Bofinger. We are glad if your family has appreciated their dishes overall. About your meal, we regret to read that your plate didn’t meet your expectations. we have shared your comment to the Chef, he took into consideration this one. Rest assured that it’s... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After browsing all the reviews on the internet we choose Bofinger as the first restaurant to visit in Paris after landing. Glad that we made a righteous decision and a timely reservation. The restaurant is pretty packed even during lunch time, filled with locals and a few foreign visitors, the reception is a bit clumsy since everyone was busy at... More 

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Thank Ming K
Brasseries F, Responsable relations clients at Brasserie Bofinger, responded to this review

Dear Guest, the whole team of our brasserie Bofinger wishes to thank you very much for your kind review. We are glad if you have appreciated your visit overall. We have taken into consideration your opinion regarding the prices, we try to offer a diverse range of traditional and original meals to satisfy the majority of our customers tastes. Your... More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant has all it takes to get the deal done... The looks, mainly on the inside. The staff (very professional). The menu (offers enough variety). The atmosphere. And last but not least, quality food and wine for a reasonable price tag.

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Thank JG o
Brasseries F, Responsable relations clients at Brasserie Bofinger, responded to this review

Dear Guest, the whole team of our brasserie Bofinger wishes to thank you for your kind feedback. We are so happy if you have spent a good moment with us. Your review is important for improving and maintaining our service, and food quality. We will be glad to welcome you again and to provide you another good experience the next... More 

Neuilly sur Seine
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73 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

discovering the beautiful original decor of this typical brasserie is already enough to have lunch there. We both chose the choucroute-and-a-beer at a very reasonable €22 pp. There was enough to feed a third person, beers were pints, no mini halves. the delicately cooked choucroute was kept warm thanks to a stylish burner. it tasted great;the meats were fine. service... More 

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Brasseries F, Responsable relations clients at Brasserie Bofinger, responded to this review

Dear Guest, the whole team of our brasserie Bofinger wishes to thank you very much for your kind review. We are so pleased if you have spent a good moment among us. Your feedback is important for improving and maintaining our service, and food quality. We will be glad to welcome you again and to provide you another enjoyable experience.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$35 - US$66
Cuisine
French, Seafood, European, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 00:00
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 00:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 00:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 00:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 00:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 00:30
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 rue de la Bastille, 75004 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Le Marais
  • Neighbourhood: Le Marais
  • Phone Number: +33 1 42 72 87 82
Description
Founded in 1864 mere steps from the Place des Vosges and Place de la Bastille, Brasserie Bofinger is considered to be the "most beautiful brasserie in Paris". Deep in the heart of Paris' 4th arrondissement in a Belle Epoque setting, come discover the refined quality of a traditional Alsatian meal.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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