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La Cantine Russe

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Alma Marceau 26 avenue de New York, 75116 Paris, France
+33 9 70 95 02 90
12:00 - 01:00
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

The atmosphere was friendly and joyful but this is definitely not the place to go for a genuine gastronomic experience. The menus are fixed and the quality of the food is disappointing . Come on! For this price you could put more effort into cooking!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Paris, France
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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

Certainly nothing to get excited about. Choice of either Russian or French menus both fixed price and à la carte. Dishes were standard Russian fare. My oukha (fish soup) consisted of a watery broth with three pieces of salmon floating around and four mussels. The shashlik was acceptable but lacking in vegetables or imagination. Both dishes were rather cold and... More 

Thank StCheron
Paris, France
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160 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2015

Just a summary: when you order a "cafet gourmand" and what you're served is a coffee with three cookies from Auchan, this is a no-go. And basta.

Thank Anton K
Almaty, Kazakhstan
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301 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2015 via mobile

It was somewhat better then we had expected but it was not really great. The russian part of the menu is a usual story - the starters are ok and the mains are much worse. Again for the russian food it is too expensive and not that real quality. But the service was good and friendly and we liked the... More 

Thank Oleg K
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2015 via mobile

This is a French and Russian restaurant. I had the Russian menu and my friend had the French. The escargot and Russian soup were delicious. The Russian chicken had a strong flavor but was tasty. The lamb left a lot to be desired flavor wise. The ambience was great.

Thank Alison P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2015 via mobile

Our first night in Paris we stopped here for the reasonable prices, but they made it a special night for us. We sat in the courtyard and they sang for us and sent two violinists so we could dance in the rain. Priceless!

Thank Stiv O
Paris, France
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2014

If you want to have a real Russian culinary experience, don't go to this place! I visited it last week: no Russian spoken by waitress (how's that possible??), no Russian beer, no Russian dessert (instead I got a Picard frozen cookie... not even good by the way)... so I'm still wondering where does the restaurant's name come from? Highlight: Live... More 

1 Thank Susana M
south carolina
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21 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2013

While the outdoor courtyard was pleasant and inviting the whole experience was a major disappointment. We appreciate lunches which are relaxing and not rushed but over 3 hours for a 2-person lunch was ridiculously long. No apologies from staff either. I ordered mussels, as it was the special of the day. And my husband ordered one of the other specials.... More 

Thank yav4711
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2013

I ordered salad chouba, borsht, pelmenis, herrings and 3 shot of vodka it cost me 115 euro. The food was mediocre but the waitress was very friendly. But in short if you expect something special don't go there. I've been living in Russia for 18 years so it was worse Russian food I ever had in restaurant.

1 Thank Dangminhtruong
newtownards, northern ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2013

Ok, so! If you want russian experience here it is!. Just like it would be in Russia. If you take the place out of context and treat it simply as a place to dine it probably wouldn't score all that well. However depending on your expectations you can have enjoy, just think Kitsch and Amusing fun. It was straight out... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
French, Russian, Eastern European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Alma Marceau 26 avenue de New York, 75116 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Trocadero
  • Neighbourhood: Trocadero
  • Phone Number: +33 9 70 95 02 90

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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This is the neighbourhood of grand and impressive Haussmann-designed apartments and buildings. National museums overlook the Eiffel Tower and embassies fill the avenues and streets. Locals head to the butcher, florist, or bakery on their daily rounds amidst luxury and splendour, all with a view over Paris and its most famous tower. Snuggled in between the grand buildings are small art galleries and homes of historical significance. With a rich legacy from 19th century politics, art, and architecture, you can’t help but be reminded of the belle époque, the Universal Exhibitions and the nobility that have frequented and shaped these streets.
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