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Le Grand Colbert

#555 of 14,727 Restaurants in Paris}
$$$$French, European,
2 rue Vivienne, 75002 Paris, France
+33 1 42 86 87 88
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“chateaubriand” (56 reviews)
“roast chicken” (57 reviews)
“veal piccata” (11 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
French, European, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
2 rue Vivienne, 75002 Paris, France
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Beautiful location, great service, Le Grand Colbert is a classic beautiful brasserie ! but, what happened with the food? My friend found a piece of metal in his meat and my wife got a food poisoning ! Will we go back ?

Thank stephane75009
Reviewed 3 days ago

Wanted to go since seeing it featured in the movie "Something's Gotta Give" and was disappointed in the price and small wine pours at this adorable Parisian restaurant. Staff is not rude but rather indifferent if you're not a local diner. Food was very good.

Thank Clare S
Reviewed 4 days ago

In Paris there are many brasseries but none like Le Grand Colbert! The atmosphere is beautiful perfect for an intimate dinner. The food was superb and the service equal. We had the filet, fish and chicken all were tasty and perfectly prepared. Highly recommend for...More

Thank rickcindyw
Reviewed 5 days ago

Restaurant is well decorated and movie propagand surelly makes it known to many but food was really bellow the average, even compared to brasseries. We ordered onions soups for starters - they were so very salty we had to return them. Maitre excused saying "they...More

Thank Sonia M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant is great. Its got this old look as many french places does. High ceilings. Food is amazing. Onion soup and the salmon pot delicious. Sirloin steaks really good. The service is superior. When they had to change the steak, they changed the french...More

Thank HakanCp
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant is alive with atmosphere as soon as you walk in the door. The service is 1st class from the concierge who quickly showed us to the bar while our table was being mad ready, to the bar staff who promptly deposited a plate...More

Thank Jane M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Make a reservation! This restaurant is an easy Uber ride from the Louvre situated on a quiet street! The whole restaurant has a light pink tinge in it's ambiance. Dimly lit and filled with fun history. It's claim to fame, it's the infamous restaurant setting...More

Thank Jason T
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to celebrate my birthday with my mom. we took a three course meal, with was tasty. The waiters were really attentive, but the place has the tables really close to each other, and it can get really loud at times.

Thank shei211
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have now been here several times - came the first time because of the movie Somethings Gotta Give. The staff couldn't have been more obliging to show us everything related to the movie and stories. The food was very good and experience wonderful. Many great...More

Thank Judy S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Needless to say, we were tourists and huge fans of the movie, Something's Gotta Give, with Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton. So, we stopped in and had lunch here. In a word, it was SPECTACULAR! My wife had to have the famed roast chicken while...More

Thank 105vinceb
Nearby
Opera / Bourse
The neighbourhood around Opéra and Bourse is a belle
époque paradise of grand boulevards, refined arcades,
and mass-market art-nouveau entertainment. Here,
modern day workers continue to take advantage of the
legacy that nobility and finance left in the 19th
century. Brightly-lit brasseries, theatres, and
cinemas sit side by side with French bistros
predominating in one area and Japanese restaurants in
...More
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As in most places in Paris, the dress is smart casual. Trousers over jeans, long-sleeve shirts over t-shirts, sport coats or pullovers are fine, leather shoes. Tie or not it's your choice. But leave your athletic attire at... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$18 - US$59
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Monday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Friday
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 rue Vivienne, 75002 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Opera / Bourse
  • Neighbourhood: Opera / Bourse
  • Phone Number: +33 1 42 86 87 88
  • E-mail
Description
At the beginning of its construction in 1637 by Guillaume de Serrant (using plans by Le Vau) the building was a town house. It was sold to Jean-Baptisite Colbert in 1665 then to Philippe d’Orléans in 1719. In 1806 he was busy trying to raise money for the treasury until the building’s sale in 1825. The town house was torn down to make room for the building we see today as well as the opening of the Galerie Colbert in 1825. The Galerie Colbert at this time was a competitor to its neighbor, La Galerie Vivienne. In the same vicinity several fashion and perfume stores as well as reading rooms opened up. It was under the reign of Louis-Philippe that a new store opened it’s doors under the name, Au Grand Colbert. The name was kept until 1900 when it was turned into a restaurant. It was, up until it’s closing a few years ago, one of the “hot spots”, the best deal in Paris. Under the influence of the National Library, the owner, all of the original details were renovated in 1985 at the same time as the Galerie Colbert. You can find in the large room an architectural volume which is quite impressive, walls as high as 6 meters, relics, in particular, sculpted pilasters and their consoles. You can also admire paintings in a Pompeian style of which there are very few examples in Paris. The mosaique floor, exactly like the one in the Galerie Vivienne, is worth admiring. Today, Le Grand Colbert has now been listed as an historic monument and has been managed by Joel Fleury since August 1992 and his business team. They welcome and serve a cosmopolitan clientele among which are actors, top models, designers, movie stars, businessmen, tourists and some regulars. This client diversity has given Joel Fleury the statute of Grand Brasserie Parisienne. His chef proposes a full menu and offers a choice of traditional brasserie meals where typical French dishes are mixed with original recipes that have an exotic touch.
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