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Le Grand Colbert

#1,690 of 15,049 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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French, European, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
2 rue Vivienne, 75002 Paris, France
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Reviewed 2 days ago

First, this was my 5th visit, leading small groups. I have returned because the ambience, food and service was exactly what I wanted my clients to experience. Food and service were again as expected. New manager and waiter I had not seen before. On leaving,...More

Thank whipwyatt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It must be very difficult to combine such lack of taste with so much hardness... the service was good, but the cuisine is awful. Very disappointed.

1  Thank Nikolas A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

InParis for a week of dining shopping and museums . Go almost every year. Ate at le Grand Colbert this evening. What a disappointment. Had had lunch here several years ago and it was fine. But tonite the service was slow and inattentive . The...More

Thank KATESI10
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'll be brief and will say that me and my family had a lot of fun in this restaurant. Great food, great value for money and super good service

Thank Amit E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is so beautiful inside and the service was perfect, the menu has a great variety of items and it is hard to choose everything we ordered was great and they brought something extra for our daughter! We loved it!

Thank Vanessa T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was okay, the only reason it even deserves one star is because the the muscles were very good. However, the service left our entire family unsatisfied, when you’re blatantly ignored by waiters, no water is brought to you, a table right next to...More

Thank Daryna S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wanted to have a nice family friendly French Restaurant dinner for our sprin* break Paris trip with my wife and teen age daughter . We were seated promptly and had 3 waiters attending to our table. We did not feel rushed and the course of...More

Thank StatenDen
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughters and I are on our first trip ever to Paris. We came for 11 days of fun in Paris and London. I am also celebrating my 60th birthday while we are here. Obviously, as many others before me have done, I wanted to...More

4  Thank ttuenge
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was expecting to write a review along the lines of great decor, overpriced, average food, rude waiters, poor service, but worth it all just to sit in such a great room; but no. The room is fantastic, the atmosphere was great, the food was...More

Thank jyfb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

All this place has got going for it is the grand interior, the French Belle Époque ambience. Food is terrible and the service is on the side of old Parisienne rudeness. Let’s say it straight; this is a tourist trap. There are many, many other...More

3  Thank Milkmanlouis
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
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Joseph D
27 March 2018|
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Response from Ann L | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, just saw this. Tell them it is a special occasion and they will seat you appropriately. It was my 65th birthday and we sat to the right of the front door, in a corner booth. by the window, it was perfect.
12 March 2018|
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Response from Laura I | Reviewed this property |
I made my reservation one week in advance-no problem!!
3 March 2018|
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Response from mikeywwes | Reviewed this property |
Yes menus are in English and waiters are very helpful. Go ahead and try the frogs legs. Snails are ucky.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$18 - US$61
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
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 rue Vivienne, 75002 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Opéra / Bourse
  • Neighbourhood: Opéra / Bourse
  • Phone Number: +33 1 42 86 87 88
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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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