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#10,597 of 14,969 Restaurants in Paris
$$ - $$$French, , Cafe
57 rue Lacepede, 75005 Paris, France
+33 1 43 36 82 88
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  • Excellent15%
  • Very good36%
  • Average18%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible19%
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French, Bar, Cafe, European
$$ - $$$
57 rue Lacepede, 75005 Paris, France
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Reviewed 11 February 2018

Good location next to the square, large terrace and nice decoration in the indoors. Service was quick and attentive. Escargot was ok as starter, and the salad was big enough for main course. French fries were our favorite! House red wine was very tasty.

Thank evetar
Reviewed 7 January 2018

The best salads, the most overpriced hot drinks. This place has changed ownership a number of times, but the salads and croques remain very good and reasonable.

Thank mjbskier
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Right at Place Contrescarpe, sit outside at heated terrace and enjoy the beautiful view either day or nite. Inside is a comfortable old-world feel- nice sofas and sofa-chairs. Food is excellent. Foie gras terrine and duck dishes are always excellent. Service friendly

Thank BostonBostonGirl
Reviewed 30 September 2017

Had lunch at La Contrescarpe in January 2017, went I was sight-seeing on Rue Moufftard. I have had lunch there on previous visits to Paris and found sitting outside under the awning very pleasant even in winter. Can highly recommend their omelets. The service was...More

Thank apex_guy
Reviewed 28 September 2017

We breakfasted in part of the indoor portion of the cafe decorated to feel like a library. The omelets and scrambled eggs were nicely done, and the breakfast breads were tasty. Al fresco dining is available, but it was drizzling rain when we visited.

Thank Redfoot
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

We have eaten here twice whilst on our Paris trip. The burgers are superb. Appear to be homemade and cooked to perfection. The chicken caesar salad also good. Maybe a little pricey but we couldn't walk any more!

Thank SouthBucksUk
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

this well established restaurant right on the square of the rue Mouffetard is very popular. We had a dozen snails cooked in the traditional way. Totally delicious. Just the atmosphere is sufficient to enjoy this delightful place.

Thank seckolds
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

The main square of the bohemian Mouffetard district overflows with cafes and bistros, but if you have to pick one, La Contrescarpe offers both a relaxed setting and some excellent bistro food. The salad lyonnaise, generously portioned with the excellent regional sausage that lends its...More

Thank Kirk E
Reviewed 3 May 2017

My wife and I took a room nearby and enjoyed several meals at the restaurant over the course of the week.. favorites included the steak tartare (great frites!) Roasted chicken, charcuterie and fromage plates very nice as well. Burrata salad was a win as well!...More

Thank Paul L
Reviewed 1 March 2017

At the top of the Rue Mouffetarde you find this charming little square and this brasserie with outside seating so that you can watch Parisians hurrying about their business. I found the drinks expensive and the staff indifferent but hey, its Paris and that sort...More

Thank LargelyMonk
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$37
Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
7:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 57 rue Lacepede, 75005 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Quartier Latin
  • Neighbourhood: Quartier Latin
  • Phone Number: +33 1 43 36 82 88
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