Café Constant

Cafe Constant restaurant in Paris |

Christian Constant is the unofficial mayor of rue St. Dominique. His casual, no-reservations café is open all day, starting at 8 in the morning.

Practical information

Address: 139 rue St. Dominique, 75007
Nearest transport: École Militaire (8), La Tour-Maubourg (8), Pont de l’Alma (RER C)
Hours: Open every day for breakfast, lunch & dinner
Reservations: Reservations not accepted
Telephone: 01 47 53 73 34
Average price for lunch: 20-39€
Average price for dinner: 20-39€
Style of cuisine: Classic French
Website   Facebook

Reviews of interest

Table à Découvert (2015) “Qu’ajouter? Rien. Dans le quartier, pour faim au débotté sans se ruiner et bonne ambiance, c’est au Café Constant que ça se passe.”

Alexander Lobrano (2013) “Our mains came off as the sort of formatted high-volumn cooking the French might refer to as “correcte,” or honest, while exhibiting no perceptible creative flair. Ditto the creme caramel we shared, right down to its squirt bottle blazes of caramel sauce. And perhaps even more gravely, despite the well-meaning and conscientious service, this restaurant had little charm.”

Le Figaro (2011) “Même s’il n’est plus derrière les fourneaux, le chef sait choisir ses lieu­tenants… En l’occurrence, un répertoire traditionnel de superbe exécution où l’effiloché de crabe et pommes rattes discute le bout de gras avec la caille farcie au foie gras. Le tout à prix d’ami.”

Le Figaro (2009) “… des plats qui sonnent juste comme les desserts d’antan, furieusement bons (riz au lait, île flottante, crème caramel).”

Photo via Café Constant’s Facebook page

4 Comments on Café Constant

  1. If you’d like to be treated rudely by a waiter, in order to get marginal food, eat here. This place was like a caricature of a French restaurant, and we speak French. We spend a lot of time in Paris, and rarely have I been so disappointed in a place, so highly recommended. Perhaps all the reviews have made them cavalier about taking care of customers. I won’t even accept rude waiters from a great restaurant.

  2. We had a lovely lunch here after our visit to the Eiffel, service was delightful and the scene lively. Thanks to Paris by Mouth for the invaluable recommendation, never would have found it otherwise!

  3. I have enormous respect for M. Constant as a chef but the noise level at Cafe Constant is inexcusable. We were seated upstairs. The low ceiling and tiny tables crammed tightly together made for a miserable experience. We had to shout when giving our order and gave up trying to have a conversation over dinner. Yes, profit margins are thin and space has to be maximized, but this is ridiculous.

  4. we had a wonderful and reasonably priced lunch here. very crowded with mostly locals. the service is a bit slow as there was only one server for the ground floor. food was very delicious! would return there again!

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