There’s a lot to like about this bustling corner bistro: The cooking is honest, the location is easy, and it’s open every day.

Practical information

Address: 49 rue de Turenne, 75003
Nearest transport: St. Paul (1) or Chemin Vert (8)
Hours: Open every day
Reservations: Last minute booking usually OK
Telephone: 01 42 72 96 17
Average price for lunch: 10-19€
Average price for dinner: 20-34€
Style of cuisine: Classic French

Reviews of interest

John Talbott (2014) “Although they are trying, the front room man and rest of the staff were great but the new chef needs to shape-up.”

Caroline Mignot (2014) “Excellente préparation des légumes, plutôt rare dans l’univers bistrotier.”

David Lebovitz (2014) “The meat is seared so it gets a nice crust, rather than some of the ropey-dopey steaks you come across, and the French fries are freshly made from real potatoes and cooked until crisp and brown. The portion is so generous that you can afford to share them with tablemates.”

Patricia Wells (2012) ” … fun and funky…Chef-owner Pierre Lecoutre is a master at the stove, and diners can watch him perform in his tiny, open kitchen, shifting copper pots, stirring and searing, offering up gorgeous, giant entrecôte (beef rib steak), frying up deliciously crisp and golden French fries…”

Le Figaro (2011) “Que du bon…La saison s’exprime aussi à travers une salade de girolles (excellentissime), un colvert rôti, coing et potimarron, un parmentier de faisan et quelques fantaisies tripières.”

Meg Zimbeck (2011) “Café des Musées is affordable, centrally located, and open every day. Those attributes, along with the fresh tasting classic French cuisine, make it ideal for visitors to Paris. The only drawback: all the visitors know it.”

François Simon (2010) “Le service. Grands garçons et une jeune fille encadré par un monsieur quadrillant à mort le restaurant…Estimable. Est ce cher ? Ca va, dans les 20-30€…Faut-il y aller ? Qui retourne avec moi?”

Barbra Austin via Girls’ Guide to Paris (2010) “A favorite of locals and visitors alike, it’s perfect for those who are not looking for something revolutionary, just good food at good prices…”

Caroline Mignot (2010) “Le rapport qualité prix est l’un des meilleurs du quartier…”

Alexander Lobrano (2009) “This deservedly popular place in the Marais consistently delivers spectacularly good food at very reasonable prices…”

David Lebovitz (2007) “…a terrific restaurant in Paris…a neighborhood-type restaurant where people just go for good food but are welcome to linger…”

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