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Bofinger, Paris, Paris

Bofinger

3.7
3.7
36 Reviews
€31 to €50
French
A true Alsatian institution, between the Place des Vosges and the Bastille Opera House, the Brasserie Bofinger has managed to survive through the ages while preserving its soul in an exceptional historical setting.

The Chef of the most Alsatian of Parisian brasseries offers specialities such as saerkraut, flammekuche, Kougloff in the style of French toast, ...



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2 people

7:00 PM


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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    €31 to €50
  • Cuisines
    French, Unspecified, Home cooking
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Mon–Thu, Sun 6:30 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 6:30 pm–12:00 am Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–3:30 pm
  • Phone number
    01 42 72 87 82
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Contactless Payment, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Neighborhood
    Le Marais
  • Parking details
    Parking Saint-AntoineParking Opéra Bastille Parking Ledru Rollin
  • Public transit
    Métros : Lignes 1, 5, 8 - BastilleGare SNCF de Paris Gare de Lyon
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 36 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.7
3.7 based on recent ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 3.5Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

36 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I made a reservation with open table but they arrogantly said that they use OpenTable. Zero for the way they talk. Zero!!! Never more

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  2. Jinjenn

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We made this reservation for our wedding anniversary and when we arrived at the restaurant they could not find our reservation. When I showed the maître D’ my phone with the confirmation he laughed at me and said “oh, open table, haha!” He literally laughed and scoffed at me for using Open Table. We got a table but it was not the greatest table (upstairs) and our service was not very good at all. So disappointed to have spent our 17 year anniversary here! Why have your restaurant on Open Table if you don’t bother paying attention to the reservations? The food was pretty good but I’ve had so much better service at so many other Parisian restaurants I won’t go back to Bofinger.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    45 min waiting for the waitress to take the order! At the end asking for an extra tip! Worst experience in Paris!

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  4. LoveSteak

    Chicago

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bofinger does not accept OpenTable reservations. They did not have my reservation when I arrived, but were able to find me a table.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The male host who greeted us on arrival Fri July 8 said that the restaurant didn’t recognize Open Table and that whatever reservation I made was “fake” (he said “open table was fake”), he was very rude even after I showed him the booking on the app!!! Yet we still got a table and the service from the waiters was great; and even my OT app showed the reservation was completed. So just bringing to your attention the bad host, please be aware (otherwise this is still a great restaurant to eat at during a visit to Paris).

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  6. SlowFoodie

    Pinehurst

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Classic Alsatian fare , excellently prepared, served in classically French style and presented in a quintessential belle epoch beautiful old venue. A wonderful total package.

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  7. ArlingtonVA

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Stick with the sauerkraut dishes. For a famous Paris restaurant, the food and service were marginal. My husband did not receive what he ordered and the replacement onion tart was served cold. Our waiter did make it up to us with profiteroles on the house. Beautiful restaurant; not sure we will go back.

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  8. Biba

    New York City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Unfortunately, they had problems with OpenTable Reservation. You need to confirm by phone before to be sure you will get a table!

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  9. JessicaM

    New Orleans

    17 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    This was my 5th visit to Bofinger when I visit Paris. Unfortunately, this time the service and food were not as good. It made me sad. It was my favorite restaurant in Paris.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We arrived at Bofinger for an 8 PM booking made through Open Table. The host told us had no record of a booking, that his system does not communicate with Open Table, that the restaurant was booked for the evening, but we could go to the bottom of the waitlist. Two questions come to mind. Why doesn’t Bofinger remove itself from Open Table? Why does Open Table continue to confirm bookings for Bofinger on its site? The host made clear to me that this situation has happened before. After waiting forty five minutes for a table at Bofinger, we went around the corner to a lovely small restaurant that was very busy but more than happy to accommodate us with a wonderful meal and courteous service.

    3 people found this helpful

  11. CJMJ

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Delicious food. Terrible experience and service. They dropped a bowl of hot snails in my lap as soon as we set down. They did nothing to help the situation. Not even offer a towel and water. AWFUL. My pants and cashmere sweater are ruined.

    2 people found this helpful

  12. mags

    Naples

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful Paris brasserie with excellent food

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  13. JohnG

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    First, they claimed that they were not connected to Open Table, and did not have our reservation. Second, the waiters constantly reminded us that they really didn’t care and would have preferred being someone else. This “iconic” Parisian” restaurant is no longer what it was a few years ago. We will not be returning.

    1 person found this helpful

  14. Foodie

    Washington DC

    26 reviews

    3.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I have gone to Bofinger for 40 yrs and have watched it deteriorate over the years to now being just another brasserie with a pretty ceiling. The food is poor quality and the menu has become trite.

    1 person found this helpful

  15. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The restaurant catered mostly to tourists. Our food arrived 1 hour and 20 minutes after we ordered. There was no AC in the restaurant so it was very uncomfortable on a warmer day in Paris. The food was actually good and we enjoyed the meal but there was just too many people, not enough service and extremely hot. I probably wouldn’t come here again.

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  16. MHC1

    New York City

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Perhaps it was the end of July that was the issue or that we were American and didn’t speak French well but the service was inattentive and the food was merely ok. It was disappointing as my husband and I dined here 22 years ago and fell in love with the restaurant. It was not a terrible experience but not as fine dining as I had anticipated

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  17. Juliane

    Berlin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Tolle Atmosphäre, sehr aufmerksames Personal. Unsere Kinder haben jedoch etwas mit der Speisekarte „gefremdelt“.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service and ambiance are fabulous. The staff is so professional and yet friendly and approachable. We are English speakers and they accommodated us very well. The food was of course top notch. My husband normally hates sauerkraut but Bofinger has converted him!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Frankfurt

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Leckeres Essen

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  20. Gramadge

    Greater Boston

    218 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    218 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We waited for service and asked for water 4 times and then asked every time we ran out. The support staff was much more helpful and pleasant. Food was great. The sauerkraut delicious

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  21. enemfoodie

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and service. Noise levels are a little high but that’s because the restaurant was full and people were enjoying themselves. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting Paris

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  22. JessicaM

    New Orleans

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I eat at Bofinger when ever I visit Paris. The most amazing onion soup, entrees, wine, and service! A must on your vacation!

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  23. Leebee

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was delicious

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    France

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    great food and nice service! recommend for everyday dining.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Berlin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great place, food was tasty...really an institutiin..

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  26. AbrahamO

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I celebrated my boyfriend birthday here and it was nothing but amazing. The ambien uwas break taking and the food was delicious. It is highly recommended place to visit.

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  27. Alex

    Denver

    19 reviews

    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Definitely our worst night out in Paris. It may have been open tables fault, as the restaurant did not have our reservation, despite me having the confirmation email. The restaurant sat us anyway, which was nice, but proceeded with the worst, rudest service we had in all of Paris. For fair food at a relatively high price, they acted like they were the best place in town.

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  28. JaneB

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was predictably good . The waiter was attentive but the service was a little slow. It was good but not outstanding.

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  29. BerndS

    Hamburg

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Einmalige Atmoshäre und stilvolles Ambiente machten den Besuch zu einem unvergesslichen Erlebnis in Paris !

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  30. Tourist

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2021

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Service unfriendly but ambiance of restaurant nice

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  31. PeterL

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Starters arrived 40 minutes after our order was taken. Table near us who arrived 10 mins after we did had finished their mains at this point. Our waiter seemed confused, twice brought us food that we didn’t order. When our starters did appear, on 2 were brought to us. We had to prompt for the 3rd which they found on top of the flambé shelf just next to us. No idea who put it there. Mains also took a bit of time but they were great, the coq was truly fantastic, best I’ve had in Paris. Had to order just one dessert before we finished our mains as we were had a train to catch and simply ran out of time due to the long wait for food. We spent 1 hr 45 mins there which should have been enough time to enjoy a 3 course meal if service was a bit more brisk like you would expect in a brasserie. Would we go back? Yes. As the food was great. But next time we will allow ourselves 3 hours.

    1 person found this helpful

  32. MassimilianoD

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Atmosphere, good food and excellent service, what else?

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  33. SharpEater

    London

    47 reviews

    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We visited for lunch on a Monday. The place was full and the buzz was brilliant. There's a lot to choose from on the menu. We were made to feel very welcome and the service was fantastic. A very lovely Parisian experience.

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  34. GhisellaGhi

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tutto perfetto

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  35. CLAUSM

    Hamburg

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2019

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Der Restaurant Bescuh bleibt leider deutlich hinter den Erwartungen zurück. Der Service war unfreundlich und unaufmerksam. Von Rest. Bofinger darf man deutlich mehr erwarten. Das Essen war in Ordnung, jedoch kein kulinarisches Erlebnis. Es blieb hinter den Erwartungen zurück. Einen weiteren Besuch im Bofinger plane ich nicht.
    BofingerResponded on February 13, 2020
    Dear client, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedbacks. We're sorry to know that your meal didn't meet your expectations. We'll take into account your comments and share them with our team in order to improve our service. Have a nice day, Bofigner's team

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  36. RGSM

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Large traditional French Brasserie with extensive menu - seafood, flambeed specialities and Alsace dishes not for the faint hearted - busy, bustling and great fun

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

FAQs

Bofinger offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01 42 72 87 82.

Bofinger is rated 3.7 stars by 36 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Bofinger

5 rue de la Bastille, Paris, Paris 75004

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Le Marais
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Mon–Thu, Sun 6:30 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 6:30 pm–12:00 am Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–3:30 pm
  • Price
    €31 to €50
  • Cuisines
    French, Unspecified, Home cooking
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Parking Saint-AntoineParking Opéra Bastille Parking Ledru Rollin
  • Public transit
    Métros : Lignes 1, 5, 8 - BastilleGare SNCF de Paris Gare de Lyon
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Contactless Payment, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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