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Le Procope, Paris, Paris

Le Procope

3.7
3.7
24 Reviews
€30 and under
French
Le Procope, the oldest café in Paris

Legendary restaurant in the 6th arrondissement of Paris since 1686, Le Procope is a place full of history where the greatest writers & intellectuals met (Rousseau, Diderot, Verlaine…)

Reflecting its prestigious and historic setting, the Procope offers traditional cuisine through different specialties such as Coq au vin and the calf's head, braised ox cheek, the homemade millefeuille or even the Procope’s tiramisu.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Quartier Latin
  • Parking details
    Parking École de médecine, Mazarine ou Marché Saint-Germain
  • Public transit
    Métro Ligne 4 et Ligne 10 - Odéon
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 24 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
  • 3.6Food
  • 3.6Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.6Value

NoiseModerate

24 Reviews
  1. memorable

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I had never had oxtail before and did not know it had so much gristle. I believe the serving I received was more gristle than meat. My creme brûlée was good, but similar to what I’ve had at home in Santa Fe, NM. I was dining alone; a 54 year old woman’s first time in Paris. I love history and made my dinner reservation 4 months ago. I did my research! This place has such a wonderful story, that I recommended it today to a couple next to me at the museum. But the oxtail and 3 small fingerling potatoes did not impress me, and I did give them full disclosure. The ambience and history were enough to get me there. But it would have helped if someone threw a carrot in the pot.

    1 person found this helpful

  2. McFoodie

    Houston

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    I was drawn to the Precope because of the fascinating history and from what I had seen on YouTube. I knew that reviews of the food were at best mediocre, however I thought mediocre food in Paris would still be good. I ordered Coq a Vin. It was so so bad, the chicken was so overcooked it was like leather and the sauce was also old tasting. My daughter had the Vol a Vent and she could not eat it. It was bad. The onion soup was fair. I was so very disappointed as this was a special occasion and spending $100.00 on a meal is not often in my budget. I left feeling very disappointing. The bathroom was dirty. You need new kitchen management as well as someone with pride to care for this iconic restaurant. I would be ashamed to serve food this bad anywhere especially in Paris. .

    1 person found this helpful

  3. LukeV

    Los Angeles

    24 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Very cool experience, and the service was great. Food was pretty meh though.

    1 person found this helpful

  4. Japila

    France

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellente soirée dans un superbe restaurant. Service irréprochable et cuisine remarquable. Je recommande sans réserve.

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  5. Donna

    London

    8 reviews

    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Booked through open table; arrived for dinner on a Saturday night to find that the restaurant do not work with open table so we did not have a booking at all

    2 people found this helpful

  6. Chris

    Washington DC

    46 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was quite good, and the place, which calls itself the oldest bistro in Paris, is charming. However, they could not find our reservation at first, and though I had specified it was a special birthday, no acknowledgment of that was made. The service was slow and haphazard. One of the waiters seemed out of sorts. It was altogether a disappointing experience, and though we visit Paris often, we will not return here.

    1 person found this helpful

  7. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was really great. Food was fantastic, had a reservation so no wait. Only negative was it took an hour for our food to come out. The kitchen may have been really busy. Waiters were friendly. Great experience.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I can only comment on their service as we eventually left without ordering, but their customer service leaves A LOT to be desired, especially for an establishment as storied as Le Procope. When we first arrived, the maitre d’ was very dismissive and refused to acknowledge our OpenTable reservation, demanding to see proof that we actually had a reservation. After showing him an email confirming said reservation, the maitre d’ still refused to acknowledge it and stated he would add us to their “walk-in” list but wouldn’t guarantee a table (although they had just opened another dining room with numerous empty tables). After 10-15 minutes, one of the servers finally came to retrieve us, stating they had set up a table in their “terrace”, which was actually a back alley. The final straw was that the place settings appeared used/dirty. We left soon after.

    3 people found this helpful

  9. LainieR

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    The only bad meal we had in France and worst service ever!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great! Best dining experience, and onion soup, in Paris

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  11. ArletteE

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful time! The ambiance was just what we expected from the photos we saw, attention by the servers excellent, and the food delicious. Will definitely return someday!

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  12. Love2Salsa

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place, good food, good service. Enjoyed our dinner

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Gloucestershire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful large old fashioned French bistro. Great service, nice atmosphere and great food. The veal stew was absolutely wonderful! Would go again!

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  14. RickF

    London

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2021

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Not impressed with this place, I’ve asked in advance for something to help us celebrate my friend’s birthday which they failed. Food was ok, I personally found my duck was too salty, desert was a disaster tiramisu watery tasteless. Service was the worst we had to serve all our drinks ourselves, they clearly favoured certain customers.

    1 person found this helpful

  15. OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The only knock on this place is Open Table didn’t work the last time I tried. It said I had a reservation, but I really didn’t. I seem to have heard other people mention the same thing.

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  16. ElisabethR

    France

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Herausragendes Essen und Service, leider wenig Franzosen im Restaurant

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  17. Robertina

    Austin

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    On a rainy night in Paris we chose this popular restaurant because it was close by. We were happy with our experience. The fois gras was delicious and the rest of our meal was fine. We ate early when the restaurant was not completely full and requested a quiet table in our Open Table preferences. The evening was relaxed and pleasant and the old world charm of the building was an added bonus.

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  18. Food99

    New York City

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very classy and traditional decor. I felt like going into a great late 19 century luxury restaurant. Staffs are friendly and quick. Plating of food is traditionally. Taste of food is good but not exceptional. Could be a better experience if they gave me a better table. Book the table from open table just 30 minutes ahead, so I guess I deserved to be seated on odd corner at entrance of back room

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The foie gras with pistachio was very good and a large serving but unfortunately the beef steak was inedible. I have never been served a more tough cut of meat. It could not be cut with a steak knife. We sent it back and elected not to have anything else. I know they just recently reopened. Maybe they lost their good suppliers?

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  20. kamal

    London

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The Oldest joint in town. Step into 17th century Paris and immerse yourself in a great atmosphere with good food and nice service. Visualise yourself sitting in the same spot as philosophers and dignitaries from time past. This is the Procope, a piece of timeless history still bringing up a smile to both mouth and gut.

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  21. MargaretI

    Denver

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great. The tables were so close to each other that it was a little uncomfortable

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  22. BernaB

    New York City

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was very good and atmosphere was great. Service was leisurely which is nice but it was a bit too leisurely - took 3 hours for dinner and we had fading children with us. I think they were understaffed.

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  23. PaulL

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The restaurant insists they have no affiliation with Open Table. They did not honor our reservation per se, but found a table for us after a short wait. This happened to us twice during stay in PAris.

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  24. Sallycoo

    Philadelphia

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We discovered the restaurant while walking in St Germain. Loved the look and its history. The food was excellent-recommend the filet with bernaise. The ambiance is old world traditional with lots of historic references. Be sure to ask to see Napoleon’s hat.

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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

Le Procope is rated 3.7 stars by 24 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


Booked 1 time today
Google Map for Le Procope

13 rue de l Ancienne Comedie, Paris, Paris 75006

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Quartier Latin
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 12:00 pm–12:00 am
  • Price
    €30 and under
  • Cuisines
    French, Breakfast, Unspecified
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Parking École de médecine, Mazarine ou Marché Saint-Germain
  • Public transit
    Métro Ligne 4 et Ligne 10 - Odéon
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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