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Brasserie Bofinger

5 rue de la Bastille, 75004 Paris, France
+33 1 42 72 87 82
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good40%
  • Average15%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“sauerkraut” (114 reviews)
“choucroute” (108 reviews)
“oysters” (177 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 23:30 Hours
French, Seafood, European, Soups
5 rue de la Bastille, 75004 Paris, France
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Reviewed today

If you want to look good on a date in Paris, this is like a restaurant from a movie set. Two beautiful floors of dark wood, shining brass, romantic lighting, and a cheerful amount of noise. (In fact you'll have to raise your voice a...More

Thank Emily S
Reviewed 3 days ago

What a wonderful dining experience for our first meal in Paris. Total immersion into the "vibe" of this historic city. The waiters were friendly and patient and the food is classically delicious. The atmosphere of this classic bistro is not to be missed.Go there !

Thank Tim W
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were looking forward to a fine evening at Bofinger. It turned out to be a terrible choice. I had been many times before but this was my last time.The photos of this restaurant all show a marvelous, elegant room with a dome and inspiring...More

Thank macorzo2016
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Group of 9 friends, placed on a round table enabling brilliant conversation-fuelled with fantastic and authentic French food, all washed down with beautiful wine. The service was great (can be hard to find in Paris!) in a gorgeous setting. Would highly recommend to anyone I...More

Thank B_Orton_1982
Reviewed 1 week ago

well ... unfortunately expected a little bit more from this place I wanted to go to for a long time already ... as a foreigner you will be seated upstairs ... the food is average ... good atmosphere

Thank Matthias F
Reviewed 1 week ago

This brasserie has wonderful old-school French brasserie décor with huge mirrors, wooden floors, brass lights and is a big room downstairs (upstairs much quieter, less atmosphere). The waiting staff are smart and helpful. We've been coming for years and it WAS our favourite place to...More

2  Thank 666Suzi666
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to celebrate wife's birthday. Placed note in reservation about candle with dessert, which Maitre D confirmed on arrival. Dessert came w/ no candle. Waiter said, angrily, that it wasn't his fault - no one had told him. So he was very rude and the...More

Thank James R
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Food was amazing. I had the razor clams for a starter a must for seafood fans! The waiters were friendly and very smartly dressed. All in all a 10/10 for our last night in Paris in style!

Thank Aileen H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice old school brasserie specializing in Alsatian cuisine. Menu has large selection of raw shellfish served in large towers at the table. Also choucroute (sauerkraut) served with a variety of sausages, pork even seafood. The choucroute is excellent. Beautiful room, service a bit hit...More

Thank BellyFullmmmm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Poor service . We were ignored in the restaurant.we were clearly being treated directly. Wanted a dessert but no one came to see us and dirty dish remained on the table for at least 20 minutes

Thank mohair k
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Questions & Answers
28 September 2018|
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Response from Rob B | Reviewed this property |
Yes check prior for opening times and menu. Would be a nice setting if the do a Christmas luncheon. Would also be wise to consult the hotel concierge for suggestions for kid friendly restaurant.
Sally T
15 July 2018|
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Response from Huub M | Reviewed this property |
Smart dress is enough
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28 March 2017|
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Response from Tekaia R | Reviewed this property |
No reason to go back. All this restaurant PR is its history, mainly the ceiling verriere and its original Bathroom/ toilets. So when you see it ince, it is enough. Invite friends to go but don't go again. Related to... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$36 - US$68
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 00:00
18:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 rue de la Bastille, 75004 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Le Marais
  • Neighbourhood: Le Marais
  • Phone Number: +33 1 42 72 87 82
  • E-mail
Founded in 1864 mere steps from the Place des Vosges and Place de la Bastille, Brasserie Bofinger is considered to be the "most beautiful brasserie in Paris". Deep in the heart of Paris' 4th arrondissement in a Belle Epoque setting, come discover the refined quality of a traditional Alsatian meal.
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