Les Philosophes

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Traditional French cuisine in the Marais


28 Rue Vieille du Temple, 75004 - Les Philosophes' website

Les Philosophes is located in the Marais, very close to the hotel Caron de Beaumarchais.

The name refers to the local history; this was a popular gathering place for Jewish workers at the start of the 19th century (Trotsky was a regular).

In the 1920s, it became a restaurant, now a brasserie with particular attention on the quality of its ingredients; everything is made fresh. They serve up traditional French fare like duck confit, and I’m particularly crazy about the “tarte tatin à la tomate” (like a tatin pie but substituting fresh tomatoes for apples).

They owners also operate La chaise au plafond next door, which offers a similar menu, but I prefer the atmosphere of Les Philosophes.The place is vibrant, and there’s a terrace too!

Reservations are recommended.

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