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La Closerie des Lilas

171, bd du Montparnasse Send to Phone
01 40 51 34 50
Métro: Vavin/Raspail
Hangout of the likes of Hemingway and numerous members of the Lost Generation.
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Local Deals: 120 * 90

Cuisine
Open
Lunch & Dinner daily. Open until 11:30pm
Open late
Features
  • Valet parking
  • Dress code: Casual
  • Entertainment: Entertainment
  • Outdoor dining

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Dining room at La Closerie des Lilas, Paris, france

La Closerie des Lilas Restaurant Review

: The literal translation of the name of this veritable institution is “pleasure garden of lilies,” because a Mr. Bullier planted thousands of lilies here in the nineteenth century. Hangout of the likes of Hemingway and numerous members of the Lost Generation, the charm of its luxuriant bowers does not entirely make up for an overly-complicated, out-of-fashion and high-priced cuisine. You’ll get more for your money in the brasserie than in the restaurant: try the steak tartare and french fries (€20). The restaurant offers chips "Pont-Neuf" that are paired with the pepper beef tenderloin "Hemingway" (€42), flamed with bourbon at your table. Piano music in the evening.

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