Le Grenier de Notre Dame

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18 Rue de la Bucherie, Paris, France, 75005

Serving vegetarian versions of French peasant food. Has vegetarian paella. Nice atmosphere, English spoken. Prices moderate to expensive. Not handicap accessible. Located in the 5ème arrondissement near metro: Saint Michel. Confirmed re-opened after renovations April 2017. Open Mon-Sun 12:00pm-11:00pm.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Macrobiotic, Organic, Beer/Wine, French

120 Reviews

First Review by Poundie

A lovely experience - Edit

The food was good and beautifully presented save for the rice which was underdone. Overall I enjoyed my experience in the beautiful location and friendly staff. I would visit again.

Pros: Delicious vegan food, Friendly staff, Beautiful locale

Cons: Rice was undercooked

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J'adore - Edit

J'ai bien aimé le protein platter, juste à point lors de ma recherche de protéines ;-)

Updated from previous review on 2017-09-27

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Overpriced - Edit

Yes, the food is good here, but it is nothing special and just costs too much, or in other words: for what you pay here, you get much more value elsewhere (like at the fabulous Gentle Gourmet). For example, the food here just doesn't look and taste fancy enough, and the service is not good enough (they don't even change your cutlery between courses).

Updated from previous review on 2017-09-15

Pros: several vegan options, high ratio of organic ingredients

Cons: too expensive, bad value for money, dish containing honey labeled vegan

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Comment dites-vous les ordures en Francais?... - Edit

... "Le Grenier de Norte Dame"is how you say garbage in French
Really really disappointing at many levels
the food ranged from embarrassingly bad to low end mediocre.
The only thing worse than their food was their attitude.
They were rude and discriminated against foreigners especially Americans. As we sat there for over an hour we witnessed preferential treatment bestowed upon the natives and in three instances we heard them lie about seating. (They were not aware that I understood French because I did not let on that I did you learn a lot that way) they were also rude and condescending which unfortunately unfairly reinforced the stereotype of the elitist French. However most of the French we encountered on our trip were friendly and helpful.
The portions were minuscule while their prices were huge. When it came time to pay we handed them our credit card and we were told that their equipment was malfunctioning and that we had to pay in cash well we don't usually carry much cash when traveling so we told them we did not have enough to pay the entire bill well they insisted that we go to an ATM some blocks away while it was raining they also wanted to hold my girlfriend hostage to ensure that they get their ransom. We were humiliated!!! There were sundry civilized ways to handle the situation and we offered a few like taking our information and send them a check , take our credit card info and when their computer glich was rectified they can charge the card, or show them our passports and we would come back the next day etc but they chose strong arm tactics instead. So we went through our bags, pockets and pocketbooks where we managed to scrape up most of the money but we were still 2Euros short. Well that was not good enough for them they still demanded that we come up with the 2 Euros ($2.40) after having come up with $104 of a $106.60 bill. A gentleman sitting next to us offered to help make up for it. I can't tell you how humiliating that was for us. Never again and good riddance to Grenier jamais plus loin et bon débarras pour Grenier

Pros: it's in Paris

Cons: read the above

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Nice vegetarian place!!! - Edit

I was impressed with the hospitality of the guys in this place. Food is amazing

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Nice and friendly - Edit

Vegetarian restaurants seem to be few and far between in this beautiful city, but we found this little restaurant using the app. To be honest we came here because it was the closest one that wasn't Indian and we were pleasantly surprised. The staff were friendly, especially considering the language gap and we all cleared our plates as the food was delicious. It may be considered pricey but the food was obviously fresh, and the app warned us in advance so we were not shocked by the price. I would come here again.

Pros: Good Food, Friendly Staff

Cons: None

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Good food, mediocre service - Edit

My husband and I went here during a 12 hour layover. The couscous I had was quite good, very flavorful and filling! The service, however was mediocre at best. The staff acts as though your very presence is an inconvenience to them. If you're looking for a quick lunch near Norte Dame this might be a good spot for you, but expect pricey food and shoddy service.

Pros: Flavor, Location

Cons: Price, Poor Service

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delicious food - Edit

The dish I had came with seitan strips, tofu, seitan croquetes, rice and a delicious fig and plum sauce. It was probably the best tasting seitan I've ever had.
The chocolate gateau was also very good.

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tasty food, pricey - Edit

Attentive staff
Big serves
Fancy style restaurant and price reflects it (33€ for one main, one dessert, one glass of wine that's about $50AUD)

Pros: lots of vegan options, Attentive staff, extensive wine list

Cons: expensive

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28/01/16 - Edit

Lovely food in a great part of the city. Restaurant was very busy when we visited but that's generally a good sign.

Service not overly friendly, but our French is poor so maybe something got lost in translation. That said, we got everything we wanted, which is probably more testament to the waiter's listening skills as opposed to our French.

If you're visiting Notre Dame, you have to come here.

Pros: Great food, Good location

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refurbished interior, same menu - Edit

Came here in 2015 and loved the quirkiness of the place and the food was gorgeous.
Found the refurbishment to have lost that quirk although still as busy.
Menu hasn't changed much if at all and although it has vegan options clearly marked one of the dishes which was marked vegan had honey in it and a couple of the vegetarian dishes contained Parmesan which isn't vegetarian.

Cons: staff not overly friendly

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One of my best place - Edit

I love that place and it is very well located next to Notre-Dame church. I went there in June 2016 with my 18 years old daughter.
The place is pretty big for Paris ; it has a second floor for larger groups and nice restrooms.

Anecdote : I forgot my money and bank card and I realized that as I was about to pay (panic!)
The lady offered me kindly to leave my daughter there and get the money. Because, she was so nice to us during the course of the meal that I figure I could trust her with my daughter.
So while my daughter was offered internet and a drink I was running like crazy in subways and taxis to the other side of town to get my money.
I went back to Paris in December 2016 and I promised myself to go back this time with my colleague. What a disappointment; it was closed for renovation. Luckily, I found out with the Happy Cow Ap, so we didn't have to get there for nothing.
Nice place for a romantic dinner and to take a walk after by the Seine or take a Taxi-Bike drive to leave from there as we did.
Good sizes, choices and portions for the money.

Pros: Romantic, Notre-Dame, Seine

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Disappointing - Edit

I've been lucky enough to eat at some fantastic veggie and vegan restaurants and this isn't one for my list I'm afraid. I found it quite bland and the atmosphere was pretty dull. The staff were courteous and attentive but we didn't see a smile at any point. I had a plate that mostly consisted of tofu in a variety of forms (smoked, fried, burger) and a mismatch of salad and cooked vegetables with a small bowl of raw cabbage in the middle topped with a minuscule amount of fig. There was also a small lump of brown rice and it just didn't gel together at all, it all tasted fresh but it was crying out for some seasoning and fresh herbs. We had 2 mains and a half carafe of house wine for 50 euros and were done and dusted in 40 minutes. Simply not the place to go if you want an atmospheric meal with outstanding veggie food and flavours.

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A disappointing establishment... - Edit

I first went to the Grenier de Notre Dame back in 2004, and went numerous of times, every year. But lately, the place lost its charm, the food became a sad experience, and the service got ... bad.
I used to like their happiness and enthusiasm, which clearly vanished lately, as they take a solid advantage to be the only vegetarian restaurant (with seats) near Notre Dame. Overcrowded, often. But still, a sad, sad time there.
The menu must change, and as for the service, don't expect friendly staff. That's a very negative comment I am writing as for me this is a key ingredient of the food experience. I will come back the day I hear they are fabulous, like they once were. I know they can improve :-)

Pros: Healthy, Location, Options for different diets.

Cons: Boring food., Bored staff., Sad atmosphere.

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renovation much needed - Edit

the place is going to be closed soon for renovation. I belueve menu should be reconsidered. many ingredients were not fresh, kitchen tried to hide that woth spices. undersalted - which is crucial for beans. portions were huge - interesting exception.

Pros: nice juice mix

Cons: out of most drinks on the menu, old ingredients, m

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L'un des meilleurs resto végétalien - Edit

Le 1er restaurant végétalien que j'ai testé ! Une super adresse à partager sans modération !

L'endroit est atypique, très "green" et old school. Le personnel est attentionné. La carte est, de A à Z, uniquement pour les Végétariens et Végétaliens. Les jus et boissons sont nombreux. Les plats et menus sont copieux et savoureux !

J'ai adoré :)



Updated from previous review on 2016-08-26

Pros: Ambiance, Cuisine (choix+goût), Service

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faultless - Edit

my new favourite place. friendly staff, lovely atmosphere and great food. a little on the pricey side but it's worth it. Try the Cassolette.

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Fuyez !!! Run !!! - Edit

Je suis allée dans ce restaurant il y a quelques mois, toute contente de tester un autre restaurant végétarien sur Paris mais quelle ne fut pas ma déception !
Mon plat, l'assiette spéciale protéines, était insipide (aucun ingrédient ne s'associait à un autre et tout manquait cruellement de saveur) tandis que celui de mon copain l'a rendu malade (son "cassoulet" était d'une acidité)...
De plus l'accueil (à peine bonjour, à peine au revoir) et l'ambiance étaient déplorables (le "patron" parlait extrêmement mal à ses employés).
Il y a beaucoup d'autres restaurant végétariens à Paris, ne perdez pas votre temps avec le grenier de notre dame !

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vegetarian delight in the shadow of Notre dame - Edit

Decided to try Le Grenier De Notre Dame as one the few vegetarian restaurants while in Paris. I have 4 more days left and I will be back. We made a reservation for 7 PM and were seated upstairs, which I believe I would have preferred. The menu has many options so it was hard to decide what to have. My partners starter was see lentil soup. It was delicious. My starter was the avocado and mango tartar. Amazing. Smile on our faces. For the main course we both had the vegetarian cassoulet. Filled with white bean, tofu, sextant in a herbed tomato sauce. This dish was good but not spectacular. We had no complaints about it except we felt the dish could have had a stronger flavor for the tomato sauce. For desert, my partner had chocolate mousse and I had apple tart with whipped cream. Both were good. As I mentioned previously, we will return.

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Beautiful restaurant, good food - Edit

I like this restaurant. Not the finest vegan food but good enough, and the restaurant is beautiful and the atmosphere very enjoyable, you feel like in a typical and a bit chic parisian restaurant, but not posh. There is also a small but beautiful terrasse. A large variety of assiettes, many are vegan and gluten-free. Many fresh squizzed healthy juices. A bit pricey but it's an expensive and touristic area, so it's a safe choice.

Pros: Nice restaurant, good food, healthy, good portions

Cons: not very creative food

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Popular vegetarian place - Edit

This restaurant offers a variety of items, but they end up similar. The components may taste fine, but they aren't put together to make a cohesive whole meal. As a result, the meal is rather uninteresting. The restaurant is popular, reservations are recommended, although we came early and were seated without one.

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Hmm - Edit

Das vegane Essen hat sehr gut geschmeckt.
Noch dazu ein frisch gepresster Saft!
Besser geht es kaum.

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best in Paris - Edit

This place was such a brilliant first dinner that we returned the following night. The lentil soup is creamy and perfect. The male server downstairs was so friendly and helpful with questions, remembering us from the first night. Definite love for this place - such a hidden gem.

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Excellent Vegan Dinner Near the Seine - Edit

This restaurant is a great choice when looking for a vegan or vegetarian meal near Notre Dame, the museums, etc. I had a tagine with cous cous, carrots, potatoes, chick peas, other veggies and a skewer of seitan. It was seasoned nicely and very filling - perfect after a day of walking around the city center. The menu is in French and English and clearly identifies the selections that are vegan.

Tip to find the restaurant: Rue de la Bucherie is a side street that is split in two with a small city square in the middle. On one side of the square you will find Rue de la Bucherie addresses #1 to #16. On the other side, you will find street address #18 (and up) where the restaurant is.

Pros: Tasty, good sized portion, Menu variety

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Great food, reasonable prices, close to Notre Dam - Edit

Funky, small café on a side street just around the corner from one of the busiest tourist spots in Paris. They have about 6 tables inside and 4 or 5 outside. If the weather is nice you eat outside. Varied menu and juices. Quite good and reasonable value. Not super cheap, but in that neighbourhood nothing is.

Pros: good food, fast, friendly staff

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Good lunch - Edit

Went here for lunch during a stay in Paris. Fairly priced 3 course meal (15,50) . Got two choices per course. Everything (except for 1 desert) on our menu was vegan. The total menu looked good - not extremely impressing, but good decent dishes.
The (vegan) apple pie was delicious!

Pros: Good lunch menu for fair price, Easy to reach

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great find! - Edit

Great find in a notoriously un-vegan friendly city! Not fancy, but my husband and I greatly enjoyed our meals.

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