Le Potager du Marais

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24 rue Rambuteau, Paris, France, 75003

Tiny, rustic restaurant decorated with lush plants. Serves French cuisine in vegan versions: soups, tarte, pate, patty, gratin, moussaka, dessert. A pastry chef prepares the desserts which might include lemon bars, carrot cake, and blueberry bundt. Offers a 3-course dinner menu. Reserve ahead to ensure seating. Vegetarian turned vegan in 2012. Near metro station Rambuteau. Open Mon 12:00pm-4:00pm, Mon-Sat 7:00pm-12:00am, Tue-Sun 12:00am-12:00am, Wed-Sun 12:00pm-4:00pm. Last order lunch 3pm, dinner 10:30pm.

Category: Vegan, Organic, Beer/Wine, French

Reviews (266)

First Review by MBermingham

Superb food - Edit

A real treat to eat here. I came here for lunch on Sunday and was not disappointed. Seitan Bourguignon followed by Crème Brulee. Vegan slant on classic French dishes. A really nice atmosphere encouraged by the friendly and helpful staff.

Pros: The delicious food, Helpful and welcoming staff, Wide choice of dishes, including desserts.

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worth the reservation - Edit

I've been here two times, and both times I very much enjoyed the food. The atmosphere is cozy and very charming. The staff is very friendly and welcoming. It's worth noting that my meat eating husband came with me the 2nd time and enjoyed his meal very much.

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Heavenly sauces!! - Edit

I came here with my mom, she got the lasagna and I got the quinoa burger with mushroom sauce. Both the pesto sauce that came with the lasagna and the creamy mushroom sauce that came with the patty were amazing! They made everything Super flavourful!

Pros: Filling

Cons: Tarte was so-so

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Friendly owner, amazing food! - Edit

Despite stopping in on a busy Friday night without a reservation, the owner welcomed us in. The restaurant quickly filled up. Amazing menu with vegan versions of traditional French cooking. I had the seitan Burgounion, which was fantastic.

A few days later, the owner passed us along the Seine on his bike, remembered us, and stopped to thank us again for coming in! I would highly recommend this restaurant!

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Excellent all around - Edit

This place came highly recommended by Happy Cow reviewers, and we weren't disappointed. Your recommendations said to get a reservation, which we did (good advice!). We celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary here, and had a delicious and memorable meal. The food was creative, fresh, and delicious. The drinks weren't overpriced, and the waiter was very helpful in advising on the best wines to go with our food. The waiter was fluent in English, which was very helpful, and they had an English menu. I would definitely eat here again.

Pros: Delicous vegan food, Excellent staff

Cons: You really need a reservation, Limited seating

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Vegan Creme Brulee! ahhh - Edit

I was there just for dessert and a cappuccino. Amazing. Nice place, very friendly waiter, delicious dessert, and when you finish the cappuccino you'll find little melted pieces on chocolate on the bottom of the mug.

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this place left us speechless - Edit

The waiter was exceptionally friendly, and the food extraordinary! Loved it! So many options and such great quality...

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Great food and ambience - Edit

A great place to taste veganized version of authentic French dishes. Lovely staff, great service, great location. The place is tiny, you should definitely book in advance if you plan to arrive before 2, there is a chance to sneak in after that time. Last orders are taken at 3 PM, then the place causes at 4 for the afternoon, and opens again in the evening. Definitely recommended!

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Sophisticated restaurant - Edit

Firstly, definitely reserve well in advance! It's a small place and very popular so we had to eat rather late, but it was worth staying up late for. It's a posher place than somewhere like Hank's, good for a relaxing slow sit-down meal. Pricier as a result. We only had main and dessert, but all the meals were really good (though the salad dressing surprisingly potent, worth checking with the staff if you have preferences). Dessert sizes very good (i.e. not too small :-).

Pros: Nice decor, Wholesome food, Varied menu

Cons: Small, have to book

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Sweet find in the Marais area - Edit

This is our first trip to Paris since becoming vegan three years back, and this stop is the second on our list, with no disappointments. A strong and eclectic menu which included our first go at vegan creme brulee.

Pros: Popular and well located on Rue Rambuteau , Cozy and clean, Kickass / delicious menu

Cons: none, it can be understood why slow when packed, Creme brulee, unique yet will either hit or miss

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Yummy - Edit

I really enjoyed this place, the food was delicious and the waiter was super nice

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Tres Bien Vegan - Edit

Klein, knus en op zijn frans rommelig. Heel enthousiast en aardig personeel en heerlijk veganistisch eten!

Pros: Volledig veganistisch.

Cons: Aan de prijzige kant, hoewel voor Parijs niet duur

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French cuisine with a vegan twist - Edit

We went there for dinner after an extenuating day and it was well worth the extra walking!! I loved the fact that they served typical French food but "veganised", I guess there are not so many places that do that. I particularly enjoyed the onion soup and the crème brulée, but also the lupine roulade was excellent. We had some house wine and that was good, too. I would advise to book in advance, as the place is not very big but seems very popular, with locals and tourists alike.

Pros: Traditional French food, Hearty and tasty food

Cons: May get very busy

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Delicious! - Edit

We didn't have a reservation, but thought we would see if we could get a table if we arrived right at 7. The waiter said he could seat us but he needed the table by 9. He urged us to make a reservation next time, which clearly is the best idea. The restaurant is small, but the atmosphere is cozy. The food was outstanding. I had the rolled bean roast, which was not only great tasting, but it was a dish I had never had before. Unfortunately, I was just a visitor to Paris, but I would definitely try to go back if I'm ever in Paris again.

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Traditional French Food Veganized! - Edit

Make a reservation or you may miss out! Seriously, don't chance it they book up quickly.

The food was a nice treat, I've never tasted traditional French food since I've been vegan so long, I liked it. My partner kept asking me, "Are you sure this is vegan?" so that's always a good sign. ;)

We shared some of the dishes and a couple were 5 stars and a couple were more like 3 stars. My dining companion did tell me the Crème Brule was nothing like the non-vegan kind so just be ready for that.

Still, the helpings are large, the food tasted good, it was a special treat to eat real French food at what felt like a real French bistro restaurant after depending so heavily on Asian and cafe food during our trip. Gluten free things are clearly labelled and more than half of the menu was gluten free so that was nice, too.

Definitely worth checking out when you're in Paris!

Pros: Great vegan options , Authentic French restaurant atmosphere , Gluten free friendly

Cons: Crowded, Slow service

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I'd like to see more vegan restaurants like this - Edit

What I mean is: when looking for veg* food, both at home and abroad, the easiest option is ethnic food. When abroad -and especially in such generally veg-unfriendly places as France and Italy - this means you will never get to have a taste of the national cuisine. And then you have Le Potager du Marais, a perfect combination of French cooking and cruelty-free philosophy. The concept alone would be enough to give it 5 stars. Moreover, the food was delicious: the Rolled lupine bean roast with spinach, mushrooms and green pepper sauce was simply the best. Plus, the owner and the waiters are nice and super-professional. Can't wait to see more vegan restaurants like this in those countries with a strong, peculiar national cuisine that could very well be "veganized".

Pros: Wide choice of great dishes, Cozy environment, professional staff, Within walking distance from the Pompidou Center

Cons: Slightly expensive

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very very good. - Edit

Had a potato with olive tepanade nuts and salad. Was absolutely delicious.

Chocolate mousse was to die for. Absolutely unbeatable.

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French - Edit

I've been there several times, it's mostly veganized french traditionnal dishes, like galettes bretonnes, salade auvergnate, etc. They also have good wine and cider.
The staff was nice and enthusiastic about veganism, which is always a pleasure.

Pros: french typical food, nice location near museums, good wine

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Beautiful restaurant - Edit

A beautiful restaurant with plants and a darker and good ambience - located centrally next to the Pompedieu Centre and with such friendly staff!

Gets very busy on weekends so reserve a table ahead.

Food is delicious, the menu is great. Around €16 a dish, it's a little expensive, but for things like the vegan bourguignon it's worth it.

Creme brûlée delicious too, and the complimentary filtered water was surprisingly delicious

Pros: variety, Taste, service

Cons: price

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Excellent food. Don't miss! - Edit

We were initially put off by some of the mixed reviews but we're so glad we had dinner here. Fabulous food. Sweet place. Great service. You must book though... they were turning away lots of people.

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Excellent Vegan Find in Paris - Edit

I took a non-vegan French friend here for lunch and we both loved it. The food was tasty and among the healthiest I've had at a restaurant since it didn't taste like it had a lot of added oil or salt. I had the cabbage roll which included all fresh seasonal food. And we split the chocolate cake which was divine. The waiter was friendly and spoke good English too. It's also located in a fun neighborhood.

Pros: Tasty and healthy vegan food, friendly staff & quick service, reasonable prices

Cons: pretty small space with tables close together

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Totally loved it - Edit

First of all, BOOK you have to book in advance because this restaurant is very busy; when I got there they had all booked until midnight and I had to eat outside in the cold because I really wanted to eat there before leaving France. It's a really good restaurant that's why many people go there.
They have a huge menu. Everything is super delicious.
They lasagna is a must!! But the savory crepe I didn't like very much and the carrot cake was way too sweet. Anyways, everything else is really tasty I swear.
Location is very easy to find.

Pros: Great food, Easy to find, by walking

Cons: Some dishes too savory or too sweet., Very busy/crowded

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Good lunch - Edit

Good place for lunch, wholesome vegetarian food.

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Overpriced not so special food - Edit

The food here was not very special. It was overpriced and they use the microwave to heat the food. You could say an advantage of microwaved food is the quick serving of the meal. Bread (as a side) was old and dry. Prices seem steep for this quality.

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Deserves its popularity - Edit

A truly outstanding menu. I had onion soup, seitan stew and choc cake. All of them were tasty and generously portioned. I have never seen so many people turned away from a restaurant, vegan or otherwise, due to it being so busy / popular. Lovely staff, cosy feel, highly recommended - get there early or book though.

Pros: range of choices, excellent desserts, friendly and efficient service

Cons: none that I could see

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delicious - Edit

Really delicious food, very busy - many people arrived but were turned away as no room. I had the French onion soup - cheese very good, spinach and walnut lasagne again the cheese really good, and chocolate mousse - yummy! Really lovely place and staff very nice.

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Open on Sunday night too!! - Edit

Love it! Incredibly delicious and out of the ordinary vegan restaurant! 10

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