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 (259)

First Review by MBermingham

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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My Favorite Restaurant in Paris - Edit

I've been to Le Potager du Marais many times.
Let's start by saying that it's my favorite restaurant in Paris.

The food is superb, the atmosphere good (although it can get a bit loud sometimes), and the service impeccable.

The menu is rather French, and the food, all organic, has a homemade feel to me. I've probably tried everything in their menu; being some of the highlights the lasagna, the onion soup and the lupin roll.
Desserts are also yummy; and I love the "chocolat a l'ancienne", as the drink is not sweet at all.

Prices are fair considering the quality and the portions.
The only thing I wish they'd do is to shuffle the menu a little bit from time to time, especially now that I have tried pretty much everything they have. :)

If you are in Paris, even for a day, I'd strongly recommend you to give it a try. But think of calling in advance and make a reservation, as I've seen many times people being turned away as the place was fully booked.

Pros: amazing food, service, good value

Cons: none

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Amazing, just amazing - Edit

I absolutely loved the food there. It has a large variety and even includes gluten-free food. I had the onion soup and the lasagna, which was so delicious. It came along with salad, and the other main dishes come along with either quinoa, mashed potatoes, or rice. There wasn't much choice for wine, tho, but the staff was really friendly. Nice ambience, but a small place, too.

Pros: Amazing food, Gluten free options, Friendly staff

Cons: Little choice in wine, Small space, A bit pricey

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super ! - Edit

Tres bon, bien présenté et équipe super sympa !
"Boeuf bourguignon bluffant " ont dit les copains non végé :)!!
Dimanche soir vaut mieux réserver !

Pros: tres convivial

Cons: prix un peu élevé

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Au top - Edit

Le midi il y a moins de monde ! Serveuse très sympa et toujours très bon.
Seul bémol , les prix parisiens

Pros: lasagnes , serveuse

Cons: prix

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Yep, I love it too - Edit

We went here for my birthday and had some amazing food in an cosy atmosphere.
The service was friendly and fast considering how many were dining in such a small space.
10/10 would recommend.
And to repeat the other reviewers - book a table!
So many people were turned away when we were there on a Tuesday night.

Pros: chocolate mousse , and everything else

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Delicious 100% VEGAN food in the centre of Paris - Edit

Lovely food, helpful staff which also speaks English. Everything is vegan and the extra seasoning you get on the table is not salt, pepper or parmesan but nutritional yeast, salt and crushed nuts mix and soy sauce, which I found wonderful!

The selection on the menu is varied and everything we tried (altogether 6 dishes) is delicious. I thought I'd come for one dish, ended up having a dessert and starter apart from the main. Similarly my boyfriend. The bill came to 68 euros which is a good price for a specialist restaurant in the centre of Paris.

I'd advise booking. We visited in Sunday night with a booking and there were hardly any unbooked tables.

Pros: Gourmet food, English speaking staff, Vegan creme brulee!

Cons: Booking advised, Service MAY be slow at busy times due to few staff

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Back again and still good! - Edit

We booked to eat here again and it was well worth the 6 hour drive from the Dordogne to eat here! Ok, so we were on our way home and made a point to stop off in Paris and whilst in Paris, the only place to eat all Vegan food in an August Evening is here. Most other Vegan/Veg places aren't open in the evenings [2016]

We were remembered, which is nice, as it had been a year since we were last back. Loved the fact that we were able to glide past the queues of people waiting outside for a table.

The same staff were still there and still friendly. The food was delicious. I ordered a burger and when it arrived, I was disappointed for a millisecond as there was no bun. That feeling soon disappeared when I took in the overall presentation of the food. That was further confirmed when I tasted the burger, WOW! Honestly, the bun would have hidden the flavour and been a disservice.

The test of the dish was brilliant too, the joux, the mash, all good.

The place hadn't changed from the last time we were here and that is a good thing. To keep on putting out the same great tasting food is compliment enough.

Keep it up guys and we will be back again next year to check up on you!

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Pros: happy english speaking staff, tasty food, all vegan

Cons: too much choice [if that can be a bad thing!], slightly cramped, again not bad!

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